In our "Remembering Spiritual Masters Project," we say:
"Marcus Borg (1942 - 2015) was a breath of fresh air in the musty halls of Christian scholarship and biblical studies. In most of his books, you will find illustrations from his spiritual autobiography that keep his insights and overviews grounded in real life. He had a knack for clarifying difficult theological issues and writing in a pensive style that is accessible to clergy, laity, and seekers of all stripes. Almost single-handedly among progressives, Borg opened up new avenues of experience and thought for lapsed Christians or nonbelievers interested in re-visioning the Christianity of their childhood. He wrote clearly and concisely about the meaning of wisdom, compassion, justice, the kingdom of God, and life as a journey of transformation. His books boldly take us into fresh fields of wonder, mystery, and passion in regard to Jesus, God, the Bible, and the Christian way."
Days of Awe and Wonder is an enlightening collection of previously unpublished writings and interviews with this important and dearly missed Christian theologian. There is a foreword by his wife Marianne Borg and an afterword by Barbara Brown Taylor. On these pages, you will become excited once again reading Borg's explication of Jesus as our model for being Spirit-filled. Other pieces remind us of his many contributions to our understanding of Jesus: "Awe, Wonder, and Jesus," "Is Jesus God?" "Stand with Jesus," and "Renewing Our Image of Jesus."
Some essays illustrate Borg's immersion in contemporary life. You will be challenged to attune yourself to the wisdom of Jesus which is marked by compassion and justice. Other important themes also covered by Borg's many books include the call to participate in God's passion and dream, a plea for "an edginess to authentic Christianity," and the value of diversity and respect for the wisdom of other traditions.
The blessed assurance that Borg still brings us is the knowledge that God is with us and continues to speak to us. Wonder and awe clearly played major roles in this scholar's faith perspective.