A reading list in "Emergence" that I have compiled; it's always
being updated. At the end are some other books I've enjoyed, of a
more general nature.
I have it but haven’t read it yet
I’ve read it.
I plan to get it and read it as soon as I can
On the D. Min. program at Fuller Seminary
Anderson, Ray S. An Emergent Theology for Emerging Churches
Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2006. 236 pp F
Bass, Diana Butler. Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the
Neighborhood Church is Transforming the Faith
. New York, NY:
HarperSanFrancisco, 2006. 321 pp R
Bell, Rob and Don Golden. Jesus Wants to Save Christians: A
Manifesto for the Church in Exile.
Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan,
2008. 218 pp R
Bell, Rob and Don Golden. Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian
Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2005. 218 pp R
Brewin, Kester. Signs of Emergence: A Vision for Church that is
Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2007. 213 pp
Campolo, Anthony. Red Letter Christians: A Citizen's Guide to
Faith and Politics.
Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 2008. 256 pp
Claiborne, Shane. The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an
Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2006. 368 pp
Claiborne, Shane and Jonathon Wilson-Hartgrove. Becoming the
Answer to Our Prayers: Prayer for Ordinary Radicals.
Grove, IL: IVP, 2008. 124 pp H
Cottrell, Stephen. From the Abundance of the Heart: Catholic
Evangelism for All Christians.
London, UK: Darton, Longman and
Todd, 2006. 128 pp F
Croft, Stephen, ed. Ancient Faith, Future Mission: Fresh Expressions in
the Sacramental Tradition.
New York, NY: Church Publishing
Inc., 2010. H
Croft, Stephen, ed. Mission-shaped Questions: Defining Issues
for Today's Church.
London, UK: Church House Publishing, 2008.
240 pp F
Croft, Stephen, ed. Transforming Communities: Re-Imagining the
Church in the 21st Century.
Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2002.
224 pp F
Dally, John Addison. Choosing the Kingdom: Missional Preaching for the
Household of God
. Herndon, VA: The Alban Institute, 2007.
131 pp. R
Drane, John. The McDonaldization of the Church: Consumer Culture
and the Church's Future.
Macon, GA: Smyth & Helwys
Publishing, 2008. 215 pp F
Drane, Olive M. Fleming. Spirituality to Go: Rituals and
Reflections for Everyday Living.
London, UK: Darton, Longman
and Todd, 2007. 160 pp F
Frost, Michael and Alan Hirsch. The Shaping of Things to Come:
Innovation and Mission for the 21st-Century Church.
MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2003. 236 pp H/F
Gibbs, Eddie. ChurchNext: Quantum Changes in How We Do
Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2000. 252 pp
Gibbs, Eddie and Ryan K. Bolger. Emerging Churches: Creating
Christian Community in Postmodern Cultures.
Ada, MI: Baker
Academic, 2005. 345 pp F
Hirsch, Alan. Forgotten Ways, The: Reactivating the Missional
Ada, MI: Brazos Press, 2007. 304 pp F
Jones, Tony. The New Christians: Dispatches from the Emergent
Hoboken, NJ: Jossey-Bass, 2008. 288 pp S
Keck, L. Robert. Sacred Quest: The Evolution and Future of the
Swedenborg Foundation Publishers, 2000. 292 pp
Law, Eric. Inclusion: Making Room for Grace.
St. Louis, MO:
Chalice Press, 2000. 130 pp R
Law, Eric. The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb: A Spirituality
for Leadership in a Multicultural Community.
St. Louis, MO:
Chalice Press, 1993. 130 pp R
McLaren, Brian. A Generous Orthodoxy.
Grand Rapids, MI:
Zondervan, 2004. 348 pp R/F
McLaren, Brian. A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions that are
Transforming the Faith.
New York, NY: HarperOne, 2010. 306
McLaren, Brian. Everything Must Change: Jesus, Global Crises,
and a Revolution of Hope.
Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2007.
327 pp R
McLaren, Brian. Finding Our Way Again: The Return of the Ancient
Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2008. 215 pp
McLaren, Brian. The Secret Message of Jesus: Uncovering the
Truth that Could Change Everything.
Nashville, TN: Thomas
Nelson, 2006. 263 pp H
Middleton, J. Richard and Brian J. Walsh. Truth is Stranger Than
it Used to Be: Biblical Faith in a Postmodern Age.
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1995. 250 pp
Miles, Sara. Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion.
York, NY: Ballantine Books, 2008. 320 pp R
Miller, Donald. Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on
Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2003. 256
Mission & Public Affairs Council, Church of England.
Mission-Shaped Church: Church Planting and Fresh Expressions of
Church in a Changing Context.
London, UK: Church House
Publishing, 2004. 175 pp H
Murray, Stuart. Church After Christendom.
Paternoster Press, 2005. 192 pp F
O’Connor, Elizabeth. Call to Commitment: The Story of the
Beginnings of The Church of the Saviour in its Intention of
Embodying the Essence of Church.
Washington, DC: The Potter’s
House Bookservice, 2003. 204 pp H
Pagitt, Doug. A Christianity Worth Believing: Hope-filled,
Open-armed, Alive-and-well Faith for the Left Out, Left Behind, and
Let Down in us All
(Living Way: Emergent Visions). Hoboken, NJ:
Jossey-Bass, 2008. 256 pp R
Rollins, Peter. How (Not) to Speak of God.
Paraclete Press, 2006. 144 pp R
Rollins, Peter. The Fidelity of Betrayal: Towards a Church
Brewster, MA: Paraclete Press, 2008. 196 pp
Rollins, Peter. The Orthodox Heretic and Other Impossible
Brewster, MA: Paraclete Press, 2009. 184 pp H
Scharmer, C. Otto. Theory U: Leading from the Future as it
Emerges – The Social Technology of Presencing.
Society for Organizational Learning, 2007. 560 pp R
Selmanovic, Samir. It's Really All About God: Reflections of a Muslim
Atheist Jewish Christian.
San Francisco: Josey-Bass, 2009.
300 pp. R
Spellers, Stephanie. Radical Welcome: Embracing God, the Other,
and the Spirit of Transformation.
New York, NY: Church
Publishing, 2006. 180 pp H
Steindl-Rast, David. Common Sense Spirituality: The Essential
Wisdom of David Steindl-Rast.
New York, NY: Crossroad
Publishing, 2008. 183 pp R
Sweet, Leonard; Brian McLaren; Jerry Haselmayer. A is for
Abductive: The Language of the Emerging Church.
MI: Zondervan, 2003. 338 pp H
Sweet, Leonard, ed. The Church in Emerging Culture: Five
El Cajon, CA: Emergent YS, 2003. 263 pp
Sweet, Leonard. Jesus Drives Me Crazy! Lose Your Mind, Find Your
Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2003. 172 pp R
Sweet, Leonard. Soul Tsunami: Sink or Swim in New Millennium
Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1999. 448 pp R
Taylor, Steve. The Out of Bounds Church?: Learning to Create a
Community of Faith in a Culture of Change.
El Cajon, CA:
Emergent YS, 2003. 176 pp F
Tickle, Phyllis. The Great Emergence: How Christianity is
Changing and Why.
Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2008. 172 pp
Ward, Pete. Liquid Church.
Peabody, MA: Hendrickson
Publishers, 2002. 112 pp F
White, Heath. Postmodernism 101: A First Course for the Curious
Ada, MI: Brazos Press, 2006. 176 pp F
Yaconelli, Mike, ed. Stories of Emergence: Moving From Absolute
El Cajon, CA: Emergent YS, 2003. 235 pp
Other Books that I've enjoyed:
Jacobs, A.J. The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble
Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible.
Schuster, 2008. 416 pp