Amos Oz

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2005

"Award-winning Israeli author Oz (The Same Sea), whose childhood ambition was to be a book, has constructed a memoir full of family wisdom, history, and culture.

Marvin Meyer and James M. Robinson

HarperCollins, 2009

With a resurgence in the interest in the noncanonical gospels, particularly the gospels of Thomas, Philip, Mary, and Judas, Robinson and Meyer have made a brand new translation of these scriptures which were found in 1945 and first bought to publication in 1978.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Edwin Robertson, editor and translator

Zondervan, 1999

While imprisoned by Hitler at Flossenburg in 1945, Bonhoeffer wrote ten poems that speak to his profound faith and fierce willingness to sacrifice for it. These poems are a witness to his life.  Robertson re-creates the setting and reviews the poems for their meaning for the writer, history, and for Christians.


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Mitri Raheb

Augsburg Fortress, 2004

Raheb, pastor of Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethelehem, Palestine, presents powerful testimonies of Christian Palestinians whose daily hardship is endured by their faith.  The church endured occupation by Israeli forces in 2002.


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Cynthia Bourgeault

Praxis, 2008

These three gifted scholars and contemplatives offer fresh translations of the gospels of Thomas, Mary Magdalene, and Philip, which have intrigued Christians since their publication in the mid- or late 20th century.

 Coleman Barks

HarperOne, 2006  

A book of a year's poetry by the most popular poet in America, the 13th century Sufi mystic, Jelauddin Rumi. Barks, his best-known translator and editor, offers a wide selection of favorites for daily inspiration.

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Lynn Bauman

White Cloud Press, 2003

This is a innovative, lively translation of the gospel of Thomas with emphasis on the Wisdom aspects of Jesus.

David L. Balch, editor

Wipf and Stock, 2007

Ten different points of view are represented in this study by ten authors who are either scholars, clergy, or theologians writing on the biblical interpretation of homosexuality in which, in a rare format, they respond to one another in a lively, open discussion. 

Daniel Ladinsky, translator

Penguin Compass, 2002

Here is a selection of divine poetry by Christian and Muslim mystics: Rumi, St. Francis of Assisi, Hafiz, St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross and others.

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Karen L. King

Harvard University Press, 2006

In another exciting exploration an early Christian text, the Apocryphon of John, King brings her scholarly expertise and original perspective on the study of this noncanonical gospel discovered in 1896.

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