>Why blog? Not sure I know the answer to this – but at least one reason I decided to start was to share reading lists with friends. When I was first sent to Durham to help found a new, intentionally multicultural and multiracial congregation, these were some of the resources I turned to that dealt specfically with race and reconciliation (some more helpful than others). The list is a little dated, but still worth sharing. Feel free to comment to this post with newer books and resources you have read.
All God’s Children: A Biblical Critique of Racism; Steven L. McKenzie, Westminster JohnKnox Press, 1997.
Beyond Black and White: Reflections on Racial Reconciliation; George A. Yancey, Baker Books, 1996.
Colors Come from God … Just like Me! a children’s book by Carolyn A. Forche, Abingdon Press, 1995.
Crossing the Racial Divide: America’s Struggle for justice and reconciliation. A Study Guide; from the editors of Sojourners; Sojourners Resource Center, 2401 15th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009 (1-800-714-7474)
Dismantling Racism: The Continuing Challenge to White America; Joseph Barndt, Augsburg Press, 1991.
Embracing Diversity: Leadership in Multicultural Congregations; Charles R. Foster, An Alban Institute Publication, 1997.
More than Equals: Racial Healing for the Sake of the Gospel; Spencer Perkins and Chris Rice; Intervarsity Press, 1993 and 2000 (revised).
Praising God in Black and White: Unity and Diversity in Christian Worship; Brenda Eatman Aghahowa; United Church Press, 1996.
Prophesy Deliverance! an Afro-American Revolutionary Christianity; Cornel West, The Westminster Press, 1982.
Reconciliation: Our Greatest Challenge – Our Only Hope; Curtiss Paul DeYoung; Judson Press, 1997.
Separate No More: Understanding and Developing Racial Reconciliation in Your Church; Norman Anthony Peart, Baker Books, 2000.
We are the Church Together: Cultural Diversity in Congregational Life; Charles R. Foster and Theodore Brelsford, Trinity Press International, 1996.
Worship Across Cultures: A Handbook; Kathy Black, Abingdon Press, 1998.
What Color is Your God? Multicultural Education in the Church; James and Lillian Breckenridge, James and Lillian Breckenridge, A Bridgepoint Book, 1995.