John Dear

Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2008

 

Respected peace activist and Jesuit priest John Dear's newest book explores what Jesus really says about nonviolence and how to implement that in our lives as Christians today, giving instances of his own nonviolent actions in defense of peace.  He also reviews the work of famous twentieth-century peace activists and shares his vision of a world without violence.

 

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William Keepin

Cynthia Brix 

Molly Dwyer

Hohm Press, 2007

William Keepin and Cynthia Brix, internationally recognized for their gender reconciliation work, share their journeys with women and men who have had the courage to confront gender injustices and come together in "gender reconciliation" throughout the world, especially in South Africa and India.

David Beckmann

Westminster John Knox Press, 2010

Beckmann and the organization which he leads, Bread for the World, won the World Food Prize this year for their work in reducing hunger on the planet.

Rita Nakashima Brock

Rebecca Ann Parker

Beacon Press, 2001

 

The co-authors and friends wrote this book from their own experiences with suffering and out of their belief that the theology of the cross perpetuates the victimhood of violence, especially for women.

Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Knopf, 2009

In their bestselling book, Kristof and WuDunn, husband and wife, discuss the state of women's and girls' lives and rights worldwide, raising the issues of gendercide, slavery, and economic powerlessness.

Dorothee Soelle

Fortress Press, 2001

In what is considered her finest work, German liberation theologian Soelle examines the character and experience of mysticism which is available to us all as it has been to many mystics in the past.

Oscar Romero

Orbis Books, 1998

This is a stunning book of quotations by Oscar Romero taken from his powerful sermons as he spoke prophetically in truth about the violent oppression of his flock, the ordinary people of El Salvador.

James Newton Poling

Abingdon Press, 1991

In his groundbreakingly honest book, Poling, a professor of pastoral theology and pastoral counselor, considers the long history of sexual abuse in Christian culture and its deep ramifications personally, socially, and theologically.

Eugene H. Peterson
Wm B. Eerdmans, 2010

In this last book in the "conversation" series, Peterson takes St. Paul's letter to the Ephesians as his model for today's church congregations who struggle with growing up in Christ and achieving spiritual maturity. Peterson calls us to re-examine the central features of our faith such as peace, grace, salvation, and love as revealed in Christ and embrace the reality of the resurrection in our midst.

Bernard Haisch

Weiser Books, 2009

 

An exploration of God and consciousness from a scientific perspective which takes into account quantum theory and light, spirit and matter, and God as the source of it all.