Want to Learn More?

One of the things we often hear is "How can I learn more?" So we compiled a list of resources that our staff has found helpful for better understanding our community. 

While the readings listed below reflect multiple theological traditions and approaches, we encourage the practice of reading widely to encourage discussion and thoughtful learning.

photo courtesy of Ginny (ginnerobot) on flickr

photo courtesy of Ginny (ginnerobot) on flickr

On Race, Reconciliation, Justice, Equality, and Biblical Perspective

  1. The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois

  2. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

  3. The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

  4. The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

  5. Family Properties by Beryl Satter

  6. Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert Putnam

  7. The Heart of Racial Reconciliation by Brenda Salter McNeil and Rick Richardson

  8. There’s is the Kingdom by Robert Lupton

  9. Race Matters by Dr. Cornel West

  10. The Urban Christian by Ray Bakke and Jim Hart

  11. The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James Cone

  12. Just Generosity: A New Vision for Overcoming Poverty in America by Ronald Sider

  13. Generous Justice by Tim Keller

  14. Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America by Michael Emerson and Christian Smith

  15. United by Faith: The Multiracial Congregation As an Answer to the Problem of Race by Karen Chai Kim, Curtiss Paul DeYoung, Michael O. Emerson, and George Yancey

  16. Reconciliation Blues: A Black Evangelical’s Inside View of White Christianity by Ed Gilbreath

  17. Free at Last? The Gospel in the African-American Experience by Carl Ellis Jr.