Book Recommendations

Whether you’re just starting your faith journey and curious to know more, or you’ve been around the block, there is a book for you.

A Gospel of Hope by Walter Brueggemann

A Gospel of Hope encourages readers to embrace the audacity required to live out one’s faith. This must-have volume gathers Brueggemann’s wisdom on topics ranging from anxiety and abundance to partisanship and the role of faith in public life.

Imagine Church: Releasing Dynamic Everyday Disciples by Neil Hudson

How can an ordinary church become a community of people who help one another live out their whole life at home, work, church, in the neighborhood as followers of Jesus in his mission to the world? This book is for those who want life together in church to equip disciples who live out their faith in the realities of their day-to-day world.

A More Christlike God, A More Beautiful Gospel by Bradley Jersak

If Christ is “the image of the invisible God, the radiance of God’s glory and exact representation of God’s likeness,” what if we conceived of God as completely Christlike–the perfect Incarnation of self-giving, radically forgiving, co-suffering love? What if God has always been and forever will be ‘cruciform’ (cross-shaped) in his character and actions? A More Christlike God suggests that such a God would be very good news indeed–a God who Jesus “unwrathed” from dead religion, a Love that is always toward us, and a Grace that pours into this suffering world through willing, human partners.

The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr

Richard Rohr takes the time to help us visualize and realize the reality of what Paul means when he said that Christ is all and is in all.  

Changing Our Mind by David Gushee

In Changing Our Mind, Gushee takes the reader along his personal and theological journey as he changes his mind about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender inclusion in the Church. 

How The Bible Actually Works by Peter Enns

How An Ancient, Ambiguous, and Diverse Book Leads Us to Wisdom Rather Than Answers―and Why That’s Great News