Books

Books

Redeeming Our Sacred Story, by Mary C. Boys

Spring books

Mary Boys offers concrete proposals for how the story of Jesus’ crucifixion can be told faithfully in the presence of Jewish conversation partners.

Executing God, by Sharon L. Baker

Spring books

For Sharon Baker, theological consistency is essential, because “our perception of God influences how we behave.”

The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green

Read this first

I tried to talk myself out of selecting a young adult book published in 2012. How could John Green possibly be shelved alongside Tillich in the pastor’s study?

Christianity Rediscovered, by Vincent Donovan

Read this first

I return to this book more than almost any other because it reminds me why I’m a priest, what the church is, and how God is at work in places before I ever show up. Donovan shows me that what has become the ritual of worship is really a pattern of practices that are needed to remake community and shape society.