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