By: Whitney Nadeau
As school comes to an end and people begin to select their summer reading lists, take a look at the suggested reading below by the leadership of City Church.
We've added some titles to this list that might spur you on this summer. You'll likely recognize the themes present in these books as the ones we've been talking about and praying over this past year.
Summer 2019 Reading LisT
The categories below are organized by City Church’s prayer points in 2018 and beyond.
As a church, we are praying to become sacrificially diverse (Rev. 7:9-10; Phil. 2:1-4) and theologically healthy (1 Tim. 4:16).
If you are interested in understanding what those prayers look like biblically or how we can begin to move in that direction, please select a few books below to read.
The Heart of Racial Justice: How Soul Change Leads to Social Change by Brenda McNeil
White Awake: An Honest Look at What It Means to be White by Daniel Hill
Free at Last?: The Gospel in the African-American Experience by Carl Ellis Jr.
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois
The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism by Edward E. Baptist
A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America by Michael O. Emerson
Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart by Christena Cleveland
Rooted: Theology for Growing Christians by J.A. Medders and Brandon Smith
The Whole Message of the Bible in 16 Words by Chris Bruno
The Whole Story of the Bible in 16 Verses by Chris Bruno
The Gospel: How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ by Ray Ortlund
As a church, we are also praying to intentionally multiply (Matt 28:18-20) and to do justice (Micah 6:8).