Recommended Books:

  • This Tragic Gospel: How John Corrupted the Heart of Christianity by Lou Ruprecht, 2008, ISBN -0787987786
  • Aquinas for Armchair Theologians by Timothy Renick
  • Sacred Matters: Celebrity Worship, Sexual Ecstasies, The Living Dead and Other Signs of Religious Life in the United States, by Gary Laderman,  2009
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe: Faith and Empowerment Among Mexican-American Women , Jeanette Rodriguez
  • Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence by Mark Juergensmeyer, 2001Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State, from Christian Militias to al Qaeda by Mark Juergensmeyer, 2009
  • Holy Terrors: Thinking About Religion After September 11 by Bruce Lincoln, 2006
  • Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn by Karen McCarthy Brown, 2001
  • Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas by Elaine Pagels, 2004
  • Origins of Satan by Elaine Pagels, 1996
  • Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels, 2004
  • When Baghdad Ruled the Muslim World by Hugh Kennedy, 2006
  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankel
  • Night by Elie Wiesel
  • Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography by John Dominic Crossan
  • Truth and Fiction in the Da Vinci Code by Bart Ehrman
  • Orientalism by Edward Said
  • The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
  • Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell & Bill Moyers
  • Myths to Live By Joseph Campbell
  • The Myth of Eternal Return by Mircea Eliade
  • Aristotle for Everybody by Mortimer J. Adler
  • The Transformation of American Religion by Amanda Porterfield
  • The Power of Religion by Amanda Porterfield
  • Religion in America by John Corrigan
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X
  • When Religion Becomes Evil by Charles Kimball
  • Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer
  • No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith by Fawn Brodie
  • A History of God by Karen Armstrong
  • Muhammad by Karen Armstrong
  • Islam: A Short History by Karen Armstrong
  • The Bhagavad Gita by Laurie Patton
  • Yoga Immortality and Freedom by Mircea Eliade
  • Darsan by Diana Eck
  • Wisdom Sits in Places by Keith H. Basso
  • Religion Explained by Pascal Boyer
  • Nature Religion In America by Catherine L. Albanese
  • What Science Offers the Humanities by Edward Slingerland
  • The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha
  • On Psychology and Religion by C.G. Jung
  • Spiral Dance by Starhawk
  • Woman’s Spirit Rising by Christ & Plaskow