Racial Reconciliation

If you are interested in growing in your understanding of racial and cultural reconciliation, Ed Gilbreath, the author of Reconciliation Blues and managing editor of UrbanFaith.com, recommends the following books. You can also read more of Ed’s thoughts on the topic at his blog.

Being White: Finding Our Place in a Multiethnic World by Paula Harris and Doug Schaupp (IVP, 2004)

Beyond Racial Gridlock: Embracing Mutual Responsibility by George Yancey (IVP, 2006)

Black and Free by Tom Skinner (New edition through Xulon Press, 2005)

Breaking Down Walls: A Model for Reconciliation in an Age of Racial Strife by Raleigh Washington & Glen Kehrein (Moody, 1994)

Coming Together in the 21st Century: The Bible’s Message in an Age of Diversity by Curtiss Paul DeYoung (Judson Press, 2009)

Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America by Michael O. Emerson & Christian Smith (Oxford, 2000)

Fire in the Heart: How White Activists Embrace Racial Justice by Mark R. Warren (Oxford, 2010)

Friendship at the Margins: Discovering Mutuality in Service and Mission by Christopher L. Heuertz and Christine D. Pohl (IVP, 2010)

Grace Matters: A Memoir of Faith, Friendship, and Hope in the Heart of the South by Chris Rice (Jossey-Bass, 2003)

Gracism: The Art of Inclusion by David A. Anderson (IVP, 2007)

The Heart of Racial Justice: How Soul Change Leads to Social Change by Brenda Salter McNeil and Rick Richardson (IVP, 2004)

Homecoming: A “White” Man’s Journey Through Harlem to Jerusalem by Curtiss Paul DeYoung (Jezi Press, 2009)

Let Justice Roll Down by John Perkins (Regal, 1976 and updated 2006)

Living in Color: Embracing God’s Passion for Ethnic Diversity by Randy Woodley (IVP, 2004)

More Than Equals: Racial Healing for the Sake of the Gospel by Spencer Perkins & Chris Rice (IVP, updated 2000)

The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity by Soong-Chan Rah (IVP, 2009)

Reconciliation Blues: A Black Evangelical’s Inside View of White Christianity by Edward Gilbreath (IVP, 2008)

Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools by Jonathan Kozol (Harper Perennial, 1992)

United by Faith: The Multiracial Congregation As an Answer to the Problem of Race by Curtis Paul DeYoung, Michael O. Emerson, George Yancey, and Karen Chai Kim (Oxford, 2003)

Who Is White? Latinos, Asians, and the New Black/Nonblack Divide by George Yancey (Lynne Rienner, 2003)