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Religious Books on The Point with Mindy Todd

Today Mindy, Melanie, and I talked about religious books on The Point with Mindy Todd on WCAI (90.1). From memoirs to poetry to history, below is the list of both what we talked about and a few titles for which we didn’t have time. Miss the show? You can listen at 7:30 PM tonight or you can always listen to the podcast on WCAI.


Melanie’s Picks

The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Biography by John J. Collins

And Man Created God: A History of the World at the Time of Jesus by Selina O’Grady

Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm by Thich Nhat Hanh

Astonished: A Story of Evil, Blessings, Grace and Solace by Beverly Donofrio

The Vatican Diaries: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities and Politics at the Heart of the Catholic Church by John Thavis

The First Muslim: The Story of Muhammad by Lesley Hazleton

What We Talk About When We Talk About God by Rob Bell

Not Mentioned But Worthy

The Code of the Holy Spirit: Uncovering the Hebraic Roots & Historic Presence of the Holy Spirit by Perry Stone

God is Alive and Well: The Future of Religion in America by Frank Newport


Jill’s Picks

Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: religion in American war and diplomacy by Andrew Preston

Believer, Beware: first-person dispatches from the margins of faith selected by Jeff Sharlet and Peter Manseau, and the editors of Killing the Buddha

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? By Jeanette Winterson

Flunking Sainthood: a year of breaking the Sabbath, forgetting to pray, and still loving my neighbor by Jana Riess

Plainwater: essays and poetry by Anne Carson

A Timbered Choir: the Sabbath poems 1979-1997 by Wendell Berry

When Things Fall Apart: heart advice for difficult times by Pema Chödrön

All-American: 45 American Men on Being Muslim edited by Wajahat M. Ali & Zahra T. Suratwala


Mentioned in Passing

Christian Fiction: a guide to the genre by John Mort

Painting Religion in Public: John Singer Sargent’s Triumph of Religion at the Boston Public Library

Gardens of Persia by Penelope Hobhouse

Not Enough Time For

The Glory of Angels by Edward Lucie-Smith

American Religious Poems: an anthology by Harold Bloom and Jesse Zuba

The Art of Pilgrimage: the seeker’s guide to making travel sacred by Phil Cousineau


Mindy’s Pick

Angels: an endangered species by Malcolm Godwin


Listener Picks

Guide to the I Ching by Carol Anthony

Why Priests?: a failed tradition by Garry Wills

How Do You Spell God? by Rabbi Marc Gellman and Monsignor Thomas Hartman

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