Orbis Books launched its Modern Spiritual Masters Series in 1998. If you're looking to explore the wealth of spiritual wisdom available today, this series is a great place to begin. These books gather together the writings of important spiritual teachers from many different traditions. Each editor provides an introduction about the teacher's legacy, along with relevant biographical information and commentary.

We have reviewed many of these paperbacks and have included excerpts from each book so readers can gain access to the teacher's style of writing and approach to spiritual challenges and human problems. The Modern Spiritual Masters Series provides inspiration for all spiritual seekers who desire guidance and wisdom from those who have made their mark upon the times. The breadth and depth of the material in these volumes is awesome and reveals how diverse spiritual teachers have addressed many of the most pressing ethical issues of the human adventure.

Swami Abhishiktananda: Essential Writings Selected with an Introduction by Shirley Du Boulay.

Daniel Berrigan: Essential Writings Selected with an Introduction by John Dear.

Thomas Berry: Selected Writings on the Earth Community Selected with an Introduction by Mary Evelyn Tukcer & John Grim.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Writings Selected with an Introduction by Robert Coles.

Robert McAfee Brown: Spiritual & Prophetic Writings Selected with an Introduction by Paul Crowley.

Dom Helder Camara : Essential Writings Selected with an Introduction by Francis McDonagh

Carlo Carretto: Essential Writings Selected with an Introduction by Robert Ellsberg

G. K. Chesterton: Essential Writings Selected with an Introduction by William Griffin.

Joan Chittister: Essential Writings Selected with an Introduction by Mary Lou Kownacki and Mary Hembrow Snyder.

The Dalai Lama: Essential Writings with an Introduction by Thomas A. Forsthoefel.

Catherine De Hueck Doherty: Eseential Writings with an Introduction by David Meconi.

Alfred Delp, S.J.: Prison Writings with an Introduction by Thomas Merton.

Anthony de Mello Writings Selected with an Introduction by William Dych, S.J.

Charles de Foucauld: Writings Selected with an Introduction by Robert Ellsberg.

Virgilio Elizondo: Essential Writings Selected with an Introduction byTimothy Matovina.

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essential Writings Selected with an Introduction by Jon M. Sweeney

Mohandas Gandhi: Essential Writings Selected with an Introduction by John Dear.

Bede Griffiths: Essential Writings Selected with an Introduction by Thomas Matus.

Gustavo Gutierrez: Spiritual Writings Selected with an Introduction by Daniel Groody.

Thich Nhat Hanh: Essential Writings Selected with an Introduction by Robert Ellsberg.

Etty Hillesum: Essential Writings Selected with an Introduction by Annemarie S. Kidder

Abraham Joshua Heschel: Essential Writings Selected with an Introduction by Susannah Heschel

Caryll Houselander: Essential Writings Selected with Commentary by Wendy M. Wright.

Pope John XIII: Essential Writings Selected with an Introduction by Jean Maalouf.

Rufus Jones: Essential Writings Selected with an Introduction by Kerry Walters.

Clarence Jordan: Essential Writings Selected with an Introduction by Joyce Hollyday.

John Main: Essential Writings Selected with an Introduction by Laurence Freeman.

James Martin: Essential Writings Selected with an Introduction by James T. Keane

Thomas Merton: Essential Writings Selected with an Introduction by Christine Bochen.

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh: Essential Writings Selected and with an Introduction by Gillian Crow

Henri Nouwen: Writings Selected with an Introduction by Robert A. Jonas.

Flannery O'Connor: Spiritual Writings Edited by Robert Ellsberg; Introduction by Richard Giannone.

Karl Rahner: Spiritual Writings Edited with an Introduction by Philip Endean.

Brother Roger of Taizé: Spiritual Writings Edited with an Introduction by Marcello Fidanzio.

Oscar Romero: Reflections on His Life and Writings by Marie Dennis, Renny Golden, Scott Wright.

Albert Schweitzer: Essential Writings Selected with an Introduction by James Brabazon.

William Stringfellow: Essential Writings Selected with an Introduction by Bill Wylie-Kellerman.

Sadhu Sundar Singh: Essential Writings Selected with an Introduction by Charles E. Moore.

Mother Maria Skobtsova: Essential Writings with an Introduction by Jim Forest.

Dorothee Soelle: Essential Writings Selected with an Introduction by Diane L. Oliver.

Edith Stein: Essential Writings Selected with an Introduction by John Sullivan, OCD.

David Steindl-Rast: Essential Writings Selected with an Introduction by Clare Hallward

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: Writings Selected with an Introduction by Ursula King.

St. Therese of Lisieux: Essential Writings Selected with an Introduction by Mary Frohlich.

Howard Thurman: Essential Writings Selected with an Introduction by Luther E. Smith, Jr.

Leo Tolstoy: Spiritual Writings Selected with an Introduction by Charles E. Moore.

Evelyn Underhill: Essential Writings Selected with an Introduction by Emilie Griffin.

Jean Vanier: Essential Writings Selected with an Introduction by Carolyn Whitney-Brown.

Swami Vivekananda: Essential Writings Selected with an Introduction by Victor Parachin.

Simone Weil: Writings Selected with an Introduction by Eric O. Springsted.

John Howared Yoder: Spiritual Writings Selected with an Introduction by Jenny Howell and Paul Martens.