Welcome to the Weber Center Book and Gift Shop - Books on Spirituality

You may order the titles below by calling 517-266-4035.  There is an additional charge for shipping. Michigan residents please add 6% sales tax on the book(s) and shipping. Single copies are sent Media mail unless you call and indicate otherwise.


The Enduring Heart by Au Wilkie
A guidebook for traveling the road of middle age that acts as a type of "spiritual Triple-A Club," providing both a map for middle life's journey and roadside assistance for those who find themselves stuck along the way.

  Praying the Truth: Deepening Your Friendship with God Through Honest Prayer by William A. Barry
In Praying the Truth: Deepening Your Friendship with God Through Honest Prayer, William A. Barry, SJ, helps us deepen our friendship with God by examining how to approach God, at any time and with any problem, in complete honesty. Fr. Barry reflects on how secrecy can hurt families, the Church, and ourselves and how what we are keeping secret can get in the way of our connection with God. He acknowledges that we may fear God's reaction when revealing our most intimate truths; but just like with friendships, we risk not developing our relationship with God if we are dishonest about who we are and how we feel.

A Friendship Like No Other: Experiencing God's Amazing Embrace by William A. Barry
Grounded in biblical tradition but with a clear focus on Ignatian spirituality, A Friendship Like No Other offers a fresh approach to becoming a friend of God. Eschewing the idea that God is a distant, solitary figure to be feared, renowned spiritual director William A. Barry, SJ, provides us with all the tools needed to become a friend of God. A Friendship Like No Other offers three well-supported and practical sections: prayerful exercises to help lead us to the conviction that God wants our friendship; a close look at objections to this idea; and reflections on experiencing the presence of God and discerning those experiences. Brief, personal meditations are woven throughout.

  Changed Heart, Changed World: The Transforming Freedom of Friendship with God by William A. Barry
What begins in your heart can make all the difference in the world. Developing a friendship with God may be the starting point for the spiritual journey, but how can that important internal relationship move us to make an inpact on — and even transform — the world around us? In Changed Heart, Changed World, renowned spiritual director Willim A. Barry, SJ, delves into such topics as how friendship with God impacts our role in society, how to see forgiveness as a way of life, and how compassion can make its mark on the world. Throughout the book, Fr. Barry provides many practical ways to integrate the inner life, where we experience a relationship with God, with the outer life, where we live in relationship with our world. Above all else, Changed Heart, Changed World reminds us that God has a dream for his creation here and now — a dream that can only be realized by our becoming "other Christs in this world."

Radical Amazement: Contemplative Lessons from Black Holes, Supernovas, and Other Wonders of the Universe by Judy Cannato
Explore the connectedness of all creation and the harmony of science and spirituality, thoughtful, practical reflections enhanced by prayers and meditations.


  Field of Compassion: How the New Cosmology is Transforming Spiritual Life by Judy Cannato
In the tradition of Teilhard de Chardin and Thomas Berry, Judy Cannato invites spiritual seekers to embrace the way in which an understanding of religion and the spiritual path is informed and illumined by cutting-edge science. Cannato's newest book is a must read for those interested in how the new cosmology and the Christian story can be understood in harmony with one another. She shows how modern scientific discoveries demonstrate that at the most fundamental of levels all life is connected and that humankind participates in the unfolding of the universe. This book's compelling and radical call to transformation will inspire readers to choose collaboration and peace over competition and conflict.
  Gift of the Red Bird: A Spiritual Encounter by Paula D'Arcy
When Paula D'Arcy lost her husband and baby in a car crash, she began an inner search for a faith that was stronger than fear. In Gift of the Red Bird she shares her remarkable spiritual adventure.

Waking Up to This Day: Seeing the Beauty Right Before Us by Paula D'Arcy
The purpose of Paula's book is to help us stop feeling guilty about the past, angry over the present, or obsessed with the future, and instead to realize the grace and goodness that is already ours.


  Intimacy with God: An Introduction to Centering Prayer (Third Edition) by Thomas Keating
Filled with insight and practical advice, this resource offers sound wisdom on the way that centering prayer can deepen one's intimacy with God.

  Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life by James Martin
The Archbishop of New York delivers a revolutionary look at how joy, humor, and laughter can change lives. He uses scriptural passages, the lives of the saints, the spiritual teachings of other transitions, and his own personal reflections to show why. From The New York Times bestselling author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything comes a hope and humor-filled plea to recover the most neglected hallmark of faith — a life filled with joy, laughter, and delight in God and with each other.

  Finding Your Hidden Treasure: The Way of Silent Prayer by Benignus O'Rourke with Foreward by Martin Laird
"The most important journey in life is the journey inward — to the depths of our own being. It is a journey we are all invited to make. It takes us beyond words and images into silence. The silence allows the restless mind to become still and in the stillness we enter a new world. We return to our hearts. Here we find our true selves. We discover an ancient way of finding God that has almost become lost. Slowly, we realize that we are in a union with the source of life and love itself. Our whole life changes. Our goal now is to take God's love to others in our everyday lives."
  How to Listen When God is Speaking: A Guide for Modern-Day Catholics by Mitch Pacwa
How do we listen to God speak to our hearts, minds, and wills? What is the process of discerning Gods will? A bestselling author and popular EWTN host tackles these and other questions in this comprehensive book on discernment.

  The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See by Richard Rohr
For Christians seeking a way of thinking outside of strict dualities, this guide explores methods for letting go of division and living in the present. Drawn from the Gospels, Jesus, Paul, and the great Christian contemplatives, this examination reveals how many of the hidden truths of Christianity have been misunderstood or lost and how to read them with the eyes of the mystics rather than interpreting them through rational thought. Filled with sayings, stories, quotations, and appeals to the heart, specific methods for identifying dualistic thinking are presented with simple practices for stripping away ego and the fear of dwelling in the present.

  A Lever and a Place to Stand: The Contemplative Stance, the Active Prayer by Richard Rohr with Forward by James Martin
Explores the challenges, the rewards, the call, and the possibilities of integrating a sincere inner life with an active life of engagement with the pain of the world.

  The Holy Longing: The Search for a Christian Spirituality by Ronald Rolheiser
This book presents a readable, deeply revealing explanation of God and the Church that's befitting a world that more often than not doubts the credibility of both. Ronald Rolheiser makes sense of what is frequently a misunderstood word: spirituality. In posing the question "What is spirituality?" Father Rolheiser gets quickly to the heart of common difficulties with the subject, and shows through compelling anecdotes and personal examples how to channel that restlessness, that deep desire, into a healthy spirituality. This book is for those searching to understand what Christian spirituality means and how to apply it to their own lives. Rolheiser explains the non-negotiables — the importance of community worship, the imperatives surrounding social action, the centrality of the Incarnation, the sustenance of the spiritual life — and how spirituality unnecessarily impacts every aspect of human experience.

  Wayfaring: A Gospel Journey in Everyday Life by Margaret Silf
This informal, inspiring book teaches readers how to create a personal spiritual retreat through readings, prayer, and their own imagination. In this latest book from internationally bestselling author Margaret Silf, we are guided through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. With a nuanced understanding of Ignatian spirituality, Silf connects the structure of creation, incarnation, death, and resurrection to an experiential journey through the events and stories that are our map and compass for the route. Whatever our tradition. Silf's candid personal anecdotes, thoughtful reflection questions, and charming metaphors assist us on our own journeys of faith and prayer. This book is an ideal gift for fans of Ignatian spirituality, interfaith spiritual seekers, and lovers of Silf's compelling prose.
  Companions of Christ: Ignatian Spirituality for Everyday Living by Margaret Silf
Are you bogged down in your spiritual journey? Does church seem to hinder more than it helps? Here is a welcoming and realistic guide for all who may be feeling spiritually jaded. Whatever your circumstances, Companions of Christ will show you how to embark on a journey of the heart, starting wherever you happen to be and no matter how unfit for the journey you may feel. In Companions of Christ popular British writer Margaret Silf unearths the gold mine of spiritual wisdom to be found in the legacy of Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. Ignatian spirituality sets out an engagingly down-to-earth vision of connecting with God in everyday life. Neither a recipe for a privatized spiritual life nor an agenda imposed by someone else, the Ignatian vision is centered on companionship, which means literally to "share bread" with another. It latches onto God's presence in stories, in other people, in the created universe, and even in God's apparent absence. Perfect for those whose faith in God or patience with the church is flagging. Companions of Christ contains very practical teaching on great Ignatian themes — imaginative scriptural meditation, spiritual discernment, and honest prayer. Incorporating helpful spiritual exercises throughout, Silf shows both tentative and seasoned believers how to keep faith despite the odds.

