Here are bibliographies on a variety of topics, collected by Tracy and Mike

 

 

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HUNGER

 

Bauckham, Richard. The Bible and Ecology: Rediscovering the Community of Creation. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2010.

Boff, Leonardo. Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis. 1997.

Brown, Lester, World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse.  Earth Policy Institute; free downloadable pdf: http://www.earth-policy.org/images/uploads/book_files/wotebook.pdf

Daly, Herman and John Cobb. For the Common Good: Redirecting the Economy Toward Community, the environment, and a Sustainable Future.  Revised and Expanded Edition.  Boston: Beacon Press, 1994.

Davis, Ellen, Scripture, Culture and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible (Cambridge)

Erlander, Daniel, Manna and Mercy: A Brief History of God’s Unfolding Promise to Mend the Entire Universe (order from DanielErlander.com)

Faris, Stephen. Forecast: The Consequences of Climate Change, From the Amazon to the Arctic, from Darfur to Napa Valley. New York: Henry Holt. 2008

Golley, Frank B.  A Primer for Environmental Literacy.  New Haven:  Yale University Press, 1998.

Goodwin, Craig, Year of Plenty: One Suburban Family, Four Rules, and 365 Days of Homegrown Adventure in Pursuit of Christian Living (Sparkhouse/Augsburg, 2011)

The Green Bible. New York: HarperCollins. 2008 (NRSV translation; includes introductory essays by Ellen Davis, Matthew Sleeth, N.T. Wright, and many others)

Habel, Norman, ed., The Earth Bible (5 volumes; Sheffield Press)

Hansen, James, Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the coming Climate Catastrophe

Harbaugh, Jan, Linda Kersten, and David Rhoads, editors.  Creation and the Future of Humanity: LSTC Writings on the Environment.  Chicago: Produced at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Committee on LSTC as a Green Zone, 1996.

Hawken, Paul. Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History is Restoring Grace, Justice and Beauty to the World. New York: Penguin Books. 2007.

Hayhoe, Katherine, A Climate for Change

Hessel, Dieter, and Rosemary R. Ruether, editors.  Christianity and Ecology.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2000.

Horrell, David. The Bible and the Environment: Towards a Critical Ecological Biblical Theology. Equinox Publishing, 2010.

Horrell, David, Hunt, Cherryl, & Southgate, Christopher. Greening Paul: Reading the Apostle in a Time of Ecological Crisis. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2010.

Jones, Van The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems. New York: HarperCollins. 2008.

Kingsolver, Barbara.  Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. New York: Harper. 2007.

Kolbert, Elizabeth. Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature and Climate Change. New York: Bloomsbury. 2006.

Korten, David. The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler. 2006.

Maathai, Wangari, Replenishing the Earth: Spiritual Values for Healing Ourselves and the World. Doubleday, N.Y. 2010

Martin-Schramm, James B., Climate Justice: Ethics, Energy and Public Policy (Fortress, 2010)

McFague, Sallie, A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming (Fortress, 2008)

McKibben, Bill Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future. New York: Henry Holt. 2007.

Merkel, Jim.  Radical Simplicity: Small Footprints on a Finite Earth.  Gabriola, B.C.: New Society Publishers, 2003.

Miles, Sara. Take This Bread: The Spiritual Memoir of a Twenty-First Century Christian, Ballentine Books, New York: 2007.

Moe-Lobeda, Cynthia, Healing a Broken World: Globalization and God (Fortress, 2002)

Nessan, Craig, Give Us Today: A Lutheran Proposal for Ending Hunger (Lutheran Voices; Augsburg, 2003)

Northcott, Michael, A Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warming (Orbis, 2009)

Pearce, Fred, When the Rivers Run Dry: Water—the Defining Crisis of the Twenty-First Century (Beacon, 2007)

Pollan, Michael. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. Penguin. 2007.

Rasmussen, Larry, Earth Community Earth Ethics (Orbis, 1997)

___ “Waiting for the Lutherans,” Currents in Theology and Mission 37 (April 2010)

Rhoads, David ed., Earth and Word: Classic Sermons on Saving the Planet (Continuum)

Ride, Sally, Mission Planet Earth: Our World and Its Climate–and How Humans Are Changing Them (Flashpoint, 2009)

Rossing, Barbara, “Why Luke’s Gospel? Daily Bread and ‘Recognition of Christ’ in Food-Sharing, Currents in Theology and Mission (June 2010)

___Journeys Through Revelation: Apocalyptic Hope for Today (Horizons 9-session Bible study; order from Presbyterian Church USA:

___ “God Laments With Us: Climate Change, Apocalypse, and the Urgent Kairos Moment”  Ecumenical Review (July 2010)

Santmire, Paul.  Ritualizing Nature: Renewing Christian Liturgy in a Time of Crisis (Fortress, 2008)

Seay, Chris. A Place at the Table: 40 Days of Solidarity with the Poor, Baker Books, Grand Rapids, MI: 2012.

