The chief criterion for inclusion
in this list is that an item is likely to be of interest to members
of the Special Interest Group.
Many colleagues have made suggestions, and more would be
welcome, to help fill the gaps and improve the balance. (Please
provide all publishing details and a brief annotation). Inevitably
there has to be selection and the SPSIG Steering Group makes the
final decision about what to include. Books listed are almost all
recent, since to tackle the historic literature would be
The annotations are mostly
personal, and are intended to be helpful rather than definitive.
Material between single quotes is from dust jackets, blurbs or
reviews, but has been vetted for relevance and appositeness. Books
starred are regarded as directly concerned with spirituality as it
relates to the practice of psychiatry and medicine; such
categorisation is no more than indicative.