  When the Moon Slips Away: Rejoicing in Everyday Miracles by Melannie Svoboda, SND
Sr. Melannie can take the most ordinary things and turn them into beautiful meditations. She makes you say, "Why didn't I ever notice that?" She makes you feel like singing God's praises as you pray and reflect over the extraordinary gifts of nature. Reading this book is a wonderful spiritual experience as you encounter nature in unexpected ways with refreshing new insights. Great for spiritual reading and a wonderful book.

  Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle
Tolle illuminates the fundamental elements of his teaching, addressing the needs of the modern seeker by drawing from all spiritual traditions. Stillness Speaks takes the form of 200 individual entries, organized into 10 topic clusters.

  A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle
The bestselling book by one of the 21st Century's most innovative and exciting spiritual thinkers, with over six million copies in print! With his best-selling spiritual guide, The Power of Now, Eckhart Toll inspired millions of readers to discover the freedom and joy of a life lived "in the now." In A New Earth, Tolle expands on these powerful ideas to show how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world. Tolle describes how our attachment to the ego creates the dysfunction that leads to anger, jealousy, and unhappiness, and shows readers how to awaken to a new state of consciousness and follow the path to a truly fulfilling existence. A New Earth was an Oprah Book Club pick and reads as a traditional narrative, offering anecdotes and philosophies in a way that is accessible to all. Illuminating, enlightening, and uplifting. A New Earth is a profoundly spiritual manifesto for a better way of life — and for building a better world.
  The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle with Forward by Russell E. Dicarlo and Preface by Marc Allen
According to Toll, accessing the deepest self, the true self, can be learned by freeing ourselves from the conflicting, unreasonable demands of the mind and living "present, fully and intensely, in the Now."

  Touching the Holy: Ordinariness, Self-Esteem, and Friendship by Robert J. Wicks
This newly repackaged edition of Wick's most popular book will revitalize his message of ordinariness, self-esteem, and friendship for a new generation of spiritual seekers. He demonstrates that the simplicity and openness of truly ordinary people is a meeting place with God.

  Seven Sacred Pauses: Living Mindfully Through the Hours of the Day by Macrina Wiederkehr with Forward by Paula D'Arcy
This paperback edition of Wiederkehr's bestselling book invites readers to learn how the practice of conciously pausing for prayer at the seven sacred moments of each day can make their daily passage through time a more sacred pilgrimage.

  Seasons of Your Heart: Prayers and Reflections, Revised and Expanded by Macrina Wiederkehr
In this masterpiece of simplicity, Macrina Wiederkehr offers a series of meditations to bring us closer to a "God for all seasons," revised and expanded into this new edition. Designed for daily use as well as for retreats, Seasons of Your Heart is an eloquent and lyrical invitation to journey through the spiritual seasons of wonder, hope, love, mystery, and faith. Macrina Wiederkehr shares her "seasonal struggle with God" and encourages us to recognize those same peaks and valleys in our own spiritual life. Using biblical passages, poetry, and excerpts from her journal, Wiederkehr provides meditative ideas and prayers as "postures" for realizing and approaching the holy in our daily lives. "These reflections and prayers, then, have grown out of a daily listening to God in the changing seasons of my spiritual life," writes the author. "These reflections have grown out of my conviction that our God is not some Almighty Being beyond us, but a Mystery within."

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