Reading Suggestions


Stephen Ambrose: Undaunted Courage

Marcus Borg: Conflict, Holiness and Politics in the Teachings of Jesus; The First Paul, The First Week & The First Christmas (w. J.D. Crossan)

Greg Boyd: God of the Possible; The Myth of a Christian Nation

Walter Brueggmann: Finally Comes the Poet; An Introduction to the Old Testament;Living toward a Vision; Spirituality of the Psalms; A Theological Introduction to the Old Testament (w. Burch, Fretheim & Petersen)

Emile Brunner: Justice and the Social Order

Frederick Buechner: Telling the Truth; Wishful Thinking; Peculiar Treasures; Secrets in the Dark; et al

Orson Scott Card: Ender’s Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind

Annie Dillard: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

J. Vincent Donovan: Christianity Rediscovered

Fyodor Dostoyevsky: The Brothers Karamazov

Joseph J. Ellis: Founding Brothers; American Creation; American Sphinx

Victor Paul Furnish: Theology and Ethics in Paul (NT Library)

Graham Greene: The Power and the Glory

Rene Girard: Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World

Richard Hays: The Moral Vision of the New Testament

S. Mark Heim: Saved from Sacrifice

Abraham Heschel: The Prophets

Victor Hugo: Les Miserables

Tracy Kidder: Mountains Beyond Mountains

C.S. Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia; God in the Dock; The Weight of Glory; The Great Divorce

Duman Malone: Jefferson and His Time (five-volume series on Thomas Jefferson)

Emily St. John Mandel: Station Eleven

Brian McLaren: A Generous Orthodoxy; Everything Must Change; The Secret Message of Jesus; The Church on the Other Side; Adventures in Missing the Point (w. T. Campolo)

Jack Miles: God, Christ

Reinhold Niebuhr: Discerning the Times; An Interpretation of Christian Ethics; Leaves from the Notebook of a Tamed Cynic

Patrick O’Brien: Aubrey-Maturin Series

J. David Pleins: Social Visions of the Hebrew Bible

Walter Rauschenbusch: A Theology for the Social Gospel; Dare We Be Christians?; Social Principles of Jesus; Christianity and the Social Crisis

E.P. Sanders: Paul and Palestinian Judaism; Paul, the Law and the Jewish People; Jesus and Judaism

John Sanders: The God Who Risks

Jeff Shaara: Rise to Rebellion; The Glorious Cause; Gods & Generals; The Last Full Measure; Gone for Soldiers

Michael Shaara: The Killer Angels

J.R.R. Tolkien: The Hobbit; The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Jay Winik: April 1865, The Great Upheaveal

Gordon Wood: Revolutionary CharactersEmpire of Liberty

John Howard Yoder: The Politics of Jesus


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