HUNDREDS of Books for Sale!! Theology, Religion, History, Biography – great books. great prices.

Prices: any 1-10 books – $5 each

any 11-25 books – $4 each

Over 25 books – $3 each!

(shipping and handling will normally be $3 or less per book)

I’ll also take $450. for everything (about 250 books – less than $2 a book)** –

and we’ll figure out a way for you to pick up, or etc.


Allegri, Renzo

Conversations With Mother Teresa

Anderson, Sir Norman

Christianity and World Religions: The Challenge of Pluralism

Augustine of Hippo

The Lord’s Sermon on the Mount*

Arnold, Eberhard

God’s Revolution

Arnold, Johann Christoph

Escape Routes (for people who feel trapped in life’s hells)

Alter, Robert

The Art of Biblical Narrative*

The Five Books of Moses* (slipcase)

The Literary Guide to the Bible*

The David Story*

Anderson, Fil

Running on Empty*

Augsburger, David

Caring Enough to Confront

Baab, Lynne

Fasting: Spiritual Freedom Beyond Our Appetites

Bakker, Frans

Praying Always

Baldwin, James

God Tell It On the Mountain

Barclay, William

Delight Thy Will, O My God: Daily Celebration*

Barron, Robert

The Strangest Way: Walking the Christian Path

Barzun, Jacques

Race: A Study in Superstition*

Bass, Diane Butler

A People’s History of Christianity

Beck, Edward

God Underneath: Spiritual Memoirs of a Catholic Priest

Becker, Ernest

The Denial of Death

Beevers, John (trans)

The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux: The Story of a Soul

Bell, Rob

Velvet Elvis*

Belloc, Hilaire

The Great Heresies

Benedicta, Sister

The Wisdom of the Desert Fathers

Blumhardt, Christoph

Action in Waiting (intro. By Karl Barth)

Boa, Kenneth

Talk Through the Old Testament*

Bobin, Christian

The Secret of Francis of Assisi: A Meditation

Boice, James Montgomery Boice

Genesis (Vol 1: Creation and Fall)*

Borg, Marcus

Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time

Bounds, E. M.

The Weapon of Prayer

Botz-Weber, Nadia

Accidental Saints*

Boyd, Gregory A.

God at War: The Bible and Spiritual Conflict

Satan and the Problem of Evil

Bradshaw, John

Healing the Shame that Binds You

Brooke, Rosalind B.

The Coming of the Friars*

Brown, Colin

Christianity & Western Thought: Philosophers, Ideas, Movements*

Bruce, F.F.

Hard Sayings of the Bible* (800 pages)

Brueggemann, Walter

The Prophetic Imagination

Buber, Martin

On Judaism

Buechner, Frederick

Telling Secrets

Secrets in the Dark: A Life in Sermons

Bunyan, John

The Excellency of a Broken Heart

Carter, Warren

Matthew and Empire

Chambers, Oswald

The Love of God

Conformed to His Image, The Servant as his Lord

Chapman, Gary

The One Year Love Language Minute Devotional

Chan, Francis

Forgotton God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit

Chesterton. G. K.

The Common Man*

St. Francis of Assisi

The Everlasting Man

Clairvaux, Bernard of

The Love of God*

Cobb, John

A Christian Natural Theology: Based on … Alfred North Whitehead

Crabb, Larry

The Papa Prayer*

Cromarty, Jim

It Is Not Death To Die: A New Biography of Hudson Taylor8

Crossan, John Dominic

The Greatest Prayer*

D’Arcy, Paula

Seeking With All My Heart: Encountering God’s Presence Today*

Delfgaauw, Bernard

Evolution: The Theory of Teilhard De Chardin*

Dillard, Annie

The Writing Life

Driscoll, Mary (ed.)

Passion for the Truth, Compassion for Humanity: Catherine of Siena

Dorff, Elliot

The Way Into Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World)

Du Bois, W. E. B.

The Souls of Black Folk

Eldredge, John

Walking with God

The Sacred Romance

Waking the Dead

The Journey of Desire

Elie, Paul

The Life you Save May be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage

Elliot, Elisabeth

A Slow and Certain Light

God’s Guidance: A Slow and Certain Light

Enns, Peter

Inspiration and Incarnation

Ericksen, Robert (ed.)

