James Wetherbee

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Who Is a True Christian?: Contesting Religious Identity in American Culture

A fascinating theological project about the problem of Christian demarcation.
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Worth Fighting For: Finding Courage and Compassion When Cruelty Is Trending

The essays feel as raw and as powerful as Pavlovitz’s blog. His confrontational style lends itself more to prodding and validating his fellow progressives than persuading conservative evangelicals. Still, his hopefulness about the fight for social justice is refreshing.
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The Life of the Qur’an: From Eternal Roots to Enduring Legacy

An extensively researched look at the text of the Qur’an. It is sure to appeal to Muslims, religious scholars, and any readers interested in learning more about the sacred scripture of Islam.
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The Lost World of the Prophets: Old Testament Prophecy and Apocalyptic Literature in Ancient Contexts

Some readers may view this as a covert attack on the authority of scripture, but many others will find the questions posed in this title to be incidental to gaining a deeper and more nuanced appreciation of biblical prophecy.
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I Am Asking in the Name of God: Ten Prayers for a Future of Hope

Readers interested in a summary of Catholic social teaching will find these essays worthwhile.
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World Religions in Seven Sentences: A Small Introduction to a Vast Topic

This title is better at assuring Christians of their own position than challenging their interlocutors. Readers are left with little understanding of other religions’ appeal.
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He Called Me Sister: A True Story of Finding Humanity on Death Row

This deeply moving book is a personal challenge to doctrinaire notions of justice verses the Christian conviction that each person is redeemable.

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Home Is Here: Practicing Antiracism with the Engaged Eightfold Path

What initially looks like a reworking of Buddhism becomes a recovery of it from the dominant culture. A great and intriguing source for readers to work through, featuring stories, analyses, and proposed exercises.
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Wake Up to Wonder: 22 Invitations to Amazement in the Everyday

Although all of the subjects March commends to the reader are Christians, the suggested practices are not bound by any religious faith and open to anyone who strives to live deliberately.
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