Beloved Community Book Recommendations

Click on the links below to learn more from the books the Beloved Community recommends. 

New Book Recommendations for 2020:

Taylor, Barbara Brown
Learning to Walk in the Dark

Douglas, Kelly Brown
Stand Your Ground

Tisby, Jemar
The Color of Compromise

Authors and Book Titles   

The Bible: NRSV
Akbar, Na’Im   
Chains and Images of Psychological Slavery

Alexander, Michelle
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in an Age of Color Blindness

Allen, Theodore W.
The Invention of the White Race

Anderson, Carol
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Racial Divide

Blackmon, Douglas A.
Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to WWII

Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo
Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Inequality in America

Butler, Paul
Choke Hold: Policing Black Men

Coates, Ta-Nehisi
Between the World and Me

Cone, James H.
The Cross and the Lynching Tree

Curry, Michael B.
Crazy Christians : A Call to Follow Jesus

DeGruy, Joy
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America Coping of Enduring Injury and Healing

Dyson, Michael Eric
Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America

Halberstam, David
The Children

Hamilton, Adam
Making Sense of the Bible: Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today and When Christians Get it Wrong

Harvey, Jennifer
Dear White Christians

Hill, Daniel
White Awake : An Honest Look At What It Means To Be White

Irving, Debby
Waking Up White

Kendi, Ibram X.
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas

Lowery, Wesley
They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement

McNeil, Brenda Salter
Roadmap to Reconciliation

Meeks, Catherine
Living Into God’s Dream: Dismantling Racism in America

Morris, Monique W.
Black Stats: African Americans by the numbers in the 21st century

Morrison, Toni

Painter, Nell Irvin
The History of White People

Picot, Jodi
Small Great Things

Rothstein, Richard
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Shaper, Donna
40 Day Journey with Howard Thurman

Sharfstein, Daniel
The Invisible Line: A Secret History of Race in America

Stevenson, Bryan
Just Mercy

Tatum, Beverly Daniel
Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?:  And Other Conversations About Race 

Thurman, Howard
Jesus and the Disinherited

Tochluk, Shelly
Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk about Race and How to Do It

Tutu, Desmond and Mpho
Made for Goodness  and The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path of Healing Ourselves and Our World

Vance, J.D.
Hillbilly Elegy

Wallis, Jim
America’s Original Sin

Washington, James M. (ed.)
A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings of Martin Luther King

Whitehead, Colson
The Underground Railroad

Wilkerson, Isabel
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration

Wise, Jim
White Like Me