What Inspired Me to Write About Christian Mysticism

This month marks nine years since The Big Book of Christian Mysticism was published. Hard to believe it’s been that long! To mark this anniversary, I’m reposting here an “author’s statement” about the book that I originally wrote for Amazon….

Recommended Reading

From time to time readers of this blog ask me to recommend a book or two on the subjects I write about — contemplative prayer, the Christian mystics, Lay Cistercian spirituality, and so forth. So this…

111 Mystics

The following list of books represent those writings by 111 Pagan, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim mystics dating from the beginning of the common era to the present day. Please buy a book or two (or…

My Original Mystical Booklist

Note from Carl: I began this list in 2007, and added to it here and there over the years. Eventually it seemed large and unwieldy, and so I created shorter, more focussed booklists, like the…