The Book of the Year of 2006

Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church is Transforming the Faith
by Diana Butler Bass (HarperCollins Publishers).

The remaining Top Ten Books (in alphabetical order by author’s name):

Conspiracy and Imprisonment 1940-1945 (Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Volume 16)
by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Fortress Press)

Jesus: Uncovering the Life, Teachings and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary
by Marcus J. Borg

Gentle Shepherding: Pastoral Ethics and Leadership
by Joseph E. Bush Jr. (Chalice Press)

The Sense of Call: A Sabbath Way of Life for Those Who Serve God, The Church, and the World
by Marva J. Dawn (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company)

What’s Theology Got To Do With It? Conviction, Vitality, and the Church
by Anthony B. Robinson

Cities of God: The Real Story of How Christianity Became an Urban Movement and Conquered Rome
by Rodney Stark (HarperCollins Publishers)

Congregational Leadership in Anxious Times: Being Calm and Courageous No Matter What
by Peter L. Steinke (Alban Institute)

God in Public: Four Ways American Christianity and Public Life Relate
by Mark G. Toulouse (Westminster/John Knox Press)

Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense
by N. T. Wright (HarperCollins Publishers)

This year the Academy of Parish Clergy also honors Pentateuch (handwritten and illuminated by Donald Jackson), published by the Liturgical Press, as the first of seven volumes of the Saint John’s Bible produced by the Order of Saint Benedict, St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota.

Awards were presented April 25, 2007 at APC’s Annual Conference, Princeton, NJ