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Lenten Reading Ideas


The Green Bible, Harper and Collins.

The Paradise of God by Norman Wirzba, Oxford University Press.

Drawdown: The Most comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, edited by Paul Hawken. A very hopeful perspective and a must-read.

Serving God Saving the Planet by J Matthew Sleeth, MD. Zondervan Press. A bit outdated, but still good.

Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture an Agrarian Reading of the Bible by Ellen Davis. Cambridge University Press.

These were texts in a course I recently audited from Trinity. Academic, but worth the read.

Romans Disarmed: Resisting Empire/Demanding Justice by Sylvia Keesmaat and Brian Walsh. Brazos Press. This is a study of the letter to the Romans with a strong emphasis on creation care. An easy read, but challenging concepts.

Anything by Wendell Berry. The Unsettling of America is a good start.

How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going: Leading in a Liminal Season. By Susan Beaumont. Rowman and Littlefield, London 2019.

21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act: Helping People Make Reconciliation with Indigenous People a Reality by Bob Joseph. Indigenous Relations Press, 2018.

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Milkweed, 2013.

Word Into Silence: A Manual for Christian Meditation by John Main. Canterbury Press, 2006.

Cranky, Beautiful Faith by Nadia Bolz-Weber. Canterbury Press, 2013.

Always On: Practicing Faith in a New Media Landscape by Angela Williams Gorrell. Baker Academic, 2019.

Praying in Color (adults’ and kids’ editions) by Sybil MacBeth.

Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor. Harper One, 1998.