Books for Groups and Individuals

Eremos encourages small group gatherings where people can share their experiences, learn with and be nourished by one another. Using our Books For Hire is a great way to share the transformative and stimulating experience of reading. 

Titles in this list are available singly for individual study or in sets for group study and discussion. 

  • 10 copies of each title are available, unless stated otherwise. 

  • Most books come with discussion material. 

Hire costs per book: $7 or $5 for Eremos members (members price will appear if you are logged in).

We pay postage to you anywhere in Australia. You pay return postage. 

Please indicate the title you are ordering in 'special instructions'.

 

The Collection

THE POCKET THOMAS MERTON   Hire This Book

edited by Robert Inchausti
A collection of paragraphs that introduce Merton's ideas (11 copies)

 

AT TABLE WITH LUKE  Hire This Book

by John T. Squires.
How was Luke’s Gospel first read or heard?
Discussion questions in text 

 

A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH   Hire This Book

by Rosalind Bradley.
60 people from all walks of life share their insights and wisdom on death. Describing their unique experiences they reveal that, beyond the mystery and heartache, death teaches us invaluable lessons about how we live our lives.

 

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO JESUS: HIS BLUEPRINT FOR THE BEST POSSIBLE WORLD   Hire This Book

by Lorraine Parkinson
What kind of world would result if Jesus’ teachings were actually taken seriously?
Questions in book 

 
NO FIXED ADDRESS: FAITH AS JOURNEY  Hire This Book

by John Bodycomb
Fifty-four years ordained, with nothing to prove or to fear, Bodycomb answers questions many have been afraid to ask.
Questions in book 

 

THE ADVANCE OF LOVE: READING THE BIBLE WITH AN EVOLUTIONARY HEART  Hire This Book

by Bruce Sanguin
Creatively integrating the latest insights from cosmology, biology, cultural studies and developmental and integral theory with perennial mystical wisdom.
Set of questions

 

THE SONG OF THE SEED  Hire This Book

by Macrina Wiederkehr.
This course will encourage a search for the sacred in personal and group life.
Study guide
 

THE GOD WE NEVER KNEW: Beyond Dogmatic Religion to a More Authentic Contemporary Faith  Hire This Book

by Marcus J. Borg.
A God that is fully compatible with good science, critical thinking and religious pluralism

 

THE HEART OF CHRISTIANITY  Hire This Book

by Marcus J. Borg.
Explores the question of how we can be passionate believers in today’s world. (20 copies)
Study guide 

 

MEETING JESUS AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME: The Historical Jesus and the Heart of Contemporary Faith  Hire This Book

by Marcus J. Borg.
Contemporary research presents a fresh and imaginative picture of Jesus. (19 copies)
Study guide

 

STUDYING THE GOSPELS: An Introduction  Hire This Book

by Gideon Goosen& Margaret Tomlinson.
Exercises throughout the book assist group discussion. 

 

INTIMACY AND SOLITUDE: Balancing Closeness & Independence  Hire This Book

by Stephanie Dowrick.
Explores the meaning and challenges of self-acceptance and relationships.
Study guide 

 

FORGIVENESS AND OTHER ACTS OF LOVE  Hire This Book

by Stephanie Dowrick.
A spiritual journey that moves beyond “traditional Christianity”.
Study guide 

 

AN AUTHENTIC LIFE  Hire This Book

by Caroline Jones.
A thoughtful weave of Caroline Jones’ own story and experiences featured in the ABC radio program The Search for Meaning.
Study guide 

 

THE ENVIRONMENT AND CHRISTIAN FAITH: An Introduction to Ecotheology  Hire This Book

by Robert Barry Leal.
Discussion questions in text 

 

THE WAY OF PARADOX: Spiritual Life As Taught  Hire This Book

by Meister Eckhart by Cyprian Smith.
Eckhart’s fundamental question is “What,for you, is God?”
Study guide 

 

REACHING OUT by Henri Nouwen.  Hire This Book

Three movements of the spiritual life from loneliness to solitude, from hostility to hospitality, and from illusion to prayer.
Study guide 

 

JESUS: A REVOLUTIONARY BIOGRAPHY by John Dominic Crossan.  Hire This Book

Insights into what we can know about Jesus fromcross cultural anthropology, Greco-Roman history and literary text.
Study guide 

 

THE GREATEST PRAYER: Rediscovering the Revolutionary Message of THE LORD’S PRAYER  Hire This Book

byJohn Dominic Crossan
Questions in back of book 

 

RESURRECTION: MYTH OR REALITY?  Hire This Book

by John Shelby Spong.
A Bishop’s search for the Origins of Christianity. 

