Spiritual Formation Reading Room

This page is designed to help make writings on Spiritual Formation available to those without easy access to a theological library. Many of the links below connect you to scanned, published books and articles made available by Google Books (often 75% of content). Importantly, Google Books allows you to search within a volume and also across volumes (rather than across the entire WWW). The Google Book Project also makes hard to find and expensive monographs readily accessible to researchers. This Reading Room collects those relevant materials on one page.

NB: For bibliographic management and notetaking while reading, Zotero is highly recommended ("a free, easy-to-use Mozilla Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources"). For page snapshots and printing of Google Book pages, try Microsoft's snipping tool (paste text into Word -- or Zotero).

Tyndale students should also refer to the full-text ebooks in spiritual formation available via the library.)

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Handbooks of Christian Spirituality

Keeping a Spiritual Journal

Lectio Divina: The Art of Spiritual (Contemplative) Reading



Introductory Texts

History of Christian Spirituality

Classic Texts in Christian Spirituality


"Contemporary Classics" in Christian Spirituality


Audio Lectures

  • McLaren, Brian. Naked Spirituality. 5 Lectures. CMU, Refreshing Winds 2011, Winnipeg, Feb. 3-5, 2010.
  • ... under construction

Other Texts in Christian Spirituality


Spirituality and Social Justice

Spiritual Direction, Friendship and Mentoring

Christian Spirituality: Webpages

Articles: Miscellaneous

Other: Sociological Studies on Spirituality

Tyndale's Spiritual Formation Programs


Other Tyndale Online Reading Room

How do I cite my sources?


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This page was created and is maintained byneufeldt-fast [at] tyndale [dot] ca ( Arnold Neufeldt-Fast), Ph.D.