Children -

Greenland, Susan K.; The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate; Simon & Schuster; ©2010.

Keckler, Ben; Dick Davis - illustrator; From Here to There (Express Yourself Series); Eagle Creek Publications; Indianapolis, Indiana; ©2005. (children's book).

Keckler, Ben; Dick Davis - illustrator; Incredibly Lonely, That's Me (Express Yourself Series); Eagle Creek Publications; Indianapolis, Indiana; ©2007. (children's book).

Keckler, Ben; Dick Davis - illustrator; My Friend, Matilda (Express Yourself Series); Eagle Creek Publications; Indianapolis, Indiana; ©2006. (children's book).

Miller-McLemore, Bonnie J.; In the Midst of Chaos: Caring for Children as Spiritual Practice. Jossey-Bass ©2006. For informtion, CLICK HERE.

Morwood, Michael; Children Praying a New Story; Kelmor Publishing; South Bend, IN; ©2009.

Smith, Traci; Seamless Faith: Simple Practices for Daily Family Life. Chalice Press, St. Louis, MO; ©2014.

See also: Parenting section of this bibliography


Circles & Councils -

Baldwin, Christina; Calling the Circle: The First and Future Culture; Random House Publishing; ©1998.

Baldwin, Christina; The Circle Way: A Leader in Every Chair; Berrett-Koehler Publishers; ©2010.

Brown, Juanita, and David Isaacs; The World Cafe: Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations That Matter; Berrett-Koehler Publishers;  ©2005.

Owen, Harrison; Open Space Technology: A User’s Guide; Berrett-Koehler Publishers; ©2008.

Wheatley, Margaret J.; Finding Our Way: Leadership for an Uncertain Time; Berrett-Koehler Publishers; ©2005.

Wheatley, Margaret J.; Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future; Berrett-Koehler Publishers; ©2009.

Zimmerman, Jack; The Way of Council, 2nd Edition;  Bramble Company; ©2009.


Collegiality -

Frazee, Randy. Making Room for Life: Trading Chaotic Lifestyles for Connected Relationships. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, ©2003.

Siler, Mahan; Anam Cara: Collegial Clergy Communities; Publications Unlimited, Raleigh, N.C.; mahan.siler@gmail.com ©2008.  For more information, CLICK HERE.  

Smith, James Bryan with Lynda Graybeal; A Spiritual Formation Workbook: Small-Group Resources  for Nurturing Christian Growth -- Revised; Harper San Francisco, ©1999.

Webster, Douglas D. ,  Soulcraft: How God Shapes Us Through Relationships, InterVarsity Press, ©2000.


Conflict -

Coate, Mary Anne. Clergy Stress: The Hidden Conflicts in Ministry. London: SPCK, ©1989.

Epperly, Bruce and Katherine Gould; Feeding the Fire: Avoiding Clergy Burnout, book 2; Pilgrim’s Press; ©2008.

Halverstadt, Hugh F. Managing Church Conflict. Louisville, KY: WJKP, ©1991.

Johnson, Barry. Polarity Management: Identifying and Managing Unsolvable Problems. Amhearst, MA: HRD Press, ©1996.

Oswald, Roy M., and Barry Johnson. Managing Polarities in Congregations: 8 keys for thriving faith communities. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2009.

Preston, Gary. Pastors in Pain: How to Grow in Times of Conflict. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, ©1999.

Randall, Robert L. Pastor and Parish: The Psychological Core of Ecclesiastical Conflicts. New York: Human Sciences Press, © 1988.

Rediger, G. Lloyd. The Toxic Congregation: How to Heal the Soul of Your Church. Nashville: Abingdon, ©2007.

Rediger, G. Lloyd. Clergy Killers: Guidance for Clergy and Congregations Under Attack. Inver Grove Heights, MN: Logos Publications, © 1997.

Smith, Donald P. Clergy in the Cross-Fire: Coping with Role Conflicts in Ministry. Philadelphia: Westminster, ©1973.


Contemplative Spirituality -

Anderson, Fil. Running on Empty: Contemplative Spirituality for Overachievers. Colorado Springs, CO: WaterBrook Press, ©2004.

Johnston, William, ed.; The Cloud of Unknowing; Image Books - Doubleday; New York, N.Y.; ©1972. [translated from fourteenth century text].

Helminiak, Daniel A.. Meditation Without Myth. New York, Crossroad Publishing; ©2005.

Killen, P. and DeBeer, J. The Art of Theological Reflection. Crossroad, New York; ©1994.

Laird, Martin. Into The Silent Land: A Guide to the Christian Practice of Contemplation. New York, N.Y., Oxford Press; ©2006.

Merton, Thomas. A Book of Hours. Notre Dame, IN: Sorin Books, ©2007.

Nerburn, Kent; Small Graces: The Quiet Gifts of Everyday Life; New World Library; Novato, CA; ©1998.

Norris, Gunilla; Being Home: Discovering the Spiritual in the Everyday; Hidden Springs Books, Paulist Press, New Jersey, ©1991, 2002.

Norris, Gunilla; Inviting Silence: Universal Principles of Meditation; Bluebridge, United Tribes Media Inc, New York, N.Y., ©2004.

Paintner, Christine Valters and Lucy Wynkoop; Lectio Divina: Contemplative Awakening and Awareness; for more information, CLICK HERE.

Paulsell, William O., Taste and See: A Personal Guide To The Spiritual Life (Revised edition), The Upper Room, ©2002.

Weil, Simone; translated by Emma Craufurd; Waiting For God; Harper & Row; New York, N.Y.; ©1951.



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