Thursday, December 29, 2011

Lutheran Confessions Best Reads of 2011

Of the books I have read in 2011, these are the twenty that stand out for having significantly shifted my thought and imagination, and I commend them. Many are reviewed in past months on this blog or at Amazon.

1. The Poets Laureate Anthology

2. Conspiracy and Imprisonment, 1940-1945 (Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Vol. 16)
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, et al

3. In the Vineyard of the Text: A Commentary to Hugh's Didascalicon
Ivan Illich

4. The Practice of Everyday Life
Michel de Certeau

5. The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction
Alan Jacobs

6. Blessed Are the Organized: Grassroots Democracy in America
Jeffrey Stout
7. Democracy and Tradition, Jeffrey Stout

8. Comparative Theology: Deep Learning Across Religious Borders
Francis X. Clooney

9. Transformative Lutheran Theologies: Feminist, Womanist, and Mujerista Perspectives [Kindle Edition]

10. A Multi-Site Church Roadtrip: Exploring the New Normal (Leadership Network Innovation Series) [Kindle Edition]

11. Jenkins, Henry. Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide.

12. Estes, Douglas. SimChurch: Being the Church in theVirtual World.

13. T.F. Torrance's Atonement: The Person and Work of Christ

14. Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers is Telling the American Church

15. Not Your Grandparents Offering Plate, 

16. Lectures in Christian Dogmatics, John Zizioulas

17. Reality is Broken, Jane McGonigal

18. Canon and Creed, Robert Jenson

19. The Church for the World: A Theology of Public Witness, Jennifer McBride

20. The Ecstasy of Influence, Jonathan Lethem


  1. I have heard of "Not Your Parents' Offering Plate", but not the "Grandparents" title....