Top 10 Books of 2014

Since 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): 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.   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 Read More …

July Book Recommendations

The last few weeks have been a time of transition for me.  I have used the occasion to read the books in my "must read" stack, which had been growing for some time.  They follow in the order I have rated them (using a 1-5 scale). (5+) The Rebirthing of God: Christianity's Struggle for New Beginnings by John Philip Newell (2014) (5) We Make the Road by Walking by Brian D. McLaren (2014) (5) Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now by Walter Brueggemann (2014) (4.5) Got Read More …

Recent Reading

I have written over 200 book reviews on this blog since the summer of 2009.  On this the first Monday (some of my regular readers are aware my new book reviews are more likely to appear on Monday than any other day of the week) following Easter, instead of my normal reviews I offer a list of five books I have read recently (listed by rating, on a scale of 5.0). (5) The Word Made Fresh: Communicating Church and Faith Today by Meredith Gould (2009) (4.5) The Definitive-ish Guide for Using Read More …

Review of Changing the Script

Daniel Schultz.  Changing the Script: Authentically Faithful and Authentically Progressive Political Theology for the 21st Century.  Ig Publishing: 2010.  ISBN: 9781935439141. Meet the Author Daniel Schultz is pastor of Salem United Church of Christ in Wayne, Wisconsin.  He is  also the co-founder and contributor to Street Prophets,  which is an offspring of Daily Kos that seeks to mobilize "progressive people of faith to name, discuss and take action on critical political and religious Read More …