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October 10, 2018
Want to Learn About Zen? Here’s a Book to Get You Started
Introduction to Zen Koans: Learning the Language of Dragons is the latest book by James Ishmael...
September 12, 2018
C. S. Lewis in the Digital Age: An Amazing Collection of Books from Verbum
Did you know that one of the most popular authors in Catholic bookstores is a...
August 24, 2018
Getting to Know A Dangerous Mystic
Meister Eckhart is one of the most renowned of Christian mystics: a medieval philosopher who...
August 17, 2018
Three Forthcoming Books On Silence You Won’t Want to Miss
Over the next six months at least three noteworthy books on one of my favorite...
August 08, 2018
Two Complementary Guides to Mystical Devotion
Prayer and meditation — at least for people who believe in God, they go together...
July 28, 2018
A Miscellaneous List of Books I Like (And Recommend)
I love booklists. I find browsing someone's list of recommended titles is a great way...
July 23, 2018
Give Love, Receive the Kingdom: A New Treat for Lovers of English Spirituality
If you love the spirituality of the English people, a new treat awaits you, courtesy...
July 16, 2018
Sarah Coakley on Thomas Merton: The Climate of Monastic Prayer
To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the last book Thomas Merton completed before his death,...
July 11, 2018
What’s in a (Sacred) Story? Meditating on the Mysteries of Your Faith
To be a mystic is to be the explorer of both Divine and human mysteries...
April 09, 2018
The Heart of the Gospel is Love (and Richard Rohr is an Expert Guide)
I have spent the last several days simply devouring Richard Rohr's newest book, Essential Teachings on...
March 12, 2018
Three Evelyn Underhill Anthologies To Inspire Your Contemplative Practice
It's no secret that I consider Evelyn Underhill one of the most important Christian mystics...
March 12, 2018
The Little Book of Christian Mysticism is Now Available!
I'm pleased to announce that The Little Book of Christian Mysticism has been published. If you have...
February 12, 2018
A First Look at My Christian Mysticism Trilogy
This photo appeared on Twitter a few days ago: I got the goodie package @CarlMcColman...
February 01, 2018
The Ethics of Sharing Mystical Knowledge: Meister Eckhart and the Cloud Author
Pick up any edition of The Cloud of Unknowing, and you are likely to find...
January 29, 2018
Praying with Evelyn Underhill — and the Celtic Saints
Believe it or not, Lent is just over two weeks away. Which means it is...
December 13, 2017
Fundamentalism versus Contemplation
In his book Peace Be With You: Monastic Wisdom for a Terror-Filled World, Orthodox Christian...
December 06, 2017
Happy Birthday, Evelyn Underhill
December 6 is Evelyn Underhill's birthday, born this day in 1875. Not only did she...
November 16, 2017
What Can We Learn from that Foolish St. Francis?
Today's guest contributor is Jon M. Sweeney, author of The Saint Francis Holy Fool Prayer Book. Read Jon's...
October 26, 2017
Six Books on Christian Spirituality (and the Order in Which to Read Them)
It's always a little awkward to write about my own books. But today's post is...
October 11, 2017
Coming in April 2018: The Little Book of Christian Mysticism! (Pre-Order Your Copy Today)
I have a new book coming in April 2018: The Little Book of Christian Mysticism!...
September 24, 2017
Is It Okay for Catholics to Read Richard Rohr?
A reader of this blog, who is currently the member of a Protestant church but is...
June 06, 2017
Sacred Rhythms: How Monastic Spirituality Can Nurture Your Walk with God
Would you like to learn more about the beautiful spirituality of Christian monks and nuns?
May 02, 2017
Essential Writings from Two Important Living Catholic Authors
Orbis Books has a long-standing collection of books called the "Modern Spiritual Masters Series." With over...
April 25, 2017
Can Beauty Help Us to Be More Ecumenical?
Five hundred years ago this coming October, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on a...
April 24, 2017
C. S. Lewis, Brendan the Navigator, and Evelyn Underhill
In March I was one of several presenters at a symposium on C. S. Lewis and...
April 03, 2017
Books I Recommend (On Various Topics)
I'll admit — I love lists of books. I find browsing someone's list of recommended...
March 22, 2017
Ten Books for Learning the Basics of Christian Contemplation
A reader of this blog sent me an email recently that said in part: I...
March 20, 2017
Talking to Christine Valters Paintner about the Wisdom of the Body
My friend and colleague Christine Valters Paintner has recently released a book called The Wisdom of the...
March 03, 2017
Why Evelyn Underhill Remains Required Reading After Over 100 Years
A Book for All Time: Why Evelyn Underhill’s Mysticism Still Matters For pretty much...
February 27, 2017
It’s Not Too Late to Select Your Lenten Reading!
In chapter 48 of his Rule for Monasteries, St. Benedict instructs monks to read a...
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