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Sacred Journey Themes and Book List 2022

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May  PRAYER

Book: Breath Prayer: An Ancient Practice for the Everyday Sacred
By: Christine Valters Paintner

June  IMAGES OF GOD & FAITH TRADITIONS

Books: (Read both selections)
The Human Condition
   By:Thomas Keating
   (and)
● Book: Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others (Read pages 1-154)
   By: Barbara Brown Taylor

July  PSYCHOLOGY AND SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

Book: Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change
By: Pema Chodron

August  READING SACRED TEXTS

Books: (Choose One)
Reading the Bible Again For the First Time: Taking the Bible Seriously But Not Literally (Core team to assign chapters.)
   By: Marcus Borg
   (or)
Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction To The Women Of The Torah And The Throne (Core team to assign chapters.)
   By: Gafney C. Wilda

September  MYSTERY OF CHRIST

Book: The Universal Christ (Core team to assign chapters.)
By: Richard Rohr

October  SPECIAL TOPICS

Books: (Choose one of the books below or discuss an alternate text with your Sacred Circle Facilitator based on your topic of interest.)

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
   By: Robin Wall Kimmerer
Sacred Instructions: Indigenous Wisdom for Living Spirit-Based Change
   By: Sherri Mitchell and Larry Dossey MD
Essential Writings of Howard Thurman
   By: Howard Thurman
On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old
   By: Parker Palmer
Crossing to Avalon: A Woman’s Midlife Quest for the Sacred Feminine
   By:Jean Shinoda Bolen M.D.
A Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
   By: Annie Dillard

November  DISCERNMENT

Book: Hearing with the Heart: A Gentle Guide to Discerning God’s Will for Your Life
By: Debra K Farrington

December  LOVING SERVICE, CONTEMPLATIVE LIVING – MERCY SPIRITUALITY

Books: (Choose One)

Kaleidoscope: Broadening the Palette in the Art of Spiritual Direction
   Edited by: Ineda Pearl Adesanya (Core team to assign chapters.)
Candlelight : Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction
   By: Susan Phillips
The Practice of Spiritual Direction (Core team to assign chapters.)
   By: William A. Barry and William J. Connolly
Radical Optimism: Practicing Spirituality in and Uncertain World
   By: Beatrice Bruteau