One Priest’s Wondering Beliefs
Progressive Christianity: A Critical Review of Christian Doctrines
Imprint: Resource Publications
"Jack Bowers is an important voice for those of us who have outgrown our childhood faith in God as an old man in the sky dispensing favors like Santa Claus. He speaks to, and for, Progressive Christians who no longer want or need rules, rubric, confessions, and creeds in order to worship, but have matured to redefine what faith/religion means to us now."
--Diane H. Berger, United Church of Christ
"This book offers a stringent guide to anyone seriously exploring the possibilities of a post-Christian, faithful world. Written in a spirit of acute honesty, it gives the reader a step-by-step intellectual adventure in which reader and author work toward a hard-won, hopeful vision of redemptive human possibility."
--Barry L. Cotter, Episcopal priest, retired
"Bowers' book critically questions, deeply probes, and re-creates. All who are questioning, or have left, Christianity because they cannot accept literal or outdated 'me first' interpretations of its alleged doctrines, need to read and ponder this book.
--Ronald E. Santoni, Maria Theresa Barney Chair and Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Denison University; Author of Sartre on Violence: Curiously Ambivalent
"Bowers invites us to listen in as he thinks out loud about how his faith has changed and grown over the years. He's been a faithful priest all his adult life, but his faith is not static. Bowers refuses to stop asking questions, to stop growing. If you accept his invitation, you'll be challenged. You may find yourself agreeing--and disagreeing the very next paragraph. Your faith will be the better for the exercise."
--Richard L. Ullman, Episcopal Priest, retired