Top 25 Religious Books of 2015

Books Books BooksAs shared on “Religion on the Line,” the live, weekly, Sunday morning, radio call-in show on KCMO (710AM/103.7FM)
1) Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me
2) David Brooks, The Road to Character
3) Mary Oliver, Felicity: Poems
4) Marilynne Robinson, The Givenness of Things: Essays
5) Jonathan Sachs, Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence
6) Oliver Sacks, Gratitude
7) Scott Cairns, Slow Pilgrim: The Collected Poems
8) Miroslav Volf and Justin E. Crisp, eds., Joy and Human Flourishing: Essays on Theology, Culture, and the Good Life
9) Tony Jones, Did God Kill Jesus?
10) Geraldine Brooks, The Secret Chord
11) Richard Rohr, What the Mystics Know: Seven Pathways to Your Deeper Self
12) James Martin, The Abbey: A Story of Discovery
13) Jack Danforth, The Relevance of Religion: How Faithful People Can Change Politics
14) Nadia Bolz-Weber, Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People
15) Pope Francis, A Year of Mercy: Inspiring Words from Pope Francis
16) N.T. Wright, Paul And His Recent Interpreters
17) Paul Rock & Bill Tammeus, Jesus, Pope Francis, and a Protestant Walk into a Bar: Lessons for the Christian Church
18) Diana Butler Bass, Grounded: Finding God in the World, A Spiritual Revolution
19) Leah Gunning Francis, Ferguson and Faith: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community
20) Leah Remini, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
21) Mike Graves, The Story of Narrative Preaching: Experience and Exposition: A Narrative
22) Otis Moss III, Blue Note Preaching in a Post-Soul World: Finding Hope in an Age of Despair
23) Adam Hamilton, The Call: The Life and Message of the Apostle Paul
24) Doug Pagitt, Flipped
25) Billy Graham, Where I Am: Heaven, Eternity, and Our Life Beyond
Also Notable: David Gregory, How’s Your Faith? An Unlikely Spiritual Journey; Rachel Held Evans, Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church

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