Betrayal: German Churches and the Holocaust

Erickson, Millard

Christian Theology* (unabridged, 1 vol, ed., 1300 pages)

Fosdick, Harry Emerson

Great Voices of the Reformation*

Foster, Charles

The Sacred Journey (Ancient Practices Series)

Foster, Richard


Fox, Emmet

The Sermon on the Mount

Frankl, Viktor

Man’s Search for Meaning

Franklin, Jentezen


Gordon, S. D.

How to Pray

Grunfeld, Dayan

The Sabbath*

Gutierrez, Gustavo

A Theology of Liberation

Guyon, Jeanne

Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ

Hall, Douglas John

Remembered Voices: Reclaiming the Legacy of “Neo-Orthodoxy”

Hallowell, Edward

Crazy Busy: Overstretched, Overbooked, and About to Snap!*

Harpur, James

The Pilgrim Journey: A History of Pilgrimage in the Western World*

Haugen, Gary A.

Good News About Injustice

Hanley, Boniface

Ten Christians

Hart, David Bentley

The Doors of the Sea: Where Was God in the Tsunami?

Havel, Vaclav

Living In Truth

Hays, Edward

Chasing Joy: Musings on Life in a Bittersweet World

Hayes, Diane

Trouble Don’t Last Always: Soul Prayers

Hays, John

Sub-merge: Living Deep in a Shallow World

Heurtz, Phileena

Pilgrimage of a Soul: Contemplative Spirituality for the Active Life

Hone, Ralph

The Voice Out of the Whirlwind: The Book of Job

Howard, J. Grant

Balancing Life’s Demands (2 copies)

Jenkins, Philip

The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianty*

John, St.

Dark Night of the Soul

Johnson, Elizabeth A.

She Who Is

Ask The Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love*

Johnson, Jan

Enjoying the Presence of God

Johnson, Robert A.

She: Understanding Feminine Psychology

Jones, Cheslyn (ed.)

The Study of Liturgy

The Study of Spirituality

Jordan, Winthrop D.

The White Man’s Burden

Kavanaugh, Kieran (trans.)

The Collected Works of St. Teresa of Avila (vol. 3)

The Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila

Kierkegaard, Soren

Fear and Trembling

Provocations: The Spiritual Writings of …

Keener, Craig

The IVP Bible Background Commentary (N.T.)*

Keller, Timothy

Counterfeit Gods* (Money, Sex, Power)

The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness

The Prodigal God*

King, Martin Luther

Why We Can’t Wait*

Kung, Hans

Freud and the Problem of God

Hans Kung (Biography) by John Kiwiet

Justification: The Doctrine of Karl Barth & and Catholic Reflection

Kushner, Lawrence

God was in this Place & I, I did not know

Lawson, James Gilchrist

Deeper Experiences of Famous Christians

Levine, Noah

Against the Stream: A Buddhist Manual for Spiritual Revolutionaries

Lewis, C. S.

Surprised by Joy

Mere Christianity

God in the Dock

The Inspirational Writings of C. S. Lewis (4 books)

Lindberg & Numbers, eds.

God & Nature: Essays on the Encounter Bet. Christianity and Science

Linn, Dennis, Sheila and Matthew

Sleeping with Bread

Longman, Tremper

Cry of the Soul: …Our Emotions Reveal Our Deepest Questions About God*

Dictionary of Biblical Imagery*

Manning, Brennan

The Signature of Jesus

Ruthless Trust

Maxwell, John

The Right to Lead

McCullough, David

John Adams

Martin, James

Awake My Soul: Contemporary Catholics on Traditional Devotions

The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life

The Abbey: A Story of Discovery

Meyer, F. B.

Daily Mediations with F.B. Meyer

McBrian, Richard

Catholicism (1200+ pages)

McCullough, Donald

The Dangerous Illusion of a Manageable Diety*

McLaren, Brian

The Secret Message of Jesus

Mello, Anthony de

One Minute Wisdom

Merton, Thomas

Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander*

Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander (paper)

The Intimate Merton: His Life from His Journals*

New Seeds of Contemplation

Metz, Johannes Baptist

Poverty of the Spirit

Miller, Perry (ed.)

The Transcendentalists

Moltmann, Jurgen

The Crucified God

Moss, George

Toward the Final Solution: A History of European Racism

Nassif, Bradley

Bringing Jesus to the Dessert

Noll, Mark

Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity

Northrup, Solomon

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave*

Nouwen, Henri

In the Name of Jesus

The Inner Voice of Love

Out of Solitude

The Wounded Healer

With Open Arms

Oden, Thomas

The Good Works Reader

Ortberg, John

If you Want to Walk on Water . . . *

Everybody’s Normal Until You Get to Know Them*

Faith and Doubt*

When the Game is Over It All Goes Back In the Box*

Pagels, Elaine

Adam, Eve, and the Serpent

Pascal, Blaise

Reasons of the Heart (Biography) by Marvin O’Connell

Paxton, Robert

The Anatomy of Fascism

Peers, Allison (trans.)

