Notable Christian Books by Topic

ECPA has compiled this list of Christian Books on Racial Justice. They are listed in alphabetical order by publisher, and represent a variety of works. Some of these books are inspiring, while others are challenging. But all offer important perspectives on the things we need to do, as well as the people we want to become as followers of Christ. ECPA will continue to post additional resources to this page, including topical Christian book lists by Authors of Color.
Christian Books on Racial Justice
Title Author ISBN Publisher Pub date
Raising White Kids: Bringing up Children in a Racially Unjust America Jennifer Harvey 9781501878077 Abingdon Press 2/5/2019
Black and White: Disrupting Racism One Friendship at a Time John Hambrick and Teesha Hadra 9781501879173 Abingdon Press 3/19/2019
Holding Up Your Corner F. Willis Johnson 9781501837593 Abingdon Press 1/3/2017
Holding Up Your Corner Participant Book F. Willis Johnson 9781501837623 Abingdon Press 1/3/2017
Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love Will Willimon 9781501824753 Abingdon Press 4/5/2016
Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love Leader Guide Will Willimon 9781501857300 Abingdon Press 8/15/2017
Who Lynched Willie Earle?: Preaching to Confront Racism Will Willimon 9781501832512 Abingdon Press 2/7/2017
Exclusion and Embrace, Revised and Updated: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation Miroslav Volf 9781501861079 Abingdon Press 8/20/2019
Becoming Brave: Finding the Courage to Pursue Racial Justice Now Brenda Salter McNeil 9781587434471 Brazos Press (Baker Publishing Group) 8/18/2020
Dream With Me: Race, Love, and the Struggle We Must Win John M. Perkins 9780801075865 Baker Books (Baker Publishing Group) 3/20/2018
America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privelege, and the Bridge to a New America Jim Wallis 9781587434006 Brazos Press (Baker Publishing Group) 2/14/2017
Do All Lives Matter? Wayne Gordon and John M. Perkins 9780801075339 Baker Books (Baker Publishing Group) 2/14/2017
Let Justice Roll Down John M. Perkins 9780801018152 Baker Books (Baker Publishing Group) 4/27/2012
With Justice For All John M. Perkins 9780801018169 Baker Books (Baker Publishing Group) 2/7/2011
Called to Forgive: The Charleston Church Shooting, a Victim’s Husband, and the Path to Healing and Peace Anthony Thompson 9780764232985 Bethany House (Baker Publishing Group) 6/4/2019
Native: Identity, Belonging, and Rediscovering God Kaitlyn Curtice 9781587434310 Brazos Press (Baker Publishing Group) 5/5/2020
Beyond Charity: The Call to Christian Community Development John M. Perkins 9780801071225 Baker Books (Baker Publishing Group) 7/1/1993
The (Un)Common Good: How the Gospel Brings Hope to a World Divided Jim Wallis 9781587433627 Brazos Press (Baker Publishing Group) 6/3/2014
The Justice Calling: Where Passion Meets Perseverance Bethany Hanke Hoang and Kristen Deede Johnson 9781587433993 Brazos Press (Baker Publishing Group) 3/14/2017
One: Unity in A Divided World Deidra Riggs 9780801018435 Baker Books (Baker Publishing Group) 4/4/2017
Advocates: The Narrow Path to Racial Reconciliation Dhati Lewis 9781535934671 B&H Publishing 06/01/2019
Reviving the Black Church: New Life for a Sacred Institution Thabiti Anyabwile 9781433686320 B&H Publishing 10/01/2015
The Gospel & Racial Reconciliation (Gospel For Life) Russell D. Moore 9781433690464 B&H Publishing 06/01/2016
Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel Russell D. Moore 9781433686177 B&H Publishing 08/01/2015
The Courage to Stand: Facing Your Fear without Losing Your Soul Russell D. Moore 9781535998536 B&H Publishing 10/06/2020
