Books by John Shelby Spong

Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A Western elite's dream for a new Christianity."
A call for a new reformation casting aside the beliefs of Christianity. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Once intriguingly controversial, Spong is now tediously irrelevant."
Tiring attack on the "ancient, sacred, and mythological book we call the Bible." Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"While Spong makes both church politics and his theological cerebrations fascinating, readers may feel dismayed that a man who has so much so say about biblical exegesis consigns the transcendental and the divine to the back seat."
This engaging, fluid memoir from Spong (Liberating the Gospels, 1996, etc.), Episcopalian Bishop of Newark, of his theological odyssey is five parts theoretical, ten parts intramural, and perhaps one part personal and spiritual. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Well written and scholarly, but unlikely to fill anyone's spiritual void. (Author tour)"
Maverick Episcopal bishop Spong (Resurrection: Myth or Reality?, 1994) argues that to take the Gospels as literal history is to miss their essential point. Read full book review >
RESURRECTION by John Shelby Spong
Released: March 21, 1994

The Episcopal bishop of Newark, New Jersey (Living in Sin?, etc.—not reviewed), offers a controversial view of the key element in Christianity—the resurrection of Jesus. Read full book review >