HNGR Alumni Favorites

HNGR Alumni Favorites

African Cry - Ela

A clear, compelling, and above all African liberation theology.

The Call to Discernment in Troubled Times: New Perspectives on the Transformative Wisdom of Ignatius of Loyola - Brackley

This book about personal and social change is written for everyone, no matter where they are on their spiritual journeys. Brackley shows how the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola can be useful for developing a theology of social engagement.

Compassion, Justice, and the Christian Life: Rethinking Ministry to the Poor - Lupton

An excellent resource for anyone interested in doing urban ministry, or any type of ministry for that matter. Full of practical examples from a lifetime of service among the poor.

Interpreter of Maladies - Lahiri

A collection of well-written, bittersweet short stories featuring Asian and American characters living in London, India, Pakistan, and the U.S. who find themselves in situations we can all relate to.

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust - Ilibaziga

Ilibaziga was 22 years old when the genocide began. She survived by spending 91 agonizing days hiding in a tiny bathroom with seven other women. This firsthand account of the Rwandan genocide is eloquent and compelling--a must read.

Not For Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade--and How We Can Fight It - Batsone

A heart-wrenching and well-documented account of the horror of human trafficking.

Religious No More: Building Communities of Grace and Freedom - Baker

Based off ten years of missionary experience in Honduras at churches born out of North American mission work, Baker suggests North American Christians may detect fallacies in their “gospel” by examining how it plays out under the challenges of poverty, injustice and entrenched religiosity. He then turns to the book of Galatians as a basis for forming communities marked by grace and freedom.

Surprised by Hope - Wright

Drawing together history, theology, ontology, and spirituality, Wright critiques the mainstream Christian understanding of the afterlife, and demonstrates how a corrected understanding of the crucial doctrine of resurrection is key to reordering our lives around the Kingdom and living in true hope.