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Publications from “Progressive” Australian and New Zealand Authors

Barraclough, Ray: Why? The Challenge of Giving Explanations for Tragic Experiences in
(Burleigh: Zeus Publications, 2010)

Birch, L. Charles: Science and Soul (Sydney: University of NSW Press, 2008)

Bodycomb, John: Two Elephants in the Room: Evolving Christianity and Leadership
(Richmond: Spectrum Publications, 2018)
Aware and Attentive: ‘Worship’ in Evolving Christianity (Spectrum Publications, 2012)
No Fixed Address: Faith As Journey (Spectrum Publications, 2010)
Excited to Speak, Exciting to Hear: The Art of Preaching (Adelaide: OpenBook Publishers, 2003)

Bouma, Gary D.: Being Faithful in Diversity (Adelaide: ATF Press, 2011)
Australian Soul: Religion & Spirituality in the 21st Century (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007)

Bower, Rod: Outspoken: The Life and Work of the Man Behind Those Signs (Sydney: Random House, 2018)

Cranmer, John: Dancing on Thin Water: Songs of Imagination and Wonder in Four Voices (Maximum Felix Media, Forthcoming)
Walking on Bones: Poems in the Nick of Time (With Denham Grierson) (Northcote: Morning Star Publishing, 2017)

Geering, Lloyd G.: Reimagining God. The Faith Journey of a Modern Heretic (Oregon:Polebridge Press, 2014)
From the Big Bang to God (Wellington: Steele Roberts/Polebridge Press, 2013)
Such is Life! A Close Encounter With Ecclesiastes (Steele Roberts/Polebridge Press, 2010)
Coming Back to Earth. From gods, to God, to Gaia (Polebridge Press, 2009)
Wrestling With God. The Story of My Life (Wellington: Bridget Williams Books, 2006)
Plus two books of personal reflections:
Portholes to the Past. Reflections on the Early 20th Century (Wellington: Steele Roberts, 2016)
On Me Bike. Cycling Round New Zealand 80 Yeas Ago (Steele Roberts, 2015)

Grierson, Denham: Turning in Time (Bayswater: Coventry Press, Forthcoming)
Walking on Bones: Poems in the Nick of Time (With John Cranmer) (Northcote: Morning Star Publishing, 2017)

Grimshaw, M.: Geering Interviews (Salem: Polebridge Press, 2018)

Gunson, John: God, Ethics and the Secular Society: Does the Church Have a
(Northcote: Morning Star Publishing, 2016)
Learning to Live Without God. (Melbourne: eBook, 2005)

Habel, Norman: Why on Earth Do You Still Wonder About God? Dancing With Doubt (Northcote: Morning Star Publishing, 2017)
Discerning Wisdom in God’s Creation: Following the Way of Ancient Scientists (Morning Star Publishing, 2017)
Why on Earth Do You Still Read The Bible? A Lifetime of Lenses (Morning Star Publishing, 2016)
Why On Earth Are You Still a Lutheran? Memories of a Heretic (Morning Star Publishing, 2015)
Rainbow of Mysteries: Meeting the Sacred in Nature (Kelowna (CopperHouse, 2012)
Reconciliation: Searching for Australia’s Soul (Morning Star Publishing, 2012)
The Birth, Curse and the Greening of Earth: An Ecological Reading of Genesis 1-11 (Sheffield: Phoenix, 2011)
An Inconvenient Text: Is a ‘Green Reading’ of the Bible Possible? (Adelaide: ATF Press, 2011)
(ed). Remembering Charles Strong: Pioneer Australian Pacifist (Northcote: Morning Star Publishing, 2017)
(ed.) On The Wire: Poems from Friends on the Wire with John Pfitzner Available from Norman Habel (
(ed.) The Season of Creation. A Preaching Commentary (MN: Fortress Press, 2011)
(with Peter Trudinger) Exploring Ecological Hermeneutics
(Fortress, 2008)

Halsey, Robert: Voices from the Void (Singapore: Trafford Publishing, 2012)

