Reading Guides, VOLUME 11

A Theology of Conversation – A Reading List

This week, I’ve been revising the theology chapter of my forthcoming book on conversation, HOW THE BODY OF CHRIST TALKS (Brazos Press, 2019), and getting ready for some upcoming events that I will be doing on conversation.


Here’s a list of books that have played a vital role in shaping the theology of my work on conversation.

By ERB Editor C. Christopher Smith

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[easyazon_link identifier=”0802849857″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Living into Community: Cultivating Practices That Sustain Us[/easyazon_link] 

Christine Pohl


The four practices that Pohl explores in this book — gratitude, promise-keeping, truth-telling, and hospitality — will not only lead us into deeper forms of community, they will also help us to have richer and more faithful conversations together.



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