A Graceful Life - Lutheran Spirituality for Today

Hanson, Bradley, A Graceful Life – Lutheran Spirituality for Today, Augsburg Fortress, Minneapolis, Mn, 2000.

Hanson presents basic Lutheran concepts along with experiential stories that highlight the doctrine.

From Word and Sacrament - Renewed Vision for Diaconal Ministry

Larson, Duane, ed. From Word and Sacrament: Renewed Vision for Diaconal Ministry, ELCA, Chicago, Illinois.

The Unnecessary Pastor

Dawn, Marva & Eugene Peterson, The Unnecessary Pastor, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2000.

Lectio Divina - Renewing the Ancient Practice of Praying the Scriptures

Pennington, M. Basil, Lectio Divina – Renewing the Ancient Practice of Praying the Scriptures, Crossroad Publishing Co., New York, 1998.

Listening for the Soul - Pastoral Care and Spiritual Direction

Stairs, Jean, Listening for the Soul – Pastoral Care and Spiritual Direction, Fortress Press, Minneapolis, 2000.

Calling and Character - Virtues of the Ordained Life

Willimon, William H., Calling and Character – Virtues of the Ordained Life, Abingdon Press, Nashville, 2000.