Top 10 Books of 2012

Over the course of the past year, I have reviewed nearly 50 books written in 2012.  Today, I share my top ten:

Bass, Diana Butler Christianity After Religion: The End of the Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening
Borg, Marcus J. Evolution of the Word: The New Testament in the Order the Books Were Written
Crossan, John Dominic The Power of Parable: How Fiction by Jesus Became Fiction About Jesus
Gyatso, Tenzin (the 14th Dalai Lama) Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World
Jacobsen, Douglas & Jacobsen, Rhonda H. No Longer Invisible: Religion in University Education
Klinenberg, Eric Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone
Lantzer, Jason S. Mainline Christianity: The Past and Future of America’s Majority Faith
Meyers, Robin The Underground Church: Reclaiming the Subversive Way of Jesus
Patel, Eboo Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America
Smith, Efrem The Post-Black & Post-White Church: Becoming the Beloved Community in a Multi-Ethnic World

 

So What?

In keeping with prior years (Top Books of 2011 and Top Books of 2010), I crafted a list in alphabetical order.  This year’s top two books insofar as their influence on my life of faith (again in alphabetical order):

  • Christianity After Religion: The End of the Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening by Diana Butler Bass
  • The Post-Black & Post-White Church: Becoming the Beloved Community in a Multi-Ethnic World by Efrem Smith
What book or books have been most helpful to you on your journey of faith in 2012?

Comments

  1. Bob Lawrence says:

    Thank you for my reading list for 2013! I’ve already shared with you that Robin Meyers’ book is #1 for me, but #2 would have to be “The Trouble with Resurrection” by Bernard Brandon Scott.

  2. Thanks, Bob. I have not read Bernand Brandon Scott’s book, “The Trouble with Resurrection.” Believe it or not, I have a smile pile of read but not yet reviewed books from 2012. I hope to share my thoughts on those later this month before moving on to 2013 texts.

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