The following is a suggested one page bibliography used at the beginning of the Certificate Program in Salt Lake City in 2015.  Required reading will vary from program to program.  A full 26 page bibliography of readings in the field is contained in the CFDM READER used in each Certificate Program.

(+Read at least 3 of these; *required reading; **highly recommended reading)

+Bakke, Jeannette.  Holy Invitations—Exploring Spiritual Direction.  Baker Books, 2000.
+Barry, William and William Connolly, The Practice of Spiritual Direction.  Harper Collins, 1997.
*Barry, William.  With an Everlasting Love—Developing an Intimate Relationship with God.  Paulist Press, 1999.
+Benner, David G.  Sacred Companions—The Gift of Spiritual Friendship & Direction.  IVPress, 2002.
*Bourgeault, Cynthia.  Centering Prayer & Inner Awakening.  Cowley Publications, 2004.
**Conroy, Maureen.  Looking into the Well—Supervision of Spiritual Directors.  Loyola Press, 1995
**Conroy, Maureen.  Maureen. The Discerning Heart—Discovering a Personal God.  Loyola Press, 1993.
**Daniels, David & Virginia Price.  The Essential Enneagram.  HarperSanFran, 2000.
**Dougherty, Rose Mary.  Group Spiritual Direction.   Paulist Press, 1995.
**Fleming, David L. Draw Me Into Your Friendship—The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.  Inst of Jesuit Sources, ‘96
*Foster, Richard J.  Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home.  San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1992.
**Foster, Richard.  Celebration of Discipline.  San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1986.
*Funk, Mary Margaret.  Thoughts Matter: The Practice of the Spiritual Life. New York: Continuum, 2005.
+Guenther, Margaret.  Holy Listening.  Cowley Publications, l992.
*Hagberg, Janet & Robert Guelich.  The Critical Journey: Stages in the Life of Faith, 2nd Edition. Sheffield Publishing, 2005
**Howatch, Susan.  Glittering Images.New York: Fawcett Crest, l987. [and additional novels in the Starbridge  Church of England Series, especially Absolute Truths]
+Jones, Alan.  Exploring Spiritual Direction.  Seabury Press. 1982.
**Keating, Thomas.  Open Mind, Open Heart—The Contemplative Dimension of the Gospel.  Continuum Press, 1992.
**Kidd, Sue Monk.  When the Heart Waits—Spiritual Direction for Life’s Sacred Questions. 1990
**Laird, Martin.  Into The SilentLand: A Guide to the Christian Practice of Contemplation.  Oxford Press, 2006.
**May, Gerald G.  Care of Mind Care of Spirit: Psychiatric Dimensions of Spiritual Direction.  Harper, l982.
**Meninger, William.  The Loving Search for God—Contemplative Prayer and The Cloud of Unknowing
**Merton, Thomas.  Opening the Bible.  The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN.  1970.
*Mulholland, Robert M.  Invitation to a Journey.  InterVarsity Press, 1993.
*Mulholland, Robert M.  Shaped by the Word—The Power of Scripture in Spiritual Formation.  Upper Room, 1985.
*Nouwen, Henri.  The Return of the Prodigal Son.  Image Books, Doubleday, 1994.
**Nouwen, Henri & Nomura, Yushi.  Desert Wisdom: Sayings from the Desert Fathers. Orbis Books, 2001.
+Peterson, Eugene. The Contemplative Pastor: Returning to the Art of Spiritual Direction. Eerdmans, ‘93.
+Phillips, Susan. Candlelight: Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction.  Morehouse Publishers, 2008.
**Riso, Don & Russ Hudson.  Personality Types, revised.  Houghton Mifflin—New York, 1996.
+Ruffing, Janet.  To Tell the Sacred Tale: Spiritual Direction and Narrative. Paulist Press, 2011.
**Rohr, Richard.  Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of  Life.  Jossey-Bass; Wiley Imprint.  2011.
**Sheldrake, Philip. Befriending Our Desires.   Notre Dame, Ave Maria Press, 2001
**Silf, Margaret.  Inner Compass—An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality.  Loyola Press, l999.
*Thompson, Curt.  Anatomy of the Soul: Surprising Connections Between Neuroscience and Spiritual Practices
That Can Transform Your Life and Relationships. Tyndale, 2010
**Willard, Dallas.  In Search of Guidance.  HarperSanFrancisco, Zondervan, 1993.

*Historical traditions, classic spiritual literature, historical figures:
[Read at least one of the following books each of the two years—Foster, Holt, King, Maas, or Sheldrake—or a similar book, to begin to identify classic spiritual literature and historical figures towards the end of finding 1-2 “historical mentors” with whom you can identify, then read 2-3 of the “classics” as part of your reading requirement in year 2].
**Foster, Richard J..  Streams of Living Water—Celebrating the Great Traditions of Christian Faith. Harper, 1998.
**Holt, Bradley.  Thirsty for God—A Brief History of Christian Spirituality.  Augsburg, 1993.
**King, Ursula.  Christian Mystics: Their Lives and Legacies Throughout the Ages.  Palulist Press: Hidden Spring, 2001.
**Maas, Robin, etc.  Spiritual Traditions for the Contemporary Church.  Abingdon Press, 1990.
**Sheldrake, Philip.  A Brief History of Spirituality.  Blackwell Publishing, 2007.