Once again, my pile of “to read” books has grown so high that I actually need to read a few books from the pile before I can reasonably defend the purchase (or library-borrowing) of more books that will surely increase the pile’s height!

First to move from the “to read” pile into my hands for actual reading in the coming days are Talking the Walk: Letting Christian Language Live Again by Marva Dawn and Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies by Marilyn McEntyre. I’m also looking forward to finishing Love & Salt: A Spiritual Friendship Shared in Letters, which I’ve been reading slowly over the past two years. And then I can. not. wait. to read Wil Gafney’s Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to the Women of the Torah and the Throne when it comes out in a few months.

If you’re looking for a book to read, a new title to broaden your worldview, a hardbound inspiration with words that leap from the page and resonate in your heart, our RevGalBlogPals blogging network is always ready with recommendations:

+ Dianne Glave has had an essay published in The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Ecology, edited by John Hart; her essay is “Eco-Theology in the African Diaspora.”

+ The impact of Krista Tippett’s Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living is celebrated and savored at The Edge blog.

+ Tea and Theology just posted a review of Water Bugs and Dragonflies, a book that is often recommended for helping children discuss and understand death.

+ And The Thistlette reviewed Unashamed, a small group study (with workbook and DVD) that has been developed from Christine Caine’s Unashamed: Drop the Baggage, Pick up Your Freedom, Fulfill Your Destiny.

What about you, RevGals and Pals? How high is your “to read” list? What book is in your hand these days that you would recommend to others? Share titles and book reviews in the comments!


Rachel G. Hackenberg is a United Church of Christ minister, soccer mom, blogger, and author. Her book Sacred Pause plays with words to refresh our relationship with The Word.


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