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Books Co-authored by
Marie Theresa Coombs and Francis Kelly Nemeck:

Contemplation, 1982. This book is a theological and pastoral study of the passage from discursive prayer to the beginning of contemplation, according to the principles of St. John of the Cross. ISBN 1-57910-785-0. Contact: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 150 W. Broadway, Eugene, OR 97401, 541-344-1528, Fax 541-344-1506, E-mail wspub@academicbooks.com. (Previously published by The Liturgical Press, ISBN 0-8146-5283-2).

 

The Way of Spiritual Direction, 1985. This book is a study of the theology and the practice of spiritual direction both for those called to this ministry and for people searching to better understand their own faith experience of the mysterious workings of God within them. MTC and FKN accentuate the contemplative dimension inherent in all spiritual direction. ISBN 0-8146-5447-9. Contact: The Liturgical Press, St. John's Abbey, P.O. Box 7500, Collegeville, MN 56321-7500; Tel. 800-858-5450; Fax 800-445-5899.

 

The Spiritual Journey: Critical Thresholds and Stages of Adult Spiritual Genesis, 1986. This sequel to Contemplation and The Way of Spiritual Direction situates the transition from meditation to contemplation within the broader context of the spiritual journey, and it highlights the principles of discernment which help directors in guiding directees through the various stages of spiritual development. ISBN 0-8146-5546-7. Contact: The Liturgical Press, St. John's Abbey, P.O. Box 7500, Collegeville, MN 56321-7500; Tel. 800-858-5450; Fax 800-445-5899.

 

O Blessed Night: Recovery from Addiction, Codependency and Attachment, Based on the Insights of St. John of the Cross and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, 1990. This book applies to the question of addiction, codependency and attachment the positive spirituality of detachment and suffering originally contained in Receptivity. In effect, this book presents the theology which underlies 12-Step Programs of recovery. ISBN 0-8189-0587-5. Contact: Alba House, 2187 Victory Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10314-6603; Tel. 800-343-2522; Fax 718-761-0057.

 

Called by God: A Theology of Vocation and Lifelong Commitment, 1992. This book presents a theology of the mystery of vocation from an evolutionary and a relational perspective in the light of contemporary biblical studies and developmental psychology. ISBN 1-57910-783-4. Contact: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 150 W. Broadway, Eugene, OR 97401, 541-344-1528, Fax 541-344-1506, E-mail wspub@academicbooks.com. (Previously published by The Liturgical Press, ISBN 0-8146-5909-8).

 

Discerning Vocations to Marriage, Celibacy and Singlehood, 1994. This first sequel to Called by God identifies and elucidates principles which apply to the discernment of vocations to those three basic Christian lifestyles. ISBN 1-57910-784-2. Contact: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 150 W. Broadway, Eugene, OR 97401, 541-344-1528, Fax 541-344-1506, E-mail wspub@academicbooks.com. (Previously published by The Liturgical Press, ISBN 0-8146-5505-X).

 

Exploring the Catechism, 1995. Jane E. Regan is the editor of this work in which FKN and MTC critique and supplement the section on "Christian Prayer " in The Catechism of the Catholic Church (pp. 138-163). ISBN 0-8146-2152-X. Contact: The Liturgical Press, St. John's Abbey, P.O. Box 7500, Collegeville, MN 56321-7500; Tel. 800-858-5450; Fax 800-445-5899.

 

Discerning Vocations to the Apostolic, the Contemplative and the Eremitical Life, (still in unpublished manuscript form).  This second sequel to Called by God identifies and elucidates principles which apply to the discernment of vocations to those three general Christian lifestyles.

 

 

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Books Written by Francis Kelly Nemeck:

Teilhard de Chardin et Jean de la Croix, Desclée/Bellarmin, Paris/Montréal, 1975. This book is the doctoral thesis of FKN.  Its main thrust is the positive and constructive value of human suffering.  Receptivity and O Blessed Night are English revisions of that original research. ISBN 0-88502-203-3 (Contact: Lebh Shomea, P.O. Box 9, Sarita, TX 78385-0009; Tel. 361-294-5267; Fax 361-294-5791; e-mail: nemeck@lebhshomea.org).

 

Receptivity, 1985. The original research has been re-written and re-titled O Blessed Night (see above). (Currently out of print. Previously published by Vantage Press, ISBN 533-06057-5).

 

 

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Books Written by Marie Theresa Coombs:

Mystery Hidden yet Revealed: A Study of the Interrelationship of Transcendence, Self-actualization and Creative Expression, with Reference to the Lives and the Works of Thomas Merton and Georgia O'Keeffe, 2003.  This book is the doctoral thesis of MTC. ISBN 1-59244-381-4. Contact: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 150 W. Broadway, Eugene, OR 97401, Phone Number: 541-344-1528, Fax: 541-344-1506, E-mail wspub@academicbooks.com.

 

 

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Books co-authored by FKN and MTC,
translated into Spanish by Carmen Zabalegui:

Corazón que escucha, Editorial de Espiritualidad, Madrid, 1984. ISBN 84-7068-216-4 (a translation of Contemplation).

 

Receptividad: De San Juan de la Cruz a Teilhard de Chardin, Editorial de Espiritualidad, Madrid, 1985. ISBN 84-7068-169-9 (a translation of Receptivity).

 

El camino de la dirección espiritual, Editorial de Espiritualidad, Madrid, 1988. ISBN 84-7068-187-7 (a translation of The Way of Spiritual Direction).

 

Nuestra trayectoria espiritual: Umbrales y etapas críticas de la génesis espiritual adulta, Editorial de Espiritualidad, Madrid, 1989. ISBN 84-7068-191-5 (a translation of The Spiritual Journey).

 

Llamados por Dios: Una reflexión teológica en torno a la vocación y compromiso de por vida, Editorial de Espiritualidad, Madrid, 1994. ISBN 84-7068-229-6 (a translation of Called by God).

 

Discernimiento de vocaciones a la vida de matrimonio, celibato y soltería, Xlibris, 2010. ISBN 978-1-4500-6519-1 (a translation of Discerning Vocations to Marriage, Celibacy and Singlehood).

 

 

Note: These Spanish translations can be purchased either from Lebh Shomea or from the publishers.