Feed Your Faith

Posted on May 12, 2015 By

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You could spend hours reading, researching, designing, crafting, creating, reinventing and test driving the most-awesome-sessions-ever-on-the-planet, but in the end, the heart and soul of your ministry with teens goes back to Job #1: Know Him. You can’t give what you don’t have, so feed your soul! A solid, steady diet of prayer, reading, faith sharing, or journaling will help you continually strengthen your own connection with Jesus in the ULC.

I’m a big reader, a pray-er-while-running, and love my quiet morning prayer time. You aren’t likely to join me for a run, or on the couch at 5:30 a.m., so how about a good book?

Here’s a variety of personal favorite good reads. It’ a broad net. Let me know if you find something you like!

  • A Purpose Driven Life  Rick Warren
  • Changed Heart, Changed World: The Transforming Freedom of Friendship With God William A. Barry S.J.
  • Consoling the Heart of Jesus  Michael E. Gaitley, MIC
  • Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus Sherry A. Weddell
  • God: The Oldest Question  William J. O’Malley  S.J.
  • Guests of God  Monika Hellwig
  • How Big Is Your God? Paul Coutinho, SJ
  • How Good Do We Have to Be Harold S. Kushner
  • Inner Compass  Margaret Silf
  • Interior Mansions Saint Teresa of Avila
    Introduction to the Devout Life Saint Francis of Sales
  • Jesus: A Pilgrimage James Martin, S.J.
  • Meditations with Meister Eckhart  Matthew Fox
  • New Seeds of Contemplation Thomas Merton
  • Original Blessing  Matthew Fox
  • Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, and Making Church Matter  Fr. Michael White and Tom Cocoran
  • Rediscovering Catholicism  Matthew Kelly
  • The Jesuit Guide To Almost Everything  James Martin, S.J.
  • The Last Lecture  Randy Pausch
  • The Problem of Pain  C.S. Lewis
  • The Road Less Traveled  Scott Peck
  • The Sacrament of the Present Moment  Jean Pierre de Caussade
  • The Seven Story Mountain  Thomas Merton
  • The Story of a Soul Saint  Therese of Lisieux
  • There Is A Season  Joan Chittister and August Swanson
  • Things Hidden: Scripture as Spirituality  Richard Rohr
  • Truly Our Sister: A Theology of Mary in the Communion of Saints  Elizabeth A. Johnson
  • What Makes Us Catholic?  Thomas Groome
  • When Bad Things Happen to Good People  Harold S. Kushner
  • Wherever You Go, There You Are  John Kabat-Zinn

What should I read? I’m always looking for another good read.

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