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What Religious Books do you enjoy?

So outstandinglove inspired this post. (Haven't heard of the one she asked about)
What religiously minded books have you read? Don't put bible because we can all guess that one; especially if your Chrisitian.

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Asked by SalemWitchChild at 5:21 PM on Aug. 16, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Some books I enjoy:

    Celestine Prophesy and his sequals.

    Journey of Souls

    Handfasting & Wedding Rituals (I'm ordained to perform weddings) 

    Those are just a few.


    Answer by SalemWitchChild at 5:24 PM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • My favorite was Jesus Freaks by D. C. Talk.


    Answer by KelleyP77 at 5:29 PM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • The Left Behind series
    "Redeeming Love" by (I think) Francine Rivers.

    Answer by MommyLee08 at 5:38 PM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • I've been reading through the non-canonical texts. I like some more than others lol. All are a good read and Westminster encourages it, so, why not? lol. I'm still working on Jubilees, Enoch and Thomas...I've been lazy.

    I've also been reading "Praying in the Names of Jesus" by Ann Spangler,

    I've put off a lot of my other reading because listening to my podcast lectures and reading the materials for a divinity course I'm taking is time consuming.

    Answer by NovemberLove at 5:42 PM on Aug. 16, 2009

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    Answer by rkoloms at 5:51 PM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • I just finished The Year of Living Biblically. It's about a secular Jewish guy who decides to live by the Bible for an entire calender year. He follows it to the letter, as literally as is legally possible. It's pretty awesome =]

    I'm also reading God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.

    I think it's pretty evident what it's about from the title.

    Answer by caitxrawks at 6:18 PM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • Two that I recently finished include Courageous Dreaming and Fractal Time. Some other favorites of mine include The Holy Book of Women's Mysteries by Z. Budapest and In the Shadow of the Shaman by Amber Wolfe.

    Answer by AnamCara1 at 6:29 PM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • I love Karen Armstrong, and her books, especially A History of God.
    I also enjoyed Renovation of the Heart, putting on the Character of Christ - I think its a good read for any Christian.
    Huston Smith's World Religions is great, and offers a great understanding of religion,
    Owen Chadwick's History of Christiantiy,
    and pretty much any other book I can get on world religions.
    I agree with Kelley, too, that Jesus Freaks was a wonderful book, and moving, too. I read it in high school. I think there's another that goes with it, or that is like it....

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 7:17 PM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • "You own the power" by Rosemary Altea.

    "Losing faith in faith" and "Godless" by ex-preacher Dan Barker.

    "The born-again skeptics guide to the bible" by Ruth Hurmence Green.

    "The gospel of the flying spaghetti monster" by the prophet Bobby Henderson

    Answer by witchqueen at 2:34 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

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