A partial list of religious/spiritual books to read and discuss … definitely not in the order listed … :-)

Wills, GarryWhat Jesus Meant
Wills, GarryWhat the Gospels Meant
Wills, GarryWhat Paul Meant
Wills, GarryWhy Priests?
Wills, GarryWhat the Qur’an Meant
Wills, GarryWhy I Am A Catholic
Gottwald, NormanThe Tribes of Yahweh
Schmid, KonradThe Making of the Bible
Barton, JohnA History of the Bible: The Book of Its Faiths
Peterson, Eugene H.The Pastor
Dever et al.The Rise of Ancient Israel
Clendenin, Daniel B,Eastern Orthodox Christianity
Martin, Dale B.New Testament History and Literature
Shahab AhmedWhat is Islam?
Smith, Mark S.The Early History of God
Pagels, ElaineWhy Religion?: A Personal Story
Friedman, Richard ElliottThe Exodus
Smith, Mark S.The Early History of God
Day, JohnYahweh and the Gods and Goddesses of Canaan
Pelikan, JaroslavWhose Bible Is It?
Brueggemann, WalterOld Testament Theology: An Introduction
Armstrong, KarenThe Bible: A Biography
Steinsaltz, AdinThe Essential Talmud
Collins, John J.An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible (Third Edition)
Wright, RobertWhy Buddhism Is True
Doniger, WendyThe Hindus: An Alternative History
Doniger, WendyHindu Myths
Aslan, RezaNo God But God
Ernst, Carl W.Sufism: An Introduction
Warraq, IbnWhat the Koran Really Says
Hayes, Christine ElizabethIntroduction to the Bible
Friedman, Richard ElliottWho Wrote the Bible?
Friedman, Richard ElliottThe Bible with Sources Revealed
Collins & HarlowEarly Judaism: A Comprehensive Overview
Donin, Hayim HalevyTo Be A Jew
Potok, ChaimMy Name is Asher Lev [a Novel]
Dosick, Wayne D.Living Judaism
Wright, RobertThe Evolution of God
Rahula, WapolaWhat the Buddha Taught
McLaren, BrianWhy Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha and Mohammed Cross the Road
Kornfield, JackTeachings of the Buddha
Craddock, FredCraddock Stories
Bass, Diana ButlerA People’s History of Christianity
MacCulloch, DiarmaidChristianity: The First Three Thousand Years
Gonzalez, JustoThe Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation
Gonzalez, JustoThe Story of Christianity: The formation to the Present Day
Ware, TimothyThe Orthodox Church: A New Edition
Spufford, FrancisUnapologetic: Why, Despite Everything, Christianity Can Still Make Surprising Emotional Sense
MacCulloch, DiarmaidAll Things Made New: The Reformation and Its Legacy
Pagels, ElaineThe Gnostic Gospels
Vanderkam, James C.The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Their Significance for Understanding the Bible, Judaism, Jesus, and Christianity
Marshall, PeterThe Reformation: A Very Short Introduction
Cahill, ThomasHeretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World
Carroll, JamesThe Truth at the Heart of the Lie: How the Catholic Church Lost Its Soul – A Memoir of Faith
Holcomb, Justin S.Know the Creeds and Councils
Bowler, KateEverything Happens for a Reason … and Other Lies I’ve Loved
Bowler, KateBlessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel
Evans, Rachel HeldSearching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church
Norris, KathleenDakota
Norris, KathleenThe Cloister Walk
Merton, ThomasSeven Storey Mountain
Turner, John G.The Mormon Jesus
Gates, Henry LouisThe Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song
Gutierrez, GustavoA Theology of Liberation: History, Politics, and Salvation (15th Anniversary Edition)
FitzGerald, FrancesThe Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America
Noll, Mark A.The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind
Barr, JamesFundamentalism
Smullyan, RaymondThe Tao Is Silent
I-Ming, LiuAwakening to the Tao
Ono, SokyoShinto: The Kami Way
Merton, ThomasNew Seeds of Contemplation
Armstrong, KarenMuhammad: A Biography of the Prophet
Lipovsky, IgorEarly Israelites: Two Peoples, One History
Wallis, JimAmerica’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America
Wallis, JimGod’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It
Chesterton, G.K.Orthodoxy
Wills, GarryChesterton
Clark, DavidC.S. Lewis: A Guide to His theology
Lewis, C.S.Mere Christianity
Witherington, Ben IIIThe Problem with Evangelical Theology
Feiler, BruceAbraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths
Palmer. ParkerHealing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit

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