christian imagination: a bibliography

Thanks to those of you who left comments on my recent post, a book i’d like to read: christian imaginationSusan recommended three different books on this subject: Orthodoxy, Mind of the Maker, and My Name is Asher Lev.  Of these I’ve only read Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton, though I’ve read two other novels by Chaim Potok, author of My Name is Asher Lev.

Another comment was left through Facebook by Sarah,

Two recommendations: First, a compendium entitled The Christian Imagination: The Practice of Faith in Literature and Writing edited by Leland Ryken, with essays & excerpts by many of the folks mentioned in previous comments. And recently I wrote a book developing a theology of imagination (based on my experience in youth ministry, but it seems folks are finding it applicable in other settings as well). It’s entitled The God-Hungry Imagination: The Art of Storytelling for Postmodern Youth Ministry (Upper Room Books, 2007). For what it’s worth!

Thanks to Sarah and Susan for these recommendations.  Perhaps the book I want to read has been written after all!

Do you know of any other titles that should be added to the list?

2 thoughts on “christian imagination: a bibliography

  1. Two more that look intriguing to me are. Imagination and the Journey of Faith by Sandra M. Levy which came out in Fall, 2008 and I just ordered Seeing God in the Ordinary – a Theology of the Everyday by Michael Frost. This book won the 1999 Book of the Year in Australia. Thanks for making the list, David.

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