Unashamed Lecrae Moore 9781433689123 B&H Publishing 05/03/2016
Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been Jackie Hill Perry 9781462751228 B&H Publishing 09/03/2018
Mi Casa Uptown: Learning to Love Again (English) Rich Perez 9781462743711 B&H Publishing 11/01/2017
Mi Casa Uptown: Learning to Love Again (Spanish) Rich Perez 9781462745395 B&H Publishing 11/01/2017
ColorFull: Celebrating the Colors God Gave Us Dorena Williamson 9781462777648 B&H Publishing 05/01/2018
GraceFull: Growing a Heart That Cares for Our Neighbors Dorena Williamson 9781462792849 B&H Publishing 02/01/2019
God’s Big, Big Church Pamela Kennedy 9781462796540 B&H Publishing 08/01/2018
1, 2, 3 God Made Me Pamela Kennedy 9781462774074 B&H Publishing 02/01/2018
Woke Church: An Urgent Call for Christians in America to Confront Racism and Injustice Eric Mason; narrated by JD Jackson 9781545912706 ChristianAudio 7/16/2019
The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism Jemar Tisby; narrated by Jemar Tisby 9780310597308 ChristianAudio / Zondervan 1/22/2019
Beyond Hashtag Activism: Comprehensive Justice In A Complicated Age Mae Elise Cannon; narrated by Emily Ellet 9781545914038 ChristianAudio 5/26/2020
Advocates: The Narrow Path to Racial Reconciliation Dhati Lewis; narrated by Mirron Willis 9781545912164 ChristianAudio 7/16/2019
Letter from Birmingham Jail Martin Luther King Jr.; narrated by Dion Graham 9781610457491 ChristianAudio 3/27/2013
One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race John M. Perkins; narrated by Calvin Robinson 9781621887355 ChristianAudio / Oasis Audio 4/3/2018
Dream With Me: Race, Love, and the Struggle We Must Win John M. Perkins; narrated by Calvin Robinson 9781621886549 ChristianAudio / Oasis Audio 1/31/2017
Good White Racist?: Confronting Your Role in Racial Injustice Kerry Connelly; narrated by Nan McNamara 9781705222942 ChristianAudio / Tantor Media 5/12/2020
The Color of Life: A Journey toward Love and Racial Justice Cara Meredith; narrated by Charity Spencer 9780310357742 ChristianAudio / Zondervan 2/5/2019
Healing Racial Trauma: The Road To Resilience Sheila Wise Rowe; narrated by Sheila Wise Rowe 9781545913840 ChristianAudio 1/28/2020
Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove; narrated by Lloyd James 9781545904282 ChristianAudio 3/13/2018
Do All Lives Matter?: The Issue We Can No Longer Ignore and Solutions We Long For Wayne Gordon & John M. Perkins; narrated by Calvin Robinson 9781621886914 ChristianAudio / Oasis Audio 2/14/2017
Let Justice Roll Down John M. Perkins; narrated by Calvin Robinson 9781621886716 ChristianAudio / Oasis Audio 1/31/2017
Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation Mark Vroegop 9781433567599 Crossway 8/11/2020
God's Very Good Idea (Tales That Tell the Truth) Trillia Newbell; illustrated by Catalina Echeverri 9781784982218 Good Book Company 9/1/2017
Beautifully Distinct: Conversations with Friends on Faith, Life, and Culture Trillia Newbell 9781784985219 Good Book Company 6/1/2020
His Testimonies, My Heritage Women of Color on the Word of God; edited by Kristie Anyabwile 9781784983758 Good Book Company 9/1/2019
Courageous World Changers: 50 True Stories of Daring Women of God Shirley Rae Redmond 9780736977340 Harvest House Publishers 1/7/2020
Stronger Together, Weaker Apart: Powerful Prayers to Unite Us in Love Tony Evans 9780736981774 Harvest House Publishers 5/5/2020
Plantation Jesus: Race, Faith, and a New Way Forward Skot Welch & Rick Wilson 9781513803302 Herald Press 5/22/2018
Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience Sheila Wise Rowe 9780830845880 InterVarsity Press 1/7/2020
Bread for the Resistance: Forty Devotions for Justice People Donna Barber 9780830843961 InterVarsity Press 9/17/2019
Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times Soong-Chan Rah 9780830836949 InterVarsity Press 9/3/2015
Rediscipling the White Church: From Cheap Diversity to True Solidarity David W. Swanson 9780830845972 InterVarsity Press 5/19/2020
White Awake: An Honest Look at What It Means to Be White Daniel Hill 9780830843930 InterVarsity Press 9/19/2017
A Credible Witness: Reflections on Power, Evangelism and Race Brenda Salter McNeil 9780830834822 InterVarsity Press 1/30/2008
Beyond Hashtag Activism: Comprehensive Justice in a Complicated Age Mae Elise Cannon 9780830845897 InterVarsity Press 5/26/2020
Beyond Colorblind: Redeeming Our Ethnic Journey Sarah Shin 9780830845156 InterVarsity Press 11/14/2017
Birmingham Revolution: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Epic Challenge to the Church Edward Gilbreath 9780830837694 InterVarsity Press 11/1/2013
Brown Church: Five Centuries of Latina/o Social Justice, Theology, and Identity Robert Chao Romero 9780830852857 InterVarsity Press 5/26/2020
Church Forsaken: Practicing Presence in Neglected Neighborhoods Jonathan Brooks 9780830845552 InterVarsity Press 11/6/2018
Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart Christena Cleveland 9780830844036 InterVarsity Press 11/3/2013
Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World Rev. Alexia Salvatierra and Peter Heltzel 9780830836611 InterVarsity Press 12/6/2013
Free at Last?: The Gospel in the African-American Experience Carl F. Ellis Jr. 9780830848584 InterVarsity Press 6/16/2020
Is Christianity the White Man's Religion?: How the Bible Is Good News for People of Color Antipas L. Harris 9780830845996 InterVarsity Press 5/19/2020
Mother to Son: Letters to a Black Boy on Identity and Hope Jasmine L. Holmes 9780830832767 InterVarsity Press 3/24/2020
The Myth of Equality: Uncovering the Roots of Injustice and Privilege Ken Wytsma 9780830844821 InterVarsity Press 6/6/2017
Race and Place: How Urban Geography Shapes the Journey to Reconciliation David P. Leong 9780830841349 InterVarsity Press 1/7/2017
Beyond Racial Gridlock: Embracing Mutual Responsibility George Yancey 9780830833764 InterVarsity Press 2/10/2006
Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores Dominique DuBois Gilliard 9780830845293 InterVarsity Press 2/6/2018
Roadmap to Reconciliation 2.0: Moving Communities into Unity, Wholeness and Justice Brenda Salter McNeil, 9780830848126 InterVarsity Press 6/16/2020
Soul Care in African American Practice Barbara L. Peacock 9780830846719 InterVarsity Press 5/5/2020
The Power of Proximity: Moving Beyond Awareness to Action Michelle Ferrigno Warren 9780830843909 InterVarsity Press 7/25/2017
Twelve Lies That Hold America Captive: And the Truth That Sets Us Free Jonathan P. Walton 9780830845583 InterVarsity Press 1/8/2019
Welcoming Justice: God's Movement Toward Beloved Community Charles Marsh and John M. Perkins 9780830834792 InterVarsity Press 11/20/2018
Raise Your Voice: Why We Stay Silent and How to Speak Up Kathy Khang 9780830845408 InterVarsity Press 7/31/2018
The Heart of Racial Justice: How Soul Change Leads to Social Change Brenda Salter 9780830837229 InterVarsity Press 4/17/2009
A Sojourner's Truth: Choosing Freedom and Courage in a Divided World Natasha Sistrunk Robinson 9780830845521 InterVarsity Press 10/2/2018
The Minority Experience: Navigating Emotional and Organizational Realities Adrian Pei 9780830845484 InterVarsity Press 9/4/2018
Embrace: God's Radical Shalom for a Divided World Leroy Barber 9780830844715 InterVarsity Press 8/9/2016
Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope Esau McCaulley 9780830854868 InterVarsity Press 11/17/2020
