So what good is a Monday morning without a Nineteenth century German theologian?
"With ignorance your knowledge will ever be mixed, but the true and proper opposite of knowledge is presumption of knowledge."
-Friederich Schleiermacher (1768-1834)
Nadia Bolz-Weber: Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 Hours of Christian Television
This is my book. It will change your life. Ok, not really.
Kester Brewin: Signs of Emergence
This book is tremendous. Drawing on his background as a math teacher, Brewin explores why the church is where it is and why it is to change...using complexity theory. This is a must read.
Edward and Lorna Mornin: Saints: A Visual Guide
This is a gorgeous handbook of the saints.
Peter Rollins: How (Not) to Speak of God.
Pete is an emerging church pastor of the Ikon community in Belfast, Ireland. I can't recommend this book enough.
Phyllis Tickle: The divine hours
Phyllis is one the smartest women I've ever met. I'm using this book for matins and noon prayer as well as vespers and compline.
Anne Lamott: Traveling Mercies : Some Thoughts on Faith
One of my favorite books of all time. She's pretty cranky and sarcastic too.
Eddie Gibbs: Emerging Churches: Creating Christian Community in Postmodern Cultures
Gibbs and Bolger spent 5 years compiling this book which relys heavily on interviews with emerging church leaders in the US and the UK. They seem to favor independant churches over denominational ones...so very little is said about us "loyal radicals"