Road Tools

These writings have given me great insight on my own path to spiritual practice. There are countless more that I have not yet discovered, but that is the beauty of the journey.

Contemporary Writers on Spirituality:

Thomas Keating “Open Mind, Open Heart”
The Works of Henri Nouwen, Richard Rohr and Cynthia Bourgeault
Ronald Rolheiser “The Holy Longing”


Poetry &  Inspiration

Rainer Maria Rilke, The Book of Hours

T.S. Eliot & C.S. Lewis

J.R.R. Tolkien

Anne Lamott

Barbara Kingsolver

Annie Dillard

Bernard Hare

John Irving


Medieval & Modern Christian Mystics:

“Love Poems from God,” ed. by Daniel Ladinsky

“The Gift: the Poetry of Hafiz, Sufi Master,” ed. Daniel Ladinsky
“The Interior Castle” by Teresa of Avila
“The Dark Night of the Soul” by St John of the Cross

Meister Eckhart, Hildegard von Bingen, Catherine of Siena, and Julian of Norwich

Early Christian Influences:

“Seeking God: The Way of St Benedict” by E. deWaal
“Confessions” by Augustine of Hippo

The Labyrinth:

Walking a labyrinth has been a significant practice for me. There are labyrinths all over the place…visit my Links page for a worldwide Labyrinth locator.

God will do the rest.