Booked Up, Inc. - Larry McMurtry shop - Archer City 2015TOP RELIGIOUS BOOKS OF 2019
Compiled for airing on “Religion on the Line,” KCMO-710AM/203.7 FM, December 29, 2019 and January 6, 2020,
© 2019 and 2020, Bob Hill, Michael Zedek, & Bill Scholl

1) Scott Cairns, Anaphora: New Poems

2) Walter Fluker, ed., The Papers of Howard Washington Thurman: Volume 5: The Wider Ministry, January 1963–April 1981

3) Brian Doyle, One Long River of Song: Notes on Wonder

4) Carolyn Forche, What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance

5) Deborah E. Lipstadt, Antisemitism: Here and Now

6) Paul Bentley Hart, That All Shall Be Saved: Heaven, Hell, and Universal Salvation

7) Toni Morrison, The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations

8) Richard Rohr, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe

9) Jedediah Purdy, This Land Is Our Land: The Struggle for a New Commonwealth

10) Jeffrey Munroe, Reading Buechner: Exploring the Work of a Master Memoirist, Novelist, Theologian, and Preacher

11) Amy-Jill Levine, Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent

12) Thomas Lynch, The Depositions: New and Selected Essays on Being and Ceasing to Be

13) Walter Brueggemann, A Glad Obedience: Why and What We Sing

14) Barbara Brown Taylor, Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others

15) Stephanie Paulsell, Honoring the Body: Meditations on a Christian Practice

16) Serene Jones, Call It Grace: Finding Meaning in a Fractured World

17) Diana Butler Bass, Grateful: The Subversive Practice of Giving Thanks

18) James Atwood, Collateral Damage: Changing the Conversation about Firearms and Faith

19) Nadia Bolz-Weber, Shameless: A Sexual Reformation

20) Bill McKibben, Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

21) Timothy Egan, A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith

22) C. Christopher Smith, How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church

23) Amy-Jill Levine, Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, Denise Turu, Who Is My Neighbor?

24) Cara Gilger, ed., 99 Prayers Your Church Needs (But Doesn’t Know It Yet): Prayers for Unpredictable & Unusual Times

25) Gary S. Selby, Pursuing an Earthy Spirituality: C. S. Lewis and Incarnational Faith

26) Grant Wacker, One Soul at a Time: The Story of Billy Graham

27) Peter Enns, How the Bible Actually Works

28) Karen Armstrong, The Lost Art of Scripture: Rescuing the Sacred Texts

29) Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow

30) Sarah Bessey, Miracles and Other Reasonable Things: A Story of Unlearning and Relearning God

31) Luke Powery, Were You There? Lenten Reflections on the Spirituals

32) Jennifer Berry Hawes, Grace Will Lead Us Home: The Charleston Church Massacre and the Hard, Inspiring Journey to Forgiveness

33) Lia McIntosh, Jasmine Smothers, Rodney Thomas Smothers, Blank Slate: Write Your Own Rules for a 22nd Century Church Movement

34) Jack Miles, Religion as We Know It: An Origin Story

35) Edward L. Greenstein, Job: A New Translation

36) Jacques Servais, ed., Hans Urs von Balthasar on the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises: An Anthology

37) Karen Olsson, The Weil Conjectures: On Math and the Pursuit of the Unknown

38) Ronald H. Stone, Reinhold Niebuhr in the 1960s: Christian Realism for a Secular Age

39) Danny Gordis, We Stand Divided: The Rift Between American Jews and Israel

40) Robert W. Lee, A Sin by Any Other Name: Reckoning with Racism and the Heritage of the South

41) Derek Penwell, Outlandish: An Unlikely Messiah, a Messy Ministry, and the Call to Mobilize

42) Helen Prejean, River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey

43) Geneva Blackmer, The Ecumenical and Interfaith History of Greater Kansas City

44) John Barton, A History of the Bible: The Story of the World’s Most Influential Book

45) Peter M. Wallace, Heart and Soul: The Emotions of Jesus

46) Rafael Medoff, The Jews Should Keep Quiet: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, and the Holocaust

47) Brad Lyons and Bruce Barkhauer, America’s Holy Ground: 61 Faithful Reflections on Our National Parks

48) Michael Kinnamon and Jan Linn, Disciples: Who We Are and What Holds us Together

49) Blanche E. Sosland, Banishing Bullying Behavior: A Call to Action: From Early Childhood Through Senior Adulthood

50) Catherine Meeks and Nibs Stroupe, Passionate for Justice: Ida B. Wells As Prophet for Our Time

Also Notable: Stephen Mitchell, Joseph and The Way of Forgiveness; Lenny Duncan, Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US; Jeffrey F. Keuss, Live the Questions: How Searching Shapes Our Convictions and Commitments; Thomas S. Kidd, Who Is an Evangelical?: The History of a Movement in Crisis; Jen Pollock Michel, Surprised by Paradox: The Promise of “And” in an Either-Or World; Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist ; Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, Let the Children Come: Reimagining Childhood from a Christian Perspective; Joan Chittister, The Time Is Now: A Call to Uncommon Courage; David Zahl, Seculosity: How Career, Parenting, Technology, Food, Politics, and Romance Became Our New Religion and What to Do about It; Sarah Horwitz, Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life–in Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There); Courtney Pace, Freedom Faith: The Womanist Vision of Prathia Hall; Bari Weiss, How to Fight Anti-Semitism; Gregory Blann; Netanel Miles-Yepez, When Oceans Merge: The Contemporary Sufi and Hasidic Teachings of Pir Vilayat Khan and Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi; David M. Engelstad & Catherine A. Malotky, Carrying Them with Us: Living through Pregnancy or Infant Loss; Kate Bowler, The Preacher’s Wife: The Precarious Power of Evangelical Women Celebrities; William Willimon, Accidental Preacher: A Memoir

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