Resources for Men

Suggested Reading List

Adam's Return

Adams Return
Richard Rohr, OFM

Based on decades of work, travel, and experience, Rohr, a Franciscan brother and best-selling author, unearths the complexities of male spiritual maturation and helps us to understand the importance of male initiation rights in both culture and the church.

Merton's Palace of Nowhere

Merton’s Palace of Nowhere
James Finley

“This one door is the door of the Palace of Nowhere. It is the door of God. It is our very self, our true self called by God to perfect union with himself. And it is through this door we secretly enter in responding to the saving call to ‘Come with me to the Palace of Nowhere where all the many things are one.'”


The Return of the Prodigal Son
Henri Nouwen

A chance encounter with a reproduction of Rembrandt’s The Return of the Prodigal Son catapulted Henri Nouwen on a long spiritual adventure. Here he shares the deeply personal and resonant meditation that led him to discover the place within where God has chosen to dwell.



Soulcraft: Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche
Bill Plotkin

Since 1980, depth psychologist Bill Plotkin has been guiding women and men into the wilderness—the redrock canyons and snow-crested mountains of the American West—but also into the wilds of the soul. He calls this work soulcraft.

Wild Man to Wise Man

From Wild Man to Wise Man
Richard Rohr, OFM

From Wild Man to Wise Man is a revised and updated edition of Richard Rohr’s earlier best-seller, The Wild Man’s Journey: Reflections on Male Spirituality. For this new work, Rohr added three chapters that discuss John the Baptist, Saint Paul and grief.

Further Reading


Mental Health provides self-help tools – for mental, emotional and social health.

Men's Support Groups in Ohio from Psychology Today.

MaleSurvivor is a leader in the fight to improve the resources and support available to male survivors of all forms of sexual abuse in the US and around the globe.

Men can also be victims of sexual abuse. Find more resources at The National Domestic Violence Hotline.

RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.