Amy Lonetree

University of North Carolina Press, 2012


This book examines how the history of Native Americans is told through museum exhibits.  Professor Lonetree looks at the growing voice of American Indians in the creation of exhibitions about their own story and how museums can convey Native culture within the context of Native American experience of genocide, and other unresolved trauma, and bring these momentous issues into exhibit rooms.

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.

Jon M. Sweeney

Image Doubleday, 2012


This book tells the history of an unusual event in the thirteenth century when Peter Morrone, a religious hermit and founder of his own order, was chosen to be Pope Celestine V.

Roberta C. Bondi

Fortress Press, 1987


Roberta Bondi, scholar and retired professor of church history, brings her intimate knowledge of the desert mothers and fathers and shares their experience with God's divine love at the heart of Christian faith. By their contemplative life, these men and women followed the path of love which brought them not only the humility to confront their own shortcomings, but a deep peace of union with God.

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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.

Karen Armstrong

Knopf, 2006

The earliest beginnings of religion in the ninth century BCE is the subject.  Armstrong, Bestselling author and world-renowned religious historian unveils for the reader this fascinatingly unique period of religious ferment known as the Axial Age. 

Roberta C. Bondi

Fortress Press, 1991


Bondi, a retired professor of early church history and author of To Love as God Loves, focuses on the prayer of the desert  mothers and fathers and what we learn about prayer from the wisdom of their experience. She examines the struggles of all of us to develop a deeper relationship with God through prayer and shows us path to a fuller life of prayer as the monastics taught.

Parker Palmer

Jossey-Bass, 2011

Palmer, author of the classic Let Your Life Speak, has written a new book which challenges our current practice of democracy and asks us to embrace the  "the heart's alchemy that can turn suffering into community, conflict into the energy of creativity, and tension into an opening toward the common good."

Immaculee Ilibagiza

Hay House, 2009

Ilibagiza, the author of Left to Tell. continues the incredible and inspiring story of her survival of the 1994 genocide in her native country: her search for a new beginning, and discovery of a new life in the United States.

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.

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