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4.  RECOMMENDED READING

Below are presented a list of books which are recommended reading for the Lay Carmelite.  They present a good sampling of the many fine books that are available at the present time.  Listing is by categories.  We hope they will help anyone interested in growing in the spirit of Carmel.

CARMEL
Guidelines for Mystical Prayer -- Ruth Burrows
I Want to See God & I Am a Daughter of the Church (A Practical Synthesis of Carmelite Spirituality) -- P. Marie Eugene, O.C.D.
Albert's Way . . . The First North American Congress on the Carmelite Rule -- Michael Mulhall, O.Carm., editor.
The Carmelites, a History, Volumes I, II, III, IV - Joachim Smet, O.Carm.
Prayer Life in Carmel -- Redemptus Valabek, O.Carm.
PRAYER
Sadhana . . . A Way to God -- Anthony De Mello
The Homing Spirit -- John S. Dunn
Centered Living . . . The Way of Centering Prayer -- Basil Pennington, O.C.S.O.
Fresh Bread and Other Gifts of Spiritual Nourishment -- Joyce Rupp, O.S.M.
Finding the Mystic Within You -- Peggy Wilkenson
MARY
Mary, Mother and Disciple -- Joseph Grassi
Mother of the Redeemer . . . Encyclical Letter of John Paul II -- Pope John Paul II
Quiet Places with Mary . . . Guided Imagery Meditations -- Isaisas Powers, O.P.
Mary, Mother of Carmel . . . Vols. I and II -- Redemptus
Valabek, O.Carm.
ST. THERESE OF LISIEUX
Her Last Conversations -- John Clark, O.C.D.
Story of a Soul -- John Clark, O.C.D.
The Passion of Therese of Lisieux -- Guy Gaucher
The Story of a Life -- Guy Gaucher
Following St. Therese of the Child Jesus -- Carmelite Sister S. Navantes
Experiencing St. Therese Today -- John Sullivan, O.C.D.
ST. TERESA OF AVILA
St. Theresa of Avila (Life) -- Marcelle Auclair
Carmelite Studies . . . Centenary of St. Teresa -- Carmelites
Collected Works, Vol. I (Life of St. Teresa of Avila)
-- Kavanaugh & Rodriguez
Collected Works, Vol. II (Way of Perfection & Interior Castle)
-- Kavanaugh & Rodriguez
Collected Works, Vol. III (Book of Foundation and Poetry)
-- Kavanaugh & Rodriguez
Teresa of Avila . . . The Interior Castle -- Kavanaugh & Rodriguez
ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS
Ascent to Love . . . Spiritual Teaching of John of the Cross -- Ruth Burrows
Fire Within -- Thomas Dubay
John of the Cross, Selected Writings -- Kavanaugh
When Gods Die -- John Welch, O.Carm.
OTHER CARMELITE SAINTS
Carmelite Studies . . . Edith Stein, Teresian Culture -- Carmelites
Edith Stein, Philosopher and Mystic -- Josephine Koeppel, O.C.D.
Life in a Jewish Family . . . An Autobiography of Edith Stein -- Translated by Josephine Koeppel, O.C.D.
Spiritual Doctrine of Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity -- Luigi
Titus Brandsma . . . Carmelite Mysticism, Historical Skethches -- Titus Brandsma
Titus Brandsma, Carmelite Educator, Journalist, Martyr -- Redemptus Valabek, O.Carm.
In Search of God (Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Therese of Lisieux & Edith Stein) -- W. Herbstrith
GENERAL
Living Love . . . Meditations on the New Testament -- Ruth Burrows
Our Father . . . Meditations on the Lord's Prayer -- Ruth Burrows
The Long Loneliness (Autobiography of Dorothy Day) -- Dorothy Day
The Psalms for Today -- Mark Link, S.J.
A Thomas Merton Reader -- Thomas P. McDonnell
Words to Live By -- Mother Teresa of India
Beyond the Mirror . . . Reflections on Death & Life -- Henri J. M. Nouwen

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