History

Napa United Methodist Book Study Group

Previous Book Study titles:

1)  January 2002: "The Battle for God" by Karen Armstrong

2)  April 2002: "Jesus Against Christianity: Reclaiming the Missing Jesus" by Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer

3)  September 2002: "Reading the Bible Again for the First Time" by Marcus Borg

4)  January 2003: "The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions" by Marcus Borg and N. T. Wright

5)  April 2003: "The Once and Future Faith" by the Jesus Seminar

6)  September 2003: "A New Christianity for a New World" by John Shelby Spong

7)  January 2004: "Profiles of Jesus" by the Jesus Seminar

8)  Lent, 2004: "Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time" by Marcus Borg Churchwide

9)  May, 2004: "Godless Morality Keeping Religion out of Ethics" by Richard Holloway

10)  September 2004: "Remedial Christianity" by Dr. Paul Laughlin

11)  Lent, 2005: "Open Christianity" by Jim Burklo Churchwide13)  

12)  April 2005: "Making God Laugh, Human Arrogance and Ecological Humility" by Anne Primavesi

13)  Fall 2005: “Christian Faith at the Crossroads”, “Tomorrow's God”, and “The World to Come” by Lloyd Geering plus the study guide “God, Galileo and Geering” by Robert Jones

14)  Winter/Spring 2006: Living the Questions (not exactly a book)

15)  Lent, 2006: “The Heart of Christianity” by Marcus Borg Churchwide

16)  Summer, 2006: "TCPC Eight Point Study Guide" by Fred Plummer and The Center for Progressive Christianity"

17)  Fall, 2006: "The Marriage of Sense and Soul" by Ken Wilber

18)  Winter, 2007: "The Great Questions of Life" by Don Cupitt

19)  Lent, 2007: "The Last Week" by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan Churchwide

20)  Fall, 2007: "God and Emprie" by John Dominic Crossan

21)  Lent, 2008: "Re-Imagine the World" by Bernard Brandon Scott Churchwide

22)  Fall, 2008: "Beyond Belief" by Elaine Pagels

23)  Lent, 2009: "When Faith Meets Reason" edited by Charles Hedrick

24)  Fall, 2009: "Saving Jesus from the Church" by Robin Meyers

25)  Lent, 2010: "The Powers That Be" by Walter Wink

26)  Fall, 2011: "The Greatest Prayer" by John Dominic Crossan

27)  Winter, 2012: "Speaking Christian" by Marcus Borg

28)  Lent, 2012: "If the Church Were Christian" by Philip Gulley Churchwide

29)  Winter, 2013: "Embracing the Human Jesus" by David Galston

30)  Spring, 2013: "The Trouble with Resurrection" by Bernard Brandon Scott

31)  Fall, 2013: "Zealot" by Resa Aslan

32)  Winter, 2014: "The God We Never Knew" by Marcus Borg

33)  Spring, 2014: "From the Big Bang to God" by Lloyd Geering

34)  Fall, 2014: "How Jesus Became God" by Bart Ehrman

35)  Winter, 2015: "The Power of Parable" by John Dominic Crossan

36)  Summer, 2015: "The Real Paul" by Bernard Brandon Scott

37)  Fall, 2015: "The Gospel of Mary" by Karen King

38)  Winter, 2016: "Reimagining God" by Lloyd Geering

39)  Spring, 2016: "How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian" by John Dominic Crossan

40)  Summer, 2016: "God is Not One" by Stephen Prothero

41)  Fall, 2016: "The Lost Way" by Stephen Patterson

42)  Winter, 2017: "Short Stories by Jesus" by Amy-Jill Levine

43)  Spring, 2017: "Such Is Life" by Lloyd Geering

44)  Fall, 2017: "God's Human Future" by David Galston

45)  Spring, 2018: "The War on Science" by Shawn Otto

46)  Summer, 2018: "Becoming a Thinking Christian" by John Cobb, Jr.

47)  Fall, 2018: "Unbelievable" by John Shelby Spong

48)  Winter, 2019: "A God That Could Be Real" by Nancy Abrams

49)  Summer, 2019: "The Parables of Jesus and the Problems of the World" by Richard Q. Ford

50)  Fall, 2019: "The Forgotten Creed" by Stephen Patterson

51)  Winter, 2020: "Some Surprises from the Apostle Paul" by William O. Walker

52)  Spring, 2020: "Holy Envy" by Barbara Brown Taylor

53)  Summer, 2020: "Not In God's Name" by Jonathan Sacks

54)  Fall, 2020: "The Righteous Mind", by Jonathan Haidt

55)  Winter, 2021: "Excavating Jesus", by John Dominic Crossan and Jonathan Reed

56)  Spring, 2021: "The Bible With and Without Jesus", by Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler