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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.
On Race, Reconciliation, Justice, Equality,
and Biblical Perspective
The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Family Properties by Beryl Satter
Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert Putnam
The Heart of Racial Reconciliation by Brenda Salter McNeil and Rick Richardson
There’s is the Kingdom by Robert Lupton
Race Matters by Dr. Cornel West
The Urban Christian by Ray Bakke and Jim Hart
The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James Cone
Just Generosity: A New Vision for Overcoming Poverty in America by Ronald Sider
Generous Justice by Tim Keller
Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America by Michael Emerson and Christian Smith
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
Reconciliation Blues: A Black Evangelical’s Inside View of White Christianity by Ed Gilbreath
Free at Last? The Gospel in the African-American Experience by Carl Ellis Jr.