The Post-Racial Church: A Biblical Framework for Multiethnic Reconciliation Kenneth A. Mathews 9780825435867 Kregel Ministry 8/24/2011
The Diversity Culture: Creating Conversations of Faith with Buddhist Baristas, Agnostic Students, Aging Hipsters, Political Activists & Everyone in Between Matthew Raley 9780825435799 Kregel Publications 4/28/2009
Urban Apologetics: Answering Challenges to Faith for Urban Believers Christopher W. Brooks 9780825442902 Kregel Publications 4/17/2014
And Social Justice for All: Empowering Families, Churches, and Schools to Make a Difference in God's World Lisa Van Engen 9780825445064 Kregel Publications 1/9/2019
Forgiveness and Justice: A Christian Approach Bryan Maier 9780825444050 Kregel Ministry 3/21/2017
Citizen: Your Role In The Alternative Kingdom Rob Peabody 9780857215420 Kregel Publications 7/29/2014
The Art of Hard Conversations: Biblical Tools for the Tough Talks That Matter Lori Stanley Roeleveld 9780825445552 Kregel Publications 1/9/2019
The Light Across the River: A Novel Stephanie Reed 9780825435744 Kregel Publications 3/18/2008
The Accidental Social Entrepreneur Grant Smith 9781910012505 Kregel Publications 6/20/2019
Father, Forgive: Relections On Peacemaking Andrew White 9780857212924 Kregel Publications 5/15/2013
Love First: Ending Hate before Its Too Late Don McLaughlin 9780891124740 Leafwood Publishers 8/8/2017
Love First (Video Curriculum): Ending Hate before Its Too Late Don McLaughlin 9781684260317 Leafwood Publishers 1/1/2018
Diversity Matters: Race, Ethnicity, and the Future of Higher Education Karen Longman 9780891124542 Leafwood Publishers 8/8/2017
Courageous Compassion: A Prophetic Homiletic in Service to the Church Jerry Taylor 9780891125457 Leafwood Publishers 1/31/2011
Shattering the Illusion: How African American Churches of Christ Moved from Segregation to Independence Wes Crawford 9780891122289 Leafwood Publishers 4/9/2013
Reconciliation Reconsidered: Advancing the Conversation on Race in Churches of Christ Tayna Smith Brice 9780891123880 Leafwood Publishers 6/1/2016
Unfinished Reconciliation, Revised and Expanded Edition: Justice, Racism and Churches of Christ Gary Holloway and John York 9780891123958 Leafwood Publishers 5/1/2013
One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race and Love John M. Perkins 9780802418012 Moody Publishers 4/3/2018
He Calls Me Friend: The Healing Power of Friendship in a Lonely World 9780802419361 Moody Publishers 10/1/2019
United: Captured by God's Vision for Diversity Trillia J. Newbell 9780802410146 Moody Publishers 3/1/2014
Woke Church: An Urgent Call for Christians in America to Confront Racism and Injustice Eric Mason 9780802416988 Moody Publishers 10/2/2018
Winning the Race to Unity: Is Racial Reconciliation Really Working? Dr. Clarence Shuler 9780802481597 Moody Publishers 4/1/2003
Love over Fear: Facing Monsters, Befriending Enemies, and Healing Our Polarized World Dan White 9780802418883 Moody Publishers 5/7/2019
Choose Greatness: 11 Wise Decisions that Brave Young Men Make Dr. Clarence Shuler and Gary Chapman 9780802418678 Moody Publishers 1/1/2019
Oneness Embraced: Reconciliation, the Kingdom, and How We are Stronger Together Tony Evans 9780802412669 Moody Publishers 10/6/2015
Renovate: Changing Who You Are by Loving Where You Are Léonce B. Crump, Jr. 9781601425546 Multnomah 2/16/2016
Intensional: Kingdom Ethnicity in a Divided World D. A. Horton 9781631466915 NavPress 10/22/2019
White Picket Fences: Turning toward Love in a World Divided by Privilege Amy Julia Becker 9781631469206 NavPress 10/2/2018
Meals from Mars: A Parable of Prejudice and Providence Ben Sciacca 9781631465444 NavPress 2/1/2017
Killing Us Softly: Reborn in the Upside-Down Image of God Efrem Smith 9781631465208 NavPress 2/1/2017
