We are all made with a deep desire to be in God's presence and to become our true selves in light of God's grace. Books from IVP Formatio follow the rich tradition of the church in the journey of spiritual formation. For spiritual directors, retreat leaders, and contemplative Christians alike, IVP Formatio titles facilitate deep and formative spiritual growth through spiritual disciplines and tools like the Enneagram.

Read more about Formatio's history and how books can form you spiritually in the article "Spiritual Formation and Books" by IVP vice president and associate publisher Cindy Bunch. 

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The Path Between Us
hardcover

The Path Between Us

An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships

by Suzanne Stabile

How do we understand the motivations and dynamics of the different personality types we see in our intimate partners, our friends, or in our professional lives? This book from Suzanne Stabile on the nine Enneagram types and how they experience relationships will guide readers into deeper insights about themselves, their types, and others’ personalities so that they can have loving, mature, and compassionate relationships.

The Path Between Us Journal
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The Path Between Us Journal

by Suzanne Stabile

In this high-quality journal from bestselling Enneagram author Suzanne Stabile, you'll find brief quotes from The Path Between Us and The Path Between Us Study Guide as well as fresh insights from Suzanne's teaching and space for you to apply the spiritual wisdom of the Enneagram and to record your deepening self-understanding.

The Path Between Us Study Guide
paperback

The Path Between Us Study Guide

by Suzanne Stabile

This six-session study guide is a content-rich companion to Suzanne Stabile's The Path Between Us, exploring the nine Enneagram types and how they experience relationships. Individuals and groups will gain deeper insights about themselves, their types, and others’ personalities so that they can have loving, mature, and compassionate relationships.

Number of Studies: 6

The Relational Soul
paperback

The Relational Soul

Moving from False Self to Deep Connection

by Richard Plass and James Cofield

We are made by and for relationship with God and others, even discovering and developing our God-given identity through relational connection. Bringing together the study of psychology and spiritual formation, The Relational Soul highlights how a conscious relationship with the Trinity can transform our self-awareness and our connection with other people.

The Road Back to You
hardcover

The Road Back to You

An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery

by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile

Ignorance is bliss—except in self-awareness. Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile share their Enneagram wisdom and help you grow in knowledge of yourself, compassion for others, and love for God. Witty and filled with stories, this unique approach gives you a peek inside each of the nine Enneagram types, taking you further into who you really are and leading you into spiritual discovery.

The Road Back to You Study Guide
paperback

The Road Back to You Study Guide

by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile

Want to go deeper into the Enneagram? This content-rich companion to The Road Back to You features helpful tools for growth, new material about triads, five study sessions, and additional personal reflections about each type. Whether you are on your own or in a group, this guide will help you to grow in knowledge of yourself, compassion for others, and love for God.

Number of Studies: 5

The Voice of Jesus
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The Voice of Jesus

Discernment, Prayer and the Witness of the Spirit

by Gordon T. Smith

Building on the rich spiritual tradition that spans the diversity of history and theology from Ignatius Loyola to John Wesley to Jonathan Edwards, Gordon T. Smith helps open your ears and heart to the depths of the inner witness of the Spirit. By learning to attend to the Spirit, Smith urges, you will learn to hear and heed the voice of Jesus in everyday life.

The Way Is Made by Walking
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The Way Is Made by Walking

A Pilgrimage Along the Camino de Santiago

by Arthur Paul Boers
Foreword by Eugene H. Peterson

Pilgrimage is a spiritual discipline not many consider. In these pages Arthur Paul Boers describes his month-long journey on the Camino de Santiago in Spain, a classic pilgrimage route that ends at the cathedral where St. James is buried, opening to us his incredible story of renewed spirituality springing from an old, old path walked by millions before.

The Way of Grace
paperback

The Way of Grace

Finding God on the Path of Surrender

by Glandion Carney
With Marjean Brooks
Foreword by Richard J. Foster

With poignant vulnerability, The Way of Grace describes Reverend Glandion Carney's journey from the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease into a new land of God's amazing grace. We too can experience lives full of grace and truth, courageously searching out God's wonders every day.

