Books We’re Considering

This is a running list of books that have been suggested as possibilities for our group to read together. Books are removed from the list as they are read.

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See also our list of books we have read.


Last revised: December 30, 2017


Armstrong, Karen. The Case for God. New York: Knopf, 2009. [Added 2015]

Alexander, Eben. Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife. 2012. [Added March 2013]

Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the World and Me. New York: Spiegel and Grau, 2015. [Scheduled for 2018]

Lamott, Anne. Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy. New York: Riverhead Books, 2017. [Scheduled for 2018]

Palmer, Parker J. Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000. [Added September 2012]

Palmer, Parker J. Healing the Heart of Democracy The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit. San Francisco, Calif: Jossey-Bass, 2011. [Added September 2012]

Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre. The Phenomenon of Man. New York: Harper Perennial Modern Thought, 2008. [Added September 2012]

Earle, Steve. I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011. [Added March 2012]

O’Donohue, John. Conamara Blues: Poems. New York: Cliff Street Books, 2001. [Added March 2012]

Bell, Rob. Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived. New York, NY: HarperOne, 2011. [Added March 2011]

Flew, Antony, and Roy Abraham Varghese. There Is a God: How the World’s Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind. New York: HarperOne, 2007. [Added March 2011]

Buettner, Dan. The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 2009.

Patel, Eboo. Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation. Boston, Mass: Beacon, 2008.

Robinson, Marilynne. Home. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.

Schultz, Daniel. Changing the Script: An Authentically Faithful and Authentically Progressive Political Theology for the 21st Century. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Ig Pub, 2010.

Wallis, Jim. Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street : a Moral Compass for the New Economy. New York: Howard Books, 2010.

Young, William P., Wayne Jacobsen, and Brad Cummings. The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity : a Novel. Newbury Park, Calif: Windblown Media, 2007.