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The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate
Certainly the best interpretation of Genesis One i've heard yet. Walton argues that Genesis One is meant to set forth the function of the creation rat ...more
Oct 2011
Nov 01, 2011
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
i was a bit leery of this since it was so popular and because Tolle is not associated with any particular form of spirituality. Having seen Richard Ro ...more
Jul 07, 2014
Jul 08, 2014
Bonhoeffer the Assassin?: Challenging the Myth, Recovering His Call to Peacemaking
This is a book that is long overdue and if anyone cared to hear the real story of Bonhoeffer, it would change history.

Bonhoeffer was made famous, not
Dec 05, 2013
Dec 09, 2013
Living Buddha, Living Christ
Thich Nhat Hanh studied comparative religion at Princeton and has done an excellent job comparing Christianity and Buddhism. One of the ways the compa ...more
Feb 2014
Feb 01, 2014
Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time: The Historical Jesus and the Heart of Contemporary Faith
Borg focuses on a metaphorical understanding of Scripture that turns out to be rich, deep and practical. He believes the story in the Scriptures is al ...more
Apr 20, 2015
Apr 21, 2015
Dreams: God's Forgotten Language
This was an excellent book for understanding why we should pay attention to our dreams. Here's a line that sums things up pretty well:

"We are not onl
Nov 28, 2013
Nov 28, 2013
The Complete Dream Book: Discover What Your Dreams Reveal about You and Your Life
This was a great practical introduction to understanding the psychology of your dreams. What i like about it is that it is down-to-earth. It's not sta ...more
Mar 2013
Mar 06, 2013
The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn't Say about Human Origins
Certainly interesting and proves true on helping one better understand what the Bible doesn't say about human origins. It seems to fall short on "what ...more
Feb 2012
Feb 03, 2012
The Scapegoat
What an enlightening look at the purpose of myth and how Christ puts an end to our "scapegoating". It is a revealing look at human social behavior and ...more
Jul 2013
Aug 01, 2013
Inner Work: Using Dreams and Active Imagination for Personal Growth
This book speaks to two areas: Dreams and Active Imagination. It is a good overview of understanding dreams as reflections of our own inward struggles ...more
Jan 10, 2014
Jan 16, 2014
Jesus the Son of Man
Amazing. Gibran takes us back to the life and times of Jesus and allows us to look through the eyes of those who encountered him in Galilee and the su ...more
Mar 24, 2015
Mar 24, 2015
Spiritual Formation: Following the Movements of the Spirit
This book, based on a variety of Nouwen's teachings, pulls together areas of spiritual development. These areas are split into three categories: Early ...more
Nov 24, 2013
Nov 25, 2013
Come Be My Light: The Private Writings of the Saint of Calcutta
This look behind the curtain of a saints heart is rather remarkable. One would never have guessed at Mother Teresa's spiritual struggles and her deep ...more
Jan 2013
Feb 02, 2013
The Courage to Be
Tillich analyzes the rise of society's existential awareness, looking at the development of existential philosophy and theology, comparing and contras ...more
Aug 2013
Aug 22, 2013
The Meaning of Mary Magdalene: Discovering the Woman at the Heart of Christianity
This was a great read, but not necessarily for the purpose of understanding Mary Magdalene better. It was a good introduction to the various tradition ...more
May 06, 2014
May 06, 2014
Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World
The Dalai Lama' secular ethic is remarkable and reminds me of the Christian understanding of the Imago Dei. There certainly is a "human ethic" innate ...more
Feb 2012
Feb 23, 2012
Surrender to Love: Discovering the Heart of Christian Spirituality
This is a wonderful book which reveals the true nature and key of spiritual transformation. Along the road to understanding there are some fine lines ...more
Aug 19, 2014
Aug 19, 2014
Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life
Falling upward is about the two halves of spiritual life. The first half gives us a foundation for the second half. Where the first is more black and ...more
Nov 2013
Nov 12, 2013
A Public Faith: How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good
Miroslav Volf lays out an excellent presentation on how we can bring our faith into public and politics while still respecting the faith/beliefs of ot ...more
Oct 15, 2013
Oct 15, 2013
Spiritual Direction and the Care of Souls: A Guide to Christian Approaches and Practices
This is a great source for understanding and defining spiritual direction all the more clearly. In the first chapters you'll hear spiritual direction ...more
May 26, 2015
May 31, 2015
Life with God: Reading the Bible for Spiritual Transformation
This is a good resource for learning how to read the Scriptures in a listening posture and using Scripture in your prayer life. It also has an excelle ...more
Apr 2013
Apr 22, 2013
The God Delusion
A great read. Dawkins didn't convince me that there is no God, but he did deepen my appreciation for existence and the complexities of the universe. H ...more
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Aug 06, 2011
The Heart Of A Great Pastor: How To Grow Strong And Thrive Wherever God Has Planted You
i've got mixed feelings on this. Definitely some good insights. i think we all ought to continue learning about what we "do", no matter what we "do". ...more
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Aug 06, 2011
Journey Inward, Journey Outward
Incredible insight into the necessity of the inward journey of self-realization and learning to operate from one's true self, in step with God. It the ...more
Feb 2014
Feb 12, 2014
Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?: A Historical Introduction
An excellent critique of the history of Christianity in America and the 'faith' of its founders. Fea gives a very balanced history which shows how Chr ...more
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Aug 06, 2011
Justification: God's Plan & Paul's Vision
N.T. Wright does a great job of describing justification and righteousness as it was understood in its Jewish context and differentiating it from the ...more
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Aug 06, 2011
Life After Death: A New Approach to the Last Things
This was an excellent look at eschatological issues. It's strengths were that it went beyond the theologies of Augustine and St. Thomas and looked at ...more
Mar 2013
Mar 01, 2013
The Undiscovered Self
In this writing Jung reveals his frustration with the slow pace at which psychology is being accepted in mainstream society. In his experience most pe ...more
Jan 03, 2015
Jan 03, 2015
Strength to Love
Definitely one of the best books i've read. Most of the writings come from MLK's sermons and focus on the call to a new way of dealing with evil. Most ...more
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Aug 06, 2011
The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things: Crime, Drugs, Minorities, Teen Moms, Killer Kids, Mutant Microbes, Plane Crashes, Road Rage, & So Much More
An excellent overview of all the stories you've ever heard and were shocked by, and the real endings that never made it into the news.
The news media
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Aug 06, 2011
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