Harris, Ian: New World New God. Rethinking Christianity for a Secular Age (Eastbourne: Makaro Press, 2018)

Harris, Jill & Ian: The Ephesus Liturgies Volume 2. (Eastbourne: Makaro Press, 2016)
The Ephesus Liturgies Volume 1. Edited by Ian Harris & Mary McCallum. (Makaro Press, 2015)

Hunt, Rex A. E.: Seasons and Self: Discourses on Being ‘at home’ in Nature (Bayswater: Coventry Press, 2018)
When Progressive Gather Together: Liturgy, Lectionary, Landscape… And Other Explorations (Northcote: Morning Star Publishing, 2016)
Cards, Carols & Claus: Christmas in Popular Culture and Progressive Christianity (Melbourne: Mosaic Press, 2013. Reissued Morning Star Publishing, 2014)
Against the Stream: Progressive Christianity Between Pulpit and Pew (Mosaic Press, 2012. Re-issued Morning Star Publishing, 2014)
(Editor and Contributor, with Greg Jenks) Wisdom and Imagination: Religious Progressives and the Search for Meaning (Northcote: Morning Star Publishing, 2014)
(Editor and Contributor, with John Smith) New Life:
Rediscovering Faith. Stories from Progressive Christianity
(Mosaic Press, 2013. Re-issued Morning Star Publishing, 2014)
(Editor and Contributor, with John Smith) Why Weren’t We Told:
A Handbook on Progressive Christianity
(Oregon: Polebridge Press, 2012)

Jenks, Gregory C.: Jesus Then and Jesus Now. Looking for Jesus, Finding Ourselves (Northcote: Morning Star Publishing, 2014)
The Once and Future Bible: An Introduction to the Bible for Religious
(Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2011)
(Editor and Contributor, with Rex Hunt) Wisdom and Imagination: Religious Progressives and the Search for Meaning (Morning Star Publishing, 2014)
(Editor and Contributor) The Once and Future Scriptures:
Exploring the Role of the Bible in the Contemporary Church (Oregon: Polebridge Press, 2013)
Leaves, Nigel Religion Under Attack: Getting Theology Right (Oregon: Polebridge Press, 2011)
The God Problem: Alternatives to Fundamentalism (Polebridge Press, 2006)
(ed). Encountering God. Face-to-Face With the Divine (Northcote: Morning Star Publishing, 2014)

Mackay, Hugh: Australia Reimagined. Towards a More Compassionate, Less Anxious Society (Sydney: Macmillan, 2018)
Beyond Belief: How We Find Meaning, With or Without Religion (Macmillan, 2016)

Macnab, Francis: Discover a New Faith: Energy for a Better Life (Richmond: Spectrum Publications, 2011)
This Hungry Time: A Persistent Searching for Something (Spectrum Publishing, No date)
A Fine Wind is Blowing: Psalms of the Bible in Words that Blow You Away (Spectrum Publications, 2006)

Mascord, Keith: Faith Without Fear: Risky Choices Facing Contemporary
(Northcote: Morning Star Publishing, 2016)
A Restless Faith: Leaving Fundamentalism in a Quest for God (Sydney: Xlibris Books, 2012)

Morwood, Michael: Prayers for Progressive Christians (Indiana: Kelmor Publishing, 2018)
In Memory of Jesus (Kelmor Publishing, 2014)
It’s Time: Challenges to the Doctrine of the Faith (Kelmor Publishing, 2013)
Children Praying a New Story: A Resource for Parents, Grandparents
and Teachers
(Kelmor Publishing, 2009)
Praying a New Story (Richmond: Spectrum Publications, 2003)

Murray, Shirley E.: A Place at the Table. New Hymns Written Between 2009 and 2013 (Carol Stream: Hope Publishing, 2013)
Touch the Earth Lightly. New Hymns Written Between 2003 and 2008 (Hope Publishing, 2008)
Faith Makes the Song. New Hymns Written Between 1997 and 2002 (Hope Publishing, 2003)

