books I’ve read in 2009

Dating Jesus: A Story of Fundamentalism, Feminism, and the American Girl, Susan Campbell

An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith, Barbara Brown Taylor

Babymouse #3: Beach Babe, Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm
Babymouse #1: Queen of the World!, Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm

Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft, and Design, Faythe Levine and Cortney Heimerl

The Film Club: A Memoir, David Gilmour
The Furious Longing of God, Brennan Manning
I Was Told There’d Be Cake, Sloane Crosley
How (Not) to Speak of God – Marks of the Emerging Church, Pete Rollins

Practicing Resurrection: A Memoir of Work, Doubt, Discernment and Moments of Grace, Nora Gallagher
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times, Pema Chodron
I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t), Brene’ Brown
Sleeping at the Starlight Motel: and Other Adventures on the Way Back Home, Bailey White

The Three Signs of a Miserable Job, Patrick Lenconi
The Water Will Hold You: A Skeptic Learns to Pray, Lindsey Crittenden
Things Seen and Unseen: A Year Lived in Faith, Nora Gallagher
From Stone to Living Word, Debbie Blue

Post-Rapture Radio: Lost Writings from the Failed Revolution at the End of the Last Century, Russell Rathbun
A Year of Mornings: 3191 Miles Apart, Maria Alexandra Vettese and Stephanie Congdon Barnes 
To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings, John O’Donohue


2 Comments on “books I’ve read in 2009”

  1. Songbird says:

    What did you think of the Rollins book? I have to organize a conference on Emerging Church for next summer, and I'm curious.

  2. I enjoyed Pete's book. For a small tome, it is quite dense, especially the first half. The book is basically divided into two parts – the first half being theology, and the second have being some wonderful descriptions of different liturgies ikon (his community) has orchestrated.The book doesn't come across as pissy at the evangelical world, as many emergent works do. And I'll be the first to admit that I fall in the camp of those pissy at the evangelical side of things, albeit far less often now than a year ago.I've got his other two works, The Fidelity of Betrayal and The Orthodox Heretic in my stack to read before Greenbelt.

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