The Triumph of Christianity, How A Forbidden Religion Swept the World, by Bart Ehrman

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By Sandra Boone  Professor Ehrman writes with the depth of one who has the luxury of a full semester to examine his subject (this book is almost 300 pages long) but with the wit, language and modern references that would win a professor an undergraduate teaching award. He is a…

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Miracles, by C.S. Lewis

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By Phillip Owen In Miracles, C.S. Lewis takes an objective look at how miracles can be understood by both Christians and non-Christians alike. He opens the book with a philosophical question of whether it is logically possible for miracles to occur at all, and then takes a look at moments…

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Everything Happens for a Reason, and Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler

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By the Rev. Carol Petty At thirty-five, a perfectly healthy and happy Kate Bowler is on her way. She has her dream job teaching at Duke Divinity School, a storybook marriage to her high school sweetheart, and an adorable baby son. What more could a person want? What a person…

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Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor

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By the Rev. Carol Petty People go to tremendous lengths to escape darkness--literal or metaphorical. We much prefer light. Perhaps our aversion to darkness results from the historic Christian teaching that darkness equals evil. And yet, the Biblical narrative abounds with stories revealing that God does mighty works in the…

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Lauren Artress, Walking a Sacred Path

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Lauren Artress, Walking a Sacred Path (revised and updated).  2006. (194 pages) In reading about labyrinths, we should start with Lauren Artress, who is the driving force responsible for the modern revival of walking labyrinths both in churches and beyond churches. Lauren is trained and licensed as a psychotherapist as…

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