Suggested reading for more about Celtic Christianity
Christ of the Celts by John Philip Newell
Listening for the Heartbeat of God by John Philip Newell
A New Harmony by John Philip Newell
… Basically, anything written by John Philip Newell. He is one of the world’s leading authorities on Celtic Christianity.
Anam Cara by John O’Donohue
The Celtic Way by Ian Bradley
The Celtic Way of Evangelism by George G. Hunter III
Celtic Christian Spirituality by Mary C. Earle
Celtic Christianity by Timothy J. Joyce
Celtic Daily Prayer by the Northumbria Community
Anything written by or about early Celtic Christian Pelagius
The Confession of Saint Patrick and Letter to Coroticus by John Skinner and John O’Donohue
Additional Celtic books
Wisdom of the Celtic Saints, by Ed Sellner
Water from an Ancient Well, by Kenneth McIntosh
Contemplative Coloring: The Green Man Paperback,
How The Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland’s Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe, by Thomas Cahill
Suggested reading for more about Christian Spirituality
Spiritual Formation by Henri Nouwen
The Wounded Healer by Henri Nouwen
Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World by Henri Nouwen
You Are the Beloved: Daily Meditations for Spiritual Living by Henri Nouwen
In short, everything written by Henri Nouwen. He probably had the greatest impact on me and my spiritual growth when I was in seminary.
Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, by Marcus Borg
Other Christian writers
A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith
by Brian McLaren
Brian is accessible, both in his writing and in person. This is a good book to begin with if your faith is growing from one level to another.
Resident Aliens, by Stanley Hauerwas and William Willimon
One of the more important books I read in seminary. It helped to shape my faith and theology. It is difficult, challenging reading, but worth the effort. Willimon is a really nice guy, and very affable. I’ve not met Hauerwas, but I’ve been told he curses, a lot.
I recommend these other writers as well. I encourage you to follow them on Facebook and Twitter. In no particular order…
I appreciate the teachings of
A wonderful children’s storybook Bible…
Children of God Storybook Bible by Desmond Tutu
Other suggestions for children
Images of God for Young Children by Marie-Helene Delval
Psalms for Young Children by Marie-Helene Delval
Who have I forgotten? Feel free to offer suggestions.
Some prominent names are missing. If you notice the omission of historical theologians like Reinhold Niebuhr, Paul Tillich and Karl Barth, then you probably don’t need my list.
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