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Reading List

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.
H I have it but haven’t read it yet
R I’ve read it.
S I plan to get it and read it as soon as I can
F 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 Faith. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2005. 218 pp R

Brewin, Kester. Signs of Emergence: A Vision for Church that is Organic/Networked;Decentralized/Bottom-up/Communal/Flexible/Always Evolving. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2007. 213 pp H

Campolo, Anthony. Red Letter Christians: A Citizen's Guide to Faith and Politics. Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 2008. 256 pp H

Claiborne, Shane. The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2006. 368 pp R

Claiborne, Shane and Jonathon Wilson-Hartgrove. Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers: Prayer for Ordinary Radicals. Downers 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. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2003. 236 pp H/F

Gibbs, Eddie. ChurchNext: Quantum Changes in How We Do Ministry. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2000. 252 pp F

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 Church. Ada, MI: Brazos Press, 2007. 304 pp F

Jones, Tony. The New Christians: Dispatches from the Emergent Frontier. Hoboken, NJ: Jossey-Bass, 2008. 288 pp S

Keck, L. Robert. Sacred Quest: The Evolution and Future of the Human Soul. Swedenborg Foundation Publishers, 2000. 292 pp R

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 pp. H

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 Practices. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2008. 215 pp H

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. London, UK: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1995. 250 pp H

Miles, Sara. Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion. New York, NY: Ballantine Books, 2008. 320 pp R

Miller, Donald. Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2003. 256 pp S

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. Carlisle, CA: 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. Brewster, MA: Paraclete Press, 2006. 144 pp R

Rollins, Peter. The Fidelity of Betrayal: Towards a Church Beyond Belief. Brewster, MA: Paraclete Press, 2008. 196 pp R

Rollins, Peter. The Orthodox Heretic and Other Impossible Tales. 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. Cambridge, MA: 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. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2003. 338 pp H

Sweet, Leonard, ed. The Church in Emerging Culture: Five Perspectives. El Cajon, CA: Emergent YS, 2003. 263 pp H

Sweet, Leonard. Jesus Drives Me Crazy! Lose Your Mind, Find Your Soul. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2003. 172 pp R

Sweet, Leonard. Soul Tsunami: Sink or Swim in New Millennium Culture.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 R

Ward, Pete. Liquid Church. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2002. 112 pp F

White, Heath. Postmodernism 101: A First Course for the Curious Christian. Ada, MI: Brazos Press, 2006. 176 pp F

Yaconelli, Mike, ed. Stories of Emergence: Moving From Absolute to Authentic. El Cajon, CA: Emergent YS, 2003. 235 pp H

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. Simon & Schuster, 2008. 416 pp


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