Faith & Race Resources

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"Building a multiethnic family of faith on mission with King Jesus" is no simple task. But thankfully, we have not been left alone! We can look to the Scriptures, the Holy Spirit, and to brothers and sisters that have gone before us in similar work for wisdom. Here at City Fellowship, we want to, "equip the saints for the work of the ministry" (Ephesians 4:12).  These resources have been especially challenging and encouraging for our leadership and we pray they'll be the same for you as you continue on your discipleship journey.

Please note that this page is NOT intended to endorse individuals, organizations, or full bodies of work, NOR is it meant fully represent the doctrine and practice of City Fellowship. We pray that these resources can help us become the type of people that engage complex topics with prophetic grace and truth! Explore our list, and let us know what you're learning through the message box below! We’ll update this page periodically so check back from time-to-time for new and revised content.


Articles

 

AUDIO, PODCASTS, & VIDEOS

The Emotionally Healthy Leadership Podcast by Pete Scazzero and Rich Villodas

Pass the Mic: Dynamic Voices for a Diverse Church by Jemar Tisby and Tyler Burns

Streetlights Bible by Esteban Shedd, Loren La Luz, and Aaron Lopez

Truth's Table: Midwives of Culture for Grace and Truth by Ekemini Uwan, Christina Edmondson, and Michelle Higgins

Understanding Racial Trauma by Kyle J. Howard

 

BOOKS

FOR CHILDREN

*The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden by Kevin DeYoung and Don Clark

Chocolate Me! by Taye Diggs and Shane W. Evans

The Gospel in Color: A Theology of Racial Reconciliation for Families by Curtis A. Woods and Jarvis J. Williams

God's Very Good Idea: A True Story About God's Delightfully Different Family by Trillia Newbell and Catalina Echeverri

Heroes in Black History: True Stories from the Lives of Christian Heroes by Dave and Neta Jackson

*The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name by Sally Lloyd-Jones and Jago

*also available in audiobook format

 

ETHNIC IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT

 

NARRATIVES

Free to be Bound: Church Beyond the Color Line by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

*I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

*Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

*Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore, with Lynn Vincent

*Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

*also available in audiobook format

 

CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT & RECONCILIATION

 

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

*Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals by Shane Claiborne, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, and Enuma Okoro

*The Emotionally Healthy Leader by Pete Scazzero

Just Spirituality: Faith Practices that Fuel Social Action by Mae Elise Cannon

Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times by Soong-Chan Rah

*Sit, Walk, Stand by Watchman Nee

A Sojourner’s Truth: Choosing Freedom and Courage in a Divided World by Natasha Sistrunk Robinson

Strength to Love by Martin Luther King, Jr.

*The Wounded Healer: Ministry in Contemporary Society by Henri Nouwen

*also available in audiobook format


WHICH RESOURCES have been HELPFUL TO YOU?
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