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

Quiet Prayer: The Hidden Purpose and Power of Christian Meditation – Marie Chapian

One Breath at a Time: A Skeptic’s Guide to Christian Meditation – F. Dana Trent

Finding Quiet: My Story of Overcoming Anxiety and the Practices That Brought Peace – JP Moreland

Centering Prayer: Sitting Quietly in God’s Presence Can Change Your Life – Brian Russell

Christian Meditation in Clinical Practice – Joshua J. Knapp

A Beginner’s Guide to Christian Meditation – Taylor Remington

Sitting with God: A Journey to Your True Self Through Centering Prayer – Rich Lewis

Centering Prayer: A Contemplative Path to Virtuous Living – P. Gregg Blanton

Being with God: The Absurdity, Necessity, and Neurology of Contemplative Prayer – Al Sherrill

Finding God Within: Contemplative Prayer for Prisoners – Ray Leonardini

Going Inside: Learning to Teach Centering Prayer to Prisoners – Ray Leonardini

Christian Meditation: Deep and Practical – Robb Williams, Ph.D.

A Counselor’s Guide to Christian Mindfulness: Engaging the Mind, Body and Soul in Biblical Practices and Therapies – Regina Chow Trammel, Ph.D. and John Trent

Even Silence is Praise: Quiet Your Mind and Awaken Your Soul with Christian Meditation – Rick Hamlin

Biblical Meditation & Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to an Ancient Practice – Virginia Lefler

The Christian Meditation Journal: Create a Transformative Meditation Practice & Life Changing Morning Routine – Rhonda Jones

Right Here, Right Now: The Practice of Christian Mindfulness – Amy Oden

This is a short list of books written about 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 –