adult spiritual Formation The life you've always wanted For an introduction to the spiritual disciplines and spiritual formation, read John Ortberg’s The Life You’ve Always Wanted. This book is an easy read. Celebration of Discipline If you are already interested in the topic and know something about it, check out Foster’s Celebration of Discipline. This book is not a hard read, nor is it too elementary. The spirit of the disciplines If you love spiritual disciplines and formation and want to grow deeper, read Dallas Willard’s The Spirit of the Disciplines You are what you love For a book that talks about how we are formed by the competing world of God’s Spirit and the world around us, read You Are What You Love by James K.A. Smith a long obedience in the same direction A Long Obedience in the Same Direction by Eugene Peterson is a wonderful book about the journey of faith in everyday life.