Father Jeremy's Bookshelf

Religion: a discovery in comics

“A humorous yet substantive introduction to the world’s religions and their concepts Explaining the five major religions and modern spirituality in clear, colorful chapters, this illustrated primer is a great way to introduce a complex topic. In her easily accessible style, Margreet de Heer explores religious history and practices in an unbiased way and with […]

“Grounded” a new book by Diana Butler Bass

From the Publishers’ Weekly website: In her excellent treatise, Bass (Christianity After Religion) addresses the apparent decline of religious practice in America. In cogent, convincing arguments, she declares the current state of religion as not dying but transforming. Bass juxtaposes the postcard church—its static, pristine steeple pointing to heaven above—with the energetic church of community-oriented […]

The Rite Place – Kids Do Church! Adults Do, Too!

“If you want to seed and nurture your own genuinely inter-generational Eucharistic congregation, this is the practical, specific, and theologically grounded guide you’ve been looking for. Shawn Schreiner and Dennis Northway’s generous offering of their experience in this book will make a difference to you whether you’re overwhelmed or inspired by the challenge of creating […]

New Book – “Beyond Literal Belief: religion as metaphor”

David Tacey is Emeritus Professor of Literature of La Trobe university, Melbourne and Research Professor at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Canberra. “Beyond Literal Belief: religion as metaphor” is his fourteenth book and has plenty of useful things to say “in a world riven with fundamentalist extremism born of literalism.” (Prof. Anne Boyd, […]

How to read the bible and still be a Christian

The latest book from John Dominic Crossan, “How to read the bible and still be a Christian: Struggling with Divine Violence from Genesis Through Revelation” grapples with scripture’s two conflicting visions of Jesus and God – one of a loving God, and one of a vengeful God – and explains how Christians can decipher which […]