EfM 2018

The Guide supports EfM participants in preparing for their weekly seminar sessions.
The theme for the year, Living into the Journey with God,
provides a thread throughout the year.


  • Year One: A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible, 2nd Ed. by John J. Collins.
  • Year Two: Introducing the New Testament by Mark Allan Powell.
  • Year Three: Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years by Diarmaid MacCulloch.
  • Year Four:
    • Theology: A Very Short Introduction by David Ford. Mysteries
      of Faith by Mark McIntosh.
    • The Christian Moral Life: Practices of Piety
      by Timothy F. Sedgwick.
    • My Neighbor’s Faith edited by Jennifer Howe Peace, Or N. Rose, and Gregory Mobley.

You will need a good Bible for reading assignments. The most recent Oxford Annotated edition of the New Revised Standard Version
of the Bible is recommended, but any translation may be used as long as it includes the Apocrypha. Paraphrased Bibles are not recommended for study.

Interlude books for all years:
• Transformed Lives: Making Sense of Atonement Today, Cynthia S. W. Crysdale.
• Care for Creation: A Franciscan Spirituality of the Earth, Ilia Delio, Keith Douglass Warner, and Pamela Wood.





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