Shiva, Vendana. Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge. Boston: South End Press. 1997.

Sittler, Joseph.  Evocations of Grace: Writing Ecology, Theology and Ethics.  Edited by Steven Bouma-Prediger and Peter Bakken.  Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans. 2000.

Sleeth, Matthew. Serve God, Save the Planet: A Christian Call to Action. Chelsea Green, 2006.

Speth, Gus, Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing From Crisis to Sustainability (Yale University Press, 2008

Stewart, Ben, A Watered Garden: Christian Worship and Earth’s Ecology (Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress, 2011)

Taussig, Hal, In the Beginning Was the Meal: Social Experimentation & Early Christian Identity (Fortress, 2009)

Torvend, Sam, Luther and the Hungry Poor: Gathered Fragments (Fortress, 2008)

Wirzba,Norman, Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating. Cambridge University Press, 2011.

 

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MISSION

Emerging contexts of the church and world call us to rethink the questions: “What is mission?” “What is vision?” and “What is church?” The following are resources related to missional theology, leadership and being church.

  • The Great Emergence, Phyllis Tickle
  • Emergence Christianity, Phyllis Tickle
  • Holy Discontent – Fueling the Fire that Ignites Personal Vision – Bill Hybels
  • Celtic Evangelism, George Hunter
  • Me, Myself, & Bob – A True Story About Dreams, God, and Talking Vegetables – Phil Vischer
  • A New Christianity , – Brian McLaren
  • More Ready Than You Realize: Evangelism as Dance in the Postmodern Matrix, – Brian McLaren
  • Irresistible Revolution, – Shane Claiborne
  • Jesus for President, – Shane Claiborne & Chris Haw
  • Keeping the Sabbath Wholly – Ceasing, Resting, Embracing, Feasting – Marva J. Dawn
  • Crossing the Bar – Home by Another Way – James G. Johnson
  • Three Cups of Tea – One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace… One School at a Time – Greg Mortensen and David Oliver Relin
  • Toxic Charity – How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (And How to Reverse It) – Robert D. Lupton
  • Church Morph, Eddie Gibbs
  • Dwelling in the Word – Pat Taylor Ellison and Patrick Keifert
  • Welcoming the Stranger, Patrick Keifert
  • From Here to Community. Dick & Judy Reuning (Life Crossings)
  • An Emergent Manifesto of Hope, Tony Jones and Doug Pagitt
  • New Christians: Dispatches from the Emergent Frontier, Tony Jones
  • The Fidelity of Betrayal: Towards a Church Beyond Belief , Peter Rollins
  • Living by the Rule: The Rule of the Iona Community, – Kathy Galloway
  • Discovering Hope. David Poling-Goldene & L. Shannon Jung (Augsburg Fortress)
  • Transforming Mission, David Bosch
  • Changing the Conversation, Anthony Robinson
  • Church in the Round, Letty Russell
  • Making Spiritual Sense, Scott Cormode
  • Missional Leader, Roxburgh and Romanuk
  • Beyond the Ordinary, Ben Campbell Johnson and Andrew Dreitcer
  • After Our Likeness: The Church as the Image of the Trinity, Miraslov Volf
  • Evangelizing Church: A Lutheran Contribution, Van Gelder and Richard Bliese
  • The Ministry of the Missional Church, Craig Van Gelder
  • Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America, ed. Darrell Guder
  • The Continuing Conversion of the Church, Darrell Guder
  • The Good Society, by Bellah, Madsen, Sullivan, Swidler, and Tipton.
  • Forgotten Ways: Reactivating the Missional Church, Alan Hirsch
  • Practicing Our Faith: A way of life for a searching people, Dorothy Bass
  • Meeting God in the Ruins: Devotions for Disaster Relief Volunteers, ed. Gaede
  • Schools for Conversion: 12 Marks of a New Monasticism, Rutba House and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
  • The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness, Simon Wiesenthal

 

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COMMUNITY

Barger, Rick. A New and Right Spirit: Creating an Authentic Church in a Consumer Culture. Herndon, VA: Alban Institute, 2005. Print.

Bass, Dorothy C. Practicing Our Faith: A Way of Life for a Searching People. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1998. Print.

