Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Niebuhr Center Common Good Collection: Niebuhr Center Common Good Collection

Materials Included in the Collection

The A.C. Buehler Library is happy to announce a new collection of library materials related to vocation, calling, and social justice. The Niebuhr Center for Faith in Action was the recipient of a Council for Independent Colleges' Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) Professional Development Grant in 2015-2016. 

Items in the collection are listed below, or can be searched in I-Share by Subject using the phrase "Niebuhr Center Common Good". 

  • Abul el Fadl, Khaled. The Place of Tolerance in Islam. Beacon: 2002. 297.272 A155P
  • Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. Americanah. Knopf, 2013. 823.92 A288A, also as an ebook: http://ereadil.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0012465867
  • Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. New Press, 2010. 364.973 A377N, also as an ebook: http://ereadil.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0010157788
  • Andrews, Cecile. Living Room Revolution: A Handbook for Conversation, Community and the Common Good. New Society, 2013. 302.346 A565L
  • Astin, Alexander W., Helen S. Astin, and Jennifer A. Lindholm. Cultivating the Spirit: How College Can Enhance Students' Inner Lives. Jossey-Bass, 2011. 378.198019 A854C ebook: http://carli.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=624382   
  • Barbezat, Daniel P., and Mirabai Bush. Contemplative Practices in Higher Education: Powerful Methods to Transform Teaching and Learning. Jossey-Bass, 2014. 
  • Bass, Diana Butler. Grounded: Finding God in the World: A Spiritual Revolution. HarperOne, 2015. 231 B317G
  • Beach-Verhey, Timothy A. Robust Liberalism: H. Richard Niebuhr and the Ethics of American Public Life. Baylor UP, 2011. 261.70973 B365R
  • Bernstein, Gabrielle. Spirit Junkie: A Radical Road to Discovering Self-Love and Miracles. Three Rivers, 2011. 158.1 B531S 2011
  • Braskamp, Larry A., Lois Calian Trautvetter, and Kelly Ward. Putting Students First: How Colleges Develop Students Purposefully. Anker, 2006. 378.198 B823P
  • Brooks, Joanna. The Book of Mormon Girl: A Memoir of an American Faith. Free Press, 2012.
  • Brown, Juanita, David Isaacs and the World Café Community. The World Café: Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations That Matter. Berrett-Koehler, 2005. 302.346 B878W ebook: http://proxy.elmhurst.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=290808
  • Brown, Brené. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead. Gotham, 2012. 
  • ---. The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are. Hazelden, 2010. 158 B879G
  • ---. Rising Strong. Spiegel & Grau, 2015. 158 B879R, also as an ebook: http://ereadil.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0015981832 and an audioebook: http://ereadil.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0017186731
  • Campbell, Susan. Getting Real. New World Library, 2001. 158 C191G
  • Chittister, Joan. Between the Dark and the Daylight: Embracing the Contradictions of Life. Image, 2015. 128 C543B
  • Cho, Eugene. Overrated: Are We More in Love With the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World? David C Cook, 2014. 241.62 C545O
  • Clydesdale, Timothy T. The Purposeful Graduate: Why Colleges Must Talk to Students About Vocation. U Chicago, 2015. 370.115 C649P
  • Coehlo, Paolo. The Alchemist. HarperSF, 1998. 869.342 C672A 2014 ebook: http://ereadil.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0008984718 
  • Coffin, William Sloane. Letters to a Young Doubter. John Knox, 2005. 
  • Cone, James H. The Cross and the Lynching Tree. Orbis, 2011. 277.3 C747C
  • Crouch, Andy. Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling. IVP Books, 2008. 261.0973 C952C
  • Cunningham, David S. (ed.) At This Time and In This Place: Vocation and Higher Education. Oxford UP, 2016. 378.013 A861
  • Davis, Adam (ed.). Hearing the Call Across Traditions: Readings on Faith and Service. SkyLight Paths, 2009.  
