BUZZ

Surrender to Love is one of the most beautiful, powerful and insightful books I have ever read. Through it I have experienced torrents of Divine unconditional love to a degree beyond anything I have ever experienced before. I count reading it to be one of the great graces of my life.

Dom M. Basil Pennington, O.C.S.O.

Having journeyed with Dr. Benner in a Transformational Coaching relationship for the past year and having experienced profound shifts through reading his many books before that, it is a privilege to recommend him and his books. I am excited about the potential for a beautiful unfolding in your life as you encounter practical sacredness, wisdom held humbly, and God’s luminous presence within these pages.

Lisa Whelchel, actress; author of The Facts of Life: And Other Lessons My Father Taught Me and Friendship for Grown-Ups

I always learn when I read David Benner. Or perhaps it is more accurate to say that Benner expresses what I already know, deep down inside, and he does so with such intelligence and eloquence that my heart just soars! Over and over again my heart soared as I read and pondered the powerful truths Benner puts forth with such eloquence in his books.

Dr. Ruth Haley Barton, Founder, Transforming Center

David Benner is a trusted companion who helps us navigate the complex possibilities of personal awakening, of becoming more than we are, of movement beyond changed behaviors into changed being. Spirituality and the Awakening Self guides us into life as truer persons and communities immersed in God.

John Kiemele

A challenging multidisciplinary analysis of psychological change and spiritual development that blends insights from psychology, theology, anthropology, his own clinical practice. Readers will find this profound journey into spiritual and psychological growth provocative, enriching, and full of insights.

Publishers Weekly

Desiring God’s Will is a really wonderful book, a powerful book, a life-giving book. Reading this book I came to know more fully than ever before how much God desires me.

Dom M. Basil Pennington, O.C.S.O.

I eagerly await every one of Dr. Benner’s books. In Surrender to Love he has produced a thorough and practical guide on one of the most important spiritual topics of our day. A landmark book which I am delighted to recommend highly.

Selwyn Hughes

In The Gift of Being Yourself, David Benner offers a clear and practical outline for those seeking to begin the lifelong process of knowing God and knowing themselves in an authentic way.

Publishers Weekly

I could not recommend Soulful Spirituality more highly as a framework for understanding the transformative levels of our journey into the way, the truth, and the life.

Tilden Edwards

Soulful Spirituality is quickly becoming the manifesto to the rest of my life. I suspect this will go down as one of the best integrations of psychology and spiritual formation in a long time.

J. Goldstein

Spirituality and the Awakening Self is a deeply thoughtful book to be kept and savored. Once again David Benner has seamlessly woven together his gifts and skills as psychotherapist and spiritual guide. He is one of the wise voices of our time.

Margaret Guenther

The intimacy with which Benner writes about prayer betrays a deep and abiding knowledge of the subject, thus this book is destined to be valued by individuals and groups alike in their quest for more intimacy with God.

Tony Jones

Soulful Spirituality represents a new maturity in spiritual thinking and teaching. David Benner is wise, broad and deep all at the same time. And you will be too after you finish this wonderful book.

Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M

Spirituality and the Awakening Self is a remarkably powerful and hopeful book. It scared the holy crap out of me! There’s a lot of “holy” crap I’ve named God, and mistaken for God, in my life. Transformation is scary because it opens the door for everything to change.

Jana Riess

This book, Soulful Spirituality, needs to be read, dialogued with, and then used to overhaul our weak and anemic engagement with the real world. If you are ready to dig in, ready to really change and experience transformation, then by all means read Soulful Spirituality. And then buy nine more copies to pass out to friends!

Ron Martoia

Soulful Spirituality offers us a masterpiece of understanding and guidance for mature, fully alive human living. David Benner challenges our settling for a narrow, repressed way of life and spirituality and calls us to become more truly alive in every dimension of our being: body, soul, and spirit.

Tilden Edwards

One of the great blessings of my life is to have experienced scores of warm and insightful conversations with David Benner. I have walked away from almost every one with a deeper openness to the transforming love of God. And that is exactly how I was impacted while reading Soulful Spirituality. What a gift!

