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1. Individual or series title. E.g. “The Fellowship of the Ring” for a single title, or “The Lord of the Rings” for the series title (one book or series per entry, please. If there are multiple books by various authors in one entry, we cannot properly track votes and the entry will be deleted)
2. The author(s)
3. The current publisher. E.g. “Baker” or “Hendrickson”.
4. The copyright/publication date
5. The ISBN (this is included on most Amazon.com book pages under “Product Details”)
Extra credit: add the Amazon.com link

  1. 8 votes
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  2. Bernard McGinn's The Presence of God: A History of Western Christian Mysticism

    The Foundations of Mysticism: Origins to the Fifth Century (The Presence of God: A History of Western Christian Mysticism Vol. 1 http://smile.amazon.com/Foundations-Mysticism-Origins-Presence-Christian/dp/0824514041/ref=la_B001IXMTXE_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1449798210&sr=1-3

    The Growth of Mysticism: Gregory the Great Through the 12 Century (The Presence of God) (v. 2) http://smile.amazon.com/Growth-Mysticism-Gregory-Through-Presence/dp/0824516281/ref=la_B001IXMTXE_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1449798210&sr=1-5

    The Flowering of Mysticism: Men and Women in the New Mysticism: 1200-1350 (The Presence of God) http://smile.amazon.com/Flowering-Mysticism-Women-1200-1350-Presence/dp/0824517431/ref=la_B001IXMTXE_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1449798210&sr=1-8

    The Varieties of Vernacular Mysticism: 1350–1550 (The Presence of God) http://smile.amazon.com/Varieties-Vernacular-Mysticism-1350%C2%961550-Presence/dp/0824599012/ref=la_B001IXMTXE_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1449798210&sr=1-2

    Other books by McGinn are also very appropriate for inclusion.

    15 votes
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  3. 9 votes
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  4. The Study Quran: A New Translation and Commentary

    An accessible and accurate translation of the Quran that offers a rigorous analysis of its theological, metaphysical, historical, and geographical teachings and backgrounds, and includes extensive study notes, special introductions by experts in the field, and is edited by a top modern Islamic scholar, respected in both the West and the Islamic world.

    Drawn from a wide range of traditional Islamic commentaries, including Sunni and Shia sources, and from legal, theological, and mystical texts, The Study Quran conveys the enduring spiritual power of the Quran and offers a thorough scholarly understanding of this holy text.

    Beautifully packaged with a rich,…

    175 votes
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  5. 9 votes
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  6. 19 votes
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  7. The Silmarillion

    J.R.R. Tolkien
    Mariner Books (reissue)
    2014
    978-0544338012
    http://www.amazon.com/Silmarillion-J-R-R-Tolkien/dp/0544338014

    41 votes
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  8. Christian Perfection and Contemplation

    Fr Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange OP
    Kessinger Publishing (facsimile reprint)
    978-1163140451
    http://www.amazon.com/Christian-Perfection-Contemplation-According-Aquinas/dp/1163140457

    92 votes
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  9. Meditations for Advent

    Bishop Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
    Sophia Institute Press
    2012
    978-1933184876
    http://www.amazon.com/Meditations-Advent-Bishop-Jacques-Bénigne-Bossuet/dp/1933184876

    9 votes
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  10. 10 votes
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  11. 10 votes
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  12. 9 votes
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  13. 9 votes
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  14. 9 votes
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  15. 26 votes
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  16. 24 votes
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  17. 9 votes
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  18. 69 votes
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  19. 23 votes
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  20. Friends of God: Homilies

    St. Josemaria Escriva
    Scepter Publications
    1997
    978-0933932838
    http://www.amazon.com/Friends-God-Homilies-Josemaria-Escriva/dp/0933932839

    12 votes
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