Saturday, June 26, 2004


For books in my spiritual growth/discipleship library that've endured (at least for me), I'll include William Stringfellow's An Ethic for Christians and Other Aliens in a Strange Land

Since first reading Stringfellow's pivotal book I've read and drawn upon Walter Wink's Powers  trilogy, but almost nothing has hit me in the gut the way An Ethic  did. Here are the basic three in Wink’s triad, as well as a link for a 4th, related but shorter book:
Volume 1: Naming the Powers: The Language of Power in the New Testament

Volume 2: Unmasking the Powers: The Invisible Forces That Determine Human Existence

Volume 3: Engaging the Powers: Discernment and Resistance in a World of Domination

one volume, sort of, but mainly a condensation or digest of volume 3:
Engaging the Powers: The Powers That Be: Theology for a New Millennium
In addition, for all time: Martin Buber, I and Thou,

the triad of sermons by Paul Tillich: The Shaking of the Foundations, The Eternal Now and The New Being;

Anthony Padovano, Dawn Without Darkness: A Trilogy on the Spiritual Life, Including Belief in Human Life and Free to Be Faithful, a slender volume illustrated with exquisite photographs and published by Paulist Press (always a favorite),

Richard Niebuhr's Christ and Culture [Christ Against Culture; Christ of Culture; Christ Above Culture; Christ and Culture in Paradox; and Christ the Transformer of Culture.]

Since I'm writing about books, here's my Amazon Wish List!