God Made Me AND You: Celebrating God's Design for Ethnic Diversity Shai Linne; iIllustrated by Trish Mahoney 9781948130134 New Growth Press 11/18/2018
Loving Well in a Broken World: Discover the Hidden Power of Empathy Lauren Casper 9780718085551 Thomas Nelson Publishers 2/18/2020
All the Colors We Will See: Reflections on Barriers, Brokenness, and Finding Our Way Patrice Gopo 9780785216483 Thomas Nelson Publishers 8/7/2018
We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel Herb Frasier, Dr. Bernard Edward Powers Jr., and Marjory Wentworth 9780718077310 Thomas Nelson Publishers 6/14/2016
A Dream Too Big: The Story of an Improbable Journey from Compton to Oxford Caylin Louis Moore 9781400209910 Thomas Nelson Publishers 6/2/2020
Same Kind of Different As Me Ron Hall & Denver Moore 9780849919107 Thomas Nelson Publishers 3/11/2008
A Gentle Answer: Our 'Secret Weapon' in an Age of Us Against Them Scott Sauls 9781400216550 Thomas Nelson Publishers 6/2/2020
Consumed by Hate, Redeemed by Love: How a Violent Klansman Became a Champion of Racial Reconciliation Thomas A. Tarrants 9781400215324 Thomas Nelson Publishers 8/6/2019
King Rules: Ten Truths for You, Your Family, and Our Nation to Prosper Alveda King 9781400205004 Thomas Nelson Publishers 6/17/2014
Uncommon Ground: Living Faithfully in a World of Difference Timothy Keller 9781400219605 Thomas Nelson Publishers 4/14/2020
Under Our Skin: Getting Real about Race. Getting Free from the Fears and Frustrations that Divide Us Benjamin Watson 9781496413307 Tyndale Momentum 10/1/2016
13 Days in Ferguson Ron Johnson 9781496416575 Tyndale Momentum 8/7/2018
Unified: How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope for a Divided Country Senator Tim Scott and Congressman Trey Gowdy 9781496430427 Tyndale Momentum 4/3/2018
While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age during the Civil Rights Movement Carolyn McKinstry 9781414336374 Tyndale House Publishers 9/1/2013
Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation Latasha Morrison 9780525652885 WaterBrook 10/15/2019
Human(Kind): How Reclaiming Human Worth and Embracing Radical Kindness Will Bring Us Back Together Ashlee Eiland 9780525653431 WaterBrook 4/7/2020
The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can Be Made Right Lisa Sharon Harper 9781601428585 WaterBrook 6/20/2016
Ready to Rise: Own Your Voice, Gather Your Community, Step into Your Influence Jo Saxton 9780735289840 WaterBrook 4/14/2020
The Dream of You: Let Go of Broken Identities and Live the Life You Were Made For Jo Saxton 9780735289826 WaterBrook 1/23/2018
Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex Michael Todd 9780593192573 WaterBrook 4/28/2020
Enter Wild: Exchange a Mild and Mundane Faith for Life with an Uncontainable God Carlos Whittaker 9780525654001 WaterBrook 6/16/2020
The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism Jemar Tisby 9780310113607 Zondervan 1/7/2020
Insider Outsider: My Journey as a Stranger in White Evangelicalism and My Hope for Us All Bryan Loritts 9780310345039 Zondervan 10/2/2018
Reflections by Rosa Parks: The Quiet Strength and Faith of a Woman Who Changed a Nation Rosa Parks 9780310351566 Zondervan 1/9/2018
The Gentle Giant of Dynamite Hill: The Untold Story of Arthur Shores and His Family’s Fight for Civil Rights Helen Shores Lee and Barbara S. Shores 9780310336228 Zondervan 8/24/2013
One Big Heart: A Celebration of Being More Alike than Different Linsey Davis 9780310767855 Zondervan 8/6/2019
The Color of Life: A Journey toward Love and Racial Justice Cara Meredith 9780310351849 Zondervan 2/5/2019

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