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.


Tish Harrison Warren
Marlena Graves
40 Sessions
Gideon Yee Shun Tsang
40 Sessions
David G. Benner
Sharon Garlough Brown
12 Sessions
Christine Yi Suh
40 Sessions
Juanita Campbell Rasmus
40 Sessions
Eugene H. Peterson
Mark Scandrette
Morgan Harper Nichols
40 Sessions
Tara Beth Leach
40 Sessions

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Wait with Me

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

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?

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

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

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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