Resources, Research and Recommendations
Information about America's Changing Religious Landscape,
Toxic Theology, and Religious Trauma

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Books We Recommend

RELIGION/THEOLOGY

How Jesus Became God-  Bart Ehrman
Misquoting Jesus -  Bart Ehrman
A History of God - Karen Armstrong
God is a Verb - David Cooper
The Third Jesus  - Deepak Chopra
Quantum Theology - Diarmuid O'Murchu
The Gnostic Gospels -  Elaine Pagels
The Power of Myth -  Joseph Campbell
The Bible with Sources Revealed - Richard Elliott Friedman
Zealot  - Reza Aslan
Who Wrote the Bible -  Richard Elliott Friedman
Why Christianity Must Change or Die - John Spong
Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World - John Spong
Original Blessing - Matthew Fox

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Pain that is not transformed will be transmitted.

Rochard Rohr

DEATH AND GRIEF  

The Smell of Rain on Dust - Martin Prechtel
Dying Well  - Ira Byock -
Hello from Heaven - Bill Guggenheim
What Really Matters-  Dr. Karen Wyatt
Final Gifts - Maggie Callahan
What Happens When We Die - Sam Parnia
Erasing Death - Sam Parnia
Turning the Corner on Grief Street  - Terri Daniel
Grief and God - Terri Daniel
The Body Keeps the Score - Bessell VanDer Kolk
Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy - Worden
When Grief is Complicated - Alan Wolfelt

LEAVING RELIGION/DECONSTRUCTING

Breaking Their Will - Janet Heimlich
Choosing our Religion - Elizabeth Drescher
Christianity Is Not Great - John Loftus
Christianity After Religion by Diana Butler Bass
The Future of Faith - Harvey Cox
Why Christianity Must Change or Die - John Spong
Belief Without Borders - Linda Mercadante
Leaving the Fold - Marlene Winnel

Unfollow - Megan Phelps Roper
Educated - Tara Westover
Unorthodox - Debra Feldman
Crazy for God -  Frank Schaeffer
Pure - Linda K Klein
Deconverted: A Journey from Religion to Reason -  Seth Andrews

Examples of Toxic Theology That Can Complicate the Grief Process

. A page from a popular national grief organization
. A video about "appropriate Christian grief"

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