Books Read


The Dream is Freedom by Sarah Azaransky

Humane Insight: Looking at Images of African American Suffering and Death by Courtney R. Baker

The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear by William Barber and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Final Exam: A Surgeon’s Reflections on Mortality by Pauline W. Chen

Pastoral Care in Historical Perspective by William A. Clebsch and Charles R. Jaekle

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Black Theology and Black Power by James H. Cone

The Ground Has Shifted: The Future of the Black Church for Post-Racial America by Walter Earl Fluker

A Preface to Pastoral Theology by Seward Hiltner

Passed On: African American Mourning Stories, A Memorial by Karla FC Holloway

Joy Unspeakable: Contemplative Practices of the Black Church by Barbara A. Holmes

Tragic Soul-Life: WEB DuBois and the Moral Crisis Facing American Democracy by Terrance Johnson

Is God A White Racist: A Preamble to Black Theology by William R. Jones

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors

Anger: Discovering Your Spiritual Ally by Andrew D. Lester

Our Lives Matter: A Womanist Queer Theology by Pamela D. Lightsey

The Racial Contract by Charles Mills

Dangerous Passions, Deadly Sins: Learning from the Psychology of Ancient Monks by Dennis Okholm

Balm by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform by Tommie Shelby

Lynched: The Power of Memory in a Culture of Terror by Angela D. Sims

A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History by Jeanne Theoharis

Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman

In a Blaze of Glory: Womanist Spirituality As Social Witness by Emilie M. Townes

Womanist Ethics and the Cultural Production of Evil by Emilie M. Townes

The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South by Michael W. Twitty

Too Heavy A Yoke: Black Women and the Burden of Strength by Chanequa Walker-Barnes

Reverend Addie Wyatt: Faith and the Fight for Labor, Gender, and Racial Equality by Marcia Walker-McWilliams

Transforming Our Painful Emotions: Spiritual Resources in Anger, Shame, Grief, Fear, and Loneliness by Evelyn Eaton Whitehead & James D. Whitehead

Pastoral Care in the Black Church by Edward P. Wimberly


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

My Grandfather’s Blessings

The Inward Journey

Men We Reaped

Ancient Laws and Contemporary Controversies

On Christian Doctrine

Biblical Interpretation Then and Now

Natural Symbols

Symbols of the Sacred

The Eclipse of the Biblical Narrative

Truth and Method

Worship as Meaning


Dark Continents

Brain, Symbol, and Experience

Do No Harm

Interpretation Theory

Unformulated Experience

Practicing Safer Texts

Theology of Culture

Liturgy and Hermeneutics

The Gifts of Imperfection

Identity Formation, Agency, and Culture

Pedagogy of the Oppressed

On Critical Pedagogy

Teaching to Transgress

Educating for Redemptive Community

Critical Pedagogy Primer

The Skillful Teacher