Top 10 Books of 2014

Top BooksSince 2010, I have published an annual list of my top ten books published that year (each list contains a link to a book review for each book mentioned):

 

My top ten books for 2014 (in alphabetical order by author’s last name) are

 

Marcus Borg Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most
Walter Brueggemann Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now
Amy-Jill Levine Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi
Linda Mercadante Belief Without Borders: Inside the Minds of the Spiritual but not Religious
John Philip Newell The Rebirthing of God: Christianity’s Struggle for New Beginnings
Stephen J. Patterson The Lost Way: How Two Forgotten Gospels Are Rewriting the Story of Christian Origins 
Derek Penwell The Mainliner’s Survival Guide to the Post-Denominational World
Darren Sherkat Changing Faith: The Dynamics and Consequences of Americans’ Shifting Religious Identities
Barbara Brown Taylor Learning to Walk in the Dark
Paul Taylor The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown

Note: Given my personal and professional commitments during 2014 I often opted to simply provide book ratings rather than book reviews.  As such, no links are available for this year’s list.

So What?

From the list above, the two that have had the greatest impact on my journey of faith are

  • The Rebirthing of God: Christianity’s Struggle for New Beginnings by John Philip Newell, and
  • The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown by Paul Taylor.

What book or books published this year have been most helpful to you as you seek to follow the way of Jesus?

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