  • Diamond, Miriam Rosalyn. Encountering Faith in the Classroom: Turning Difficult Conversations Into Constructive Engagement. Stylus Pub, 2008. 379.28 E56 ebook: http://proxy.elmhurst.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=326899
  • Dik, Bryan J., and Ryan Duffy. Make Your Job a Calling: How the Psychology of Vocation Can Change Your Life at Work. Templeton, 2012. 
  • Dik, Bryan J., Zinta S. Byrne, and Michael F. Steger (eds.). Purpose and Meaning in the Workplace. APA, 2013. 658.30019 P985
  • Eck, Diana L. Encountering God: a Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras. Beacon Press, 1993. 201.5 E19E, also as an ebook: http://proxy.elmhurst.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=44268&site=ehost-live
  • ---. A New Religious America: How a "Christian Country" Has Now Become the World's Most Religiously Diverse Nation. HarperSF, 2001. 200.973 E19N
  • Edwards, Mark U. Religion On Our Campuses: a Professor's Guide to Communities, Conflicts, and Promising Conversations. Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. 200.71173 E26R
  • Eggers, Dave. Zeitoun. Vintage, 2010. 305.8927076 Z48YE, also as an ebook: http://ereadil.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0009222420
  • Ehrenreich, Barbara. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America. Holt, 2002. 305.569 E33N, also as an ebook: http://ereadil.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0012510716
  • Epstein, Greg M. Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe. Morrow, 2009. 171.2 E64G
  • Esack, Farid. Qu'ran, Liberation and Pluralism: an Islamic Perspective of Interreligious Solidarity Against Oppression. Oneworld, 1997.  297.0968 E74Q
  • Fasching, Darrell J., Dell DeChant, and David M. Lantigua. Comparative Religious Ethics: a Narrative Approach to Global Ethics. Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. 205 F248C 2011 ebook: http://carli.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=707977 
  • Felton, Peter, H-Dirksen L. Bauman, Aaron Kheriaty, and Edward Taylor. Transformative Conversations: a Guide to Mentoring Communities Among Colleagues in Higher Education. Wiley, 2013. 371.102 F325T
  • Felton, Peter, John N. Gardner, Charles C. Schroeder, Leo M. Lambert, and Betsy O. Barefoot. The Undergraduate Experience: Focusing Institutions on What Matters Most. Jossey-Bass, 2016. 378.198 F325U
  • Fox, Helen. Their Highest Vocation: Social Justice and the Millennial Generation. Peter Lang, 2012. 
  • Frankl, Viktor E. Man's Search for Meaning: an Introduction to Logotherapy. Beacon Press, 1992. 158.9 F831M 1992, also as an ebook: http://ereadil.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0009178146
  • Froese, Paul. On Purpose: How We Create the Meaning of Life. OxfordUP, 2016. 302.1 F926O
  • Garber, Steven. The Fabric of Faithfulness: Weaving Together Belief and Behavior. IVP Books, 2007. 248.83 G213F 2007
  • ---. Visions of Vocation: Common Grace for the Common Good. IVP Books, 2014. 248.88 G213V
  • Heckman, Bud (ed.). InterActive Faith: the Essential Interreligious Community-Building Handbook. Skylight Paths, 2008. 
  • Hobgood, Mary E. Dismantling Privilege: an Ethics of Accountability. Pilgrim Press, 2009. 305.5120973 H682D
  • Horwitz, Claudia. The Spiritual Activist: Practices to Transform Your Life, Your Work, and Your World. Penguin Compass, 2002.