The Way Up Is Down
hardcover

The Way Up Is Down

Becoming Yourself by Forgetting Yourself

by Marlena Graves

For writer, professor, and activist Marlena Graves, formation and justice always intertwine on the path to a balanced life of both action and contemplation. Drawing on the rich traditions of Eastern and Western Christian saints, she describes the process of emptying herself that allows her to move upward toward God and become the true self that God calls her to.

The Winding Path of Transformation
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The Winding Path of Transformation

Finding Yourself Between Glory and Humility

by Jeff Tacklind
Foreword by Cathleen Falsani

Pastor Jeff Tacklind knows that the spiritual journey can be winding and halting rather than a constant ascent of growth—full of paradox, tension, and surprises. Drawing from the natural world and following guides such as C. S. Lewis, Henri Nouwen, and Søren Kierkegaard, Tacklind's honest and meditative account will inspire those on the winding path of following God.

This Sacred Moment
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This Sacred Moment

Becoming Holy Right Where You Are

by Albert Haase OFM

What does it mean to be a holy person? The answer might surprise you. This delightful yet challenging book from spiritual director Albert Haase provides practical wisdom for becoming holy--right in the midst of "ordinary" life. With brief, engaging chapters that include a few reflection questions, this book is designed to fit into our full lives.

Two Steps Forward
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Two Steps Forward

A Story of Persevering in Hope

Sensible Shoes Series

by Sharon Garlough Brown

The spiritual journey continues for Hannah, Meg, Mara and Charissa, the characters we met in the bestselling book Sensible Shoes. Sometimes life feels like two steps forward and one step back. Find your own spiritual journey reflected in the lives of these women and discover the way forward.

Two Steps Forward Study Guide
paperback

Two Steps Forward Study Guide

Sensible Shoes Series

by Sharon Garlough Brown

The women of Sensible Shoes encounter new adventures and roadblocks in their spiritual journeys in Two Steps Forward. In this eight-week study guide you'll find daily Scripture readings, reflection questions, and spiritual practices, as well as discussion questions and suggested practices for reading groups to do together.

Number of Studies: 8

Wait with Me
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Wait with Me

Meeting God in Loneliness

by Jason Gaboury

Jason Gaboury has wrestled with loneliness ever since he can remember. But when he was challenged to see loneliness as a context for friendship with God, things began to change. In these pages God invites you to stop and wait with him in your own moments of isolation and anxiety, journeying from loneliness into a deeper life with God.

Walking the Labyrinth
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Walking the Labyrinth

A Place to Pray and Seek God

by Travis Scholl
Foreword by Walter Wangerin, Jr.

Providing a historical and modern context for the unique spiritual discipline of walking a labyrinth, Travis Scholl weaves his own journey with a prayerful study of the Gospel of Mark, guiding readers to powerful encounters with God, even in the midst of quiet solitude, repetition and stillness. These 40 reflections are ideal for daily reading—during Lent or any time of the year.

What Does Your Soul Love?
hardcover

What Does Your Soul Love?

Eight Questions That Reveal God's Work in You

by Gem Fadling and Alan Fadling

In this practical, personal book Gem and Alan Fadling outline eight key questions that offer deep insight into how we experience soul change and spiritual transformation. These questions help us unpack where we are stuck and also reveal the path to joy and to the heart of God. Spiritual inventories and exercises will guide you, along with stories from Gem and Alan's lives and ministry.

When Faith Becomes Sight
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When Faith Becomes Sight

Opening Your Eyes to God's Presence All Around You

by Beth A. Booram and David Booram

How can I more clearly recognize God's nearness and initiative in my life? As spiritual directors, Beth and David Booram have guided many people into deeper awareness of this living, present God at work within their lives. In this book they will help you learn to recognize God in and around you, reflect on your experience, and respond faithfully to God's presence and action in your life.

Wisdom Chaser
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Wisdom Chaser

Finding My Father at 14,000 Feet

by Nathan Foster

Through a decade of challenging hikes up Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks, the Fourteeners, with his father, Richard J. Foster, Nathan Foster navigated his twenties - finishing college, choosing a career, a possible cross-country move, the early years of marriage and a major personal crisis. Along the way he would discover the wisdom - and love - his father could offer him. Here is their story together. Includes an afterword by Richard J. Foster, author of Celebration of Discipline and coauthor of Longing for God.


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