25 Spiritual Classics Every Christian Should Read

Note: This collection is excerpted from the book 25 Books Every Christian Should Read with an introduction by the book’s editor, Julia L. Roller.

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On the Incarnation by St. Athanasius
The Confessions of St. Augustine
The Sayings of the Desert Fathers
The Rule of Saint Benedict by St. Benedict
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
The Cloud of Unknowing
Revelations of Divine Love by Julian of Norwich
The Imitation of Chris by Thomas a Kempis
The Philokalia compiled by St Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain
Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin
The Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Avila
Dark Night of the Soul by St. John of the Cross
Pensees by Blaise Pascal
The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
The Practise of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life by William Law
The Way of the Pilgrim and the Pilgrim Continues His Way
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton
Selected Poetry by Gerard Manley Hopkins
The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
A Testament of Devotion by Thomas R. Kelly
The Seven Story Mountain by Thomas Merton
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri J.M. Nouwen

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