Books

One of Tim’s vocations is writing and you may explore some of his books here:

Your Calling as a Christian

Your Calling as a Christian coverThis primer of the Christian faith engages the reader at the intersection of ancient wisdom and contemporary cultural context. Providing a way to think theologically as much as presenting basic content, the book provides an introduction for the spiritual seeker at the same time that it goes deep for long-standing practitioners of the way of Jesus.

You may order your copy here

“If I hadn’t just put down Your Calling as a Christian, I would have insisted that such a book was impossible to write: a book where you can both dip toes in the water and dive deep into the depths. Every book issues a “call.” Hear the “call” of this book about “calling,” and you will find yourself answering “calls” that will change your life and change the world.”
—Leonard Sweet, Drew University, George Fox Evangelical Seminary

The Square Root of God: Mathematical Metaphors and Spiritual Tangents

WIPFSTOCK_TemplateThis creation of Tim Carson plays in the intersection between numbers and the sacred. You can order your paper or e-book version here

Patricia Farmer, author of Embracing a Beautiful God and The Metaphor Maker, speaks of The Square Root of God this way:

“Timothy Carson’s new book, The Square Root of God, invites the reader on a metaphorical adventure into the ultimate aspects of life–into religion, philosophy, physics, and even art and music. According to Carson, “religious language is first and foremost the language of symbol, metaphor, poetry, and the stuff of dreams and visions.” We most often think of the metaphor as the vehicle of the literary poet, but his book reminds us that the most ancient symbols of humanity, such as those we find in Geometry, can serve as the most richly intriguing metaphors. As a modern day Pythagoras, he probes the metaphorical depths of math symbols, galvanizing our imagination toward fresh interpretations of God, Christ, and the human spirit. His conclusion that “the power of love serves as the key to understanding everything else” will strike a chord with people of all faiths. While his intellectual foundations are based on the most cutting edge thinking in theology, philosophy, and science today, his conclusions are more than the sum of the parts. The Square Root of God is an original work, a thought-provoking lure into a profound spirituality for the quantum age.”
Six Doors to the Seventh Dimension

WIPFSTOCK_TemplateThis collaborative book was created by Tim Carson, Genevieve Howard and Jenny McGee. The book unfolds as a metaphorical journey through the house of your life. As you move from door to door you enter aspects of our humanity which must be integrated in order to create a whole and harmonious self.

You may order directly from the publisher or from fine book sellers everywhere.

 

 

Beautiful words, intriguing images, a unique concept, and fresh takes on the life of the spirit rooted firmly on earth…It’s no wonder this book speaks straight to the soul.

Victoria Moran
Author of Creating a Charmed Life and Shelter for the Spirit

Liminal Reality and Transformational Power: 
Transition, Renewal and Hope – Revised Edition
Liminal Reality Cover ArtThis book emerged out of Tim’s doctoral work on liminality. After the book went out of print Lutterworth press in Cambridge, England offered to publish a second edition. This new edition has new front matter and an additional chapter on Liminality and War. This book will be of interest to religious leaders and those working in any realm that considers the importance of the great passages of life. You may order it here.
“Liminal Reality is insightful and thought-provoking. It helps us to deepen our understanding of the many liminal realities in our lives, and to think how such spaces can lead us to heal and transform ourselves and our world. I highly recommend it.”
-Gabriella Lettini, Aurelia Henry Reinhardt Professor of Theological Ethics, Starr King School for the Ministry, Berkeley, CA
“In recent years, and for very good reasons, the concept of liminality has come to the fore in the wider social sciences. Scholars are today revitalising the original insights of Arnold van Gennep concerning the centrality of rites of passage toward a deeper understanding of both continuity and change. Equipped with liminality, this book takes the reader on a voyage into the heart of theology, and into the human search for meaning. It is worth a read for scholars and non-scholars alike.”
-Bjorn Thomassen, Associate Professor, Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University, Denmark, Author of Liminality and the Modern (2014)

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