The Way of Perfection: Teresa of Avila

Perrotta, Louise

All You Really Need to Know About Prayer You Can Learn From the Poor

Petersen, William

Hymns: Inspiriting Stories About 600 Hymns and Praise Songs

Peterson, Eugene

A Year With Jesus: Daily Readings and Meditations

Tell It Slant*

Pieper, Josef

Leisure: The Basis of Culture

Pierson, William

Black Legacy: America’s Hidden Heritage

Piper, John

God’s Passion for His Glory* (re: Jonathan Edwards)

Raboteau, Albert

Slave Religion: The Invisible Institution in the Antebellum South

Rah, Soong-Chan

Return to Justice: Six Movements that Reignited . . . Evangelical Conscience

Rauchenbusch, Walter

A Theology for the Social Gospel

Riedemann, Peter

Love Is Like Fire: Confessions of an Anabaptist Prisoner

Ringwald, Christopher

A Day Apart: How Jews, Christians, and Muslims . . . Sabbath*

Ryle, J. C.

A Call to Prayer

Roy, Arundhati

An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire

Salzberg, Sharon

Loving-Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (Shambhala)

Seeger, Pete

Everybody Says Freedom: Hist. of the C. Rights Movement in Songs & Pictures

Shenk, Joshua Wolf

Lincoln’s Melancholy

Sider, Ron

Just Generosity

Smedes, Louis

Shame and Grace: Healing the Shame We Don’t Deserve*

Smith, David

With Willful Intent: A Theology of Sin*

Smith, Paul

Is It Okay To Call God “Mother”

Soelle, Dorothee

On Earth as in Heaven: A Liberation Spirituality of Sharing

Spencer, Matthew

Athos: Travels on the Holy Mountain

Spoto, Donald

Reluctant Saint: The Life of Francis of Assisi*

Spurgeon, Charles

12 Sermons on the Love of Christ


The Power of Prayer in a Believer’s Life

Stott, John

Basic Christianity*

Christian Counter-Culture: The Message of the Sermon on the Mount

Taylor, Jeremy

Holy Living and Dying, with Prayers containing the Whole Duty of a Christian

Thompson, Curt

Anatomy of the Soul (neuroscience and spiritual practices)

Tillich, Paul

The Courage to Be

Tisby, Jemar

The Color of Compromise: … American Church’s Complicity in Racism*

Tolle, Eckhart

The Power of Now*

Townes, Emilie

Womanist Ethics and the Cultural Production of Evil

Trible, Phyllis

God and the Rhetoric of Sexuality (OBT)

Text of Terror: Literary-Feminist Readings of Biblical Narratives (OBT)

Tucker, Ruth

From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya: A Biographical History of Christian Missions

Vanier, Jean

Befriending the Stranger

Essential Writings

Veblen, Thorstein

The Theory of the Leisure Class*

Walsh, Chad

S. Lewis: The Literary Legacy*

West, Christopher

Theology of the Body for Beginners

Wiersbe, Warren

Classic Sermons on the Lord’s Prayer

Wilken, Robert Louis

The First Thousand Years: A Global History of Christianity

Wilkerson, Isabel

The Warmth of Other Sons: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration

Williams, George (ed.)

Spiritual and Anabaptist Writers (Lib. Of Christian Classics)

Wink, Walter

Jesus and Nonviolence: A Third Way

Wirzba, Norman

Way of Love: Recovering the Heart of Christianity*

Wright, N. T.

Surprised by Hope*

Yancey, Phillip


The Jesus I Never Knew*

Reaching for the Invisible God

Zarnecki, George

The Monastic Achievement*



The Interpreter’s One Volume Commentary on the Bible*

Oxford Bible Atlas (2nd edition)

Gospel Parallels* (synopsis of the first three gospels)

Hymns for Worship

The Cloud of Unknowing, anon. (Classics of W. Spirituality)

The Way of a Pilgrim and The Pilgrim Continues His Way

Living Wisdom with His Holiness the Dalai Lama: Study Guide

The Second Coming of Christ (famous sermons)


