Written by Mark Van Steenwyk : November 1, 2006

This week I’ve been digging into research for the new book. The following are a handful of the books that I’ll be re-examining over the next month or two. They give a good indication of the tack I’ll be taking in my book. Please share any books you think I should take a look at. I’m avoiding overly-academic books, because I’m trying to resist my theology-nerd tendencies in my attempt to write a more accessible book than much of what is currently offered.

The Politics of Jesus

Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony

Engaging the Powers: Discernment and Resistance in a World of Domination (The Powers, Vol 3)

Colossians Remixed: Subverting the Empire

Unveiling Empire: Reading Revelation Then and Now (Bible & Liberation Series)

Consuming Religion: Christian Faith And Practice in a Consumer Culture

Dissident Discipleship: A Spirituality of Self-Surrender, Love of God, and Love of Neighbor

The Great Giveaway: Reclaiming the Mission of the Church from Big Business, Parachurch Organizations, Psychotherapy, Consumer Capitalism, and Other Modern Maladies

Making Room: Recovering Hospitality As a Christian Tradition

The Upside-Down Kingdom

School(s) for Conversion: 12 Marks of a New Monasticism

Life on the Vine: Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit in Christian Community

Mark Van Steenwyk is the editor of He is a Mennonite pastor (Missio Dei in Minneapolis), writer, speaker, and grassroots educator. He and his wife Amy have been married since 1997. They are expecting their first child in April.

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