RECOMMENDED READING

Recent Reads:
Esther Emery, What Falls from the Sky
James K. A. Smith, Awaiting the King
Peter J. Leithart, Defending Constantine
Larry Hurtado, Destroyer of the gods
Frances Taylor Gench, Back to the Well
Andrew Root, Spiritual Formation in a Secular Age
Ross King, Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
Michael Faber, The Book of Strange New Things
Jeremy Sabella, An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story
Stephen Backhouse, Kierkegaard: A Single Life
Gerhard Lohfink, Jesus and Community

Gin Phillips, The Well and the Mine: A Novel
Christopher Smith, Reading for the Common Good 
Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel
Esther Emery, What Falls from the Sky
James K. A. Smith, Awaiting the King
Peter J. Leithart, Defending Constantine
Larry Hurtado, Destroyer of the gods
Frances Taylor Gench, Back to the Well
Andrew Root, Spiritual Formation in a Secular Age
Ross King, Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
Michael Faber, The Book of Strange New Things
Jeremy Sabella, An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story
Stephen Backhouse, Kierkegaard: A Single Life
Gerhard Lohfink, Jesus and Community
Gin Phillips, The Well and the Mine: A Novel
Christopher Smith, Reading for the Common Good
Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel

Some of my favorite fiction and poetry includes:
Mary Oliver, Upstream: Selected Essays

Wendell Berry, Jayber Crow
Frederick Buechner, The Book of Bebb
Billy Collins, The Trouble with Poetry
Michael Curtis, ed., God: Stories
Louise Erdrich, The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse
Ken Follett, Pillars of the Earth
Gail Godwin, Evensong
Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory
John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany
Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible
Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried
Flannery O’Connor, The Complete Stories
Mary Oliver, New and Selected Poems
Chaim Potok, My Name Is Asher Lev
Marilyn Robinson, Gilead
Alice Walker, In Love and Trouble

Some of my favorite non-fiction (apart from titles in preaching and worship) includes:
Anne Lamott, Hallelujah Anyway
Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow
Craig Barnes, The Pastor as Minor Poet
Diana Butler Bass, Grounded
Roberta Bondi, Memories of God
Marcus Borg, The Heart of Christianity, reprint ed.
Rita Nakashima Brock and Rebecca Ann Parker, Saving Paradise
Frederick Buechner, Listening to Your Life
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me
William Sloane Coffin, Credo
Harvey Cox, Common Prayers
John Dominic Crossan, The Greatest Prayer
Annie Dillard, Teaching a Stone to Talk, rev. ed.
Nora Gallagher, Things Seen and Unseen
Philip Gulley and James Mulholland, If Grace Is True
Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies
Amy-Jill Levine, The Misunderstood Jew, reprint ed.
Richard Lischer, Open Secrets
Brian McLaren, The Great Spiritual Migration
Sara Miles, Take This Bread
Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran
Kathleen Norris, The Cloister Walk
Jonathan Sacks, To Heal a Fractured World
Christopher Smith and John Pattison, Slow Church
Barbara Brown Taylor, An Altar in the World
Phyllis Tickle, The Great Emergence
Robert Webber, Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail
Alan Weisman, The World without Us
Elie Wiesel, Night