Miroslav Wolf, editor

Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2012

 

This book is the result of conversations in a successive pair of consultations whereby religious thinkers and believers in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam considered the question which has been an issue for centuries: whether all three monotheistic faiths worship the same God.

Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

Oxford University Press, 2008

Fifth Edition

 

This classic guidebook gives outstanding historical and archaeological details about the sites in this ancient land, both holy and secular. No tourist/pilgrim should leave for the Holy Land without it.

Mary Oliver

Beacon Press, 2004

Oliver's twelfth volume of poetry, containing forty-seven poems, celebrates the wonder of nature and the mystery of being alive in God's creation. 

 

Madeleine L'Engle

Shaw Books, 2005

This is a fabulous collection of L'Engle's 200 poems about, life, faith, and mystery. In her words, "Poetry, at least the kind I write, is written out of immediate need; it is written out of pain, joy, and experience too great to be borne until it is ordered into words. And then it is written to be shared.”

 

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Andy Carr and Michael Wood

Shambhala Publications, 2011

 

The photographer authors take a Buddhist mindfulness approach to helping readers photographer to see with new eyes the world around them, noticing the details in the present moment and the beauty in the ordinary.

Emily Dickinson

Thomas H. Johnson, editor

Little, Brown 1976

This is the complete collection by Emily Dickinson, the brilliant, famously reclusive 19th century poet whose poems are as fresh as today.  She left the formal church as a teenager, but saw the living world as a sacred place.

Susan Stewart

University of Chicago, 2005

Published in hardcover in 2003, Stewart's breathtaking volume of poetry is a wonderful discovery.  Her poems have a startling impact as they reflect on the odd moments and everyday phenomenon which are crucial to living.

Sandy Tolan

Bloomsbury, 2006

A compelling story of two families, Israeli and Palestinian, as they endure more than 70 years of strife and warfare between their people, and how their lives intertwine in the heart of it.

Amos Oz

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2005

"Award-winning Israeli author Oz (The Same Sea), whose childhood ambition was to be a book, has constructed a memoir full of family wisdom, history, and culture.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Edwin Robertson, editor and translator

Zondervan, 1999

While imprisoned by Hitler at Flossenburg in 1945, Bonhoeffer wrote ten poems that speak to his profound faith and fierce willingness to sacrifice for it. These poems are a witness to his life.  Robertson re-creates the setting and reviews the poems for their meaning for the writer, history, and for Christians.

 

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