Berghoef, Bryan. Pub Theology: Beer, Conversation, and God, Cascade Books, Eugene, OR: 2012.

Berryman, Jeff. Leaving Ruin: a Novel, New Leaf Books, Orange, CA: 2002.

Bliese, Richard H. and Craig Van Gelder, editors. “The Evangelizing Church: A Lutheran Contribution”. Augsburg Fortress. Minneapolis. 2005

Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. Life Together. Trans. John W. Doberstein. [San Francisco]: HarperSanFrancisco, 1993. Print.

Christopher, J. Clif. Not Your Parents’ Offering Plate: A New Vision for Financial Stewardship. Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 2008. Print.

Claiborne, Shane, and Chris Haw. Jesus for President: Politics for Ordinary Radicals. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2008. Print.

Claiborne, Shane. The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2006. Print.

Clinton, Bill. Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World. New York: Knopf, 2007. Print.

Dawn, Marva J. Keeping the Sabbath Wholly: Ceasing, Resting, Embracing, Feasting. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans Pub., 1989. Print.

Doughty, Stephen V. Discovering Community: A Meditation on Community in Christ. Nashville, TN: Upper Room, 1999. Print.

ELCA. Talking Together as Christians about Tough Social Issues, Chicago: 1999.

Foster, Richard J. Freedom of Simplicity. New York, NY: HarperPaperbacks, 1998. Print.

Galloway, Kathy. Living by the Rule: The Rule of the Iona Community. Glasgow: Wild Goose Publications, 2010. Print.

Gibbs, Eddie. “ChurchMorph”. Baker Academics. Grand Rapids, MI. 2009.

Haugk, Kenneth C. Antagonists in the Church: How to Identify and Deal with Destructive Conflict, Augsburg, Minneapolis: 1988.

Hunter, George G. III. “The Celtic Way of Evangelism” – How Christianity Can Reach the West…. Again.” Abingdon Press. Nashville. 2000.

Jacobs, A. J. The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2007. Print.

Jones, Tony. “The New Christians – Dispatches From the Emergent Frontier.” Jossey-Bass. San Francisco. 2008.

Jones, Tony and Doug Pagitt, editors. “An Emergent Manifesto of Hope.” Baker Books. Grand Rapids. 2007.

Keifert, Patrick R. Welcoming the Stranger : A Public Theology of Worship and Evangelism. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1992. Print

McLaren, Brian D. “More Ready Than You Realize. Zondercan. Grand Rapids, MI. 2002.

Morris, Danny E., and Charles M. Olsen. Discerning God’s Will Together: A Spiritual Practice for the Church. Nashville: Upper Room, 2001. Print.

McKnight, John, and Peter Block. The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2010.

Miles, Sarah. Take This Bread. New Yor: Ballantine Books, 2007. Print.

Myers, Ched. The Biblical Vision of Sabbath Economics. Washington DC: Church of the Saviour, 2008. Print.

Nouwen, Henri J. M. Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life. Garden City, NY: Image, 1986. Print.

Palmer, Parker J. The Active Life: A Spirituality of Work, Creativity, and Caring. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 1999. Print.

Powell, Mark Allan. Giving to God: The Bible’s Good News about Living a Generous Life. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Pub., 2006. Print.

Reuning, Richard & Judith. From Here to Community: Enhancing Christian Community in Today’s Society, Columbus, OH: 2002.

Rollins, Peter. “The Fidelity of Betrayal: Towards A Church Beyond Belief.” Paraclete Press. Brewster, MA. 2008.

Russell, Letty M., J. Shannon Clarkson, and Kate M. Ott. Just Hospitality : God’s Welcome in a World of Difference. 1st ed. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009. Print.

The Rutba House, ed. School(s) for Conversion: 12 Marks of a New Monasticism. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2005. Print.

Salwen, Kevin, and Hannah Salwen. The Power of Half: One Family’s Decision to Stop Taking and Start Giving Back. Boston [Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010. Print.

Schut, Michael. Simpler Living Compassionate Life: A Christian Perspective. Denver, CO: Living the Good News, 1999. Print.

Slee, Nicola, and Rosie Miles. Doing December Differently: An Alternative Christmas Handbook. Glasgow: Wild Goose, 2006. Print.

Tickle, Phyllis. “The Great Emergence.” Baker Academics. Grand Rapids, MI. 2008

Van Gelder, Craig, and Dwight J. Zscheile. The Missional Church in Perspective: Mapping Trends and Shaping the Conversation. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2011. Print.

Volf, Miraslav. “After Our Likeness: The Church as the Image of the Trinity.” Sacra Doctrina. William B. Eerdmans. Grand Rapids, MI. 1998.

