Sixth Edition

Paul J. Kaufmann

Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2010

English and debate professor Kaufmann has written a unique book which is devoted to the ways we listen in our lives: in communities, between cultures, within relationships, and to ourselves.  He covers all aspects of listening encounters and how we can be discerning amidst the impact of the consumer society.

Kenneth E. Bailey

IVP Academic, 2011

The newest study by respected scholar and clergy whose personal experience of living in the the Middle East and thoroughly digesting its culture and history gives a uniquely informed perspective of First Letter to the Corinthians, one of the most quoted Pauline epistles.

Mark Willliams

Lulu, 2009 

This refreshing volume of poetry by Williams, a spiritual director and author, is like a soft rain on spring buds. His poems celebrate the exhuberance and abundance of the beauty of life and the wonder of God's love.

Yossi Klein Halevi

HarperCollins, 2001

Halevi, an American-born Israeli, goes on a search to understand the Muslims and Christians who live with him in Israel and the spiritual heritage they share.

Elizabeth Steele Halstead, Paul Detterman,

Joyce Borger & John D. Witvliet, editors

Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2010

This creative "devotional commentary" on the Letter to the Phillipians is augmented with the words and art of well known writers and artists of the twentieth century.

Judith Valente

Charles Reynard

Loyola Press, 2006 

This unusual book is a compilation of poems which invite spiritual reflection and short essays about the poems and their authors and other prose on matters of the spirit and heart. 

W. Phillip Keller

Zondervan, 2008

This bestselling book, originally published in 1993, is appreciated for its unique and knowledgeable perspective on the 23rd Psalm: a journalist and agrologist, Keller was once a shepherd himself!

Mary C. Earle

Morehouse Publishing, 2012


Earle is author of Beginning Again: Wisdom for Living with Illness.  She writes from her own experience of  chronic illness, focusing again on the body in her newest book. Specifically, she composed meditations and exercises on a parts of the body which are to be practiced spiritually and physically. Earle leads readers through a greater appreciation of the human body and the organs which enable its life.

Bruno Barnhart

Wipf and Stock, 2008

Barnhardt takes the wisdom tradition perspective of gleaning the deep insights in the Fourth Gospel, viewing Jesus as the human manifestation of God's divinity and truth.

Jan L. Richardson

Wanton Gospeller Press, 2010 


United Methodist minister and author of In the Sanctuary with Women, Richardson explores the layers of meaning in the darkness of Advent through her prose, poetry, and collages in this unique book of reflections which invites us into the beauty of the season's depths.

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