I have been influenced by many scholars and authors over the years.  The following are some of my favorites that I refer to frequently.

Armstrong, Karen, The Bible, Grove Press, New York, 2007

Borg, Marcus J., Convictions, HarperCollins, New York, 2014

Borg, Marcus J., Evolution of the Word, HarperCollins, New York, 2012

Borg, Marcus J. and Crossan, John Dominic, The First Paul, HarperCollins, New York, 2009

Borg, Marcus J., The Heart Of Christianity, HarperCollins, New York, 2003

Buber, Martin, I And Thou, Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1958

Buckley, William F., Nearer, My God, Harcourt Brace & Company, New York, 1997

Cahill, Thomas, Desire of the Everlasting Hills, Doubleday, New York, 1999

Cahill, Thomas, The Gifts of the Jews, Doubleday, New York, 1998

Capon, Robert Farrar, The Parables of the Kingdom, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, MI

Crosby, Michael H., Repair My House, Orbis Books, New York, 2012

Fredericksen, Paula, From Jesus to Christ, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1988

Fromm, Erich, The Art Of Loving, Harper & Row, New York, 1956

Hanson, Kenneth, Dead Sea Scrolls, Council Oak Books, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1997

Johnson, Timothy Luke, The Gospel of Luke, The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN 1991

Ketcham, Katherine and Kurtz, Ernest, The Spirituality of Imperfection, Bantam Books, New York, 1992

King, Karen L., The Gospel of Mary of Magdala, Polebridge Press, Santa Rosa, California, 2003

Korb, Scott, Life In Year One, Riverhead Books, New York, 2010

Merton, Thomas, New Seeds Of Contemplation, New Directions Book, 1961

Merton, Thomas, No Man Is An Island, Harcourt Brace & Company, 1955

Merton, Thomas, The Seven Storey Mountain, Harcourt Brace & Company, 1948

Moloney, Francis J., The Gospel of John, The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minnesota, 1998

Moloney, Francis J., The Gospel of Mark, Baker Academic, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2002

Nolan, Albert, Jesus Before Christianity, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, New York, 1976

Norris, Kathleen, Amazing Grace, Riverhead Books, New York, 1998

Norris, Kathleen, The Cloister Walk, Riverhead Books, New York, 1996

Rohr, Richard, The Good News According to Luke, The Crossroad Publishing Company, New York, 1997

Rohr, Richard, Things Hidden: Scripture as Spirituality, Franciscan Media, Cincinnati, Ohio 2008

Rolheiser, Ronald, The Holy Longing: The Search for a Christian Spirituality, Image, New York 1998

Spong, John Shelby, Eternal Life: A New Vision, HarperOne, New York, 2009

Spong, John Shelby, The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic, HarperOne, New York, 2013

Spoto, Donald, The Hidden Jesus, St. Martin’s Press, New York, 1998.

Welwood, John, Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships, Trumpeter Books, Boston, 2007.

Willis, Gary, What Jesus Meant, Viking, New York, 2006

Willis, Gary, What The Gospels Meant, Viking Penguin, New York, 2008


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