Wild Goose Festival 2015 – Read Along at Home!

July 9, 2015 — Leave a comment


Wish you could be at the Wild Goose Festival?

(Or, just returned home and want to dive into a speaker’s work?)

Here are twelve essential recent / forthcoming books by authors speaking at Wild Goose:

(We hope these books stir conversations in the communities where you live!)


Lessons in Belonging from a Church-Going Commitment Phobe


Erin Lane
(IVP Books)


Forward Together: A Moral Message for the Nation


Rev. William Barber
(Chalice Press)


Thomas Merton Peacemaker


John Dear
(Orbis Books)


Ferguson and Faith: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community


Leah Gunning Francis
(Chalice Press)


Redeeming Sex: Naked Conversations About Sexuality and Spirituality


Deb Hirsch
(IVP Books)


Too Heavy a Yoke: Black Women and the Burden of Strength


Chanequa Walker-Banes
(Cascade Books)


The New Parish: How Neighborhood Churches Are Transforming Mission, Discipleship and Community


Tim Soerens (Also Dwight Friesen and Paul Sparks)
( IVP Books)

ALSO, look for my book Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus as I will be speaking with Tim and our books go very well together!

Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome: A Memoir of Humor and Healing


Reba Riley
(Howard Books)


When Saint Francis Saved the Church: How a Converted Medieval Troubadour Created a Spiritual Vision for the Ages


Jon Sweeney
(Ave Maria Books)


Where the Cross Meets the Street: What Happens to the Neighborhood When God Is at the Center


Noel Castellanos
( IVP Books)


Blessed Are the Crazy: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness, Family and Church


Sarah Griffith Lund
(Chalice Press)


Gifts of the Dark Wood: Seven Blessings for Soulful Skeptics (and Other Wanderers)


 Eric Elnes
(Abingdon Press)

If you are at Wild Goose, do drop by one of my (ERB Editor Chris Smith) two talks on Slow Church (Friday 3PM, Saturday 11AM)…

Regardless here’s to meaningful reading and conversation!