Books & Films


Hearing with the Heart: A Gentle Guide to Discerning God’s Will for Your Life

By Debra K. Farrington

In Hearing with the Heart, popular writer and retreat leader Debra K. Farrington leads you through a gentle process for discovering how to invite God's...

The Way of Discernment: Spiritual Practices for Decision Making

By Elizabeth Liebert

In this helpful and encouraging book, Elizabeth Liebert introduces the practice of discernment and guides readers through the process of faithful decision-making.


This feature-length documentary by Martin Doblmeier tells the story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a young German theologian who was imprisoned and executed for his resistance to...

A Wee Worship Book

By John L. Bell

This book offers brief, lovely liturgies from the Iona community in Scotland.

Sleeping with Bread: Holding What Gives You Life

By Dennis Linn, Sheila Fabricant Linn, and Matthew Linn

This book is a simple, engaging, and colorful introduction to the examen, a prayerful awareness of God's loving presence during the highs (consolations) and lows...

Discerning God’s Will Together: A Spiritual Practice for the Church

By Danny E. Morris and Charles M. Olsen

Bible study, research, and fieldwork merge in this book of practical principles for decision-making by spiritual discernment.

Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation

By Parker Palmer

With wisdom, compassion, and gentle humor, Parker J. Palmer invites us to listen to the inner teacher and follow its leadings toward a sense of...

Forgetting Ourselves on Purpose: Vocation and the Ethics of Ambition

By Brian J. Mahan

In the wise and often witty Forgetting Ourselves on Purpose, Brian Mahan considers the question of how it is possible to create a meaningful spiritual...

Grounded in God: Listening Hearts Discernment for Group Deliberations

By R. Taylor McLean, Suzanne G. Farnham, and Stephanie A. Hull

This powerful, prayerful, and practical guide teaches groups a whole new way of conducting meetings and reaching consensus.

Group Spiritual Direction: Community for Discernment

By Rose Mary Dougherty, S.S.N.D.

Practical guidance for offering and participating in spiritual direction in a group setting.