*********Pimsleur Language Program (Spanish 1) 16 Compact Discs – $40.*********



**When I was in Seminary I bought a guy’s library, kept about 100 books I really wanted, put tables in the back yard and sold the rest. About 40-60 didn’t sell so I kept those too – and what I made selling everything paid for the whole deal. You can do something like this too perhaps, if you’re willing to do the work. If you’re at all inclined to buy the whole lot, please contact me asap before the lot begins to go out piecemeal. (

Daily Riches (CV era): Woke by Faith (Thomas Merton)

“The Hassidic Rabbi, Baal-Shem-Tov, once told the following story. ‘Two men were traveling through a forest. One was drunk, the other was sober. As they went, they were attacked by robbers, beaten, robbed of all they had, even their clothing. When they emerged, people asked them if they got through the wood without trouble. The drunken man said: “Everything was fine; nothing went wrong; we had no trouble at all!” They said: “How does it happen that you are naked and covered with blood?” He did not have an answer. The sober man said: “Do not believe him: he is drunk. It was a disaster. Robbers beat us without mercy and took everything we had. Be warned by what happened to us, and look out for yourselves.’ . . . For some faithful . . . ‘faith’ seems to be a kind of drunkenness, an anesthetic, that keeps you from realizing and believing that anything can ever go wrong. Such faith can be immersed in a world of violence and make no objection . . . . The drunkenness of this kind of faith–whether in a religious message or merely in a political ideology—enables us to go through life without seeing that our own violence is a disaster and that the overwhelming force by which we seek to assert ourselves and our own self-interest may well be our ruin. Is faith a narcotic dream in a world of heavily-armed robbers, or is it an awakening? Is faith a convenient nightmare in which we are attacked and obliged to destroy our attackers? What if we awaken to discover that we are the robbers, and our destruction comes from the root of hate in ourselves?” Thomas Merton

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
for the rights of all who are destitute.”
Proverbs 31:8 NIV

Moving From the Head to the Heart

  • Imagine the violence being done during this pandemic towards first responders and other essential workers. As much as you’re able, do you advocate for them? If not, is your silence a form of consent?
  • Are you aware of violence done in your name? Does your faith challenge you to consider such things?
  • Is your brand of faith a “narcotic”–an opiate, that keeps you from seeing or admitting there is a problem? . . .  that stifles your empathy?

Abba, may my faith always make me more desirous to live in reality–and more useful, more compassionate.

For More: Faith and Violence by Thomas Merton

Daily Riches (CV Era): Finding Refuge in Silence (William Alexander, Henry David Thoreau, Michael J. Fox, Elizabeth Kubla-Ross, Richard Rohr, Ralph Waldo Emerson)

“Silence is the universal refuge.” Henry David Thoreau

“I began to practice creating as much external silence as I could. The television was unplugged, and a large Japanese screen placed in front of it . . . . Television is not an enemy, at least not to me. . . . I just need to let go of that part of me that’s addicted to noise and movement of any kind. Bill and television together create a frightful synergy of torpor and listlessness. I stopped listening to the radio in my car, and I only play music in my home when I’m actually listening to it, doing nothing else. I was amazed to find that I, great fan of the blues, didn’t know the lyrics to half the songs I had in my library. The music had been, well, background noise. As the days turned to weeks and months, and then, a year or two had gone by, something happened. I began to seek silence, more and more. Noise hurt.” William Alexander

“There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden, or even in your bathtub.” Elizabeth Kubla-Ross

“The Desert Fathers and Mothers focused on these primary practices in their search for God: 1) leaving, to some extent, the systems of the world; 2) a degree of solitude to break from the maddening crowd; 3) times of silence to break from the maddening mind; and 4) ‘technologies’ for controlling the compulsivity of mind and the emotions. All of this was for the sake of growing a person capable of love and community.”  Richard Rohr

“Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of God.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If only you would be altogether silent!”
Job 13:5 NIV

Moving From the Head to the Heart

  • “Social distancing” has created an epidemic of loneliness. I want to hear the voice of someone–anyone. At the same time I need times of silence “to break from the maddening mind.” Could you use such a break?
  • I love the idea of sitting in the tub, alone in the dark–quiet, warm water, bubbles. I remember reading about Michael J. Fox doing that for hours after his Parkinson’s diagnosis–because it was all he could do–and to sort things out. As Thoreau says, silence can be a refuge. Can you come up with a way to experiment with silence as a “technology” for controlling the maddening mind? . . . to experience that “universal refuge?” . . . as a way of hearing “the whispers of God” now, when maybe you need them the most?

