Alternating My Reading Habit: To Encounter and be Transformed by Great Men and Women of History

Alternating My Reading Habit: To Encounter and  be Transformed by Great Men and Women of History
For the next four months–beginning in March to July 2017– I’m going to alternate my reading habit. I will be reading the following autobiographies and biographies in that order, and attempt two of them monthly:
1. March 2017:
“Born To Rebel: An Autobiography” by Benjamin E. Mays
“The Magnificent Mays: A Biography of Benjamin Elijah Mays” by John Herbert Roper, Sr.
2. April 2017:
“A Philip Randolph: A Biographical Portrait” by Jervis Anderson
“A. Philip Randolph: The Religious Journey of An African American Labor Leader” by Cynthia Taylor
3. May 2017:
“Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol” by Nell Irvin Painter
“King:  A Biography” by David L. Lewis
Sojourner Truth
4. June 2017:
“Baldwin’s Harlem: A Biography of James Baldwin” by Herb Boyd
“Reinhold Niebuhr: A biography” by Richard Fox
5. July 2017:
“The Words: The Autobiography of Jean-Paul Sartre” by Jean-Paul Sartre
“Jean-Paul Sartre: A Life” by Annie Cohen- Solal
*Please keep me accountable to this commitment.

Readings in Theology and Race, and Racial Reconciliation and Harmony

In this post, I recommend a list of  42 books on the relationship between theology and race, and racial reconciliation and harmony.   These texts treat the subject matter of racial reconciliation and harmony from an interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary perspective. While some of these books offer the theoretical, historical, and cultural perspective to this matter, other books on the list offer a very practical, biblicallly- and theologically- sensitive approach to this subject.


Readings in Theology and Race, and Racial Reconciliation and Harmony

  1. Race: A Theological Account by J. Kameron Cater
  2. From Every People and Nation: A Biblical Theology of Race by J. Daniel Hays
  3. Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel by Russell D. Moore
  4. Liberation And Reconciliation: A Black Theology by J. Deotis Roberts
  5. The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race by Willie James Jennings
  6. The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity by Soong-Chan Rah
  7. Redeeming Mulatto: A Theology of Race and Christian Hybridity by Brian Bantum
  8. Evangelical Postcolonial Conversations: Global Awakenings in Theology and Praxis by Kay Higuera Smith and Jayachitra Lalitha
  9. Prophetic Rage (Prophetic Christianity Series by Johnny Bernard Hill
  10. One New Man: The Cross and Racial Reconciliation in Pauline Theology by Jarvis Williams
  11. The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America by Edward J. Blum and Paul Harvey
  12. Generous Justice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just by Timothy Keller
  13. The Death of Race: Building a New Christianity in a Racial World by Brian Bantum
  14. Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church by Soong-Chan Rah
  15. Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times by Soong-Chan Rah
  16. Evangelical Postcolonial Conversations: Global Awakenings in Theology and Praxis by Kay Higuera Smith and Jayachitra Lalitha
  17. Open Friendship in a Closed Society: Mission Mississippi and a Theology of Friendship by Peter Slade
  18. Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism by Drew G. I. Hart
  19. The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James H. Cone
  20. This Side of Heaven: Race, Ethnicity, and Christian Faith by Robert J. Priest
  21. The Divided Mind of the Black Church: Theology, Piety, and Public Witness by Raphael G. Warnock
  22. Racializing Jesus: Race, Ideology and the Formation of Modern Biblical Scholarship by Shawn Kelley
  23. Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation by Jennifer Harvey
  24. American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us by Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell
  25. The Last Segregated Hour: The Memphis Kneel-Ins and the Campaign for Southern Church Desegregation by Stephen R. Haynes
  26. White Theology: Outing Supremacy in Modernity by J. Perkinson
  27. Disrupting White Supremacy from Within by Jennifer Harvey, Karin A. Case, and Robin Hawley Gorsline
  28. The Elusive Dream: The Power of Race in Interracial Churches by Korie L. Edwards
  29. Bloodlines: Race, Cross, and the Christian Hardcover by John Piper
  30. Heal Us, Emmanuel: A Call for Racial Reconciliation, Representation, and Unity in the Church by Doug Serven
  31. Oneness Embraced: Reconciliation, the Kingdom, and How We are Stronger Together by Tony Evans
  32. Transcending Racial Barriers: Toward a Mutual Obligations Approach by Michael O. Emerson and George Yancey
  33. Free at Last?: The Gospel in the African-American Experience Carl F. Ellis Jr.
  34. Transcending Racial Barriers: Toward a Mutual Obligations Approach by Michael O. Emerson and George Yancey
  35. People of the Dream: Multiracial Congregations in the United States by Michael O. Emerson
  36. Blacks and Whites in Christian America: How Racial Discrimination Shapes Religious Convictions by Jason E. Shelton and Michael O. O. Emerson
  37. Grace Matters: A True Story of Race, Friendship, and Faith in the Heart of the South by Chris P. Rice
  38. The Heart of Racial Justice: How Soul Change Leads to Social Change by Brenda Salter McNeil
  39. Embracing the Other: The Transformative Spirit of Love by Grace Ji-Sun Kim
  40. Living Gently in a Violent World: The Prophetic Witness of Weakness by Stanley Hauerwas and Jean Vanier
  41. Reconciling All Things: A Christian Vision for Justice, Peace and Healing by Emmanuel Katongole and Chris Rice
  42. More Than Equals: Racial Healing for the Sake of the Gospel by Spencer Perkins and Chris Rice