My Favorite Spiritual Books

Inspiring Books

Each book has provided me with clarity, insight, and hope.

My favorite Spiritual books might better be title Inspirational, but they touch my soul a bit deeper, so Spiritual ones remain. From these reads, I have found hope, peace, inspiration, and not a little joy. In my own journey of recovery, each one has provided me with clarity, insight, and hope. I hope you also may enjoy one or more of these as always, my hopes for your hopes and dreams are with you.

The Pilgrims Progress

“The Pilgrims Progress” by John Bunyan, is considered one of the most significant works of theological writing in English history. Written from a jail cell in 1678, where he was imprisoned for preaching without a license. “Pilgrim’s Progress is translated into over 200 languages and has never been out of print. An amazing work of literature.

The Pilgrims Progress" by John Bunyan,

The Spirituality of Imperfection

“The Spirituality of Imperfection” by Ernest Kurtz & Katherine Ketcham is a book for anyone who is looking for meaning in a world full of suffering. Within are stories of wisdom and faith from many different spiritual paths and traditions, offering comfort for anyone who wants to start living instead of perfecting. This is a go-to read for me whenever I need to get my feet back on the ground!
The Spirituality of Imperfection

The Immortal Nicholas

“The Immortal Nicholas” by Glen Beck writes a novel full of drama, history, legend, and heart. From the snowy mountains of Western Asia, to the deserts of Egypt, to Yemen’s elusive frankincense-bearing boswellia trees, this is an epic tale that gives the legend of Santa a long overdue Christ-centered mission. This fundamentally transforms the figure that the world now mainly associates with shopping, all while staying true to the real story of the baby who brought redemption and salvation to the entire world.
The Immortal Nicholas" by Glen Beck

The Bible

“The Bible” English Standard Version (ESV) I read this bible the most because it is the easiest to read for my understanding. I also keep the King James version for reference.
The Holy Bible

The Ragamuffin Gospel

“The Ragamuffin Gospel” by Brennan Manning has reminds us that Jesus did not come for the pretty, pious and powerful. Instead, he came for the “bedraggled, beat-up and burnt-out” ragamuffins who desperately need his grace. Dispelling the myth that you must work to receive God’s gift of grace and joy, Manning, a fellow ragamuffin, reveals the true nature of a freely-given and unrelenting grace that’s available to all. Drop the burden of never measuring up and revel in the comfort of a God who loves you for who you are – not for who you think you should be.
The Ragamuffin Gospel

Jesus- A Pilgrimage

“Jesus- A Pilgrimage” by James Martin, SJ . Inspired by the exercises of Ignatius of Loyola, Martin encourages readers to use their imaginations so as to put themselves directly into scenes from the Gospels. Faithful to Christian tradition, these meditations are interspersed with, anecdotes from saints, and stories of travels to the Holy Land. This is an amazing journey as he reflects on Jesus’s path through the Holy land.
Jesus- A Pilgrimage

Walking With God Through Pain and Suffering

“Walking With God Through Pain and Suffering” by Timothy Keller is a fresh and modern and definitive Christian book on why bad things happen and how we should respond to them.

Walking With God Through Pain and Suffering

Defeated Enemies

“Defeated Enemies” by Corrie Ten Boom states that Christians ought to realize that the victory has already been won and the enemy of our souls has been defeated in God’s timeless eternity. Out of the depth of her own spiritual experiences, the author shares with her readers how God works.

Defeated Enemies" by Corrie ten Boom

A Story of God and All of Us

“A Story of God and All of Us” by Roma Downey & Mark Burnett s a sweeping narrative that dramatizes some of the most important events and characters in the Bible. The book reads like a fine novel, d making the men and women of scripture come alive in vivid detail
A Story of God and All of Us" by Roma Downey & Mark Burnett

Chasing Francis

“Chasing Francis” by Ian Morgan Cron. Pastor Chase Falson has lost his faith in God, the Bible, evangelical Christianity, and his super-sized megachurch. When he falls apart, the church elders tell him to go away: as far away as possible. Join Chase on his life-changing journey to Italy where, with a curious group of Franciscan friars, he struggles to resolve his crisis of faith by retracing the footsteps of Francis of Assisi, a saint whose simple way of loving Jesus changed the history of the world.
Chasing Francis by Ian Morgan Cron

The Screwtape Letters

“The Screwtape Letters” by C. S. Lewis is a unique satire, it offers a sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles, At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, The Screwtape Letters comprises the correspondence of the worldly-wise devil Screwtape and his nephew Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man.
The Screwtape Letters

Anxious For Nothing

We all encounter anxiety, but we don’t have to let worry and fear control our lives. Anxious for Nothing, from New York Times bestselling author, Max Lucado, provides a road map for battling with and healing from anxiety. Anxious for Nothing invites readers to delve into Philippians 4:6-7—the most highlighted passage of any book on the planet according to Amazon— “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” In this book, Max will help you: Celebrate God’s goodness Ask God for help Leave your concerns with God Meditate on good things Stop letting anxiety rule the day. Join Max on the journey to true freedom and experience more joy, clarity, physical renewal, and contentment by the power of the Holy Spirit.

The Screwtape Letters

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