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    A House for Hope: The Promise of Progressive Religion for the Twenty-first Century by John Buehrens. For over a generation, conservative religion has seemed dominant in America. But there are signs of a strengthening liberal religious movement. For it to flourish, laypeople need a sense of their theological heritage. House for Hope shows how religious liberals have countered fundamentalists for generations, and provides progressives with a theological and spiritual foundation for years ahead.

    The Sacred and The Profane: The Nature of Religion by Mircea Eliade. Observes that while contemporary people believe their world is entirely profane, or secular, they still at times find themselves connected unconsciously to the memory of something sacred. It's this premise that both drives Eliade's exhaustive exploration of the sacred—as it has manifested in space, time, nature and the cosmos, and life itself—and buttresses his expansive view of the human experience.

    Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence by Karen Armstrong. A sweeping exploration of religion and the history of human violence

    The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason by Sam Harris. delivers a startling analysis of the clash between reason and religion in the modern world.

    Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion (Vintage) by Alain De Botton. Argues that we can benefit from the wisdom and power of religion—without having to believe in any of it.

    The Battle for God by Karen Armstrong. In our supposedly secular age governed by reason and technology, fundamentalism has emerged as an overwhelming force in every major world religion.

    Living Liberal Religion: 125 years in the life of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego, 1873-1998 by Elbert J Boone.

    Simply Pray: A Modern Spiritual Practice to Deepen Your Life by Erik Walker Wikstrom. Drawing from the wisdom of the world’s religions, Simply Pray offers readers an easy-to-use modern prayer practice free from any particular theological orientation. Wikstrom identifies and defines the four major types of prayer that are practiced by all the world’s major religions.

    What Do Religious Liberals Believe? by Waldemar Argow

    Generations: The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069 by Neil Howe, Generations is at once a refreshing historical narrative and a thrilling intuitive leap that reorders not only our history books but also our expectations for the twenty-first century.