Christian Miracle Foundation Press, 2010

 

No need to hide your Kindle under a pew cushion on Sunday--the Book of Common Prayer has gone electronic. This is the Kindle version of The Book of Common Prayer, the liturgical prayer book published in 1979 by the Episcopal Church of the United States of America.

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Eleonore Stump

Oxford University Press, 2011

Stump takes up the subject of suffering in this impressive work, which she feels is a more apropos word than evil.  It is the suffering that is the result of evil that is painful for humans.

Elizabeth Roberts and Elias Amidon, editors

HarperCollins, 1991

Although this book was published twenty years ago, its prayers still ring with truth and purpose for our time, maybe even more so.  A collection of prayers from all different traditions, and religious figures, as well as famous poets, it is divided into sections for various occasions such as Praise and Thanksgiving, Blessings and Invocations, Cycles of Life.

 

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Desmond Tutu

Doubleday, 2006

 

Originally published in 1995, this outstanding collection is composed of prayers from the continent of Africa selected by Tutu, and each section carries an introduction written by him.  This is a wonderful resource for liturgy and personal devotion and offers insight into the unique African Christian sprituality.

 

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Jurgen Moltmann

Fortress Press, 1993

"This is Jürgen Moltmann's best and therefore most important book. He has substantially changed the central thrust of his theology without sacrificing its most vital element, its passionate concern for alleviation of the world's suffering." -Langdon Gilkey

 

Diana Butler Bass

HarperOne, 2012

Highly respected author and scholar on the contemporary church, Diana Butler Bass focuses her newest book, Christianity After Religion, on thre areas: the reasons for the recent decline of the Christian church, the movement for change within that community, and the history of America's spiritual awakenings.

Anne Lamott

Riverhead (Penguin), 2012 

 

Beloved bestsellling author Anne Lamott's latest book is about her prayers for the struggles, gratitude, and joy we experience in life and want to talk about with God.  She shows us how to pray throughout our day for the things that matter to us, our loved ones, and to the world.

Reinhold Niebuhr

Robert McAfee Brown, editor

Yale University Press, 1986

Edited by a former Niebuhr student, this anthology of the most influential American theologian of the 20th century has found new readers in the 21st.  Niebuhr was a professor of Bonhoeffer's at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, 1930-1931.

Martin Thielen

Westminster John Knox Press, 2011

For those Christians who have doubts about their own faith and their doubts about Christian faith, this is unique, pastoral guide. 

Walter Brueggemann

Westminster John Knox Press, 2010

 Widely-respected First Testament theologian and author, Brueggemann goes to the texts of Exodus, Jeremiah, and Isaiah for inspiration and models of hope and restoration in our 21st century world as he asks what the role of the church should be and urges us to seek the greater "common good" for all in this time of economic and social crisis.

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