Over this next month we will be focusing on listening to the life of Jesus. Here is a short list of books that we have found helpful in our quest. We have chosen theologians and practitioners from a variety of perspectives and drawn from suggestions given by several of our authors. However we would love to expand the list – you may note for example that all these authors are white males! Who are the women and those of other ethnic backgrounds that speak to us from the life of Jesus? So often we feel that we jump straight from the birth of Jesus to his crucifixion and death and live more through the words of Paul then the life of Jesus. What books would you recommend that help us learn from the life of Jesus and the gospel stories?
Bailey, Kenneth: Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes.
Bock, Darrell L.: Recovering the Real Lost Gospel: Reclaiming the Gospel as Good News.
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich The Cost of Discipleship.
Keller, Timothy: The Prodigal God.
Kraybill, Donald: The Upside Down Kingdom.
Newbigin, Lesslie: The Gospel in a Pluralist Society.
Nouwen, Henri The Return of the Prodigal Son.
Scandrette, Mark: Practicing the Way of Jesus.
Stassen, Glenn: A Thicker Jesus.
Stott, John R.W.: Life In Christ: A Guide For Daily Living.
Wright, N.T. : The Challenge of Jesus.
_________: The Lord and His Prayer
You might also like to browse back through some of the posts in a previous series Following Jesus What Difference Does it Make.