Take this image of the Crucified,
whose suffering and death
you shall always keep in your heart.
Books that are part of everyday life
- Common Worship: Daily Prayer. ✓✓✓
- Bible, New Revised Standard Version ✓
- Hilton, Walter. The Scale (or Ladder) of Perfection, A New Edition (With Active Table of Contents).
- Rolle, Richard. The Form of Perfect Living and Other Prose Treatises (Illustrated). Aeterna Press.
- Aelred of Rievaulx, “A Rule of Life for a Recluse”, translated by Mary Paul Macpherson OCSO, in Treatises & Pastoral Prayer, Cistercian Publications. ✓
- Savage, A. and Watson, N. (trans. & eds.) Anchoritic Spirituality: Ancrene Wisse and Associated Works, New York: Paulist Press.
- Grimlaicus. Rule for Solitaries (Cistercian Studies). Liturgical Press.
- Boniface Ramsey. John Cassian: The Conferences (Ancient Christian Writers Series, No. 57).
- Goscelin of St Bertin: The Book of Encouragement and Consolation [Liber Confortatorius] (Library of Medieval Women). Boydell & Brewer.
- Hughes-Edwards, Mari. Reading Medieval Anchoritism: Ideology and Spiritual Practices (Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages). University of Wales Press. ✓
- Jones, E.A., Hermits and anchorites in England, 1200–1550 (Manchester Medieval Sources). Manchester University Press.
- Clay, Rotha Mary. Hermits and Anchorites of England. Edited Philip Campbell
- Anchoritism in the Middle Ages: Texts and Traditions (Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages). University of Wales Press.
- “Rites of Enclosure: The English Ordines for the Enclosing of Anchorites, S. XII–S. XVI” by E. A. Jones ✓✓
- Hilton, Walter. Mixed Life (Fairacres Publications Book 138) . SLG Press.
- Rolle, Richard. The Fire of Love (Illustrated. Aeterna Press.
The Cloud of Unknowing
- Butcher, Carmen Acevedo. The Cloud of Unknowing. Shambhala.
- Julian, Fr. John. The Complete Cloud of Unknowing: with The Letter of Privy of Counsel . Paraclete Press. ✓✓
Rule of Life
- Macchia, Stephen A.. Crafting a Rule of Life. InterVarsity Press.
- Carthusian, Guigo II the. The Ladder of Monks. Sr. Pascale-Dominique Nau, OP.
- Cadsey, Michael. Sacred Reading: The Ancient Art of Lectio Divina. Liguori.
The Imitation of Christ
- Julian OJN, Father John. The Complete Imitation of Christ . Paraclete Press.
Julian of Norwich
- Julian OJN, Father John. The Complete Julian of Norwich . Paraclete Press. Kindle Edition.
Anglican Religious Life
- Stephen, OSH, Ellen. Together and Apart. Church Publishing Inc.
- SLG, Sisters of the Love of God. Monastic Vocation. SLG Press. ✓✓
Religious Life (General)
- Schneiders, Sandra M. Selling All: Commitment, Consecrated Celibacy, and Community in Catholic Religious Life. Paulist Press.
- Lanzetta, Beverly. The Monk Within: Embracing a Sacred Way of Life. Blue Sapphire Books.
- Heath, Elaine A.. The Mystic Way of Evangelism: A Contemplative Vision for Christian Outreach. Baker Publishing Group.
- Williams, Rowan. Silence and Honey Cakes. Lion Hudson LTD. ✓
- Williams, Rowan. Being Christian. SPCK.
- Ross, Maggie. Silence: A User’s Guide: 1. Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd.
- Ross, Maggie. The Fountain and the Furnace: The Way of Tears and Fire. Wipf & Stock. ✓
- Duffy, Eamon. The Stripping of the Altars. Yale University Press.
Bernard of Clairvaux
- Of Clairvaux, Bernard. Sermons on the Song of Songs. Fig.
- Klein Maguire, Nancy. An Infinity of Little Hours: Five Young Men and Their Trial of Faith in the Western World’s Most Austere Monastic Order. Public Affairs.
- Peeters, Tim. When Silence Speaks: The Spiritual Way of the Carthusian Order. Darton, Longman & Todd LTD.
- A Priest. Report from Calabria: A Season with the Carthusian Monks. Ignatius Press.
- King, Archdale A.. The Carthusian Rite: History and Ritual (Liturgies of the Religious Orders Book 1). Mediatrix Press.
- Lockhart, Robin Bruce. Halfway to Heaven: The Life of the Carthusians. Cistercian Publications.
- Carthusian Spirituality – The Writings of Hugh of Balma and Guigo De Ponte. Paulist Press.
- Bale, Anthony. Margery Kempe: A Mixed Life (Medieval Lives). REAKTION BOOKS.
- Kempe, Margery. The Book of Margery Kempe (Oxford World’s Classics). OUP Oxford.
- Kierkegaard, Søren. Kierkegaard’s Writings, XXI, Volume 21. Princeton University Press.
- Kierkegaard: Concluding Unscientific Postscript (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy). Cambridge University Press.
- Kierkegaard, Søren. Kierkegaard’s Writings, XIV, Volume 14. Princeton University Press.
- Kierkegaard, Søren. Kierkegaard’s Writings, VII, Volume 7. Princeton University Press.
- Kierkegaard: Fear and Trembling (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy). Cambridge University Press.
- Westphal, Merold. Kierkegaard’s Concept of Faith (Kierkegaard as a Christian Thinker). Eerdmans. ✓
- Barnett, Christopher B.. From Despair to Faith: The Spirituality of Søren Kierkegaard. Fortress Press. ✓
- Roberts, Kyle. Emerging Prophet: Kierkegaard and the Postmodern People of God. Cascade Books, an Imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers.