Recommended Reading


GoodBeautifulThe Good and Beautiful God
by James Bryan Smith
This transformative book will help you discover the narratives that Jesus lived by–to know the Lord he knew and the kingdom he proclaimed–and to practice spiritual exercises that will help you grow in the knowledge of our good and beautiful God.

The Good and Beautiful Life
 is a follow-up to The Good and Beautiful God and guides us to look behind our character flaws and replace our false beliefs with Jesus’ narratives about life in the kingdom of God.
The Good and Beautiful Community shows us how to bring spiritual formation and community engagement together, and then once again offers spiritual practices that root new, true narratives about God and the world in our souls.

Sacred Pathways
by Gary Thomassacred pathways
In Sacred Pathways, Gary Thomas strips away the frustration of a one-size-fits-all spirituality and guides you toward a style of relating to God that frees you to be you. If your devotional or worship times have hit a snag, let Gary help you:

  • Embrace the unique way that you interact with God.
  • Relish your personal time reading the Bible.
  • Enjoy deeper community by supporting how others relate to God.
  • Turn obligatory devotions into spiritual moments that you savor.


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Soul Keeping

by John Ortberg
John Ortberg will help you discover your soul―the most important connection to God there is―and find your way out of the spiritual shallow-lands to true divine depth. With characteristic insight and an accessible story-filled approach, Ortberg brings practicality and relevance to one of Christianity’s most mysterious and neglected topics.


The Divine Hours – Pocket Edition
by Phyllis Tickle

Phyllis Tickle has gathered one full week of fixed-hour prayers in this edition of The Divine Hours, providing an ideal companion for travelers, office-workers, people on retreat or pilgrimage, as well as newcomers to this age-old spiritual practice.