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These are the resources that help shape the vision and operation of The Center for Lay Chaplaincy. 

This is an ever expanding and changing list, so things may stay and things may fall off.  If you are looking for something specific, please feel free to reach out to -


Pastoral Care/Psychological Theory


Au, Wilke and Noreen Cannon. Urgings of the Heart: A Spirituality of Integration. New York: 

Paulist Press, 1995.


Berman, Morris. Coming to Our Senses: Body and Spirit in the Hidden History of the West. 

Battleboro, Vermont: Echo Point Books and Media, 2015.


Burger, Ariel. Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom. Boston: Mariner Books, 2019.


Biro, David. Listening to Pain: Finding Words, Compassion, and Relief. New York: WW Norton, 



Clinebell, Howard. Basic Types of Pastoral Care and Counseling: Resources for the Ministry of 

Health and Growth. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2011.


Coles, Robert. The Spiritual Life of Children. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990.


Cooper-White, Pamela. Shared Wisdom: Use of the Self in Pastoral Care and Counseling. 

Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2004.


Dittes, James. Pastoral Counseling: The Basics. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox 

Press, 1999.


Doehring, Carrie. The Practice of Pastoral Care: A Postmodern Approach. Louisville, 

Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press, 2006.


Dykstra, Robert C. Images of Pastoral Care. Atlanta, Georgia: Christian Board of 

Publication, 2005.


Early, Jay. Self-Therapy. Larkspur, California: Pattern System Books, 2009.


Erikson, Kai. A New Species of Trouble. New York: WW Norton, 1994.


Herman, Judith. Trauma and Recovery. New York: Basic Books, 1997.


Lawrence, Raymond J. Nine Clinical Cases: The Soul of Pastoral Care and Counseling. 

Raymond Lawrence, 2015.

Rizzuto, Ana-Maria. The Birth of the Living God. Chicago: The University of Chicago 

Press, 1979.


Shapiro, Edward R. and A. Wesley Carr. Lost in Familiar Places. New, Haven Connecticut: Yale 

University Press, 1907.


Worden, William J. Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy. New York, Springer Publishing 

Company, 2009.


Winnicott, D.W. Playing and Reality. New York: Tavistock Publications, 1971.


Wilbur, Ken. Integral Psychology: Consciousness, Spirit, Psychology, Therapy. Boston: 

Shambhala , 2000.


Contemplative Spirituality 


Heschel, Abraham Joshua. The Sabbath. New York: Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux, 1951.


Linn, Dennis, Sheila Fabricant Linn, and Matthew Linn. Sleeping with Bread: Holding 

What Gives you Life. Mahwah, New Jersey, 1994.


Merton, Thomas. New Seeds of Contemplation. New York: A New Directions Book, 2007.


Rogers, Frank Jr. Practicing Compassion. Nashville, Tennessee, 2015. 


Rolheiser, Ronald. The Holy Longing: The Search for a Christian Spirituality. New York: Image, 





Caputo, John D. The Weakness of God: A Theology of the Event. Bloomington: Indiana 

University Press, 2006.


De La Torre, Miguel A. Doing Christian Ethics from the Margins. New York: Orbis, 2013


Hauerwas , Stanley. God, Medicine, and Suffering. Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. 

Eerdmans Publishing, 1990.


McFague, Sallie. Models of God: Theology for an Ecological, Nuclear Age. Philadelphia:

Fortress Press, 1987.


Moltmann, Jürgen. The Crucified God. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1993.

Ritual/Religious Studies


Grimes, Ronald L. Deeply Into the Bone: Reinventing Rites of Passage. Los Angeles: University

of California Press, 2002.


Hughes, Jennifer Scheper. Biography of a Mexican Crucifix. Oxford, 2010.


Smith, Susan Marie. Caring Liturgies: The Pastoral Power of Christian Ritual. Minneapolis: 

Fortress Press, 2012.


Stuhlman, Byron David. Occasions of Grace: An Historical and Theological Study of the

Pastoral Offices and Episcopal Services in the Book of Common Prayer. New York: 

Church Publishing, 1995

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