Good Books

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Which books, articles or magazines do you find most helpful and inspiring? To suggest more books and publications, journals and articles, please make suggestions on our Facebook page or email progressivechristianitynz@gmail.com


Below is a list of books we think you’ll enjoy – most recently published first.

Suggestions from ProgressiveChristianity.org of books for people wanting to learn more about progressive Christianity: Books to get you started.

Author Title Year
Hunt, R A E (Rex) Seasons and Self: Discourses on Being ‘at home’ in Nature 2018
White, Bronwyn Angela Something new to say: words of spirit, faith and celebration for Advent and Christmas 2018
Borg, Marcus Days of Awe and Wonder: How to Be a Christian in the Twenty-first Century 2017
Burklo, Jim Mindful Christianity 2017
Butler Bass, Diana Strength for the Journey: A Pilgrimage of Faith in Community 2017
Chesnut, Lon B A Devotional for Progressive Christians 2016
Hunt, R A E (Rex) When Progressives Gather Together: Liturgy, Lectionary, Landscape… And Other Explorations 2016
Spong, John Shelby Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy: A Journey into a New Christianity Through the Doorway of Matthew’s Gospel 2016
Butler Bass, Diana Grounded: Finding God in the World. A Spiritual Revolution 2015
Crossan, John Dominic Jesus and the Violence of Scripture: How to Read the Bible and Still be a Christian 2015
Geering, Lloyd Tomorrow’s God: How We Create Our Worlds 2015
Smith, John W H and Rex A E Hunt New Life: Rediscovering Faith: Stories from Progressive Christians 2015
Borg, Marcus Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most 2014
Geering, Lloyd The Faith Journey of a Modern Heretic Reimagining God 2014
Hunt, R A E (Rex) Cards, Carols, and Claus. Christmas in Popular Culture and Progressive Christianity. 2014
Hunt, Rex and Gregory Jenks (editors) Wisdom & Imagination: Religious Progressives and the Search for Meaning 2014
Sanguin, Bruce The Emerging Church (revised and expanded edition) 2014
Morwood, Michael It’s Time: Challenges to the Doctrine of the Faith 2013
Crossan, John Dominic The Power of Parable: How Fiction by Jesus Became Fiction about Jesus 2012
Felton, David and Jeff Procter-Murphy Living the Questions: The Wisdom of Progressive Christianity 2012
Hunt R A E & J W H Smith (editors) Why Weren’t We Told? A Handbook on ‘progressive’ Christianity. 2012
Hunt, R A E (Rex) Against the Stream. Progressive Christianity between Pulpit and Pew. 2012
Meyers, Robin R The Underground Church: Reclaiming the subversive way of Jesus 2012
Sanguin, Bruce Darwin, Divinity, and the Dance of the Cosmos 2012
White, Bronwyn Angela You who delight me: words of spirit and faith 2012
McLaren, Brian D Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in 12 Simple Words 2011
Spong, John Shelby Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World 2011
Brandon Scott, Bernard The Trouble with Resurrection: From Paul to the Fourth Gospel 2010
Meyers, Robin R Saving Jesus from the Church: How to Stop Worshiping Christ and Start Following Jesus 2009
Burklo, Jim Birdlike and Barnless: Meditations, Prayers and Songs for Progressive Christians 2008
Webb, Val Like Catching Water in a Net, Human Attempts to Describe the Divine 2007
Webb, Val Testing tradition and liberating theology: Finding your own voice 2007
Geering, Lloyd Christianity without God 2002
Brandon Scott, Bernard Re-Imagine the World: An Introduction to the Parables of Jesus 2001
Bodycomb, John Aware and Attentive  
Bodycomb, John No Fixed Address  
Brown, Delwin What Does a Progressive Christian Believe? A Guide for the Searching, the Open, and the Curious  
Charge, Mike Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science  
Jenks, Gregory Jesus then and Jesus now: looking for Jesus, finding ourselves  
Leaves, Nigel (editor) Encountering God: Face to Face with the Divine  
Morris, Paul (editors) Lloyd Geering Reader: Prophet of Modernity  
Parkinson, Lorraine Made on Earth: how gospel writers created the Christ  
Parkinson, Lorraine The World According to Jesus  
Schaeffer, Frank Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in GOD: How to Give Love, Create Beauty and Find Peace  
Webb, Val Stepping Out with the Sacred: Human Attempts to Engage the Divine  

 

2 thoughts on “Good Books”

  1. I have written a book “Adult sexual abuse in religious institutions” No one is interested except libraries. I feel it addresses the Church from the perspective of available knowledge in the community. It is a change agent and the Church does not seem to want to change. I guess I am asking for the sacred / secular divide to cease so that the Churches may yet find integrity in this difficult matter. I have set up my web site so that people can access information. I had 600 hits last month- largely from NZ but also from all over the world.

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