Howard Snyder’s Summer Reading List


You’ll remember Howard Snyder from his book review of “Thinking Fast and Slow” that appeared on the Seedbed Feed back in February. Here he has shared the rest of his reading list for the summer.


Arthus-Bertrand, Yann. The New Earth From Above: 365 Days (2009).

Bauckham, Richard. The Bible and Ecology: Rediscovering the Community of Creation (2010)

Bejan, Adrian. Design in Nature: How the Constructal Law Governs Evolution in Biology, Physics, Technology, and Social Organization (2012).

Krause, Bernie. The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World’s Wild Places (2012).

Kroodsma, Donald. The Singing Life of Birds: The Art and Science of Listening to Birdsong (2005).


Caro, Robert A. The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson (2012).

Ferguson, Niall. Civilization: The West and the Rest (2011).

Kahneman, Daniel. Thinking, Fast and Slow (2011).

Kazin, Michael. American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation (2011).

Pinker, Steven. The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined (2011).

Lappé, Frances Moore. EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want (2011).

Wilkinson, J. Harvie, III. Cosmic Constitutional Theory: Why Americans Are Losing Their Inalienable Right to Self-Governance (2012).

The Church

Heath, Elaine A., and Scott Kisker. Longing for Spring: A New Vision for Wesleyan Community (2010).

Olson, David T. The American Church in Crisis: Groundbreaking Research Based on a National Database of over 200,000 churches (2008).


International Representative, Manchester Wesley Research Centre in Manchester, England. Formerly professor of the history and theology of mission, Asbury Theological Seminary (1996-2006); Professor of Wesley Studies, Tyndale Seminary, Toronto, 2007-2012. Has taught and pastored in São Paulo, Brazil; Detroit, Michigan; and Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Snyder's main interest is in the power and relevance of Jesus Christ and his Kingdom for the world today and tomorrow. Works include The Problem of Wineskins, Community of the King, and most recently, Jesus and Pocahontas: Gospel, Mission, and National Myth.