Here are links to the books that Evan has authored or co-authored:
|A Guide to Christian Spiritual Formation: How Scripture, Spirit, Community, and Mission Shape Our Souls
Grounded in careful biblical scholarship, this volume provides a holistic, accessible, and informed written from a broadly evangelical perspective. Evan Howard, a noted authority on Christian spirituality, joins Scripture with themes of community, spirit, formation, and mission in a single integrative guide.
|The Brazos Introduction to Christian Spirituality
Evan Howard provides a solid and comprehensive overview of spiritual formation in the Protestant, Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox traditions in The Brazos Introduction to Christian Spirituality. In short, Howard desires to answer the following question for readers: “What does relationship with God look like for Christians?” The book is interdisciplinary in its approach, drawing from fields such as theology and psychology.
|Discovering Lectio Divina: Bring Scripture into Ordinary Life
Saints of the past can’t seem to say enough about their ecstatic experiences with the words of Scripture. The writer of Psalm 19, for example, can hardly contain himself as he exclaims that God’s words and ways have revived his soul, made him wise, brought joy to his heart, given him clarity and correct perspective on his life, and warned him of danger. Why should our experiences of the Bible today fall short of this standard? What are we missing?
|Four Views on Christian Spirituality
Amid a culture that is both fascinated by spirituality and inundated by a dizzying variety of options for pursuing it, many Christians long for a deeper, more historically rooted spiritual life. In Four Views on Christian Spirituality, general editor Bruce Demarest presents an invaluable resource for study and comparison of the major Christian perspectives on spiritual formation.
|Praying the Scriptures: A Field Guide for Your Spiritual Journey
Although Christians are lovers of the Bible, not all have learned and followed the venerable Christian custom of praying directly from Scripture. In this thoroughly readable and helpful book, Evan Howard shows Christians how to recover and reap the rewards of this vital practice.
|Affirming the Touch of God: A Psychological and Philosophical Exploration of Christian Discernment
Both Ignatius of Loyola and Jonathan Edwards wrote about the theme of Christian discernment. Evan B. Howard clarifies patterns of Christian discernment common to both Roman Catholics and Protestants. Yet his study extends analysis further; through a synthesis of cognitive psychology and religious philosophy, Howard provides greater specification of the roles of affectivity in discernment. This will allow spiritual advisors to better guide men and women into an effective discernment process.