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The Origin of Satan: How Christians Demonized Jews, Pagans, and Heretics by Elaine Pagels. A dramatic interpretation of Satan and his role on the Christian tradition.

In Memory of Her: A Feminist Theological Reconstruction of Christian Origins by Elisabeth Fiorenza. This brilliant scholarly treatise succeeds in bringing to our consciousness women who played an important role in the origins of Christianity.

What We See When We Read (Vintage Original) by Peter Mendelsund

The Meaning of Mary Magdalene: Discovering the Woman at the Heart of Christianity by Cynthia Bourgeault. Shows how an understanding of Mary Magdalene can revitalize contemporary Christianity, how Christians and others can, through her, find their way to Jesus’s original teachings and apply them to their modern lives.

My Education by Susan Choi,

Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson,

The Empathy Exams: Essays by Leslie Jamison

Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks by Simon Garfield,

Skellig by David Almond,

The Shining by Stephen King

The Birth of Christianity : Discovering What Happened in the Years Immediately After the Execution of Jesus by John Dominic. Reveals how Christianity emerged in the period following Jesus'; death; shines new light on the theological and cultural contexts from which the Christian church arose.

The Kingdom of God Is Within You by Leo Tolstoy. The Kingdom of God Is Within You is the non-fiction magnum opus of Leo Tolstoy and was initially banned in his home country of Russia. It is the culmination of thirty years of Tolstoy's Christian thinking, and lays out a new organization for society based on a literal Christian interpretation of the Bible. Here Tolstoy introduces the world to the concept of Christian non-violent resistance. A classic in modern Christian and Western thinking.

Understanding the Bible: An Introduction for Skeptics, Seekers, and Religious Liberals by John BuehrensA thoughtful, warm, and witty introduction Understanding the Bible is designed to help empower skeptics, seekers, nonbelievers, and those of a liberal and progressive outlook to reclaim the Bible from literalists. In making accessible some of the best contemporary historical, literary, political, and feminist readings of the Hebrew and Christian scriptures.

To Do Justice: A Guide for Progressive Christians: Rebecca Todd Peters, Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty (2013 APTS MidWinters Currie Lecturer)

A Brief History of Christian Worship by James F. White,

FASHION ME A PEOPLE: CURRICULUM IN THE CHURCH by Maria Harris is a must-read for anyone planning a Christian education program and choosing curriculum.