Dubious Disciple Top Ten Books of 2014

It’s time to post our annual selection of top ten religious books of the year! In order by review date, here are the most memorable books of the past year:

The Adam Quest, by Tim Stafford

Disciples: How Jewish Christianity Shaped Jesus and Shattered the Church, by Keith Akers

Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most, by Marcus Borg

Becoming the Son, by C. D. Baker

The Bible Tells Me So, by Peter Enns

The Two Faces of Christianity, by Richard Markham Oxtoby

You Don’t Understand the Bible Because You Are Christian, by Richard Gist

Reframing a Relevant Faith, by C. Drew Smith

Glimpsing Heaven, by Judy Bachrach

Short Stories By Jesus, by Amy-Jill Levine

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Dubious Disciple Top Ten Books of 2013

It’s about time I posted my favorite religion books of 2013. In order by review date, here are my top ten:


Faithest, by Chris Stedman

The Myth of Persecution, by Candida Moss

Chasing an Elusive God, by Ray Vincent

God or Godless, by John W. Loftus and Randal Rauser

Pastrix, by Nadia Bolz-Weber

Invitation to the New Testament, by Ben Witherington III

God in Slow Motion, by Mike Nappa

The Historical David: The Real Life of an Invented Hero, by Joel Baden

The Question of Canon, by Michael J. Kruger

All You Want To Know About Hell, by Steve Gregg


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Dubious Disciple Top Ten Books of 2011

Yes, that says 2011. Yes, I’m a year late. I was pleasantly surprised by how much attention our 2012 list generated, and decided to go ahead and do a list as well for our first full year as a book reviewer. Besides, I think the 2011 group may have been even more interesting.


So, here are all of my favorites from the year before, in order by review date.

Atoms and Eden, by Steve Paulson

Reading the Bible Through New Covenant Eyes, by Alan Bondar

Christianity: How a Tiny Sect From a Despised Religion Came to Dominate the Roman Empire, by Jonathan Hill

The Riddles of the Fourth Gospel, by Paul N. Anderson

Jesus, An Historical Approximation, by Jose A. Pagola

Putting Away Childish Things, by Marcus J. Borg

Good Book, by David Plotz

Hell Yes/Hell No, by John Noe

Holy Ghost Girl, by Donna Johnson

Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World, by John Shelby Spong

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Dubious Disciple Top Ten Books of 2012

This weekend, I went through all of 2012’s book reviews and picked out my favorites for you. Here they are, in order by review date.


Bad Acts of the Apostles, by John Henson

Contours of Pauline Theology, by Tom Holland

Dancing in the Shadows of Love, by Judy Croome

The Power of Parable, by John Dominic Crossan

Faith in the Public Square, by Robert D. Cornwall

Living the Questions, the Wisdom of Progressive Christianity, by David M. Felten and Jeff Procter-Murphy

The Searchers, by Joseph Loconte

Emergence Christianity, by Phillis Tickle

The Swedish Atheist, the Scuba Diver and Other Apologetic Rabbit Trails, by Randal Rauser

The Meaning of the Bible, by Douglas A. Knight and Amy Jill Levine


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