Each month I’ll pick a book you might find interesting. It will be a work, old or new, that will make you see things in new ways. Let me know what you think!
February 2020 Selection This is a devotional classic, filled with daily insights from the late Henri Nouwen. If you’d like more, you can sign up for his daily meditations. You can find his book here.
January 2020 Selection Perhaps this title appealed to me because I’m past fifty and, indeed, seeing how life is getting better. Jonathan Rauch researches this biological phenomenon that cuts across cultures. There’s something within us that si […]
December, 2019 Selection By Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan, this book gives a scholarly overview of the birth narratives. You might not agree with their conclusions, but they certainly force you to dig deeper into the Bible and hear the […]
November, 2019 Selection Noted biographer Eric Metaxas examines what he considers to be modern miracles. While he writes from his own perspective as an evangelical Christian, he tries to describe objectively the unexplained things that have ha […]
October, 2019 Selection This short e-book by Brian McLaren is a must read. It explains the baffling phenomenon of why we base decisions on emotions rather than facts. The answer lies in the hidden biases we all have that impact our thoughts an […]
September, 2019 Selection Author Reza Aslan pushes the question, “Where does our quest for God and the resulting religious institutions come from?” Coming from the same author of the controversial Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazaret […]
August, 2019 Selection Columnist David Brooks says that the key to a meaningful, expansive life is to look for something much deeper than your personal ambitions or goals. The second mountain is the search for finding your unique place in the […]
July, 2019 Selection David Gushee, a Christian ethics professor, writes an autobiographical/reflective account of how he moved from an evangelical to a more progressive theological position. It’s an insightful narrative of how one’s faith grow […]
June, 2019 Selection After reading this latest work by Fr. Richard Rohr, you may never look at Jesus in the same way. Particularly, Father Rohr expands our view of Christ so as to confront the many ways we try to confine him, including rituals […]
May, 2019 Selection Rob Botherton, a young academic psychologist, explores why people believe even the most outrageous conspiracy theories. His work highlights the power of our subconscious, how it influences us in shaping our religious, polit […]
April, 2019 Selection Historian Noah Harari does an excellent job of knocking us humans off our imaginary throne. He paints a fascinating picture of our development as a species, and doesn’t sugarcoat the cost to the environment as we ascended […]
March, 2019 Selection Hemant Mehta, a young atheist activist and blogger, chronicles his visits to a variety of churches. He gives helpful “outsider” critiques to the congregations, and often dialogues with their pastors. Written with sincerit […]
Selection for February, 2019 Neuroscientist David Eagleman does an excellent job of noting how our conscious mind is only the tip of the huge iceberg that is the organ inside our cranium. Our brain operates on many hidden levels. If that’s the […]
Selection for January, 2019 Dr. Haidt, an American moral psychologist, does an excellent job of showing how irrational we can be just when we think we’re being rational. We may be born with a tendency toward values that make us liberal or con […]