I am so saddened to hear that Professor Borg passed away yesterday. He was one of my heroes early on when he first started publishing his trade books. I was so honored last fall to meet him for lunch when he came to Houston to speak at the Christ Church Cathedral. If found him to be a kind and soft-spoken person with a powerful message of love for all.
If you have never read his books, try Reading the Bible Again For the First Time. It is a book I always assign my undergraduates who enroll in my introduction to biblical studies course.
He was inspirational with his message of a liberal Christianity of the heart. He will be missed. A tribute to him can be found in the Religious News Service.