There are a lot of ways Christianity has branched over these thousands of years. There are something like 7,000+ Christian denominations in the US alone. Here are some books about church, theology, and spirituality that I trust
The Underground Church – Robin Meyers. I hand this book out like candy. Rev. Meyers describes the church I want to be a part of, a church I would give my life to . . .
Phyllis Tickle is the “Grand Dame” of the Emergence Movement, and wrote one of the most articulate books on what’s happening in the church now, it’s called the Great Emergence. Also good are Emergence Christianity and the Age of the Spirit.
Love Wins – Rob Bell. Bell writes with wit and insight. I give his books to teenagers especially. He tackles the big theological questions with wit and insight. Also good are What We Talk About When We Talk About God; Jesus Wants to Save Christians; Sex and God; Drops Like Stars; and the ZitZum of Love.
Books about the Episcopal Church
The Episcopal Way: Church’s Teachings for a Changing World.
The Episcopal Handbook A little cheesy, but an encyclopedia type of strange Episcopal words and history – and even tips on what to bring to a potluck!