Spiritual Direction Certificate Reading List

Decorative image of spider web with banner text announcing the spiritual direction certificateCore I

Spiritual Direction 101: The Basics of Spiritual Guidance by Teresa Blythe (available as ebook and paperback)

Spiritual Mentoring: A Pagan Guide by Judy Harrow (available as ebook and paperback) – if you select this, please also select a second text

The Gift to Listen, The Courage to Hear by Cari Jackson  (available as ebook and paperback)

Holy Listening by Margaret Guenther  (available as ebook and paperback)

Embodied Spirits: Stories of Spiritual Directors of Color by Sherry Bryant-Johnson (Editor), Therese Taylor-Stinson (Editor), Rosalie Norman McNaney (Editor) (Available as ebook and paperback)

Care of the Soul by Thomas Moore  (available as audio, ebook and paperback)

Spiritual Guidance Across Religions: A Sourcebook… by Rev. John R. Mabry, PhD (Editor), et. al. (available as ebook and paperback) – If you select this, please also select a second text

Jewish Spiritual Direction: An Innovative Guide from Traditional and Contemporary Sources by Rabbi Howard A. Addison and Barbara Eve Breitman (available as ebook and paperback)

Candlelight: Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction by Susan S. Phillips (ebook/paperback)

Soul Care in African American Practice by Barbara Peacock (ebook/audio/paperback)

Core II

Writing to Wake the Soul: Opening the Sacred Conversation Within by Karen Hering  (ebook/paperback)

Dreamtending by Stephen Aizenstat (audio/paperback)

Dreamwork by Jeremy Taylor

The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types or Personality Types: Using the Enneagram for Self-Discovery by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson  (ebook/paperback)

Awakening the Creative Spirit: Bringing the Arts to Spiritual Direction, Betsey Beckman and Christine Venters Paintner,  (available as ebook and paperback)

What the Body Wants, Having It All: Body, Mind, Heart & Spirit Together Again at Last by Phil Porter (paperback)

Dance: A Sacred Art: Discovering the Joy of Movement as Spiritual Practice by Cynthia Winton-Henry (ebook/paperback)

Finding Peace Through Spiritual Practice: The Interfaith Amigos Guide to Personal, Social and Environmental Healing by Ted Falcon, Don Mackenzie, Jamal Rahman (ebook/paperback)

Joy Unspeakable: Contemplative Practices of the Black Church by Dr. Barbara A. Holmes

The Mindful Pilgrimage: A 40-Day Pocket Devotional for Pilgrims of Any Faith or None by Jeanette Banashak (ebook/paperback)

The New Monasticism: An Interspiritual Manifesto for Contemplative Living. by Fr Adam Bucko (ebook/paperback)

A Hidden Wholeness by Parker Palmer (audio/ebook/paperback)

Inviting the Mystic, Supporting the Prophet: An Introduction to Spiritual Direction” by Dyckman and Carroll (Catholic perspective, social justice affirming.) (Paperback)

Discernment: A Path to Spiritual Awakening by Rose Mary Dougherty (ebook/paperback)

Archetypal Imagery and the Spiritual Self: Techniques for Coaches and Therapists  by Annabelle Nelson (ebook/paperback)

Core III

The Pagan in Recovery by Deirdre Anne Herbert (paperback)

Romancing the Shadow by Connie Zweig  (available as ebook and paperback)

The Spirituality of Imperfection by Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham (audio/ebook/paperback)

Stages of Faith: The Psychology of Human Development… by James Fowler (Also read E. Piper) (paperback)

The Integral Vision or Integral Psychology by Ken Wilber (ebook/paperback)

Changing Life Patterns: Adult Development in Spiritual Direction by Elizabeth Liebert (paperback)

Memories, Dreams, Reflections by Carl Jung (Audio/ebook/paperback)

Interior Castle by Teresa of Avila, trans. Mirabai Starr (ebook/paperback)

The Night Journey: Witchcraft as Transformation by Yvonne Aburrow (paperback)

The Pagan Book of Living and Dying by Starhawk and M. Macha Nightmare (ebook/paperback)

Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow by Elizabeth Lesser (Audio/ebook/paperback)

Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet by Roshi Joan Halifax (Audio/ebook/paperback)

Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for a New Generation  by Fr Adam Bucko (Ebook/paperback)

Falling Upwards by Richard Rohr  (ebook/paperback)

Dancing from the Inside Out by Westina Matthews (ebook/paperback)

The Artists’ Way by Julia Cameron

Sacred Therapy by Estelle Frankel

Present Moment by Thich Nhat Han

Core IV

Any biography of a mystic, can include:

Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom by John O’Donahue/https://www.johnodonohue.com/ And Mary DeJong https://www.waymarkers.net/

Wild at Heart, biography of Teresa of Avila

“Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce & Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics by Mirabai Starr

Hannah Arendt” movie, or Biographies of Hannah Arendt

Meditations of the Heart by Howard Thurman

Lindsay Sudeikis https://omniasancta.org/

Bayo Akomolafe https://bayoakomolafe.net/

https://cac.org/podcast/turning-to-the-mystics/ (Thomas Merton or Teresa of Avila)

The Spiritual Exercises by Ignatius of Loyola  (available as ebook and paperback) select one that includes a biography

Nicholas Black Elk: Medicine Man, Catechist, Saint by Jon M. Sweeney