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Updated by Pamela Sutton on Jan 25, 2015
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Books Dogmatic Christians Probably Shouldn't Read

These are some of the most powerful books in my life. They have been a radical influence on my faith as I've slowly journeyed away from "Sunday Morning Club" into a deeper love for God, and the world around me.
Fearless Faith: Living Beyond the Walls of Safe Christianity: John Fischer: 9780736907477: Books
John Fischer has been mixing his unique combination of singing, speaking, and humor for a variety of audiences for more than thirty years. A bestselling writer, John is the author of Fearless Faith, 12 Steps for the Recovering Pharisee (Like Me), Real Christians Don't Dance, and the award-winning Saint Ben.
Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality
Miller (Prayer and the Art of Volkswagen Maintenance) is a young writer, speaker and campus ministry leader. An earnest evangelical who nearly lost his faith, he went on a spiritual journey, found some progressive politics and most importantly, discovered Jesus' relevance for everyday life.
Disappointment With God: Three Questions No One Asks Aloud
Is God unfair? Is he silent? Is he hidden? In this profoundly personal book, these questions are answered with clarity, richness, and biblical certainty. Philip Yancey points to the odd disparity between our concept of God and the realities of life.
Organic Church: Growing Faith Where Life Happens: Neil Cole: 9780470580653: Books
"...for Christians who are asking deep questions." (Church Times, Friday 21st December 2007) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
The Underground Church: Reclaiming the Subversive Way of Jesus
STARRED REVIEW] Meyers (Why the Christian Right Is Wrong) offers a number of subversive ideas in his latest, reminding readers that Jesus came to feed the hungry, wage nonviolence, and generally afflict the comfortable in his day. Today, the comfortable are seated in the pews of Christian churches, worshiping idols at twilight.
Love Wins Low Price CD: Rob Bell: 9780062109132: Books
Bell, influential pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church and author of Velvet Elvis, aims to provide an introduction to some of the big questions of Jesus' life and message. Claiming that some versions of Jesus should be rejected, particularly those used to intimidate and inspire fear or hatred, Bell persuasively interprets the Bible as a message of love and redemption.
A Circle of Quiet: Madeleine L'Engle: 9780062545039: Books
"My favorite of all Madeleine L'Engle's books. Lovely, charming, a book to cherish. I know it will give great consolation to ordinary people who sometimes wonder why they bother to get out of bed in the morning." -- Jean Kerr
Raising Hell: Christianity's Most Controversial Doctrine Put Under Fire: Julie Ferwerda: 9780984357819: B...
Julie Ferwerda is recognized for making the Bible exciting and relevant to everyday life through her writing. She has authored several inspirational books and many articles, encouraging people of all ages in their faith journey.
Benefit of the Doubt: Breaking the Idol of Certainty: Gregory A. Boyd: 9780801014925: Books
Influential theologian and pastor Boyd (Letters from a Skeptic) is not, per se, a confident Christian. Indeed, he wrestles with doubt, and believes other Christians should also. The author inveighs against Christian environments where questioning matters of faith is suspect, and expressing doubt is considered "misguided, self-indulgent, idolatrous, and even dangerous."