Academy Recommended Spiritual Formation and Anti-racism Reading

To go deeper in the work of spiritual formation and anti-racism, Academy faculty suggest the following reading:

  • Barbara Holmes, Race and Cosmos, second edition
  • Howard Thurman, Jesus and the Disinherited
  • Layla F. Saad, Me and White Supremacy
  • The Body is Not An Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor
  • An American Sunrise: Poems by Joy Harjo, Poet Laureate of the United States
  • White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America by Anthea Butler
  • Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism by Drew Hart
  • The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism by Jemar Tisby
  • What LIES Between Us Journal & Guide: Fostering First Steps Toward Racial Healing by Dr. Lucretia Berry
  • The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness by Rhonda Magee
  • My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem
  • The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James Cone
  • So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • Confronting Whiteness is a nine-week, facilitated, spiritual formation journey of reflection, conversation, and transformation in anti-racism created by Ben Boswell. Learn more and get a participant guide here.