My Books

I have authored, edited and/or contributed to the following books. Feel free to steal them from rich people. (Let me know if any rich people have them.)

The Peaceable Kingdom Series (Check out the link! Sweet website with details of the series). This series explores, through three volumes, what it ‘could’ mean to practice nonviolence toward enemies, animals, and the environment. Ah, this series is going to kick so much ass!! (Get it?) What makes it even more kick-assery is the fact that contributors include: Shane Claiborne, Amy Laura Hall, Brian McLaren, Marc Bekoff, Carol Adams, Stanley Hauerwas, Lee Camp, Greg Boyd, Laura Hobgood-Oster, Sam Wells, Melanie Joy, and so many other cool kids. Too many to list. Here are links to the first two volumes that provide a full list of the contributors. These books are at the copy-editing stage as we speak (or, as I type).

A Faith Not Worth Fighting For (Cascade Books, 2012). Also, click HERE for the Peaceable Kingdom website. It’s nasty good.

A Faith Embracing All Creatures (Cascade Books, 2012).

The Devil Wears Nada (Cascade Books, 2011). This forthcoming book (It’s out!!) details my search for Satan in order to prove the existence of God. Yep, pretty ridiculous, but far more interesting than the ontological argument.

Third-Way Allegiance: Christian Witness in the Shadow of Religious Empire (Cascadia Publishing, 2011). A recent collection (some new, some previously published) of my theological articles discussing Steve Irwin, Star Trek, and parthenogenesis (Mother Mary, whipped-tail lizards, and marmokrebs do not get it on).

Donkeys and Kings (Resource Publications, 2010). A book for adults disguised as a children’s book that tells the stories of animals in the Bible from the perspective of the animals. One publisher who turned it down complained, “It’s too fictional.” Dude, it has talking animals in it, of course it’s fictional (oh wait, except for that wily “garden” snake and Balaam’s ass, of course).

Living on Hope While Living in Babylon: The Christian Anarchists of the 20th Century (Wipf & Stock, 2009). Christians were like, “Christian anarchism? Oh, Jesus save us from this madness!” While anarchists were like, “Christian anarchism? Oh, Emma Goldman, save us from this madness!”

Anesthesia (Seaburn Press, 2008). One reviewer referred to it as “Plato meets the Punisher” (thanks?), while another asks, “What if Joan of Arc had fallen in love with a non-divine human?” Good question, I wish I would have answered it.

The Purple Crown: The Politics of Martyrdom (Herald Press, 2007). I was, for a brief moment, according to at least one non-reputable source, a leading martyrologist in North America. I had to retire because I was worried God would make me ante up. Like Faron Yoder said in The Devil’s Playground, “I couldn’t do that shit.”

The Gift of Difference: Radical Reformation/Radical Orthodoxy (CMU Press, 2010). A reader I co-edited discussing what Mennonites can learn from a movement that would have, only a few centuries earlier, put us to death. We sure do love our enemies.

Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics (Wiley-Blackwell, 2006). My name follows Rowan Williams. Top that ladies.

Calculated Futures: Theology, Ethics, and Economics (Baylor University Press, 2007). I quote Soren Kierkegaard in the one chapter I contributed. That has to count for something.

Witness of the Body (Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2011). A reader including various authors discussing martyrdom. Hooray for performing martyrdom the old-fashioned way!