Drawing from a wide range of available material, we present a selection of works by priests and members. Since the Christian Community has no dogma, the opinions presented are those of the authors and are not necessarily shared by all priests or members.
These and other books may be purchased at Amazon.com and The Anthroposophic Press, Floris Books, Rudolf Steiner Press, Temple Lodge Press and other online dealers. A few may be out of print but still able to be found used. Some may be available at congregational booktables.

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  • Prayer and Contemplation

    • Meditative Prayers for Today, Adam Bittleston
    • Prayers and Graces, Michael Jones
    • The Healing Power of Prayer, Hans Werner Schroeder
    • The Hope of the World: Contemplations and Aphorisms, Rudolf Frieling
    • Meditation: Guidance of the Inner Life, Friedrich Rittlemeye
    • Ways into Christian Meditation, Bastiaan Baan
  • Old and New Testaments

    • The New Testament, A Rendering, Jon Madsen
    • The Timeless Storyteller: A Study of the Parables in the Gospels, Evelyn Francis Capel
    • By Emil Bock:

    • Genesis: Creation and the Patriarchs
    • Kings and Prophets: Saul, David, Solomon, Elijah, Jonah, Isaiah, and Jeremiah
    • Moses: From the Mysteries of Egypt to the Judges of Israel
    • Threefold Mary
    • The Childhood of Jesus: The Unknown Years
    • The Three Years: The Life of Christ between Baptism and Ascension
    • Caesars and Apostles: Hellenism, Rome and Judaism
    • Saint Paul: Life, Epistles, and Teaching
    • The Apocalypse of Saint John
    • Studies in the Gospels, Volume 1 (2010)
    • By Rudolf Frieling:

    • New Testament Studies
    • Old Testament Studies
  • Theology and Christology

    • Free from Dogma: Theological Reflections in The Christian Community, Tom Ravetz
    • Renewing Christianity, James Hindes
    • Christ and the Son of Man, Wilhelm Kelber
    • The Eucharist, Rudolf Frieling
    • Seven Sacraments: In The Christian Community, Evelyn Capel and Tom Ravetz
    • The Beginnings of Christianity: Essene Mystery, Gnostic Revelation and the Christian Vision, Andrew Welburn
    • The Incarnation: Finding Our True Self Through Christ, Tom Ravetz
    • Lord of the Elements, Bastiaan Baan
    • Old New Mysteries, Bastiaan Baan
    • By Hans Werner Schroeder:
    • The Trinity
    • Necessary Evil: Origin and Purpose
    • The Christian Creed, A Meditative Path
    • The Cosmic Christ
  • Death and Dying

    • Though You Die: Death and Life Beyond Death, Stanley Drake
    • Where Are You? Coming to Terms with the Death of My Child, Karin V. Schilling
    • Crossing the Threshold: Practical and Spiritual Guidance on Death and Dying, Based on the Work of Rudolf Steiner, Nicholas Wijnberg
  • Children

    • Festivals with Children, Brigitte Barz
    • Thirteen to Nineteen Discovering the Light, Julian Sleigh
    • Collected Plays for Young and Old, Evelyn Capel
    • The Christmas Story Book, Collected by Ineke Verschuren
    • The Easter Story Book, Collected by Ineke Verschuren
    • The Emperor’s Vision and other Christ Legends, Selma Lagerlof
    • Stories of the Saints, Siegwart Knijpenga
  • Cycle of the Year

    • The Rhythm of the Christian Year: Renewing the Religious Cycle of Festivals, Emil Bock
    • Celebrating Festivals Around the World, Evelyn Francis Capel
    • The Christian Year, Evelyn Francis Capel
    • Festivals with Children, Brigitte Bar
  • Angels

    • Our Spiritual Companions: From Angels and Archangels to Cherubim and Seraphim, Adam Bittleston
    • What the Angels Need to Tell Us Now: Receiving, Considering and Acting on Their Messages, Irene Johanson
    • More Messages from the Angels: Preparing to Receive, Verifying and Confirming the Truth, Irene Johanson
    • Encounters with Angels, Dan Lindholm
  • Life Issues

    • Crisis Points: Working Through Personal Problems, Julian Sleigh
    • Friends and Lovers: Working Through Relationships, Julian Sleigh
    • Learning to Experience the Etheric World: Empathy, the After-Image and a New Social Ethic, Baruch Luke Urieli
    • Male and Female: Developing Human Empathy, Baruch Luke Urieli
    • Human Needs and Cosmic Answers: The Spirit of the Circling Stars, Adam Bittleston
    • Thirteen to Nineteen Discovering the Light, Julian Sleigh
  • Art

    • Ninetta Sombart: Life and Art, Volker Harlan
    • The Isenheim Altar: Suffering and Salvation in the Art of Gruenewald, Gottfried Richter
    • Art and Human Consciousness, Gottfried Richter
  • The Divine Feminine

    • Mary and Sophia –¬†The Feminine Element in the Spiritual Evolution of Humanity, Written by¬†Michael Debus; Translated by Jutta Teigeler and James Hindes