Spring Books March 27, 2019 – Posted in: Uncategorized
This spring spiritual rock stars Richard Rohr, Barbara Brown Taylor, Joan Chittister and Nadia Bolz-Weber all released compelling new books. Whether you are interested in the “forgotten truth” of the Christ, gaining the courage to speak spiritual truth in a power-hungry world, exploring other faiths or updating some of the church’s negative teachings about sex, these are all timely reads.
Exciting news: Little Sister by Patricia Chadwick is now available in the bookstore! (The rest of the world gets them next week.) Mark you calendars: on April 5th we will be celebrating the publication of Little Sister at 7:30pm. Hope to see you there. And if you haven’t already, make sure to read Anne Semmes’s wonderful Q&A with Patricia in this week’s Greenwich Sentinel.
The Easter Basket Bar is now 100% up and running with chocolate bunnies and eggs, jelly bean carrots, free grass and bows and tons of adorable books and toys. Spread the word!
With Springtime Love and Thanks,
Becky, Colette and Jennifer
New Religious Books:
- The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr Drawing on scripture, history, and spiritual practice, Rohr articulates a transformative view of Jesus Christ as a portrait of God’s constant, unfolding work in the world. “God loves things by becoming them,” he writes, and Jesus’s life was meant to declare that humanity has never been separate from God—except by its own negative choice.
- The Time is Now by Joan Chittister Pairing scriptural insights with stirring narratives of the truth-tellers that came before us, Sister Joan offers a compelling vision for readers to combat complacency and to propel ourselves toward creating a world of justice, freedom, peace, and empowerment.
- Shameless by Nadia Bolz-Weber Christians are obsessed with sex—and not in a good way. For generations countless people have suffered pain, guilt, and judgment as a result of the church’s toxic fixation on sex, the body, and physical pleasure. If you’ve been mistreated, confused, angered, and/or wounded by the shaming sexual messages so prevalent in religion, this one is for you.
- Holy Envy by Barbara Brown Taylor Barbara Brown Taylor continues the spiritual journey begun in Leaving Church by finding out what the world looks like after taking off her clergy collar. In Holy Envy, she contemplates the myriad ways other people and traditions encounter the Transcendent, both by digging deeper into those traditions herself and by seeing them through her students’ eyes as she sets off with them on field trips to monasteries, temples, and mosques.