Alphonsus de Liguori
BAILEY, ALICE: Founder of the Arcane School, an offshoot of Theosophy - authored several books through a "spirit guide."
Bartron, Ruth Haley
Benedict of Nursia
Bernard of Clairvaux
BLACKABY, HENRY Author of “Experiencing God”
workbook and seminars. Taught among SBC and
Roman Catholics. Promoted by Rick Warren.
BLANCHARD, KEN: Founder of Ken Blanchard Companies and “Lead Like Jesus” Leadership Conferences.
BROTHER LAWRENCE: (1605-1691) Carmelite layman, author of “Practicing the Presence of God”. Believed God was in all things.
CANFIELD, JACK: Creator and author of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series. *New Age.
Catherine of Siena
Catherine of Genoa
CRABB, LARRY: *Christian Clinical Psychologist, author, Spiritual Director and Advisor for American Association of Christian Counselors.
EDWARDS, TILDEN: Founder of the Shalem Prayer Institute in Washington, DC.
Francis of Assisi
Francis de Sales
FOSTER, RICHARD: Quaker and Founder of Renovare and author of “Celebration of Discipline”, *the General Editor of “Renovare Spiritual Formation Bible”, and “Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home”
FOX, MATTHEW: Former Dominican priest and author of “The Coming of the Cosmic Christ”; developed Creation Spirituality; believes that God and Christ are in all things.
GREGORY OF SINAI
Hildegard of Bingen
HYBELS, BILL: Pastor of Willowcreek Community Church, Hosts conferences with Contemplative Speakers such as Larry Crabb and Brian McLaren. Hosted “Lead Like Jesus” 2004 Conference with Ken Blanchard.
Ignatius of Loyola
JEREMIAH, DAVID Pastor of “Turning Point Ministries”, Author of “Life Wide Open”, Speaker at Ken Blanchard’s “Lead Like Jesus Seminars” and America Association of Christian Counselors.
John of the Cross
JULIAN OF NORWICH
KEATING, THOMAS: Catholic monk, Co-father of the modern day Contemplative Prayer Movement.
Julian of Norwich
KIMBALL, DAN: Author of “The Emerging Church” and a leader in the Emerging Church Movement. Promotes labyrinths and lectio divina.
LUCADO, MAX : Author and Founder of UpWords. Speaker on an instructional DVD on Contemplative Prayer, titled “Be Still” which includes Richard Foster.
MANNING, BRENNAN : Former Catholic priest, author of “Ragamuffin Gospel”, and “Abba’s Child”.
MARX HUBBARD, BARBARA: Influential New Ager who says of Christians: "Unaware of our evolutionary potential, they [Christians] prevent the action and response needed to transcend the terrestrial phase of our existence. They would annihilate the possibility of Universal Humanity by claiming we have no right to achieve it."
Dean and Larry
MCLAREN, BRIAN: Considered the main leader of the Emerging Church Movement, *New Age Promoter, Pastor.
MERTON, THOMAS: Now deceased Catholic monk *who wanted “to become as good a Buddhist as I can."
MONK KID, SUE: Mystic Author of “God's Joyful Surprise” a spiritual memoir describing her advent into contemplative Christian spirituality and “When the Heart Waits”.
MOORE, BETH : Founder of Living Proof Ministries
for women. Speaker on an instructional DVD on
Contemplative Prayer, titled “Be Still” which includes Richard Foster.
NEE, WATCHMAN : Mystic Author of “The Spiritual Man”.
NOUWEN, HENRI:: Deceased Catholic theologian, *Contemplative Universalist, author of “In the Name of Jesus” and “The Way of the Heart”.
ORTBERG, JOHN Author of “Closer Than You Think”, 2005 favorably quotes contemplatives.
PECK, M. SCOTT: *Psychiatrist, Author of “The Road Less Traveled”.
PETERSON, EUGENE : Author of “The Message” bible translation and the book “The Contemplative Pastor”. Endorses Foster.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Ruth Haley Barton
SANFORD, AGNES : *Author of ”Healing Light”, taught that the “Kingdom of God is within you”.
SCHULLER, ROBERT (Self-esteem):Pastor of Crystal Cathedral and the "Hour of Power" television program.
SENGE, PETER: Buddhist, Author and Founder of Society for Organizational Learning. New Age.
SHANNON, WILLIAM : New Age biographer of Thomas Merton.
SMITH, MICHAEL WChristian Musician. Promoter of Brennan Manning’s book “Above All”.
STANLEY, ANDY : Pastor, Spoke at Ken Blanchard’s “Lead Like Jesus” Conference in October, 2005.
STANLEY, CHARLES : SBC Evangelical Pastor, Author “How to Listen to God”. Espouses the belief that God continues to speak to man today outside of His Word. In the 9/93 In Touch magazine, Stanley quotes favorably from mystic Richard Foster's book “The Celebration of Discipline” (9/22).
SWINDOLL, CHUCK: Evangelical Pastor of “Insight for Living”, author of “So, You Want to Be Like Christ? Eight Essentials to Get You There.” (A book on the solitude and silence of Contemplative Prayer.)
TALBOT, JOHN MICHAEl: Christian Musician. Practices Tai Chi and Yoga. Writes on “Christian Meditation”.
TEASDALE, WAYNE: Coined the term “interspirituality”.
TERESA OF AVILA: *Catholic nun, author of "Book of Foundations", Quoted by Foster, Peterson
UNDERHILL, EVELYN: *Roman Catholic, author of “Mysticism”, wrote 39 books and over 350 articles.
WALSCH, NEAL DONALD: Author of “Conversations with God” and New Age leader who said, " The era of the Single Savior is over. What is needed now is joint action, combined effort, collective co-creation." p. 157
Warren Kay: Kay Warren recommends Henri Nouwen's book, In the Name of Jesus and says this about Nouwen's book, "It hits at the heart of the minister.... I highlighted almost every word!"
WARREN, RICK: Pastor and author of the “Purpose-Driven Life”. *Promotes his Global P.E.A.C.E. plan involving 400,000 churches.
WILLIAMSON, MARIANNE: Contributed to making “A Course in Miracles” well known; currently involved with the Department of Peace.
YACONELLI, MARK: Son of the late Mike Yaconelli - very active in the Contemplative Prayer Movement.
MIKE: The late founder and owner of Youth
Specialties; promoted Contemplative Spirituality.