GIVING AND STEWARDSHIP

  • The Power of Half: One Family’s Decision to Stop Taking and Start Giving, Kevin & Hannah Salwen, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston: 2010.
  • Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World, Bill Clinton, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2007.
  • Freedom of Simplicity: Finding Harmony in a Complex World, Richard J. Foster, Harper, New York: 1981.
  • Everything the Bible Says About Money: What Does God Say About Investing? How Can I Spend My Money Wisely? Is Money Really the Root of All Evil? How Should I Help the Poor? Lin Johnson, ed. Bethany House, Bloomington, MN: 2011.

MINDFULNESS

Miyamoto Mushashi – The Book of Five Rings

Sun Tzu – The Art of War

Lao Tzu – Tao Te Ching

Ralph D. Sawyer – Unorthodox Strategies for the Everyday Warrior: Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Warrior

Alfred Huang, trans. – The Complete I Ching

Alan Watts – The Way of Zen

Joe Hyams – Zen in the Martial Arts

Greg Mortensen & David Oliver Relin – Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace… One School at a Time

Michael J. Fox – Always Looking Up: Adventures of an Incurable Optimist

Kensho Furuya – Kodo: Ancient Ways (Lessons in the Spiritual Life of the Warrior / Martial Artist

Marva J. Dawn – Keeping the Sabbath Wholly: Ceasing, Resting, Embracing, Feasting

Chungliang Al Huang – Embrace Tiger and Return to Mountain (The Essence of Taiji)

Ernest Becker – The Denial of Death

Stuart Heller – The Dance of Becoming (Living Life as a Martial Artist)

Stephanie Kallos – Broken for You

William Paul Young – The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity

Forrest E. Morgan – Living the Martial Way (A Manual for the way a modern warrior should think)

Alan Light – The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley & The Unlikely Ascent of “Hallelujah”

Peter Lewis – Myths and Legends of the Marital Arts

Thomas M. White – Three Golden Pearls on a String (The Esoteric Teachings of Karate-Do and the Mystical Journey of a Warrior Priest)

Balthasar Gracia’n – The Art of Worldly Wisdom

William Reed – Ki (A Road That Anyone Can Walk)

Koichi Tohei – Ki in Daily Life

Stephen Mitchell, ed. – The Enlightened Mind (An Anthology of Sacred Prose)

Brian Walker – Hua Hu Ching (The Unknown Teachings of Lao Tzu)

Marcus Aurelius – Meditations

Gerald Tomlinson – Treasury of Religious Quotations (A timeless collection of more than 2,000 quotations, anecdotes, and stories drawing upon the vast world of religious thought from ancient times to present day.)

Dante – The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradisio

Naomi Ozaniec – Teach Yourself Meditation

Scott Shaw – The Warrior IS Silent: Martial Arts and the Spiritual Path

 

KARATE

 

Christopher M. Clarke – Okinawan Karate: A History of Styles and Masters (Volume 1: Shuri-Te and Shorin-Ryu)

Christopher M. Clarke – Okinawan Karate: A History of Styles and Masters (Volume 2: Fujian Antecedents, Naha-Te, Goju-Ryu, and Other Styles)

Christopher M. Clarke – Okinawan Kobudo: A History of Weaponry Styles and Masters

Christopher M. Clarke – Nyumonsha (A Handbook for Beginning Students)

Christopher M. Clarke – Seito (A Handbook for Students from Gokyu to Ikkyu)

Christopher M. Clarke – Yudansha (A Handbook for Black Belts)

Christopher M. Clarke, ed. – Sensei

Christopher M. Clarke – Climbing the Mountain – In Search of the Soul of Karate

Christopher M. Clarke – Kamikaze! Japan’s “Divine Wind” and The Spirit of the Martial Arts

Christopher M. Clarke – Honorary Samurai (Tales of Courage, Honor, Fortitude and Strategy)

Christopher M. Clarke – Monks, Madmen, and Martial Masters

Christopher M. Clarke – Samurai, Scoundrels, And Saints

Christopher M. Clarke – Warriors and Wisemen

Christopher M. Clarke – Ramblings from a Ten Foot Square Hut

Christopher M. Clarke – Saving Japan’s Martial Arts

Christopher M. Clarke – “Empty-Handed I Entered The World” Great Okinawan Karate Masters Lost In 2012-2014

Soshin Nagamine – The Essence of Okinawan Karate Do

Soshin Nagamine – Tales of Okinawa’s Great Masters

Joe Hyams – Zen in the Martial Arts

Gichin Funikoshi – Karate-Do (My Way of Life)

