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Spiritual Resources — St Matthews Chatfield

Spiritual Resources

We would like to suggest some books that some of  the Team and Congregation members have found to be inspirational…

The Book of Common Prayer

Forward Day By Day

The Holy Bible

Meditations From Portals of Prayer by Various Authors

Care of the Soul Thomas Moore

Faith on Earth H. Richard Niebuhr

Inner Simplicity Elaine St. James

The Final Deadline Chris Glaser

Days of Grace Mary C. Earle

The Hopeful Heart John R. Claypool

Breaking the Silence Anne O. Weatherholt

Food and Faith Edited and Compiled by Michael Schut

The Fat Jesus Lisa Isherwood

Simpler Living, Compassionate Life Edited by Michael Schut Foreword by Bill McKibben

Romancing the Holy Debra K. Farrington

Desire of the Everlasting Hills Thomas Cahill

The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb Eric H.F.Law

Meeting Jesus for the First Time Marcus J. Borg

Walking a Sacred Path Dr. Lauren Artress

Prayer is Good Medicine Larry Dossey, M.D.

Healing Words Larry Dossey, M.D.

Healing Father Francis MacNutt

Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion by Sara Miles
A memoir of a 46-year-old urban woman’s encounter with the Episcopal Church, which
took her from atheism to active ministry. While formerly discounting Christianity, Miles
finds peace, justice and hope in the Eucharist, then founds an innovative food pantry at
St. Gregory’s of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco.

Hour by Hour by Edward S. Gleason
If you need a boost to pray the Daily Office, this slender book includes seven days’ worth
of Morning Prayer, Noonday Prayer, Evening Prayer and Compline, plus a few
occasional prayers.

The Guidebook: The NRSV Student Bible
This Bible combines the NRSV Bible (used in most Episcopal Churches) with short,
conversational articles to help understand Biblical context, approaches for applying
Biblical principles to prayer and life and fun questions to spur conversation about Bible
stories and deeper meanings.