I’ve listed a number of books and authors that have helped me on this journey. Take what resonates with your heart and leave the rest. I’ve chosen to list only the books I have personally read, but I encourage you to explore any work by these authors as they are extremely prolific.


Sue Monk Kidd

Dance of the Dissident Daughter 

*This book comes with a disclaimer- while I cannot suggest this book enough, it is not a light read. Each page is jam packed with life changing insights what will cut you to your core. Be prepared to cry.  I have been very strongly influenced by this work. If you choose to read this you will see Kidd’s language repeat itself in a number of my posts. Her words have seeped into the marrow of my being.


Brian D. McClaren

Finding Faith: A Search for What is Real

Finding Faith: A Search for What Makes Sense

A Generous Orthodoxy

Without these books- and the idea that it was okay have questions-  I would not be here right now. I would have left a long time ago.

Richard Rohr


Falling Upward

The Divine Dance:  The Trinity and your Transformation

Yes, And: Daily Meditations

Silent Contemplation

Hope Against Darkness

Preparing for Christmas



Carol P. Christ

She Who Changes: Re- Imagining the Divine in the World

WomanSpirit Rising: A Feminist Reader in Religion

Rebirth of the Goddess


Joan Chittister

The Friendship of Women: The Hidden Tradition of the Bible

The Story of Ruth: Twelve Moments in Every Woman’s Life


Brene Brown 

Daring Greatly 


Locations to find peace

Franciscan Center Tampa: Tampa, Fl 

Center for Action and Contemplation: Albuquerque, NM 

Santa Monica Catholic Church: Santa Monica, CA