  • Irving, Debby. Waking Up White: and Finding Myself in the Story of Race. Elephant Room Press, 2014. 305.800973 I72W
  • Jacobsen, Douglas G., and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen. The American University in a Postsecular Age. OxfordUP, 2008. 379.280973 A512
  • ---. No Longer Invisible: Religion in University Education. OxfordUP, 2012.  378.071 J17N
  • Jenkins, Henry, Sam Ford, and Joshua Green. Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture. NYU, 2013. 302.23 J53S
  • Johansson, Charity, and Peter Felten. Transforming Students: Fulfilling the Promise of Higher Education. Johns Hopkins, 2014. 370.115 J65T ebook: http://proxy.elmhurst.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=662236
  • Karabell, Zachary. Peace Be Upon You: the Story of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Coexistence. Knopf, 2007. 201.5 K18P
  • Kingsolver, Barbara. The Poisonwood Bible: a Novel. 813.54 K55PO, also as an ebook: http://ereadil.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0008991741
  • Knitter, Paul F. Introducing Theologies of Religions. Orbis Books, 2002. 261.2 K71i
  • Levoy, Gregg. Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life. Three Rivers, 1998. 158 L666C 1998
  • ---. Vital Signs: the Nature and Nurture of Passion. Penguin, 2014. 152.4 L666V
  • Lindholm, Jennifer. A Guide of Promising Practices: Facilitating College Students' Spiritual Development. UCalifornia, 2011. 
  • Little, David (ed.). Peacemakers in Action: Profiles of Religion in Conflict Resolution. Cambridge, 2007. 201.7273 P355
  • Marsh, Charles. The Beloved Community: How Faith Shapes Social Justice, From the Civil Rights Movement to Today. Basic, 2005. 303.372 M365B
    Martin, James. The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: a Spirituality for Real Life. HarperCollins2010. 248.482 M381J ebook: http://ereadil.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0009047608
  • Marty, Martin E. The One and the Many: America's Struggle for the Common Good. Harvard, 1997. 322.4 M388O
  • Mays, Rebecca Kratz (ed.). Interfaith Dialogue at the Grass Roots. Ecumenical Press, 2008. 
  • McCarthy, Kate. Interfaith Encounters in America. Rutgers, 2007. 201.50973 M123i
  • McGraw, Barbara, and Jo Renee Formicola. Taking Religious Pluralism Seriously: Spiritual Politics on America's Sacred Ground. Baylor, 2005. 
  • McLaren, Brian D. A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith. HarperOne, 2011. 230 M161N 2011
  • Moore, Diane L. Overcoming Religious Illiteracy: a Cultural Studies Approach to the Study of Religion in Secondary Education. Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. 379.28 M821O
  • Muller, Wayne. How, Then, Shall We Live? Four Simple Questions That Reveal the Beauty and Meaning of Our Lives. Bantam, 1997. 204.4 M958H 1997
  • Nash, Robert J., DeMethra LaSha Bradley, and Arthur W. Chickering. How to Talk About Hot Topics on Campus: From Polarization to Moral Conversation. Jossey-Bass, 2008. 378.1213 N252H   
  • Nash, Robert J., and Michele C. Murray. Helping College Students Find Purpose: the Campus Guide to Meaning-Making. Jossey-Bass, 2010. 378.198 N252H
  • Neafsey, John. A Sacred Voice is Calling: Personal Vocation and Social Conscience. Orbis Books, 2006. 248.4 N338S 
  • Nhá̂t Hạnh, Thích. Living Buddha, Living Christ. Riverhead, 2015. 294.337 N576L 2015
  • Niebuhr, Gustav. Beyond Tolerance: Searching for Interfaith Understanding in America. Viking, 2008. 201.5 N665B
  • Nouwen, Henri J.M. Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life. HarperOne, 2013. 248.4 N934D
  • Palmer, Parker J. Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation. Jossey-Bass, 2000. 248.4 P175L, also as an ebook: http://proxy.elmhurst.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=26070&site=ehost-live
  • ---. To Know as We Are Known: Education as a Spiritual Journey. HarperSF, 1993. 370.1 P175K
  • Parks, Sharon Daloz. Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Emerging Adults in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Faith. Jossey-Bass, 2011. 261.834242 P252B 2011 ebook: http://carli.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=697649
