Saturday, July 31, 2010

Post-Seminary Reading List

A colleague of mine has posted a request for a reading list for recent seminary graduates. This sounded like something worth exploring. So I developed a list of ten resources that I have found to be very helpful since graduating from grad school. All of these resources are more current and practical than the books we typically read in seminary. I suppose when the rubber hits the road, it's natural to want to read books that will help improve one's practical skills more than one's theoretical knowlege. So here is the reading list I would recommend (after being out of school for two years):

Transforming Christian Theology by Philip Clayton

Christianity for the Rest of Us by Diana Butler Bass

I Refuse To Lead a Dying Church by Paul Nixon

Feeding The Fire: Avoiding Clergy Burnout by Bruce and Kathrine Epperly

Seasons of Ministry by Bruce and Katherine Epperly

How (Not) To Speak of God by Peter Rollins

Living Buddha Living Christ by Thich Nhat Hanh

The Secret Message of Jesus by Brian McLaren

Eucharistic Prayers for Inclusive Communities edited by Bridget Mary Meehan and Sheila Durkin Dierks

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