Betty Jane Bailey

J. Martin Bailey

Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2010

Second Edition

The authors, both UCC ministers with long experience of living in the Middle East, give an update to their 2003 original edition.  They cover a variety of Christian traditions in many countries, and provide a short history of churches in the region.

Madeleine L'Engle

HarperCollins, 1984

In a reprint of her 1976 original edition, beloved author L'Engle leads the reader through the church year beginning in Advent and shares her thoughts on the patterns of the liturgical seasons as well as from her own life experience.

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Edward J. Blum 

Paul Harvey

University of North Carolina Press, 2012 

 

Edward J. Blum and Paul Harvey, both university professors, collaborate to trace American portrayal of the color of Jesus Christ and its profound effect on creating and shaping United States history, society, and religion.

Eugene H. Peterson

Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2007

"Eugene Peterson has given us another magnificent book. Filled with wisdom and insight, The Jesus Way considers the multitude of ways and words that came together in Jesus through Israel even as it exposes the false ways of arrogance, power, and violence that accompanied him in the first century.

Jan L. Richardson

Upper Room Books, 2010

 

Jan Richardson gives her readers a bouquet of spiritual offerings across millenia, focusing on six women who are saints and biblical figures, each with their sacred sanctuary of prayers, and poetry, and story: Eve, St. Brigid of Kildare, the Desert Mothers, Hildegard of Bingen, Harriet Powers, and the woman of the Song of Songs.

 

Bruno Barnhart

Paulist Press, 1998

Highly-respected author in the contemplative movement and a monk, Barnhart delineates for his readers the four dimensions of the Christian spiritual experience which lead to a deeper union with God.

John Dominic Crossan

HarperOne, 2010

Crossan, bestselling author and biblical scholar on Jesus, sees in The Lord's Prayer a liberating hymn of justice  which set the course for Jesus's followers, and 2000 years later calls us to respond as part of God's kingdom.

Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand:  

He Karakia Mihinare O Aotearoa

HarperCollins, 1997

This prayer book was written for the Anglican Church of New Zealand and contains prayers by Christian Maoris (and other Polynesian cultures) alongside English liturgies.

 

David Steindl-Rast

Doubleday Image, 2010

 

A close line-by-line reading of the Apostles' Creed, which reveals the inclusive and universal aspect of Christian faith and love to be found in a deeper spiritual awareness. An inspiring and refreshing look at foundational creed.  Foreword is by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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Marcus J. Borg

HarperOne, 2011

Bestselling, groundbreaking author and theologian Borg examines our interpretations of significant biblical words for Christians and how as a result, they have narrowed our scope of our religious understanding.