Transforming Center and IVP Partner to Carry on Legacy of M. Robert Mulholland Jr.

The Transforming Center is honored to steward the work of Dr. M. Robert Mulholland, Jr (1936-2015) by offering two of his most important works to a new generation of pastors and leaders as Transforming Resources®. In partnership with InterVarsity Press we will be re-releasing expanded editions of Invitation to a Journey and The Deeper Journey as Transforming Resources this spring!

Based on the vision of Transforming Resources, these books will strengthen the souls of pastors, Christian leaders, and the congregations and organizations they serve. Beyond mere information, each book is designed to provide step-by-step guidance for engaging the practices that foster greater intimacy with God and deeper levels of spiritual transformation. 

Invitation To A Journey by M. Robert Mulholland, Jr

Available Spring 2016

M. Robert Mulholland has guided tens of thousands of readers into spiritual formation practices for more than twenty years through Invitation to a Journey. Ruth Haley Barton, award-winning author and founder of the Transforming Center, has added a new introduction, discussion questions and sharing opportunities to this respected resource.

In the new expanded edition of Invitation to a Journey: A Road Map for Spiritual Formation, you will find spiritual practices that are intended to be a means of God’s grace – concrete ways of opening to God’s transforming work in your life in very personal ways. 

The Deeper Journey by M. Robert Mulholland, Jr

Available May 2016

The new expanded edition of The Deeper Journey: The Spirituality of Discovering Your True Self exposes the false selves you may be tempted to hide behind and helps you discover the true self that comes from being hidden with Christ in God. This expanded edition includes a study guide for individual reflection or group discussion.

Mulholland’s legacy of teaching and forming spiritual leaders has been a blessing to so many Transforming Community alumni. These expanded editions make them even more useful resources.


Robert Mulholland aided the Transforming Center in strengthening the souls of Christian leaders through his books and teaching in Transforming Community Retreat 8 . His role as a teacher, friend, and spiritual mentor played an integral part in the Transforming Community and will continue to help change lives through these expanded resources.  He will also continue to teach in the Transforming Community through video recordings of this unpublished teaching.

“Bob was a theologian. His definition of spiritual formation is so clear and his approach to describing the process of spiritual formation is highly integrative of personal spiritual disciplines with the communal aspects of our faith. At every turn in his teaching and writing, he demonstrated that the process of being conformed to the image of Christ is always a means of opening to God’s grace for the abundance of our own lives AND it is always for the sake of others.” – Ruth Haley Barton

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Continue exploring the impact of Dr. M. Robert Mulholland, Jr.:

Learn more about the new M. Robert Mulholland Scholarship Fund.

Read Ruth’s message from Mulholland’s memorial service.

Purchase Spiritual Transformation for the Sake of Others DVD curriculum with Robert Mulholland and Ruth Haley Barton

Donate towards the M. Robert Mulholland Scholarship Fund.

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the Transforming Center

desires to see churches and Christian organizations become communities of authentic spiritual transformation – and that begins with transforming leaders. We seek to strengthen the souls of pastors and leaders, equipping them to guide their churches and organizations to become spiritually transforming communities that discern and do the will of God in their settings. Read more about the Transforming Center.


  1. David Strieff on May 16, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    We are very excited about these two new resources — no one else is offering these new book editions, paired with either the DVD of Bob and Ruth discussing spiritual formation or the audio book of the Invitation to a Journey. I may be a little partial because I’m the Transforming Resources Retreat Manager, but I can also speak of the impact Bob’s teaching has had (and continues) on my life. The practices at the end of each chapter and discussion questions are great for individual as well as group study.

  2. Melanie Neilson on May 5, 2016 at 8:59 am

    I was wondering if the revised versions of the books were available yet. I tried to find them on amazon but was not able to.
    Thank you and God bless you, Melanie

    • Jeffery James on May 5, 2016 at 10:27 am

      These books are both available from our online bookstore

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