Posted by: gcarkner | November 28, 2019

Christmas Reading Suggestions


The God Who Plays by Brian Edgar

The True Story of Canadian Human Trafficking by Paul Boge

Postcards from the Middle East by Chris Naylor

All the Light We Do Not See by Anthony Doerr

Christ the Heart of Creation by Rowan Williams

On the Road With Saint Augustine by James K.A. Smith

The Runes of Evolution: How the Universe Became Self-Aware by Simon Conway Morris

The Psalms as Christmas Praise by Bruce Waltke & James Houston

The New Testament in its World by N.T. Wight and Michael Bird

This Day: Sabbath Poems 1979-2013 by Wendell Berry

The Gospel in Gerard Manley Hopkins: Selections from His Poems, Letters, Journals, and Spiritual Writings (Margaret R. Ellsberg editor)

Czeslow Milosz: Selected and Last Poems 1931-2004.

Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World  by Tom Holland 

On the Future Prospects for Humanity by Martin Rees

The Second Mountain: The Quest for the Moral by David Brooks

The Works of His Hands: A Scientist’s Journey from Atheism to Faith by Sy Garte, Alister McGrath

Ernan McMullin and Critical Realism in the Science-Theology Dialogue by Paul Allen

Blowout by Rachel Maddow

The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America by Timothy Snyder

Science and the Good: the Tragic Quest for Foundations of Morality by James Davison Hunter and Paul Nedelisky

Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Christian Humanism by Jens Zimmermann  Dr. Anders Kraal, UBC Lecturer in Philosophy on “Philosophy’s Struggle with God”


Christmas on the Edge by Malcolm Guite

Christmas sets the centre on the edge;
The edge of town, the outhouse of the inn,
The fringe of empire, far from privilege
And power, on the edge and outer spin
Of  turning worlds, a margin of small stars
That edge a galaxy itself light years
From some unguessed at cosmic origin.
Christmas sets the centre at the edge.

And from this day our  world is re-aligned
A tiny seed unfolding in the womb
Becomes the source from which we all unfold
And flower into being. We are healed,
The end begins, the tomb becomes a womb,
For now in him all things are re-aligned.

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