The following are books from our NCB community


serving god's community

Essays in Honor of W. Ward Gasque. Edited by Susan Phillips with Soo-Inn Tan. This Festschrift was presented to Dr. Gasque, the founding president of New College Berkeley, to honor him for his contribution to the cause of Christ, and with the hope that the things he has been committed to—biblical scholarship, leadership development, and the equipping of the laity—will continue to receive fresh exposure and momentum.


the cultivated life

New College Berkeley director Susan Phillips walks us through the "circus" of our cultural landscape to invite us into a cultivated life of spirituality. We want to be rooted and grounded in Christ, but are pushed toward constant work, alternating between performance and spectacle. Cultivation requires a kind of attentiveness that is countercultural to our age of distraction. 



NCB Executive Director Susan Phillips'  book Candlelight: Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction offers an intimate view of spiritual direction through written narratives of actual spiritual direction sessions. The experiential practice is accompanied by theoretical and theological understandings that guide it. The book includes the stories of nine men and women whose stories illustrate how the journey of Christian discipleship is helped by spiritual direction. 

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Links to each book are below.

"Resurrection Psychology" by Margaret Alter

"Finding Faith" by Sharon Gallagher

"Where Faith Meets Culture" by Sharon Gallagher

"Art and the Christian Mind" by Laurel Gasque

"Doing Right" by David Gill

"Becoming Good" by David Gill

"Just As I Am" by Virginia Hearn

"Being a Christian in Science" by Walter Hearn

"Because You Bear This Name" by Bonnie Howe

"Called" by Mark Labberton

"Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies" by Marilyn McEntryre 

"A Faithful Farewell" by Marilyn McEntryre

"The Book That James Wrote" by Earl Palmer

"Salvation by Surprise" by Earl Palmer 

"Worship on the Way: Exploring Asian North American Christian Experience" by Russell Yee