Top 10 Books of 2016

There are so many good books published every year.  The best of the best among those I read this year follow in my seventh annual listing of my top ten books of the year.

Top 10 Books of 2016

Author Title
Lillian Daniel Tired of Apologizing for a Church I Don’t Belong To
Robert P. Jones The End of White Christian America
Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Carlton Abrams The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
Brian McLaren The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World’s Largest Religion is Seeking a Better Way to Be Christian
Michael S. Piazza Vital Vintage Church: How Traditional Congregations Thrive
Stephen Prothero Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars (Even When They Lose Elections): The Battles That Define America from Jefferson’s Heresies to Gay Marriage
John Shelby Spong Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy: A Journey into a New Christianity Through the Doorway of Matthew’s Gospel
Andy Stern Raising the Floor: How a Universal Basic Income Can Renew Our Economy and Rebuild the American Dream
Jim Wallis America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America
Marianne Williamson Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment

 

Top Two

From the list above, the two books that have had the greatest impact on me are

top-2-books-of-2016

  • The End of White Christian America by Robert P. Jones, and
  • Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars (Even When They Lose Elections): The Battles That Define America from Jefferson’s Heresies to Gay Marriage by Stephen Prothero

 

Prior Lists

Check out my prior top books of the year lists:

And, don’t miss my Top 10 Faith Enriching Books.

 

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