My Books

Marcus Borg is the author of 21 books, including Jesus: A New Vision (1987) and the best-seller Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time (1994); The God We Never Knew (1997); The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions (1999); Reading the Bible Again for the First Time (2001), and The Heart of Christianity (2003), both best-sellers.

His latest books are Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most (2014) Speaking Christian (2011); Putting Away Childish Things (a novel – 2010); Jesus: Uncovering the Life, Teachings and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary (a New York Times Best-Seller – 2006); Conversations with Scripture: Mark (2009); and three books co-authored with John Dominic Crossan, The Last Week (2006), The First Christmas (2007), and The First Paul (2009).

His work has been translated into eleven languages: German, Dutch, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and French. His doctor’s degree is from Oxford University, and he has lectured widely overseas (England, Scotland, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, Israel and South Africa) and in North America, including the Chautauqua and Smithsonian Institutions.

 

Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most
Borg reflects on his life and how he developed his most bedrock convictions — and why they matter. The result is a manifesto for all progressive Christians who seek the best path for following Jesus today. With each chapter embodying a distinct conviction, Borg writes provocatively and compellingly on the beliefs that can deeply ground us and guide us.
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Speaking Christian Speaking Christian: Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power—And How They Can Be Restored
“This book could start a revolution. Borg cracks open the encrusted words of faith and pops them into fresh language that people can understand and trust.” — Anne Sutherland Howard, Executive Director of The Beatitudes Society
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Putting Away Putting Away Childish Things: A Tale of Modern Faith
“Marcus Borg has given us a novel about the great debates in Christianity (and religion) today…Read this book and give it to all who seek.” — Nora Gallagher, author of Changing Light and Things Seen and Unseen
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First Paul The First Paul: Reclaiming the Radical Visionary Behind the Church’s Conservative Icon with John Dominic Crossan
“A refreshing and heartening exculpation of a still routinely maligned figure of the first importance to culture and civilization.” — Booklist starred review
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First Christmas The First Christmas: What the Gospels Really Teach Us About Jesus’ Birth with John Dominic Crossan
“With meticulous scholarship and accessible language, The First Christmas” … uncover(s) the genuine meaning of … the Birth of Jesus.” — The Progressive Christian
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Jesus Jesus: Uncovering the Life, Teachings, and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary
“Borg pours a lifetime of scholarship into this provocative overview of Jesus’ life.” — Detroit Free Press
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Jesus Two Visions The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions with N.T. Wright
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Last Week The Last Week: A Day-by-Day Account of Jesus’s Final Week in Jerusalem with John Dominic Crossan
Using the Gospel of Mark as their guide, Borg and Crossan present a day-by-day account of Jesus’s final week of life.
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Last Week La Ultima Semana: Un Relato Diario de la Ultima Semana de Jesus en Jerusalen with John Dominic Crossan (Spanish edition)
Using the Gospel of Mark as their guide, Borg and Crossan present a day-by-day account of Jesus’ final week of life.
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Heart of Christianity The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith
“A winsome, accessible, pastoral offering … Borg provides a way for an important, positive, and serious rethinking of the gospel.” — Walter Brueggemann
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Heart of Christianity Living the Heart of Christianity: A Guide to Putting Your Faith into Action
This companion to The Heart of Christianity is an invaluable resource that provides the tools to talk about Borg’s new vision for a life of Christian faith.
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Reading the Bible Reading the Bible Again for the First Time
“Takes the Bible back from the specialists … nothing short of a blessing, even a miracle!” — Peter J. Gomes
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God We Never Knew The God We Never Knew: Beyond Dogmatic Religion to a More Contemporary Christian Faith
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Meeting Jesus Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time
“For many contemporary Christians, Biblical scholarship is seen as the enemy of faith. In a personal and highly readable account, Marcus Borg shows how Christians can explore contemporary scholarship as a way toward a far more dynamic and meaningful faith.” — Rosemary Radford Ruether, author of Gaia and God
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Jesus Vision Jesus, A New Vision: Spirit, Culture and the Life of Discipleship
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Q Gospel The Lost Gospel Q: The Original Sayings of Jesus with Thomas Moore
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