Recommended Reading

Rooted in Love - Margaret Blackie

One of the greatest challenges of reading this book by Margaret Blackie is that I can’t yet give this volume to everyone I know. In a world with no shortage of Ignatian titles, Rooted in Love forges through brilliant new territory with profound grace.

This book is at once practical and deeply spiritual. Using quotes from poet Mary Oliver, citing all manner of written works, and prompts that ask one to look inward and outward, Blackie has given us a gift of a book. I would recommend Rooted in Love to anyone with an interest exploring Ignatian spirituality, and I would recommend it as well to those already deeply living the Spiritual Exercises.

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The Grace of Forgiveness - Margaret Blackie

“The Grace of Forgiveness” looks at the everyday pain of damaged relationships beginning with the recognition that the reaction to being wounded does not have to be striking back or pulling out! Author, scientist and spiritual director, Margaret (Mags) Blackie writes this insightful book from her own experience and journey out of the shadow of unforgiveness. These pages offer hope. They offer the possibility of new life. The journey of forgiveness is often uncomfortable, but in the end, relationship may be restored leading to the fruit of interior freedom.

The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe - Richard Rohr

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From one of the world’s most influential spiritual thinkers, a long-awaited book exploring what it means that Jesus was called “Christ,” and how this forgotten truth can restore hope and meaning to our lives.

“Anyone who strives to put their faith into action will find encouragement and inspiration in the pages of this book.”—Melinda Gates

In his decades as a globally recognized teacher, Richard Rohr has helped millions realize what is at stake in matters of faith and spirituality. Yet Rohr has never written on the most perennially talked about topic in Christianity: Jesus. Most know who Jesus was, but who was Christ? Is the word simply Jesus’s last name? Too often, Rohr writes, our understandings have been limited by culture, religious debate, and the human tendency to put ourselves at the center.

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Breathing Under Water: Spirituality And The Twelve Steps - Richard Rohr

We are all addicted in some way.
When we learn to identify our addiction, embrace our brokenness, and surrender to God, we begin to bring healing to ourselves and our world. In Breathing Under Water, Richard Rohr shows how the gospel principles in the Twelve Steps can free anyone from addiction – from an obvious dependence on alcohol or drugs to the more common but less visible addiction that we all have to sin.

‘A must-read for any person who recognizes the need to go “inward” on their soul’s journey to question what their relationship is with God, themselves, and others.’
The Cord

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