  • Patel, Eboo. Acts of Faith: the Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation. Beacon Press, 2007. 305.6970973 P295A 2010
  • ---. Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America. Beacon Press, 2012. 201.50973 P295S
  • Patel, Eboo, and Patrice Brodeur. Building the Interfaith Youth Movement: Beyond Dialogue to Action. Rowman & Littlefield, 2006. 201.50835 B932
  • Peace, Jennifer Howe, Or N. Rose, and Gregory Mobley. My Neighbor's Faith: Stories of Interreligious Encounter, Growth, and Transformation. Orbis Books, 2012. 201.5 M995
  • Pinker, Susan. The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier and Happier. Vintage Canada, 2015. 302 P655V 2015
  • Pirsig, Robert M. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: an Inquiry Into Values. Perennial Classics, 2000. 917.304 P672Z 2000
  • Prothero, Stephen R. Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know--And Doesn't. HarperOne, 2007. 200.71073 P967R
  • Putnam, Robert D., and David E. Campbell. American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us. Simon & Schuster, 2010. 201.70973 P992A
  • Rilke, Rainer Marie. Letters to a Young Poet. Norton, 1993. 831.912 R573L 2004 ebook: http://proxy.elmhurst.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=47881&site=ehost-live
  • Runzo, Joseph, Nancy M. Martin, and Arvind Sharma (eds.). Human Rights and Responsibilities in the World Religions. Oneworld, 2002. 201.723 H918R
  • Ruttenberg, Danya. Surprised by God: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Religion. Beacon Press, 2008. 296.7092 R982S
  • Sacks, Jonathan. The Dignity of Difference: How to Avoid the Clash of Civilizations. Continuum, 2003. 201.5 S121D 2003
  • Schwehn, Kaethe, and L. DeAne Lagerquist. Claiming Our Callings: Toward a New Understanding of Vocation in the Liberal Arts. OxfordUP, 2014. 370.112 C585
  • Schwehn, Mark R., and Dorothy C. Bass (eds.). Leading Lives That Matter: What We Should Do and Who We Should Be. Eerdmans, 2006.  248.4 L434
  • Small, Jenny L. (ed.). Making Meaning: Embracing Spirituality, Faith, Religion, and Life Purpose in Student Affairs. Stylus, 2015. 378.197 M235
  • Smock, David R. (ed.). Interfaith Dialogue and Peacemaking. US Institute of Peace, 2002. 201.5 I61
  • Stedman, Chris. Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground With the Religious. Beacon Press, 2012. 201.5 S812F
  • Stevenson, Bryan. Just Mercy: a Story of Justice and Redemption. Spiegel and Grau, 2015. 353.48092 S847J 2015, also as an ebook: http://ereadil.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0014932983, and as an audio ebook: http://ereadil.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0015342475
  • Thistlethwaite, Susan Brooks. Interfaith Just Peacemaking: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives on the New Paradigm of Peace and War. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 201.7273 I61
  • Thurman, Howard. Jesus and the Disinherited. Beacon Press, 1996. 261.8325 T539J
  • Turkle, Sherry. Reclaiming Conversation: the Power of Talk in a Digital Age. Penguin, 2015. 
  • Van Ness, Daniel W., and Karen Heetderks Strong. Restoring Justice: an Introduction to Restorative Justice. Taylor & Francis, 2015. 364.68 V266R 2015
  • Varshney, Ashutosh. Ethnic Conflict and Civic Life: Hindus and Muslims in India. Yale, 2003. 954.00882 V325E 2002 ebook: http://proxy.elmhurst.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=187858
  • Wheatley, Margaret J. Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future. Berrett-Koehler, 2009. 177.2 W557T 2009 ebook: http://proxy.elmhurst.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=260771
  • Whitbourne, Susan Krauss. The Search for Fulfillment: Revolutionary New Research That Reveals the Secret to Long-Term Happiness. Ballantine, 2010. 155.25 W579S
  • Winner, Lauren F. Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God. HarperOne, 2015. 231.7 W776W
  • Wuthnow, Robert. America and the Challenges of Religious Diversity. PrincetonUP, 2007. 201.50973 W973A
  • Zinn, Howard. A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present. HarperPerennial, 2005. 973 Z78P 2005, also as an ebook: http://ereadil.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0008976108