Gary W. Moon

Soulful Spirituality is a feast of encouraging wisdom that nourishes soul and spirit. In inviting language, images, and narratives, David Benner describes a way of living that is integrating and inspiring—a hearty blend of psychology, theology, and spirituality for all of us who seek to mature and thrive.

Susan S. Phillips

Many Christians in our day are discovering (or rediscovering) ancient wisdom about the Way of Christ that brings life. David Benner is a welcome guide on this journey, both because of his clarity and because he, too, is a pilgrim.

John Ortberg

Soulful Spirituality will appeal to a Christian audience, but Benner’s scope is universal enough that people of any spiritual tradition will benefit from the insights included in these pages. His suggestions in the section on surrender alone are worth the price of the book.

Christopher Page

Only real depth will serve us now. The marketplace of possibilities has sent the Western mind and heart into a tailspin. David Benner’s excellent teaching is a way out of the tailspin and into the depth. Surrender to Love offers mature religion and will feed us all well.

Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M

Drawing on Scripture, theology, philosophy, and psychology, Dr. Benner describes the place of the body, mind, soul, and spirit in our transformation. Spirituality and the Awakening Self is a gift from God for which I’m very grateful. I highly recommend it.

Marilyn Johnson

Opening to God is like an intimate retreat with a spiritual master. It brings centuries of wisdom close enough to speak to our lives. I’ve never met David Benner, but I felt like I was reading someone who’d listened to my prayers.

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Slowly we are unpacking the implications of incarnation. David Benner does exactly the same in this excellent book, using good theology, psychology and spiritual practice to make the profound obvious. This is the work of all good teachers.

Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M

Soulful Spirituality is a brilliant work. Benner takes his experience in psychology and spirituality and clearly lays out basic principles and practices for living life in a way that is fruitful, joyful and fulfilling.

Kelley Howsare

David G. Benner has done it again! Surrender to Love, The Gift of Being Yourself, and Desiring God’s Will form one of the finest trilogies for Christian spiritual formation that has ever been written.

Gary W. Moon

Soulful Spirituality has spread fast through word-of-mouth through my friends and they pass it onto others enthusiastically.

A Reader

David Benner never disappoints. He is intelligent without being academic, psychologically astute without being trendy, spiritually profound without being pious. This book (Desiring God’s Will) clearly shows that he knows the landscape from which he dares to speak.

Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M

In this profound, highly readable book that plumbs the depths, he integrates his impressive gifts in psychology and theology with his own lived spirituality as a lifelong seeker. To immerse oneself in Soulful Spirituality is the next best thing to sitting down with him for a transforming, intimate, and enlivening conversation.

Margaret Guenther

Soulful Spirituality will appeal to a Christian audience, but Benner’s scope is universal enough that people of any spiritual tradition will benefit from the insights included in these pages. His suggestions in the section on surrender alone are worth the price of the book.

Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M

It is so good to find this gem of a book. Though not specifically Ignatian, this Jesuit felt quite at home within the pages of Desiring God’s Will, and I suspect that folks from the other Christian prayer traditions will too. I highly recommend it.

David I. Donovan, S.J.

David Benner is one of the most mature and needed spiritual elders of our time. His personal quest for the deepest awareness and truth of human life as it is lived in relation to the transcendent feeds the authenticity and insights of this book.

Tilden Edwards

Once again Benner delivers on making the obscure & mysterious into a cogent articulation of prose without removing the essence of the mystery & the awe of our being. Anyone seeking an understanding of their longing for ‘something more’ will find insight in Soulful Spirituality.

A Reader

Desiring God’s Will is one of the very few books on Christian spirituality that I couldn’t wait to get back to when I had to break off reluctantly for other duties.

M. Robert Mulholland

Care of Souls offers brilliant insight into the strengths and weaknesses of clinical psychology within the framework of care of souls. As a practicing psychiatrist I find Benner helpful and insightful as a guide to how to do psychotherapy in a soulful way.

Jeffrey H. Boyd, M.D.