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Responding to the request of the Federal Trade Commission, these books are texts that we have received at no charge in exchange for a review.  Political Jesus sees itself as an independent blog, in the spirit of the Browncoats of Joss Whedon’s Firefly/Serenity series, in the words of Mal Reynolds, where we have to “never have to be under the heel of nobody ever again.” As such, the authors of Political Jesus cannot guarantee a favorable review of said books.



The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity by Soong Chan-Rah


Creation Made Free: Open Theology Engaging Science edited by Thomas Jay Oord.


Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence For A Changing Church by Soong Chan Rah.


Letters to a young calvinist: an invitation to the Reformed tradition by James K A Smith (not required to do a review)

No rising tide: theology, economics, and the future by Joerg Rieger

The Nature of Love by Thomas Jay Oord

The Myth of American Religious Freedom by David Sehat

An Unsettling God by Walter Brueggemann


Postcolonialism and Science Fiction by Jessica Langer

The Color of Christ by Paul Harvey & Edward J Blum

Unfinished Business by Keri Day

The Shack Revisted by C Baxter Kruger

The Shack: Reflections by Wm Paul Young

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  1. Kim Shimer says:

    RodtRDH, last December I read a post you wrote titled “God is Santa Claus.” I held on to a copy of this post because Judson Press was planning to publish Dr. Debra Mumford’s “Exploring Prosperity Preaching: Biblical Health, Wealth, and Wisdom.” That book is now available and I’m wondering whether you might like to join us for a virtual book tour. In Exploring Prosperity Preaching, Mumford considers the seeds of truth in the prosperity gospel, and why it is so popular, especially in today’s African American church. During the week of June 4-8, a number of bloggers will participate in our tour by reviewing the book, interviewing the author, and/or inviting Debra to guest post. If you’re interested, I’d be happy to send you a review copy. I have no doubt you and your readers will find this timely resource to be very engaging. Thanks!

  2. David says:

    What’s on your to read list?

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