 

A NEW CHRISTIANITY FOR A NEW WORLD  Hire This Book

by John Shelby Spong.
Calls Christians into a new and radical reformation.
Study guide 

 

UNVEILING EMPIRE: Reading Revelation Then and Now  Hire This Book

by Wes Howard-Brook & Anthony Gwyther.
The original context and it’s relevance today.
Questions in text 

 

TOMORROW’S CATHOLIC: Understanding God & Jesus in a New Millennium  Hire This Book

by Michael Morwood.
Contemporary issues pertinent to all Christian churches.
Questions in text 

 

IS JESUS GOD? Finding Our Faith by Michael Morwood.  Hire This Book

2How and why Jesus is to be thought of as “divine”. Explores implications for ministry, liturgy and theology.Study guide 

 

REASONS OF THE HEART  Hire This Book

by Bruce Wilson (9 copies).
Explores other ways of knowing to secular rationalism that create wholeness and purpose.
Study guide 

 

“SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD”, A Fresh Look at a Familiar Saying with the help of Rene Girard  Hire This Book

by Bishop Bruce Wilson.
Questions at end 

 

TRUE RESURRECTION  Hire This Book

by H.A. Williams.
A look at Christ’s resurrection as it is experienced in our lives.
Study guide 

 

SOME DAY I’LL FIND YOU  Hire This Book

by H. A. Williams (5 copies).
Autobiography. 

 

THE CASE FOR GOD  Hire This Book

by Karen Armstrong.
Written in the light of the current rise of atheism.
Study guide 

 

A SHORT HISTORY OF MYTH  Hire This Book

by Karen Armstrong.
From Palaeolithic to modern times human beings have always been mythmakers. 

 

THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE  Hire This Book

by Karen Armstrong.
Autobiography. 

 

THE QUIET REVOLUTION: The Emergence of Interfaith Consciousness  Hire This Book

by Peter Kirkwood.
An investigation of the interfaith movement.
Study guide 

 

A RESTLESS FAITH Leaving Fundamentalism in a Quest for God  Hire This Book

by Keith Mascord
Charts a way forward for people who feel they must choose between fundamentalism and jettisoning their faith altogether. 

 

WITHOUT GOD ALL THINGS ARE LAWFUL  Hire This Book

by Michael Whel
A collection of essays covering different aspects of spirituality

 

THE JESUS FATWAH: LOVE YOUR (MUSLIM) NEIGHBOUR AS YOURSELF(DVD + facilitator guide +reader)  Hire This Book

From Living the Questions
Includes study guide 

 

IN DEFENCE OF DOUBT: An Invitation to Adventure (2nd edition)  Hire This Book

by Val Webb
Doubts are not preying forces of evil but tantalising carrots.

 

STEPPING OUT WITH THE SACRED: Human Attempts to Engage the Divine  Hire This Book

by Val Webb
Describes how humans have engaged the Divine across religions and centuries, through rituals, art sacred places, language and song.
Study guide 

 

LIKE CATCHING WATER IN A NET: Human Attempts to Describe the Divine Hire This Book

by Val Webb. 

 

WHY WE’RE EQUAL: Introducing Feminist Theology by Val Webb.   Hire This Book

Using Galatians 3:28 — an affirmation of the early church’scommitment to the equality of all believers.
Questions in back of book 

 

THE GIFT OF YEARS  Hire This Book

by Sr Joan Chittister.
Reflects the purposes and concerns, the struggles andsurprises, the potential and the joys of aging.
Set of questions 

 

DAKOTA: A Spiritual Geography  Hire This Book

by Kathleen Norris (5 copies).
A poet moves from New York to Dakota.
Study guide 

 

THE CLOISTER WALK  Hire This Book

by Kathleen Norris (7 copies).
A lapsed Protestant finds Benedictine spirituality.
Study guide 

 

AMAZING GRACE: A Vocabulary of Faith  Hire This Book

by Kathleen Norris (4 copies)
Study guide
(Study guide covers the 3 Kathleen Norris texts) 

 

Novels

THE MAP OF LOVE  Hire This Book

by AhdafSoueif.
Story of two families and two romances grounded in historical fact and current realities. Set in Egypt and the USA.
Study guide

 

IT’S RAINING IN MANGO  Hire This Book

by Thea Astley.
Set in north Queensland, this saga spans four generations.
Study guide

 

IN HEAVEN AS ON EARTH: A Vision of the Afterlife -- a novel   Hire This Book

by M. Scott Peck
A stirring work of imagination and also a profound book about the self.

 

KNOWLEDGE OF ANGELS  Hire This Book

by Jill Paton Walsh.
The ordered tranquillity of a Mediterranean island is about to be changed.
Study guide