Monday, August 8, 2011


Here's quite the list from a new book by RENOVARE highlighting A Guide to the Essential Spiritual Classics:

1 On the Incarnation St. Athanasius
2 Confessions St. Augustine
3 The Sayings of the Desert Fathers Various
4 The Rule of St. Benedict St. Benedict
5 The Divine Comedy Dante Alighieri
6 The Cloud of Unknowing Anonymous
7 Revelations of Divine Love (Showings) Julian of Norwich
8 The Imitation of Christ Thomas à Kempis
9 The Philokalia Various
10 Institutes of the Christian Religion John Calvin
11 The Interior Castle St.Teresa of Ávila
12 Dark Night of the Soul St. John of the Cross
13 Pensées Blaise Pascal
14 The Pilgrim’s Progress John Bunyan
15 The Practice of the Presence of God Brother Lawrence
16 A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life William Law
17 The Way of a Pilgrim Unknown Author
18 The Brothers Karamazov Fyodor Dostoevsky
19 Orthodoxy G. K. Chesterton
20 The Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins
21 The Cost of Discipleship Dietrich Bonhoeffer
22 A Testament of Devotion Thomas R. Kelly
23 The Seven Storey Mountain Thomas Merton
24 Mere Chris tianity C. S. Lewis
25 The Return of the Prodigal Son Henri J. M. Nouwen

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