Book Sets Available to Borrow


Book Sets for Group Discussions – Fiction
In Alphabetical Order by Title
Last Updated: April 9, 2019

All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, 6 copies

America’s First Daughter
Stepanie Dray and Laura Kamoie, 10 copies

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

Beartown
Backman, Fredrik, 5 copies

Before We Were Yours
Wingate, Lisa, 9 copies

Beneath a Scarlet Sky
Mark Sullivan, 10 copies

Homegoing
Yaa Gyasi, 10 copies

Into the Beautiful North
Luis Alberto Urrea, 3 copies

The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd, 8 copies

LaRose
Erdrich, Louise, 8 copies

Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng, 10 copies

A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman, 10 copies

My Dear Hamilton
Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie, 10 copies

Ordinary Grace
William Kent Krueger, 9 copies

Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, 7 copies

Our Souls at Night
Kent Haruf, 12 copies

The Pecan Man
Cassie Dandridge Selleck, 10 copies

Small Great Things
Jodi Picoult, 5 copies (includes 1 Large Print edition)

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
Joanna Cannon, 8 copies

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Rachel Joyce, 4 copies

The Underground Railroad
Colson Whitehead, 6 copies (includes 1 Large Print edition)

Wonder
RJ Palacio, 10 copies


Book Sets for Group Discussions – Non-Fiction
In Alphabetical Order by Title
Last Updated: April 9, 2019

At the Broken Places
Mary Collins and Donald Collins, 10 copies

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

Barking to the Choir: the power of radical kinship
Gregory Boyle, 6 copies

Becoming Wise
Krista Tippett, 10 copies

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Atul Gawande, 10 copies

Belonging
Krug, Nora, 11 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, 5 copies

A Bigger Table: building messy, authentic, and hopeful spiritual community
John Pavlovitz, 8 copies

The Book of Creation: an introduction to Celtic Spirituality
J. Philip Newell, 8 copies

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
Dalai Lama and Bishop Desmond Tutu, 10 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

Congregational Leadership in Anxious Times: being calm and courageous no matter what
Peter L. Steinke, 4 copies

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

Days of Awe and Wonder: How to Be a Christian in the Twenty-first Century
Marcus J. Borg, 10 copies

Educated: a memoir
Tara Westover, 4 copies

The Elephant in the Boardroom: Speaking the Unspoken about Pastoral Transitions
Carolyn Weese and J. Russell Crabtree, 10 copies

Eternal Life: A New Vision.  Beyond Religion, Beyond Theism, Beyond Heaven and Hell
John Shelby Spong, 10 copies

Evicted
Matthew Desmond, 8 copies

Faith
Jimmy Carter, 10 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

Friends in Christ: paths to a new understanding of church
Brother John of Taize, 7 copies

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

The Gift of Years: growing older gracefully
Joan Chittister, 6 copies

The Girl with Seven Names
Hyeonseo Lee, 10 copies

A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our Planet
Nancy Ellen Abrams, 10 copies

God’s Joyful Surprise: finding yourself loved
Sue Monk Kidd, 10 copies

 The Gospels
Wayne G. Rollins, 10 copies

Grateful
Diana Butler Bass, 10 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, 10 copies

Grounded: Finding God in the World, A Spiritual Revolution
Diana Butler Bass, 10 copies

The Hadj: An American’s Pilgrimage to Mecca
Michael Wolfe, 9 copies

Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy
Anne Lamott, 10 copies

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

The Holy Spirit
Stanley Hauerwas and William H. Willimon, 8 copies

The Importance of Being Little: what young children really need from grownups
Erika Christakis, 10 copies

Inclusivity
Diarmuid O’Murchu, 10 copies

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

Journey of the Universe
Brian Thomas Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker, 10 copies

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
Bryan Stevenson, 6 copies

Lab Girl
Hope Jahren, 9 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, 8 copies

Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World
Henri J.M. Nouwen, 4 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, 3 copies

Martin Luther: A Life
Martin Marty, 10 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

Messy Spirituality
Mike Yaconelli, 5 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, 9 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

A Pelican of the Wilderness: depression, psalms, ministry, and movies
Robert W. Griggs, 8 copies

The Pendulum: a grandaughter’s search for her family’s forbidden past
Julie Lindahl, 12 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

Radical Spirit: 12 ways to live a free and authentic life
Joan Chittister, 10 copies

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

Rebuilding the Foundations: Social Relationships in Ancient Scripture and Contemporary Culture
Walter Brueggemann and John Brueggemann, 10 copies

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

So You Want to Talk About Race
Ijeoma Oluo, 10 copies

Speaking Christian: Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power – And How They Can Be Restored
Marcus J. Borg, 7 copies

The Spiritual Child
Lisa Miller, 7 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, 10 copies

Swim, Ride, Run, Breathe: How I Lost a Triathlon and Caught My Breath
Jennifer Garrison Brownell, 10 copies

Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion
Gregory Boyle, 10 copies

Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life
Karen Armstrong, 8 copies

The Vice of Luxury: Economic Excess in a Consumer Age (Moral Traditions)
David Cloutier, 7 copies

Waking Up Wake, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race
Debby Irving, 13 copies

Weird Church: Welcome to the Twenty-first Century
Beth Ann Estock and Paul Nixon, 3 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

You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me
Sherman Alexie, 12 copies