Adele Calhoun's Books

Coloring the Psalms: Seeing God's Patterns in Our Lives, Adele Calhoun (Author), James Newman Gray (Illustrator)

Enjoy the creativity and freedom of adding color to intricate patterns paired with brief spiritual practices adapted from Adele Ahlberg Calhoun's beloved resource Spiritual Disciplines Handbook. From the magnificence of the sun to the treasures of the deep, from the abundance of the meadows to the unique structure of a snowflake, this collection of delightfully detailed art illuminates the Psalms. Scripture provides inspiration and reflection for each of the beautiful designs in this imaginative coloring book. The art will draw you closer to God as you explore Scripture meditation, worship, breath prayer, practicing the presence of God, and more.

The Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices That Transform Us, Revised and Expanded 

Maybe you long for a more intimate prayer life or deeper insight from God's Word but just don't know how to get there. Or maybe you want to learn about new spiritual disciplines like visio divina, unplugging or attentiveness. In Spiritual Disciplines Handbook Adele Calhoun gives us directions for our continuing journey toward intimacy with Christ. While the word discipline may make us want to run and hide, the author shows how desires and discipline work together to lead us to the transformation we're longing for—the transformation only Christ can bring. Instead of just giving information about spiritual disciplines, this handbook is full of practical, accessible guidance that helps you actually practice them.  With over 80,000 copies in print, this well-loved catalog of seventy-five disciplines has been revised throughout and expanded to include thirteen new disciplines along with a new preface by the author.  Mothers, fathers, plumbers, nurses, students—we're all on a journey. And spiritual disciplines are for all of us who desire to know Christ deeply and be like him. Here is direction for our desire, leading us to the ultimate destination: more of Christ himself.

Women & Identity (IVP Lifeguide Bible Studies), co-authored with Tracey Bianchi.

We live only a small fraction of the lives God has for us. Our lives get smaller and smaller, circling around the minute-by-minute disappointments and demands of the present moment while God whispers softly or even hollers for us to harness our whole hearts. Written by experienced spiritual leaders Adele Ahlberg Calhoun and Tracey Bianchi, the nine studies in this guide follow the biblical themes as well as the journeys of women showing the way to embracing God's strength and wisdom to live whole lives.

True You: Overcoming Self-Doubt and Using Your Voice, by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun & Tracey D. Bianchi

Act like a lady. Land a career. Find a man. Learn how to cook. Rear amazing kids. Oh! And be sure you stay thin. Pressure to perform and conform starts early in a woman's life and never stops. In attempts to compensate and keep up appearances, we lose our ability to keep in touch with the truest parts of ourselves. We put on masks and hide the painful parts of our stories. If we get a quiet moment, we are ambushed with doubts: Who am I? This book serves as a companion as we find ourselves, our sense of community and our identity in God. Designed to take you deeper with God on your own or with a group of sisters, journey alongside experienced ministers Adele Ahlberg Calhoun and Tracey Bianchi into some of the places where women struggle—no matter what their age or life-stage. Personal resources like journaling questions and a small group guide help women support each other on the way. These pages offer a reminder that there is a beloved, "true you" waiting to be known in each of us and that a world in need awaits the unique stories that each of us were made to tell. Will you use your voice?

Invitations from God

This book examines how invitations shape who we know, where we go, and what we do. In an over-optioned world, it hard to know what invitations to say "yes" to; and what invitations from God are we ignoring or simply not attending to as we keep all our own options open. Adele looks at a dozen basic invitations, e.g., the invitation to participate in our own healing, the invitation to weep, the invitation to remember, the invitation to forgive, and more. FIlled with biblical insight, personal story, and practical application, Invitations will open your eyes to God's gracious presence and power in all sorts of unexpected places in our lives.

The Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices That Transform Us, Revised and Expanded
True You