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Featured Book: Living the Questions


Living the Questions: The Wisdom of Progressive Christianity is “the single simplest entry point for anyone seeking to better understand what it means to be a progressive Christian.” Writing for the website So What Faith, this is Greg Smith’s conclusion, and he’s not alone in praising the book: “This is what progressive Christianity is all about,” the Dubious Disciple website raves, adding, “Heart and head both feel satisfied as I turn the last page.”

“The strength of this book,” throughaglass.net observes, “is clearly in the ways that it pulls together material from many different authors, making it a book with quotes I wanted to write down on almost every page.” And what Spirituality & Practice liked “best of all” is how the book ends “with a paean of praise for ‘Embracing Mystery’.”

Authors David Felton and Jeff Proctor-Murray, both United Methodist ministers in Arizona, “along with an all-star cast of Bible scholars and top church teachers,” Good Reads declares, “provide a primer to a church movement that encourages every Christian to ‘live the questions,’ instead of ‘forcing the answers’.” The book is based on the dynamic duo’s bestselling DVD course of the same name…also available in the SSUC Library.

Living the Questions: The Wisdom of Progressive Christianity
By David Felton & Jeff Proctor-Murphy
HarperOne, 2012