Books by Jill Geoffrion

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Praying the Labyrinth: A Journal for Spiritual Exploration. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 1999.

  • Based on Jill’s experiences of praying the Labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral, this book invites the reader to explore
    her/his own spiritual experiences both on and off the labyrinth.

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Living the Labyrinth: 101 Paths to a Deep Connection with the Sacred. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2000.

  • This book encourages readers to expand the ways in which they explore the labyrinth. Full of helpful ideas for individual and group use of the labyrinth.

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The Labyrinth and the Enneagram: Circling into Prayer. Co-authored with Elizabeth Nagel. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2001.

  • Readers are given an orientation to the enneagram and an explanation of its nine positions, as well as exercises on the labyrinth to identify barriers within. From these experiences, readers will enjoy the transformation that arises from new learning and insight. Space for journaling and reflection is provided with each experience.

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Labyrinth and Song of Songs. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2003.

  • Labyrinth and Song of Songs lays side by side the author’s poetry, prayers and hymns which were inspired by the labyrinth and the Hebrew Scriptures love poem “Song of Songs.” Written in the voices of Lover, Beloved and Friends, both works are personal, provocative, and invitational. Delight, longing, and love rise up to greet the reader.

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Pondering the Labyrinth: Questions to Pray on the Path. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2003.

  • This book was written in response to expressed needs for resources that could be used at a labyrinth. Divided into four sections, About Labyrinths, Questions to Ponder As You Experience the Labyrinth, Questions to Ponder Away from the Labyrinth, and Questions to Ponder for Special Reasons, this book is highly accessible. Those encountering the labyrinth for the first time will find their questions answered while those who have been using the labyrinth will discover new approaches to their labyrinth experiences.

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Christian Prayer and Labyrinths: Pathways to Fatih, Hope, and Love. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2004.

  • Geoffrion has created another groundbreaking book designed specifically for Christians who would like to use the labyrinth for personal meditation or communal Christian worship. She begins with a brief summary of the Christian history of labyrinths, and from there, offers both Hebrew and Christian Scripture texts with a question and prayer connected to each Scripture. There is also a section on experiencing Christ in the labyrinth that contains prayers and poems. Several line drawings of labyrinths and journal sheets are included. (Pilgrim Press)

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Praying the Chartres Labyrinth: A Pilgrim’s Guide. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2006.

  • This book serves as a guide to pilgrimage, Chartres Cathedral and the Chartres labyrinth as well as a journal in which a pilgrim can record experiences and the spiritual significance of these. Each page includes a poem that brings a relevant topic into focus. Above is a related image. Below is a suggestion of how to explore one’s inner landscape as well as space to get started.

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A Pilgrim’s Journal: Chartres Cathedral. Wayzata, MN, Faith, Hope, and Love Press, 2008.

  • A 75 page journal designed for pilgrims to Chartres. Each page is graced with a watermark photo from a special part of the cathedral, a journal sentence starter, and an area designated for prayer. $25.00, shipping included. Order directly from Jill.

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Reflections On A Voyage, Pictures and Prayers by Jill Geoffrion. Poems by Bob Kimberly (2015)

  • The pictures in this book were taken by Jill as she traveled from Australia across the Pacific Ocean with stops in places like French Polynesia and the Easter Islands en route to Lima, Peru and around the horn to Buenos Aires. On the cruise Jill posted a daily blog with pictures and prayers. Her father, Bob, selected a few of them to use as prompts for his poems.

More reflections by Jill Geoffrion. Poems by Bob Kimberly (2015)

  • The pictures in this book were taken by Jill as she traveled from Australia across the Pacific Ocean with stops in places like French Polynesia and the Easter Islands en route to Lima, Peru and around the horn to Buenos Aires. ill posted a daily blog with pictures and prayers. Her father, Bob, selected a few of them to use as prompts for his poems.


Resources for Praying by The Rev. Jill Kimberly Hartwell Geoffrion, Ph.D.

Praying Can Be: Embodied Explorations of the Lord’s Prayer.

  • The work illustrates how difficult and yet meaningful it can be for a contemporary Christian to pray one of the ancient prayers of her/his tradition. Attention is given throughout to the embodied experience of prayer and the connective possibilities of the activity of praying.

Embracing the Questions: A Resource for Exploring

  • “What question will help me be who I want to be–for myself, for others, for God?” Each page of this book offers a different question and leaves room for responses.

Why Not Pray?

  • Springing from personal and biblical touchstones, these short devotional thoughts and original black and white mandalas invite the reader to pray about anything and everything.

Psalms: Then and Now.

  • Written in response to images, emotions and challenges of the biblical Psalms, these one hundred and fifty contemporary psalms invite the reader to pray openly and honestly.

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