BOOKS I found Inspiring
Occasionally one comes across a book that proves to be an inspiring read. I guess such gems should not be kept for oneself. So, I will happily share a few from time-to-time.
Aslan, Reza (2017) GOD: A HUMAN HISTORY OF RELIGION. An inspiring and refreshing read for adult faith seekers, challenging particularly the monopoly often attributed to monotheism. The human search for God and divine meaning is a great deal more complex.
Boff, Leonardo (2014), COME HOLY SPIRIT. Some ground-breaking and original insights on the emerging theology of the Holy Spirit today, largely inspired by Quantum physics and the New Cosmology.
Delio, Ilia (2019), BIRTH of a DANCING STAR. This is Ilia's autobiography. An interesting and informative read. I found Chapter 13, on the interface between humans and modern technology especially informative and helpful.
Ehrman, Bart D. (2018), THE TRIUMPH OF CHRISTIANITY. Contrary to popular understanding, Christianity has for long been a religion with a diverse set of beliefs around God and spiritual meaning. An insightful read!
Wes Howard-Brook (2016), EMPIRE BAPTIZED. An incisive and informed critique on how values of Empire have so seriously undermined the primary commitment to Creation which he rightly claims is central to the Judaeo-Christian faith.
Johnson, Elizabeth (2018), CREATION AND THE CROSS. An admirable attempt to shift the understanding of the Cross (and crucifixion) beyond the human focus to include all the other organisms, and their sufferings, in our understanding of the Paschal Journey.
Orobator, Agbonk E. (2018), RELIGION AND FAITH IN AFRICA. For anybody involved in Christian ministry in Africa this is essential reading, by a Jesuit scholar who thoroughly understands African spirituality from within.