For the second year (last year’s list is available here) I offer my list of the “top 10 books published this year.” Since this is 2011, I have expanded the list to include eleven titles.
|Aboujaoude, Elias||Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality|
|Borg, Marcus||Speaking Christian: Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power – And How They Can Be Restored|
|Chaves, Mark||American Religion: Contemporary Trends|
|Kinnaman, David||You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church . . . And Rethinking Faith|
|McKnight, Scot||The King Jesus Gospel: The Original Good News Revisited|
|Peterson, Eugene||The Pastor: A Memoir|
|Roxburgh, Alan J.||Missional: Joining God in the Neighborhood|
|Rudin, James||Christians & Jews – Faith to Faith: Tragic History, Promising Present, Fragile Future|
|Spong, John Shelby||Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World|
|Van Gelder, Craig and Zscheile, Dwight J.||The Missional Church in Perspective: Mapping Trends and Shaping the Conversation|
Note: Only those books I reviewed here on sowhatfaith.com were considered for inclusion on this list.
I provided an alphabetical list since a ranked list would be nearly impossible to craft. In reviewing the authors on this year’s list and last, you will note that only Marcus Borg and Scot McKnight are present on both. Finally, I offer the top two books insofar as their influence on my life of faith (again in alphabetical order):
- American Religion: Contemporary Trends by Mark Chaves
- You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church . . . And Rethinking Faith by David Kinnaman
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