Come together to read, explore and discuss social justice-themed books. We provide thought-provoking stories and tools to engage in conversations with family, friends and your community.

Race and Religion
The campus pastors have read all these books, in addition to their own selections.

  • How To Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • The Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice: Black Lives, Healing and US Social Transformation by Fania Davis
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice by Paul Kivel
  • On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope by DeRay Mckesson
  • The Beloved Community: How Faith Shapes Social Justice from the Civil Rights Movement to Today by Charles Marsh
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  • The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Race by Robin DiAngelo

Tim Ward

  • Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again by Rachel Held Evans
  • Be Bold: Finding your Fierce by Rachel Billups

Tom Berlin (find out why he enjoyed these books)

  • Eternity Is Now in Session: A Radical Rediscovery of What Jesus Really Taught about Salvation, Eternity, and Getting to the Good Place by John Ortberg (Book on the Christian Life)
  • My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman (Fiction)
  • The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson (History)
  • Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom by Catherine Clinton (History)
  • House of Light by Mary Oliver (Poetry)
  • The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers

Barbara Miner

  • Guerrillas of Grace by Ted Loder
  • Inspired by Rachel Held Evans
  • A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L’Engle
  • The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything by James Martin, SJ

Jake McGlothin

  • Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling by Ross King
  • Barking at the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship by Gregory Boyle
  • The Way of the Heart by Henri Nouwen
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Bob Riggles

  • The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy
  • On the Road with Saint Augustine: A Real-World Spirituality for Restless Hearts by James K. A. Smith
  • Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
Book Club

Be Part of our Exploration of Social Justice

We highlight bestselling books to unknown authors that address relevant social justice topics, provide questions to guide your discussion, tips on getting started and resources to help you take action. Grab a friend, get online, and let’s start reading!

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