Ogden, Stephen: The Church, Authority and Foucault: Imagining the Church as
an Open Space of Freedom
(Oxon: Rutledge, 2017)
Love Upside Down: Life, Love and the Subversive Jesus (Winchester: O Books/John Hunt Publishing, 2010)
I Met God in Bermuda: Faith in the 21st Century (O Books/John Hunt Publishing, 2009)

Parkinson, Lorraine: Made on Earth. How Gospel Writers Created the Christ (Richmond: Spectrum Publications, 2015)
The World According to Jesus: His Blueprint for the Best Possible
(Spectrum Publications, 2011)

Preston, Noel: Ethics With or Without God (Northcote: Morning Star Publishing, 2014)
Understanding Ethics 3rd edition (Sydney: Federation Press, 2007)
Beyond the Boundary: A Memoir Exploring Ethics, Politics and Spirituality (Burleigh: Zeus Publications, 2006)

Queripel, John H.: Christmas: Myth, Magic and Legend. Making Sense of the
Christmas Stories
(Northcote: Morning Star Publishing, 2018)
On the Third Day. Re-Looking at the Resurrection (Morning Star Publishing, 2017)
Bonhoeffer: Prophet and Martyr (Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2016)
Smith, E. Durham Search for Understanding: The Fullness of Life? Wishful Hope or a
Real Possibility?
2nd edition. (Melbourne: Mind Publishing, 2011)

Smith, John W.: Honest to Go(o)d: Discerning the Sacred in the Secular (Northcote: Morning Star Publishing, 2016)
(Editor and Contributor, with Rex Hunt) New Life: Rediscovering
Faith. Stories from Progressive Christians
(Melbourne: Mosaic Press, 2013. Re-issued Morning Star Publishing, 2014)
(Editor and Contributor, with Rex Hunt) Why Weren’t We Told?:
A Handbook on Progressive Christianity
(Oregon: Polebridge Press, 2012)

Strong, Charles: Christianity Re-Interpreted (Collected by Norman Habel) (Northcote: Morning Star Publishing, 2017)

Stuart, George: Singing a New Song: Traditional Hymn Tunes with New Century
Lyrics, Vol. 4
(Toronto, NSW: self-published 2013)
Singing a New Song: Traditional Hymn Tunes with New Century
Lyrics, Vol. 3
(Toronto, 2011)
Singing a New Song: Traditional Hymn Tunes with New Century
Lyrics, Vol. 2
(Toronto, 2009)
Singing a New Song: Traditional Hymn Tunes with New Century
(Sydney: CPRT Sydney, 2006)

Tacey, David: Beyond Literal Belief: Religion as Metaphor (Melbourne: Garratt
Publishing, 2015)
The Spirituality Revolution. The Emergence of Contemporary Spirituality (Sydney: HarperCollins, 2003)

Treston, Kevin: The Wind Blows Where it Chooses: The Quest for a Christian
Story in our Time
(Bayswater: Coventry Press, 2018)
Who Do You Say I Am? The Christ Story in the Cosmic Context (Northcote: Morning Star Publishing, 2017)

Webb, Val: Testing Tradition and Liberating Theology. Finding Your Own
(Northcote: Morning Star Publishing, 2015)
In Defence of Doubt: An Invitation to Adventure 2nd edition. (Melbourne: Mosaic Press, 2012. Re-issued Morning Star Publishing, 2013)
Stepping Out With the Sacred: Human Attempts to Engage the Divine (New York & London: Continuum, 2010)
Like Catching Water in a Net: Human Attempts to Describe the
(Continuum, 2007)
Florence Nightingale: The Making of a Radical Theologian (St Louis: Chalice Press, 2002)

White, Bronwyn A.: Something New to Say for Advent and Christmas: Words of Spirit,
Faith and Celebration
(Wellington, 2017)
You Who Delight Me: Words of Spirit and Faith (Steele Roberts: 2012)

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