2013 NYC Conference Book Table

A major thank you goes out to all who helped put on this past weekend’s […]

Mockingbird / 4.23.13

A major thank you goes out to all who helped put on this past weekend’s conference in New York! We honestly could not be more pleased with how it all went. Recordings and video should be available soon — hopefully by the end of the week. Until then, here’s this year’s book table, with a couple of embarrassing omissions and logistical impossibilities rectified. Every year it’s a little different, depending on speaker and theme, but overall, it’s safe to say that it doubles as something of a “Mockingbird Reading List.”


IMG_3975aAlcoholics Anonymous – Big Book (little version)
Aronson, Elliot, and Tavris, Carol – Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts
Auden, W.H. – The Dyer’s Hand and Other Essays
Brewer, Todd & Zahl, David – The Gospel According to Pixar
Capon, Robert Farrar – Between Noon and Three: Romance, Law, and the Outrage of Grace
Capon, Robert Farrar – Kingdom, Grace, Judgment: Paradox, Outrage, and Vindication in the Parables of Jesus
Forde, Gerhard – On Being a Theologian of the Cross
Galli, Mark – Jesus Mean and Wild
Giertz, Bo – The Hammer of God
Haidt, Jonathan – The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
Hawkins, David – The Useful Sinner
Holcomb, Justin – On the Grace of God
Holcomb, Justin and Lindsey – Rid of My Disgrace: Hope and Healing for Victims of Sexual Assault
Horton, Michael – Christless Christianity: The Alternative Gospel of the American Church
Johnson, Dave – Grace Upon Grace
Kolb, Robert – The Genius of Luther’s Theology: A Wittenberg Way of Thinking for the Contemporary Church
Long, Anne – Listening
Luther, Martin – The Bondage of the Will
Manning, Brennan – The Ragamuffin Gospel
Martin, Joseph – No Bag for the Journey
Martyn, Dorothy – Beyond Deserving: Children, Parents, and Responsibility Revisited
Mattes, Mark – The Role of Justification in Contemporary Theology
McNeely, Jim – The Romance of Grace
Norris, Sean – Judgment & Love
Norris, Sean – Two Words: Teaser
MbirdDevo1O’Connor, Flannery – Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose
Percy, Walker – Signposts in a Strange Land: Essays
Richardson, Ethan – This American Gospel: Public Radio Parables and the Grace of God
Rosenbladt, Rod – Christ Alone
Short, Robert – The Gospel According to Peanuts
Siedell, Dan – God in the Gallery: A Christian Embrace of Modern Art
Spencer, Michael – Mere Churchianity
Spufford, Francis – Unapologetic: Why, Despite Everything, Christianity Can Still Make Surprising Emotional Sense
Tchividjian, Tullian – Glorious Ruin
Tchividjian, Tullian – Jesus + Nothing = Everything
Turkle, Sherry – Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other
Wiman, Christian – My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer
Z, John – Grace in Addiction: The Good News of Alcoholics Anonymous for Everybody
Zahl, Paul – Grace in Practice: A Theology of Everyday Life
Zahl, Paul – Who Will Deliver Us?


Auden, W.H. – Collected Poems
Davis, Brad – Opening King David: Poems in Conversation with the Psalms (Emerald City Books)
Eliot, T.S. – The Cocktail Party
Eliot, T.S. – The Elder Statesman
Eliot, T.S. – The Waste Land and Other Writings (intro by Mary Karr)
Hugo, Victor – Les Miserables
Karr, Mary – Cherry
Karr, Mary – The Liars’ Club: A Memoir
Karr, Mary – Lit: A Memoir
Karr, Mary – Sinners Welcome: Poems
Lewis, C.S. – The Great Divorce
MonsterLloyd-Jones, Sally – Being a Pig Is Nice: A Child’s-Eye View of Manners
Lloyd-Jones, Sally – How to Be a Baby . . . by Me, the Big Sister
Lloyd-Jones, Sally – The Jesus Storybook Bible
Lloyd-Jones, Sally – Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing
Manning, Brennan – All Is Grace: A Ragamuffin Memoir
Salinger, J.D. – Franny and Zooey
Stevenson, Robert Louis – The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Wallace, David Foster – Infinite Jest
Wallace, David Foster – This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life
Watterson, Bill – The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
Waugh, Evelyn – Brideshead Revisited
Wilde, Oscar – De Profundis: The Ballad of Reading Gaol and Other Writings
Wilde, Oscar – The Picture of Dorian Gray
Wilder, Thornton – Theophilus North
Wiman, Christian – Every Riven Thing: Poems


High Street Hymns – Hearts and Voices
High Street Hymns – High Street Hymns
High Street Hymns – Love Lives Again
The Hill and Wood – The Hill and Wood
JAZ – I Played Sports
Kin: Songs by Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell
The Magills – And The Kings County Sound
Stillman, Whit – The Last Days of Disco (DVD)
Zahl, Paul – The Merciful Impasse: The Sermon on the Mount for Those Who’ve Crashed (and Burned)
Zahl, Paul – New Persuasive Words for Defaced or Degraded Ones: Mercy, Grace and Hope in an Age of Recession DVD


The Mockingbird Devotional: Good News for Today (and Every Day). After making its auspicious debut at the conference, we’ve got a handful of finishing touches to put on the project before it’s ready for wider consumption–should be mid-May at the latest. Watch this space for more details. Of course, if you just can’t wait, we are sending pre-release copies to anyone who signs up for any amount of monthly giving to Mbird from now through the end of May. Just sayin’.

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