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Book Sets Available to Borrow


Book Sets for Group Discussions – Fiction
In Alphabetical Order by Title
Last Updated: June 1, 2017

All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, 6 copies

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
Jan-Phillip Sendker, 4 copies

Into the Beautiful North
Luis Alberto Urrea, 7 copies

The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd, 9 copies

A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman, 4 copies

Ordinary Grace
William Kent Krueger, 10 copies

Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, 7 copies

The Pecan Man
Cassie Dandridge Selleck, 13 copies

Small Great Things
Jodi Picoult, 8 copies (includes 1 Large Print edition)

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
Joanna Cannon, 6 copies

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Rachel Joyce, 4 copies

The Underground Railroad
Colson Whitehead, 12 copies


Book Sets for Group Discussions – Non-Fiction
In Alphabetical Order by Title
Last Updated: June 1, 2017

The Barefoot Way: A Faith Guide for Youth, Young Adults, and the People Who Walk with Them
Dori Grinenko Baker, 4 copies

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Atul Gawande, 18 copies

Beyond God the Father: Toward a Philosophy of Women’s Liberation Revised Edition
Mary Daly, 6 copies

Beyond Resistance: The Institutional Church Meets the Postmodern World
John Dorhauer, 7 copies

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
The Dalai Lama and Bishop Desmond Tutu, 12 copies

The Celtic Way of Prayer: The Recovery of the Religious Imagination
Esther De Waal, 6 copies

Christ of the Celts: The Healing of Creation
Philip Newel, 9 copies

Christianity after Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Direction
Diana Butler Bass, 8 copies

Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church Is Transforming the Faith
Diana Butler Bass, 7 copies

Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most
Marcus J. Borg, 10 copies

Eternal Life: A New Vision.  Beyond Religion, Beyond Theism, Beyond Heaven and Hell
John Shelby Spong, 9 copies

Faithful Generations: Effective Ministry across Generational Lines
John R. Mabry, 10 copies

The First Christmas: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus’ Birth
Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan, 7 copies

The First Paul: Reclaiming the Radical Visionary behind the Church’s Conservative Icon
Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan, 6 copies

The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic
John Shelby Spong, 7 copies

The Future of Faith: The Rise and Fall of Belief and the Coming Age of the Spirit
Harvey Cox, 5 copies

A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our Planet
Nancy Ellen Abrams, 15 copies

The Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing and Why
Phyllis Tickle, 6 copies

The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World’s Largest Religion is Seeking a Better Way to Be Christian
Brian D. McLaren, 18 copies

Grounded: Finding God in the World, A Spiritual Revolution
Diana Butler Bass, 8 copies

The Hadj: An American’s Pilgrimage to Mecca
Michael Wolfe, 10 copies

Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy
Anne Lamott, 20 copies

The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith
Marcus J. Borg, 5 copies

The Holy Spirit
Stanley Hauerwas and William H. Willimon, 7 copies

Jesus: Uncovering the Life, Teachings, and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary
Marcus J. Borg, 3 copies

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
Bryan Stevenson, 12 copies

The Last Week: A Day-by-Day Account of Jesus’s Final Week in Jerusalem
Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan, 5 copies

Laugh Your Way to Grace: Reclaiming the Spiritual Power of Humor
Rev. Susan Sparks, 5 copies

Liberating Hope: Daring to Renew the Mainline Church
Michael S. Piazza and Cameron B. Trimble, 7 copies

Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World
Henri J.M. Nouwen, 3 copies

Listening for the Heartbeat of God: A Celtic Spirituality
Philip Newell, 3 copies

Love Wins: A Book about Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived
Rob Bell, 2 copies

Martin Luther: A Life
Martin Marty, 24 copies

The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions
Marcus J. Borg and N.T. Wright, 4 copies

The Meaning of Mary Magdalene: Discovering the Woman at the Heart of Christianity
Cynthia Bourgeault, 6 copies

The Muslim Next Door: The Qur’an, the Media, and That Veil Thing
Sumbul Ali-Karamali, 9 copies

New Harmony: The Spirit, the Earth, and the Human Soul
John Philip Newell, 10 copies

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Michelle Alexander, 11 copies

Not Your Parents’ Offering Plate: A New Vision for Financial Stewardship
Clif Christopher, 3 copies

Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent
Rami Shapiro, 9 copies

The Queen of Katwe: One Girl’s Triumphant Path to Becoming a Chess Champion
Tim Crothers, 8 copies

The Rebirthing of God: Christianity’s Struggle for New Beginnings
John Philip Newell, 9 copies

Sabbath in the Suburbs: A Family’s Experiment with Holy Time
MaryAnn Mckibben Dana, 10 copies

Speaking Christian: Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power – And How They Can Be Restored
Marcus J. Borg, 6 copies

Spiritual Gems of Islam: Insights & Practices from the Gur’an, Hadith, Rumi & Muslim Teaching Stories to Enlighten the Heart & Mind
Imam Jamal Rahman, 9 copies

Stigmatized: From 9/11 to Trump and Beyond: An American Muslim Journey
Dr. Reza Mansoor, 23 copies

Swim, Ride, Run, Breathe: How I Lost a Triathlon and Caught My Breath
Jennifer Garrison Brownell, 12 copies

The Vice of Luxury: Economic Excess in a Consumer Age (Moral Traditions)
David Cloutier, 2 copies

Waking Up Wake, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race
Debby Irving, 9 copies

What Church Leaders Really Need to Know: Practical How-To Guide
Robert H. Naylor, 6 copies

When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi, 10 copies

The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind – a New Perspective on Christ and His Message
Cynthia Bourgeault, 4 copies