Book Reviews

Click on the links below to read reviews of some of our books of interest!

The Rev. Dr. Roger O. Douglas, four titles, 2000–2015

Harvey Cox, How to Read the Bible, HarperOne, 2015

John Dominic Crossan, How to Read the Bible & Still Be a Christian, HarperOne, 2015

Jane Eppinga, Henry Ossian Flipper: West Point’s First Black Graduate, Republic of Texas Press, 1996 and 2015

Michael Smith and Rami Shapiro, Reverend and Rabbi Series, Smyth & Helwys Publishing, 2012, 2013, 2014

Charles Marsh, Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Alfred A. Knoff, 2014

Philip Connor, Immigrant Faith: Patterns of Immigrant Religion in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe, New York University Press, 2014

Mark Adams, Minerva Carcaño, Gerald Kicanas, Kirk Smith, Stephen Talmage, Bishops on the Border: Pastoral Responses to Immigration, Morehouse Publishing, New York, 2013

Elaine Pagels, Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation, 2012, Viking

Richard A. Horsley, Gailiee: History, Politics, People, 1995, Trinity Press

Darleen Pryds, Ph.D., Women of the Streets: Early Franciscan Women and Their Mendicant Vocation, 2010, Franciscan Inst Pubs

Joanna Gillespie, Ph.D., The Life and Times of Martha Laurens Ramsay, 1759–1811, 2001, University of South Carolina Press

Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie: an old man, a young man, and life’s greatest lesson, 1997

Todd R. Clear and Natasha A. Frost, The Punishment Imperative: The Rise and Failure of Mass Incarceration in America, 2013, NYU Press

Richard A. Horsley, The Liberation of Christmas — The Infancy Narratives in Social Context, 1989

Amy-Jill Levine, Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi, Harper One, 2014

Adam Hamilton, Making Sense of the Bible: Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today, 2014

N. T. Wright, Surprised by Scripture: Engaging Contemporary Issues, 2014

Nadia Bolz-Weber, Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint,  Jericho Books, 2013

David L. Bartlett, Barbara Brown Taylor, Feasting on the Word Commentary Series,  Westminster John Knox Press

Gerhard Lohfink, Jesus of Nazareth: What He Wanted, Who He Was, Liturgical, 2012

Joan Chittister O.S.B., The Rule of Benedict: A Spirituality for the 21st Century, Crossroads, 2010

Leonard Scheff and Susan Edminston, The Cow in the Parking Lot — A Zen Approach to Overcoming Anger, 2010

Paul F. Knitter, Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian, 2009

Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind; Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion, 2013

John Shelby Spong, The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic, Harper Collins, 2013

Reta Aslan, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, Random House, 2013