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Great Stuff for Writers: Keeping a Spiritual Journal

Today is Great Stuff for Writers day at Writing as a Sacred Path, when I suggest resources for people who want to explore a topic a little deeper.

This week, I've been posting about spiritual journaling, so today, I'd like to suggest four great resources for anyone interested in beginning or further developing a journaling practice.

How to Keep a Spiritual Journal: A Guide to Journal Keeping for Inner Growth and Personal Discovery by Ron Klug, revised edition. 

“A journal,” writes Ron Klug in this updated version of a classic book, “ is  . . . a tool for self-discovery, an aid to concentration, a mirror for the soul, a place to capture and generate ideas, a safety valve for emotions, a training ground for the writer, and a good friend and confidant.”

This simple, clear little book offers abundant tips on the benefits of journaling and techniques for developing a journaling practice. Kathleen Adams, director of the Center for Journal Therapy, gives the book a well-deserved 5 stars, calling it “a trail map for the soul’s journey.”

Journaling as a Spiritual Practice: Encountering God Through Attentive Writing by Helen Cepero. 

Finely written, vivid, energetic, and inspiring, Cepero’s book covers the growth of her own journaling practice while offering excellent suggestions for the novice or seasoned journaler. She compares journaling to panning for gold: “If you are willing to dip your journal into the stream of your life, even though it may mean getting a bit wet and muddy, you will find the gold of your own life.”

Keeping a Simple Spiritual Journal from BlogHer.

Don’t have time to keep a journal? Mata H. suggests you do. She offers a simple journaling technique that takes only a few moments a day.

How to Keep a Spiritual Journal by Michael Anne Haywood

Want a simple article with many useful tips on spiritual journaling? This post has been around for ten years, and it’s still fresh and helpful!

If you know of any additional resources for spiritual journalers, let us know!