Friday, February 29, 2008

The Book List

The Book List

For my bibliophile friends (book lovers), you may wonder what books might be interesting to read to learn more about the ideas and philosophies that anchor Kafakumba. Here is a list:

The Upside Down Kingdom by Donald Kraybil
The Politics of Jesus by John Howard Yoder
The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard
Resident Aliens by Stanley Hauerwas and William Willimon
The Way by E. Stanley Jones
A Community of Character by Stanley Hauerwas
The Peaceable Kingdom by Stanley Hauerwas

I also brought a few books with me to Africa and have read this group (along with a couple of the above):

The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman
The Next Christendom by Philip Jenkens
The New Faces of Christianity by Philip Jenkens
Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations by Robert Schnase
A Generous Orthodoxy by Brian McLaren

I wouldn’t recommend any of these books for a day at the beach, you might want to pack the Reader’s Digest for that. However, I would recommend them for thoughtful inquiry and for an expanded view of faith and global culture. The list is quite incomplete…you will want to check out the many new titles emerging in this area and develop your own reading list.

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