I posted on a “call for submissions” of sorts on my Facebook the other day, looking for reading suggestions from my friends. I’ve looked through all of their suggestions, as well as the suggestions of other folks (Christena Cleveland and Cambridge University Faculty of Divinity to name but two.) Below is my list of primary reads for 2015.
Friends of mine who made suggestions will find that only a small portion of the suggested books made the final list. Don’t be discouraged. Each and every one of the recommendations looked enticing and I appreciate the suggestions. I’ve included the books which I think will be directly beneficial to my life given my current context (life in community, Anglican theology, religious organizing, justice advocacy, contemplative life, nuns, etc.)
My reading pattern is usually erratic. I’ll go through periods of rapid reading and then another period of some aridity. I also know that I’ll find other books in the course of the year and probably reread these or others from previous years. Who knows, I’ll probably also dip into the secondary and tertiary lists compiled from suggestions.
If you’ve read some of these books, please let me know what you thought in the comments section! Also, if you’ve got other books to add to the list, please let me know!
Wishing you abundance,