Recent Reading – June

June booksThis is the final installment of my monthly posts sharing my ratings of some of the books I have recently read.  I plan to resume my normal routine of providing reviews next month.

  • (5) Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most by Marcus Borg (2014)
  • (4) The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: the 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief by George Marsden (2014)
  • (3.5) Pastoral Work: Engagements with the Work of Eugene Peterson edited by Jason Byassee (2014)
  • (3) Living with a Wild God: A Nonbelievers Search for the Truth About Everything  by Barbara Ehrenreich

So What?

Borg begins the second chapter (“Faith is a Journey”) of Convictions with these words:

The story of my life and my Christian journey is about memories, conversions, and convictions.  Memories: of what I absorbed growing up.  Conversions: major changes in my understanding of the Bible and God and Jesus and what it means to be Christian.  Convictions: the affirmations that have flowed from those changes (p.19).

Share one of the memories, conversions, or convictions that has shaped your current faith perspective.

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