Top 10 Books of 2017

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

Author Title
Marcus Borg Days of Awe and Wonder
Tony Campolo and Bart Campolo Why I  Left, Why I Stayed: Conversations on Christianity Between an Evangelical Father and His Humanist Son
Joan Chittister Radical Spirit: 12 Ways to Live a Free and Authentic Life
Elizabeth Currid-Halke The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of the Aspirational Class
Michael Eric Dyson Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America
Michael Kinnamon The Witness of Religion in an Age of Fear
Anne Lamott Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy
Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are
Joan C. Williams White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America


Top Books of 2017Top Two

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

  • Days of Awe and Wonder by Marcus Borg, and
  • The Witness of Religion in an Age of Fear by Michael Kinnamon

Marcus Borg (1942-2015) has long been a great influence on my faith journey.  This is his fifth and final appearance on my annual list of top books

Prior Lists

Check out earlier editions of my top books of the year:

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