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The following are resource books about Religious life, Franciscan spirituality, general spirituality, or personal growth.
- Poverty, Celibacy, and Obedience: A Radical Option for Life. Diarmuid O'Murchu. Crossroad Publishing, Co. 1999.
- The Fire in These Ashes: A Spirituality of Contemporary Religious Life. Joan Chittister, OSB. Sheed & Ward Publishing. 1995.
- The Beating of Great Wings: A Worldly Spirituality for Active, Apostolic Communities. Bernard J. Lee. SM Twenty-Third Publications. 2004.
- Selling All: Commitment, Consecrated Celibacy, and Community in Catholic Religious Life. Sandra M. Schneiders, IHM. Paulist Press. 2001.
- Celibacy: A Way of Loving, Living and Serving. A. W. Richard Sipe. Triumph Books. 1994.
- Community: The Structure of Belonging. Peter Block. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. 2008.
- Finding the Treasure: Locating Catholic Religious Life in a New Ecclesial and Culture. Sandra M. Schneiders IHM. Paulist Press. 2000.
- Religious Life: A Prophetic Vision, Hope, and Promise for Tomorrow. Diarmuid O'Murchu. Ave Maria Press. 1991.
- Wrestling With God; Religious Life in Search of Its Soul. Barbara Fiand. Herder Publishers. 1996.
- Francis of Assisi: Performing the Gospel Life. Lawrence S. Cunningham. Eerdmans Publishing Company. 2004.
- The Sun and Moon Over Assisi. Gerard Thomas Straub. St. Anthony Messenger Publishers. 2000.
- Francis and Clare: The Complete Works. Translation and Introduction by Regis J. Armstrong and Ignatius C. Brady, OFM. Paulist Press Publications. 1982.
- The Way of St. Francis: The Challenge of Franciscan Spirituality for Everyone. Murray Bodo, OFM. St. Anthony Messenger Press. 1995.
- The Humility of God. Ilia Delio, OSF. St. Anthony Messenger Press. 2006.
- Franciscan Prayer. Ilia Delio, OSF. St. Anthony Messenger Press. 2004.
- In The Footsteps of Francis and Clare. Roch Niemier, OFM. St. Anthony Messenger Press. 2006.
- Francis: The Journey and the Dream. Murrary Bodo, OFM. St. Anthony Messenger Press. 1988.
- St. Francis and the Song of Brotherhood and Sisterhood. Eric Doyle, OFM. The Franciscan Institute. 1997.
- God's Voice With: The Ignatian Way to Discover God's Will. Mark Thibodeaux and James Martin SJ. Loyola Press. 2010.
- Discernment: A Path to Spiritual Awakening. Rose Mary Dougherty. Paulist Press. 2009
- The Way of Discernment: Spiritual Practices for Decision-Making. Elizabeth Liebert. Westminister John Knox Press. 2008.
- Decision Making & Spiritual Discernment: The Sacred Art of Finding Your Way (Art of Spiritual Living). Nancy Bieber. Skylight Paths Publishing. 2010.
- With Open Hands. Henri J.M. Nouwen. Image Books and Doubleday Publishers. 1979.
- The Holy Longing: The Search for a Christian Spirituality. Ronald Rolheiser. Doubleday Publishers. 1999.
- Paths to Prayer: Finding Your Own Way to the Presence of God. Patricia D. Brown. Jossey-Bass Publishing. 2003.
- Mysteries In My Hands: Young People, Life, and the Rosary. Maureen P. Provencher. St. Mary Press. 2005.
- Prayers Before An Awesome God: The Psalms for Teenagers. David Haas. St. Mary Press. 1998.
- My Dear Young Friends: Pope John Paul II Speaks to Teens on Life, Love, and Courage. Editor: John Vitek. St. Mary Press. 2001.
- The Catholic Youth Prayer Book. St. Mary Press. 2006.
- The Last Lecture. Randy Pausch. Hyperion Publisher. 2008.
- Prayer: A Practical Guide. Rev. Martin Pable, OFM, Cap. Assisting Christians to Act Publications. 2002.
- The Wounded Healer. Henri J.M. Houwen. Doubleday Publishers. 1972.
- Garden of a Thousand Gates: Pathways to Prayer. Carl Koch. St. Mary Press. 1998.
- The Dark Night of the Soul. Gerald G. May, M.D. Harper San Francisco/HarperCollins Publishers. 2005.
- Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation. Parker J. Palmer. Jossey-Bass Publishers. 2000.
- Going On Retreat: A Beginner's Guide to the Christian Retreat Experience. Margaret Silf. Loyola Press. 2002.
- Touching the Holy: Ordinariness, Self-esteem, and Friendship. Robert J. Wicks. Ave Maria Press. 1992.
- Listening to the Music of the Spirit: The Art of Discernment. David Lonsdale, SJ. Ave Maria Press. 1992.
- Who Moved My Cheese? Spencer Johnson, M.D. Putnam's and Sons Publishers. 1998.