Gichin Funakoshi – Karate Do Kyohan (Karate: the Master Text)

Bobby Lowe – Mas Oyama’s Karate as Practiced in Japan

Robert Scaglione & William Cummins – Shorin-Ryu (Okinawan Karate Question and Answer Book)

Robert Scaglione & William Cummins – Building Warrior Spirit: Karate of Okinawa (With Gan, Soku, Tanden, Riki)

Morio Higaoanna – Traditional Karatedo Okinawan Goju-Ryu volume 1: Fundamental Techniques

Morio Higaoanna – Traditional Karatedo Okinawan Goju-Ryu volume 2: Performance of the Kata

Morio Higaoanna – Traditional Karatedo Okinawan Goju-Ryu volume 3: Applications of the Kata

Morio Higaoanna – Traditional Karatedo Okinawan Goju-Ryu volume 4: Applications of the Kata part 2

Musashi Miyamoto – The Book of Five Rings

Patrick McCarthy (trans.) – Bubishi: The Classical Manual of Combat

Richard Kim – The Classical Man

Richard Kim – The Weaponless Warrior

John Stevens with Shirata Rinjiro – Aikido: The Way of Harmony

Richard Strozzi Heckler – Aikido and the New Warrior

M.J. Clapton – Aikido: An Introduction to Tomiki-Style

Saulo Ribeiro with Kevin Howell – Jiu-Jitsu University

John Stevens – The Sword of No-Sword (Life of the Master Warrior Tesshu)

Herman Kauz – The Martial Spirit (An Introduction to the Origin, Philosophy, and Psychology of the Martial Arts)

Stephen R. Turnbull – The Book of the Samurai: The Warrior Class of Japan)

Oscar Ratti & Adele Westbrook – Secrets of the Samurai (The Martial Arts of Feudal Japan)

Randy F.Nelson, ed. – The Overlook Martial Arts Reader (Classic Writings on Philosophy and Technique)

Tri Thong Dang – Beyond the Known (The Ultimate Goal of the Martial Arts)

John Corcoran & Emil Farkas – The Complete Martial Arts Catalogue

 

KOBUDO

 

Christopher M. Clarke – Okinawan Kobudo: A History of Weaponry Styles and Masters

Christopher M. Clarke – Modern-Day Samurai: Kotaka Sukesaburo Minamoto-no Sadayasu Sadao – An Appreciation and History of his Kenjutsu Style

Fumio Demura – Nunchaku: Karate Weapon of Self-Defense

Fumio Demura – Sai: Karate Weapon of Self-Defense

Fumio Demura – Tonfa: Karate Weapon of Self-Defense

Motokatsu Inoue – Bo, Sai, Tonfa and Nunchaku: Ancient Martial Arts of the Ryukyu Islands

Michael Finn – Kendo No Kata (Forms of Japanese Kendo)

Masayuki Shimabukuro & Leonard J. Pellman – Flashing Steel: Mastering Eishin-Ryu Swordamanship

Junzo Sasamori & Gordon Warner – This Is Kendo: The Art of Japanese Fencing

Donn F. Draeger – The Weapons and Fighting Arts of Indonesia

 

TAI CHI

T.T. Liang – T’ai Chi Ch’uan For Health and Self-Defense (Philosophy and Practice)

Paul Lam with Maureen Miller – Teaching Tai Chi Effectively (Simple and Proven Methods to Make Tai Chi Accessible to Everyone)

Paul Lam – Tai Chi for Arthritis Handbook

Paul Lam and Nancy Kaye – Tai Chi for Beginners and the 24 Forms

Paul Lam – Born Strong (Surviving the Great Famine to Teaching Tai Chi to Millions)

Lam Kam Chuen – The Way of Energy: Mastering the Chinese Art of Internal Strength with Chi Kung Exercise

Chungliang Al Huang – Embrace Tiger and Return to Mountain (The Essence of Taiji)

Yang Jwing-Ming – The Eight Pieces of Brocade [Ba Duann Gin] (A Wan Can Chi Kung Exercise Set for Improving and Maintaining Health)

Murray D. Finck – Stretch and Pray (A Daily Discipline for Physical and Spiritual Wellness)

Chen Wei-Ming (Trans. Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo & Robert W. Smith – T’ai Chi Ch’uan Ta Wen (Questions and Answers on T’ai Chi Ch’uan)

Herman Kauz – Tai Chi Handbook (Exercise, Meditation, and Self-Defense)

Chia Siew Pang & Goh Ewe Hock – Tai Chi (Ten Minutes to Health)

 

 

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