Books in the Universe


These are some nonfiction books our staff and others in our community have found to be meaningful guides in the adventure of faith.  If you read one and like it, let us know!  

The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Celebration of Discipline:  The Path to Spiritual Growth by Richard J. Foster

Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans

The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illustrated by Jago

The Bible Study Handbook:  A Comprehensive Guide to an Essential Practice by Lindsay Olesberg, a member of our church

Immortal Diamond by Richard Rohr

Not the Religious Type by Dave Schmelzer, director of Blue Ocean Faith

The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why by Phyllis Tickle

A Letter to My Congregation by Ken Wilson



Some fiction our staff have enjoyed.  We find that fiction offers profound insights about God, people, and creation.

The Fault in our Stars by John Green

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Lila by Marilynne Robinson, an Iowa City author

That Distant Land by Wendell Berry

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak