The Equally Audacious but Hopefully More Successful 2014 Reading List

The Equally Audacious but Hopefully More Successful 2014 Reading List

So last year I read a decent amount, just not what I planned to read necessarily.

Here’s to sticking to the plan this year!

Credit: uitdragerij via Flickr

Credit: uitdragerij via Flickr


The Locust Effect: Why The End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence
(Gary Haugen and Victor Boutros)

Educating All God’s Children: What Christians Can – and Should – Do to Improve Public Education for Low-Income Kids

(Nicole Baker Fulgham)


Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit the Bible’s View of Women
(Sarah Bessey)

Growing Strong Daughters: Encouraging Girls to Become All They’re Meant to Be
(Lisa Graham McMinn)


Beauty will Save the World: Rediscovering the Allure and Mystery of Christianity
(Brian Zahnd)

The Crowd the Critic and the Muse: A Book for Creators
(Michael Gungor)

The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity
(Soong-Chan Rah)


The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel
(Barbara Kingsolver)

Red Moon Rising: How 24-7 Prayer is Awakening a Generation
(Pete Greig, Dave Roberts, and Peter Greig)

How Shall We Worship?
(Marva J. Dawn)


Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness and Reconciliation  
(Miroslav Volf)

Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart
(Christena Cleveland)


The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See
(Richard Rohr)

Mudhouse Sabbath: An Invitation to a Life of Spiritual Discipline
(Lauren F. Winter)

A Royal ‘Waste’ of Time: The Splendor of Worshipping God and Being Church for the World
(Marva J. Dawn)


Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? A Narrative Approach to the Problem of Pauline Christianity
(J.R. Daniel Kirk)

Sacred Unions, Sacred Passions: Engaging the Mystery of Friendship Between Men and Women
(Dan J. Brennan)


Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community
(Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

(George Orwell)


Forgive Us: Confessions of a Compromised Faith
(Mae Elise Cannon, Lisa Sharon Harper, Troy Jackson and Soong-Chan Rah)

The Color Purple
(Alice Walker)


Down We Go: Living Into the Wild Ways of Jesus
(Kathy Escobar)

Hope Abundant: Third World and Indigenous Women’s Theology
(Kwok Pui-lan)


Their Eyes Were Watching God
(Zora Neale Hurston)

Shalom and the Community of Creation: An Indigenous Vision
(Randy Woodley)


7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess
(Jen Hatmaker)

Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers
(Anne Lamott)


  1. Christi Mahan Cortese on January 3, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    I super like this. I’m going to definitely read some of these.

  2. Beth M on January 4, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    I hope to read more Marva Dawn this year too, I read her book “Unfettered hope” last year, and parts of “Keeping the Sabbath Wholly.” She is so prolific! I also want to read Cristena Cleveland’s book as well, since I enjoy her blog a lot.

  3. larissa on January 5, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    I just finished DIsunity in Christ by Christena Cleveland. I would consider it a must read, if you want to borrow it in May let me know!

  4. larissaboesiger on January 5, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    I just finished Disunity in Christ by Christena Cleveland. I would say it is a must read, let me know if you want to borrow it in may!

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