by Jasmine L. Holmes Foreword by Jackie Hill Perry
"I know this wondrous little person has the potential to change the world—and I want him to know it too." In this collection of powerful letters to her young son, Jasmine Holmes shares about her journey as an African American Christian and what she wants her son to know as he grows and approaches the world as a black man.
How Temporary Hardships Prepare Us for Our Eternal Home
by Kenneth Boa With Jenny Abel
Suffering comes to us all. But Christians today are often not prepared to suffer well and have a shortsighted view of pain and trials. In this book Ken Boa shows how God uses suffering to shape his children for eternity and to grow them in Christlike character. The nature of our affliction is not as important as our response to it, and God is at work through our hardships and wants to use them to prepare us for eternal life.
African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope
by Esau McCaulley
Reading Scripture from the perspective of Black church tradition can help us connect with a rich faith history and address the urgent issues of our times. Demonstrating an ongoing conversation between the collective Black experience and the Bible, New Testament scholar Esau McCaulley shares a personal and scholarly testament to the power and hope of Black biblical interpretation.
Five Centuries of Latina/o Social Justice, Theology, and Identity
by Robert Chao Romero
The Latina/o culture and identity have long been shaped by their challenges to the religious, socio-economic, and political status quo. Robert Chao Romero explores the "Brown Church" and how this movement appeals to the vision for redemption that includes not only heavenly promises but also the transformation of our lives and the world.
by David W. Swanson Foreword by Brenda Salter McNeil
Before white churches can pursue diversity, we must first address the faulty discipleship that has led to our segregation in the first place. Pastor David Swanson proposes that we rethink our churches' habits, or liturgies, and imagine together holistic, communal discipleship practices that can reform us as members of Christ's diverse body.
When children have a listening companion who hears, acknowledges, and encourages their early experiences with God, it creates a spiritual footprint that shapes their lives. Lacy Finn Borgo draws on her experience of practicing spiritual direction with children as she introduces key skills for engaging kids in spiritual conversations, offering sample dialogues, prayers to use together, and ideas for play, art, and movement.