Suggested Reading

Come Closer: The Practice of Christian Meditation – Teresa Yerkes

God Within You: The Case for Christian Meditation – Teresa Yerkes

Christian Meditation, Experiencing the Presence of God – James Finley

Open Mind, Open Heart: The Contemplative Dimension of the Gospel – Thomas Keating

Invitation to Love: The Way of Christian Contemplation – Thomas Keating

The Path of Centering Prayer: Deepening Your Experience of God – David Frenette

Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening – Cynthia Bourgeault

Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home – Richard Foster

Sanctuary of the Soul: Journey into Meditative Prayer – Richard Foster

Into the Silent Land: A Guide to the Christian Practice of Contemplation – Martin Laird

The Cloud of Unknowing – Author Unknown

Psalms for Praying: An Invitation to Wholeness – Nan C. Merrill

Contemplative Prayer – Thomas Merton

Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence – Sarah Young

Centering Prayer and the Healing of the Unconscious – Murchadh O. Madagain

The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See – Richard Rohr

Living in the Presence – Tilden Edwards

Call to the Center: The Gospel’s Invitation to Deeper Prayer – M. Basil Pennington

The Loving Search for God: Contemplative Prayer and the Cloud of Unknowing – William Meninger

A Taste of Silence: A Guide to the Fundamentals of Centering Prayer – Carl Arico

Word into Silence: A Manual for Christian Meditation – John Main

The Way to Perfection – Teresa of Avila

Interior Castle – Teresa of Avila

St. John of the Cross, Alchemist of the Soul – Translated with Commentary by Antonio T. de Nicolas

Chapbook of Prayer – George F. Allen

This is a very short list of books written on the subject of Christian meditation.  However, it is a very good start in your reading adventure to learn more about this grace filled practice.

Christian Meditation Links

Christian Meditation Center –

Contemplative Outreach –  (offers support groups)

World Community for Christian Meditation –

Center for Action and Contemplation –

Shalem Institute –

Contemplative Way –

Taize –