These reviews were written with two goals in mind.

1) To introduce you to a great work, one of whose value I personally can attest, that you might decide to buy or borrow and read.

2) Present these to you in a manner that insures that even if you decide not to buy, borrow, or read, you have enough information from my presentation to know that somebody said something important and that you have a handle, if not a grip, on what they have written


A Different Mirror

A Possible Real God

An Unknown World

Awakening Universe , Emerging Personhood

Conversation with Christ

Creative Faith, Religion as a Way of World Making

In Search of the Work of George Gurdjieff

Jesus: A Religious Revolutionary

Laudato Si, the Idea of Property, and the Rule of Law

Mining the Wisdom of the East

On Care for Our Common Home

Our Life is Love

Postmodernism for Beginners

Refuge in Crestone

Reimagining God

Resistance and Obedience to God

Short Stories by Jesus

Strength to Love

The Local Church of the Future

The Quaker Way: A Rediscovery

The Shallows

Viking Economics

Carl Rogers

Jesus’ Abba

I heard the Owl call my Name

The Capitalist Manifesto

Caring for the Dying

Democracy in Chains

At Peace: Choosing a Good Death after a Long Life

The Meaning of Belief 

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

The Mis-Education of the Negro

Transmission of the Flame

The Essential Elias Hicks

The Sorrows of the Quaker Jesus

Why I Left/Why I Stayed

The Kingdom of God is within You


A Sunlit Absence

A Short and Easy Method of Prayer

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

The Conservative Sensibility

The Flame

Big Bang Big God: A Universe Designed for Life

Waiting for the Last Bus: Reflections on Life and Death

The Smallest Minority: Independent Thinking in the Age of Mob Politics

In Love with the World by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

How Progressive Friends Changed Quakerism and Saved America

Rabbi Jesus: An intimate Biography

Mary Magdalene

Rabbi Paul

SIN: The Early History of the Idea

Reader, Come Home 

When Christians Were Jews

The Recognition Sutras

The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion

A Contemporary Mysticism

The Powers that Be: Theology for a New Millenium