Here are bibliographies on a variety of topics:



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.


  • 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


Bondi, Roberta C. To Pray and to Love: Conversations on Prayer with the Early Church, Augsburg Fortress, 1991.

Bread for the Day 2019: Daily Bible Readings and Prayers, Augsburg Fortress.

Brokering, Herbert. Luther’s Prayers, Augsburg Fortress, 2004.

French, Henry F. Prayer: A Primer Augsburg Fortress, 2009.

Huffman, Walter C. Prayer of the Faithful: Understanding and Creatively Leading Corporate Intercessory Prayer – Revised Edition, Augsburg Fortress, 1992.

Marty, Martin Lutheran Questions, Lutheran Answers: Exploring Christian Faith Augsburg Fortress, 2007.

Ramshaw, Gail. Praying for the Whole World: A Handbook for Intercessors Augsburg Fortress, 2016.

Wengert, Timothy J. Martin Luther’s Catechism: Forming the Faith, Augsburg Fortress, 2009.


The Disciples’ Prayer: The Prayer Jesus Taught in Its Historical Setting (Jeffrey B. Gibson, Augsburg Fortress, 2015)

The Greatest Prayer: Rediscovering the Revolutionary Message of The Lord’s Prayer (John Dominic Crossan, Harper Collins, 2010)

Lord, Teach Us: The Lord’s Prayer & the Christian Life (William H. Willimon & Stanley Hauerwas, Abingdon, 1996)

The Lord’s Prayer: It’s Character, Purpose, and Interpretation (E.F. Scott, Charles Schribner’s Sons, 1951)

No Empty Phrases: The Lord’s Prayer And You (Frank H. Seilhamer, CSS Publishing, 1985)

A Place To Pray: Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer (Roberta C. Bondi, Abingdon, 1998)

Praying Like Jesus: The Lord’s Prayer in a Culture of Prosperity (James Mulholland, Harper Collins, 2001)

Thy Will Be Done In Me: Living The Lord’s Prayer (David H. Westphal, Xlibris Corp, 2012)


Babic, Gordan. Icons, trans. by Angus McGeoch, I.P. Verlagsgesellshaft International Publishing, Germening/Munich, 1998.

Nouwen, Henri J.M. Behold the Beauty of the Lord – Praying with Icons, Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, IN, 1987.

Ramos-Poqi, Guillem. The Technique of Icon Painting, Morehouse Publishing, Harrisburg PA, 1990.

Sendler, Egon, S.S. The Icon – Image of the Invisible: Elements of Theology – Aesthetics and Technique, trans. Fr. Steven Bigham, Oakwood Publications, 1988.

Timchenko, Swergei. Russian Icons Today, 1994.

Zibawi, Mahmoud. The Icon – Its Meaning and History, The Liturgical Press, Collegeville MN, 1993.