Marianne Race, CSJ

Laurie Brink, OP

Wipf and Stock, 2008

The liturgical readings of the church year are set against the inspiring landscape of the Holy Land, as lectionary Scripture is paired with photographs and thoughtful reflections on the land of faith.

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N. T. Wright

Fortress Press, 2003

The meaning of the resurrection of Christ is the subject of this book by the Anglican biblical theologian and popular author. It's a treasure trove of information and insight and must-reading for those looking for a thorough study on the resurrection as understood in the First and Second Testaments.


Eugene H. Peterson
Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2008

The gospel stories and prayers are freshly revealed as Peterson walks alongside Jesus in his ministry. The author's study of the words of Jesus, especially his prayers, is powerful. He takes you to those moments in the gospel story.

Eugene H. Peterson

Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2005

Peterson urges us to sink our teeth into the Bible and get it under our skin as he shows us how to revel in its language and to write sermons with respect for the power of their subject.

Edwin Robertson, editor and translator

Zondervan, 2002

This small volume is a collection of various writings of Bonhoeffer on a number of the psalms of the First Testatment.

Donald Jackson, Illuminator

Saint John's University, 2010

This is the latest achievement in the world-acclaimed Saint John's Bible series by Donald Jackson, Artistic Director and Illuminator.

Michael Wise, Martin Abegg, Jr., and Edward Cook

HarperCollins, 2005

A new translation since 1996, this is the most complete edition of the legendary Dead Sea Scrolls scriptures which written in the first century BCE and were found in caves at Qumran in 1946-47.

Edited by Michael D. Coogan, Marc Z. Brettler, Carol A. Newsom, and Pheme Perkins

Fourth Edition

Oxford University Press, 2010

A favorite choice amongst clergy, academics, and seminarians, this New Oxford Annotated Bible (NRSV with the Apocrypha) is now in its fourth edition with a new format, updated maps, and with fifty percent new material.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Edited by Manfred Weber

Westminster John Knox Press, 1996

This is a small collection of Bonhoeffer's superlative meditations and thoughts on the the Cross of Jesus Christ, on its purpose by God and its meaning for Christians, drawn from various writings.  It is a wonderful book for Lent and Easter as well as for anyone seeking a focus for their own devotion and reflection.

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Elaine Pagels

Random House, 2004

With superlative research and insight, Pagels unveils early texts which are a long-forgotten part of Christian history, returning to the riches of Thomas as she struggles with her own faith after the death of her son.

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