Book recommendations

The following is a short list of some of the books which Spaceforsoul members have found helpful in their spiritual journeys. It is by no means exhaustive and we will be adding to it from time to time as we come across new books.

You will also find a wider selection of books in the Resources section of our CSEA website.

Religion and spirituality:


Karen Armstrong (1999)  A History of God. New edition. Vintage Press


Mary Fisher (2011) Living Religions. Eighth edition. Laurence King


David Elkins (1998) Beyond Religion: A personal program for building a spiritual life outside the walls of traditional religion. Quest Books  

David Hay (2006) Something There: The biology of the human spirit. Darton, Longman & Todd

Thomas Moore (2015) A Religion of One's Own : A guide to creating a personal spirituality in a secular world. Gotham Books

Huston Smith (2009) The World’s Religions. HarperOne


Barbara Brown Taylor (2009) An Altar in the World: Finding the sacred beneath our feet. Canterbury Press

Progressive Christianity: 


Marcus Borg  (2015) The heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a life of faith. Bravo​ Ltd

Marcus Borg (1995) Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time: The historical Jesus and the heart of contemporary faith. Reprint. HarperSanFrancisco

Diana Butler Bass (2017) Grounded: Finding God in the World: A spiritual revolution. HarperOne  

Rob Bell (2012) Love Wins: At the heart of life's big questions. Collins

Cynthia Bourgeault (2008) The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming heart and mind – a new perspective on Christ and his message. Shambhala

David Felten and Jeff Proctor-Murphy (2012) Living the Questions: The wisdom of progressive Christianity. Harper One

Rachel Held Evans (2014) Faith Unraveled: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask Questions. Zondervan

Rachel Held Evans (2018) Inspired. Thomas Nelson

Brian McLaren  (2011) A New Kind of Christianity: Ten questions that are transforming the faith. Hodder & Stoughton

Brian McLaren (2017) The Great Spiritual Migration: How the world's largest religion is seeking a better way to be Christian. Hodder & Stoughton.  

John Philip Newell (2014) The Rebirthing of God: Christianity's struggle for new beginnings. Skylight Paths

John Shelby Spong (2001) Why Christianity Must Change or Die: A Bishop speaks to believers in exile. New edn. HarperOne

John Shelby Spong (2013) Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World. Reprint. HarperOne

Dave Tomlinson (2013) How to be a Bad Christian… And a better human being. Hodder & Stoughton


Dave Tomlinson (2015) The Bad Christian's Manifesto: Reinventing God and other modest proposals. Hodder & Stoughton 

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