Interested in Dirt Road Theology?  Or becoming a Post-Evangelical Pilgrim?  Here’s a short list of authors and their works that have made me the mess that I am!

Brennan Manning

The Ragamuffin Gospel                                                                                                                

The Signature of Jesus

The Relentless Tenderness of Jesus

The Furious Love of God

Robert Webber

The Younger Evangelicals

Ancient-Future Time: Forming Spirituality through the Christian Year

Phyllis Tickle (Ancient Practices Series)

Fasting (by Scot McKnight & Phyllis Tickle)

In Constant Prayer (by Robert Benson & Phyllis Tickle)

The Liturgical Year: The Spiraling Adventure of the Spiritual Life (by Sister Joan Chittister & Phyllis Tickle)

Frederick Buechner

Secrets in the Dark: A Life in Sermons

Mike Aquilina

Praying the Psalms with the Early Christians

The Fathers of the Church: An Introduction to the First Christian Teachers

Mark Galli

Beyond Smells and Bells:  The Wonder and Power of Christian Liturgy

John Stott

The Incomparable Christ

Favorite Psalms

C.S. Lewis

The Weight of Glory

G.K. Chesterton


J.I. Packer

Affirming the Apostles’ Creed

Dr. John Kruse

Lent and Easter Wisdom from St. Francis and St. Clare

Ray Pritchard

Credo: Believing in Something to Die For

Henri Nouwen

In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership

Behold the Beauty of the Lord: Praying with Icons

The Way of the Heart: Desert Spirituality and Contemporary Ministry

With Burning Hearts: A Meditation on the Eucharistic Life

Todd Hunter

Giving Church Another Chance

The Accidental Anglican

David DeSilva

Sacramental Life: Spiritual Formation through The Book of Common Prayer

The Church of England

The Book of Common Prayer

Eugene Peterson

The Jesus Way

Practice Resurrection

The Message

Andy Crouch

Culture Making:  Recovering our Creative Calling

Thomas Merton

A Book of Hours

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The Cost of Discipleship

A Testament to Freedom: The Essential Writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Linette Martin

Sacred Doorways: A Beginner’s Guide to Icons

Monks of Glenstal Abbey

The Glenstal Book of Prayer: A Benedictine Prayer Book

Thomas Oden

Ancient Christian Devotional Set (Cindy Crosby & Thomas Oden)


Early Christian Writings

St. Augustine



Ecclesiastical History of the English People

St. Bernard of Clairvaux

Bernard of Clairvaux: Selected Works

On Loving God

Clarence Jordan

The Cotton Patch Gospel

Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Knock at Midnight:  Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Audio Collection; Peter Holloran and Clayborne Carson)

Robert F. Kennedy

Speeches of Robert F. Kennedy (Robert F. Kennedy and Edwin O. Guthman)

Erskine Caldwell


God’s Little Acre

Deep South

Tobacco Road

You Have Seen Their Faces (Photography by Margaret Bourke-White)

Byron Herbert Reece

Better a Dinner of Herbs

Mountain Singer: The Life and Legacy of Byron Herbert Reece (by  Raymond Allen Cook)


One Response to “Recommended Reading”

  1. Virginia Says:

    Really like your Book List !! : )

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