In addition to their individual selections, listed below, all the pastors have read or are reading the following books on Race and Religion this summer.

  • 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 (click here to find out why Tom enjoyed these book selections)

  • 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)

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
Restoration Church Update

Restoration Church: Reston will not have an in-person worship service on Sunday. Please join us for Online Worship at 10 a.m. instead.