Of the Reading of Books There Is No End

The writer of Ecclesiastes was on to something, and the constant stream of book releases can be overwhelming at times, but many of them prove helpful on our spiritual journey. Below is an incomplete-but-helpful list of books that have been meaningful to our faith community over the last decade plus...


The Crucifixion of the Warrior God, by Greg Boyd
The Cross Vision Study Guide, by Boyd & Godsey
How the Bible Really Works, by Peter Enns
Genesis/Exodus For Normal People, by Peter Enns
Short Stories by Jesus, by Amy-Jill Levine
Lens of Love, by Jonathan L. Walton
Paul, by N.T. Wright


The Myth of a Christian Nation, by Greg Boyd
Jesus and John Wayne, by Kristen Kobes DuMez
No Love In War, by Valerie Hobbs
One Nation Under God, by Kevin M. Kruse
The Flag and the Cross, by Gorski & Perry
The Case for Civility, by Os Guinness
Taking America Back for God, by Whitehead & Perry


The Making of Biblical Womanhood, by B.A. Barr
Celebrities for Jesus, by Katelyn Beaty
Is God to Blame?, by Greg Boyd
The Woman They Wanted, by Shannon Harris
A Fellowship of Differents, by Scot McKnight
TOV,  by McKnight & Barringer
A Long Obedience In The Same Direction, by E. Peterson


That All Shall Be Saved, by David Bentley Hart
The Universal Christ, by Richard Rohr
The Inescapable Love of God, by Thomas Talbott


I'm Still Here, by Austin Channing Brown
Unsettling Truths, by Charles & Rah
The Cross and the Lynching Tree, by James Cone
Trouble I've Seen, by Drew G.I. Hart
A Letter From a Birmingham Jail, by Dr. MLK Jr.
Prophetic Lament, by Soong-Chan Rah
The Color of Compromise, by Jemar Tisby
America's Original Sin, by Jim Wallis
Caste, by Isabel Wilkerson


Bible. Gender. Sexuality, byJames Brownson
Sex Difference in Christian Theology, by M. DeFranza
Affirming: A Memoir, by Sally Gary
Transforming, by Austen Hartke
Scripture, Ethics and The Possibility 
of Same Sex Relationships, by Karen Keen
Torn, by Justin Lee
Sexuality in The New Testament, by William Loader
God and The Gay Christian, by Matthew Vines


The Language of God, by Francis Collins
The Emergence of Sin, by Matthew Craosmun
Changing Our Mind, by David Gushee
Finding God In the Waves, by Mike McHargue
Quantum Physics and Theology, by John Polkinghorne
Science and Christianity, by J.B. Stump
Adam and the Genome, by Venema & McKnight
The Lost World of Adam and Eve and TLWO Genesis 1 & 2, by John Walton


The Art of Bible Translation, by Robert Alter
The Hebrew Bible, by Robert Alter
The First Testament, by John Goldingay
The New Testament, by David Bentley Hart
New Testament: First Nations Version (IVP)
The Jewish Annotated New Testament (Oxford)
The Second Testament, by Scot McKnight
The Kingdom New Testament,  by N.T. Wright

Eyes to See and Ears to Hear

Beyond the printed page, documentaries, movies, tv series, and podcasts can also be an invaluable resource
for education, inspiration, and reflection. Here are a few we think you should consider... 


13th (Netflix: 2016)
Friends of God (Max: 2007)
Keep Sweet, Pray and Obey (Netflix: 2022)
Many Rivers to Cross (PBS: 2013)
The Social Dilemma (Netflix: 2020)
The West (PBS: 1996)
Won't You Be My Neighbor (Netflix: 2018)


1946: The Movie (2023)
Contact (1997)
The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-2003)
The Matrix (1999)
The Muppets Christmas Carol (1992)
Selma (2014)
Station 11 (Max: 2021)


Scene On Radio, with John Biewen,
Apologies and Explanations, with Greg Boyd
Pass The Mic, with Burns & Tisby
The Bible For Normal People, with Enns & Byas
Revisionist History, with Malcolm Gladwell
Blue Babies Pink, with B.T. Harman
Kingdom Roots, with Scot McKnight