Summer Reading List | Sojourners

Summer Reading List

  • The Divine Hours: Prayers for Summertime, by Phyllis Tickle. The first volume in a trilogy of prayer manuals to guide Christians gently yet authoritatively through the Daily Office (Doubleday, 2000).

  • Revolution and Renewal: How Churches Are Saving Our Cities, by Tony Campolo, with stories by Bruce Main. A look at faith-based programs that are giving urban areas a new life (Westminster John Knox Press, 2000).

  • The Battle for God, by Karen Armstrong. A rich and detailed study of fundamentalism and its many faces throughout the ages (Knopf, 2000).

  • The Eyes of the Heart: A Memoir of Lost and Found, by Frederick Buechner. A fourth memoir/meditation by the Pulitzer-Prize nominated author about Christian faith and the people who have touched his life (HarperSanFrancisco, 1999).

  • The African Presence in the Bible: Gospel Sermons Rooted in History, by William D. Watley and Raquel Annette St. Clair. Eighteen sermons tell the story of Christian Africa's geographic, cultural, and religious heritage (Judson Press, 2000).

  • The Biblical Jubilee and the Struggle for Life: An Invitation to Personal, Ecclesial, and Social Transformation, by Ross and Gloria Kinsler. A thorough summary of the radical vision of economic and social practice found at the heart of the Bible (Orbis Books, 1999).

  • Life Ablaze: A Woman's Novena, by Joan Chittister, OSB. A short collection of nine biographies, lessons, intercessions, and prayers by women such as Teresa of Avila, Dorothy Day, and Mary Magdalene (Sheed and Ward, 2000).

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Sojourners Magazine July-August 2000
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