Racial Reconciliation Resources

Below are a list of resources that Pastor Glenn and Mark Jennings referenced in their June 2, 2020 “Testimony Tuesday” with Nadiyah Albee.

Sermon from Stephanie Mahan (Elder & Board Member at Makers) on 1/19/2020:


Resource List:

Pastor Derrick’s talk on Racial Reconciliation

Pastor Derrick talks to Pastor Mike Kelsey (Mike’s recommended resource list in the video description)

Older 2017 Kingdom Sermon from Pastor Marc with some foundational concepts for Makers Church


Bryan Stevenson’s teachings:

“We Need to Talk About Injustice” (TED Talk)

“Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption”

“Just Mercy: Race and the Criminal Justice System”

“Grace, Justice and Mercy: An Evening with Bryan Stevenson and Rev. Tim Keller”


Be the Bridge Resources

BTB Website / Info about the organization

BTB Recommend Resource List (helpful books, podcasts, films, courses, etc)



Seeing & Lamenting Whiteness with Andre Henry

Dear White Peacemakers with Osheta Moore


Books (Recommended by Global Immersion)

Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion And The Problem of Race in America by Michael Emerson and Christian Smith

Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep us Apart by Christena Cleveland

Radical Reconciliation: Beyond Political Pietism and Christian Quietism by Curtiss DeYoung and Allan Boesak

The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James Cone

God of the Oppressed by James H. Cone

A Black Theology of Liberation by James H. Cone

Race: A Theological Account by J. Kameron Carter

Roadmap to Reconciliation: Moving Communities into Unity, Wholeness, and Justice by Brenda Salter McNeil

America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege and the Bridge to a New America by Jim Wallis

The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can Be Made Right by Lisa Sharon Harper

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

Becoming Brave: Finding the Courage to Pursue Racial Justice Now by Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil

Shalom Sisters: Living Wholeheartedly in a Brokenhearted World by Osheta Moore

Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation by Latasah Morrison

Can White People Be Saved?: Triangulating Race, Theology and Mission by Love Sechrest

Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman

The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race by Willie James Jennings

Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism by Drew G.I. Hart

The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church’s Complicity in Racism by Jemar Tisby

White Awake: An Honest Look at What it Means to Be White by Daniel Hill


Resources for Parents to use with children

Parent Cue Blog Posts:
Raising Kids Who Will Initiate Racial Equality
The Work of Teaching Kids to Value Everyone

Parent Cue Podcast Episodes:
“Why You Need to Talk about Race with Your Kids”
“How to Recognize When Your Kid is in Crisis”
“How to Talk to Your Kid about Crisis”

“7 Key Steps to Raising Inclusive Kids” by Big Life Journal

“Mixed: Diversity Story & Study Guide” by Arree Chung (PDF Download)

“Coming Together: Standing Up Against Racism” A Town Hall for Kids & Families hosted by Sesame Street

Social Justice Book List (A great selection of multicultural and social justice books for children of all ages)

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