Abba, let me often disappear into the silence–to quiet myself, to experience peace, to hear your whisper.

For More: Lucky Man by Michael J. Fox






Daily Riches (CV era): You and Your Partner–Sheltering in Place (Alain de Botton and Krista Tippett)

“One of the first important truths is, you’re crazy. Not you, as it were; all of us, that all of us are deeply damaged people. The great enemy of love, good relationships, good friendships, is self-righteousness. If we start by accepting that of course we’re only just holding it together, and in many ways, really quite challenging people . . . . I think if somebody thinks that they’re easy to live with, they’re by definition going to be pretty hard [to live with] and don’t have much of an understanding of themselves. I think there’s a certain wisdom that begins by knowing that of course you, like everyone else, are pretty difficult. And this knowledge is very shielded from us. Our parents don’t tell us, our ex-lovers—they knew it, but they couldn’t be bothered to tell us. They sacked us without . . . [Krista: by the time they tell us, we’re dismissing what they say anyway.] That’s right. And our friends don’t tell us because they just want a pleasant evening with us. So we’re left with a bubble of ignorance about our own natures. And often, you can be way into your 40s before you’re starting to get a sense of, ‘Well, maybe some of the problem is in me.’ Because of course, it’s so intuitive to think that of course it’s the other person. So to begin with that sense of, ‘I’m quite tricky and in these ways.’ That’s a very important starting point for being good at love. So often we blame our lovers; we don’t blame our view of love. So we keep sacking our lovers and blowing up relationships all in pursuit of this idea of love which actually has no basis in reality. [Krista: This right person, this creature does not exist.] And [this idea of love] is, in fact, the enemy of good enough relationships.” Alain de Botton in a conversation with Krista Tippett

“Cast all your anxiety on [God]
because [God] cares for you.”
1 Peter 5:7 NIV

Moving From the Head to the Heart

  • Are you just “holding it together in many ways?” Does your partner know that you know this?
  • Do you assume that “sheltering in place” would be easy if not for your difficult partner?
  • Can you take a deep breath and consider how difficult you can be? . . . how complicated your partner may be (how needy, broken, well intentioned)? . . . how skewed both of your ideas of love may be?

Abba, help me to understand, and remember, how tricky it is to live with me–and love me.

For More: The Course of Love by Alain du Botton


Daily Riches (CV Era): Managing Anxiety (Gregory Hills, Kathleen Deignan, Thomas Merton)

“Because of Covid-19, many of us are living, in a way, like monks, enclosed and isolated in our homes. But unlike the monks, we did not ask for or want this situation, nor it is one for which many of us were spiritually prepared. [Even so] we can use this moment to live into and be freed by the realization that there is much we cannot control. So much of our anxiety revolves around wanting to control the uncontrollable, and the pandemic can teach us the futility of this. . . . we need to be attentive to the present moment and so focus on that which we can control: ‘If I can concentrate on being in control of that very small circle of reality that is entrusted to me and in some sense depends on me—how I use my time, how I take care of myself, how I care for my family and friends, how I daily and hourly turn my concerns over to God—then my anxiety diminishes.’ This is ‘a great opportunity to yield control of our lives, to let ourselves truly trust in the goodness and providence of God amidst all that is happening.’ Whether we are aware of it or not, ‘we are living in the presence of a living, caring and loving God,’ . . . and we can use this time of quarantine to develop, alone or with those with whom we live, a sense of this divine presence.” Gregory Hills, quoting several monks he interviewed

“Merton sought refuge in the Trappist monastery . . . ‘in revolt against the meaningless confusion of a life in which there was so much activity, so much movement, so much useless talk, so much superficial and needless stimulation’ that he could not remember who he was. For the next half of his life he learned a new way of being . . . and [made the] discovery of a new self, his true self, drawn up like a jewel from seas of confusion, restlessness, and banality.” Kathleen Deignan, quoting Thomas Merton

“Cast all your anxiety on him
because he cares for you.”
1 Peter 5:7

Moving From the Head to the Heart

  • Was your pre-covid life characterized by too much activity, useless talk, superficial stimulation?
  • Have you quit trying to control the uncontrollable? Can you focus instead on what has been “entrusted” to you?
  • Might God be calling to you in this time of pain–inviting you to be drawn up “like a jewel from seas of confusion, restlessness, and banality?”

Abba, may my seemingly unmanageable anxiety force me to cast myself upon you.

For More: Thomas Merton: A Book of Hours by Kathleen Deignan






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