Impacting Cities & Communities thru Prayer
A Community of Prayer Champions, Praying Churches, Prayed-for Communities
From our colleague at InterVarsity Press
My head is still a bit foggy from the weekend, with news, tweets and headlines ranging from peaceful protests and constructive dialogue to others of rioting, violence and deep misunderstanding. Even our little city in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, ran the emotional gamut yesterday with a beautiful, peaceful protest march for understanding during the day and then a complete city lockdown overnight as angry protesters smashed store windows and threw rocks at police officers.
Although I know it’s not true, I often feel helpless. But then I wake up this morning to this job I get to do with IVP, and I see that I can help. I can be a megaphone for parents, teachers, pastors, writers who do have the words to articulate and guide us through these difficult times. I can point you to these wonderful people, their experiences and the words they labored over to put into books. I am humbled to work with them to share their messages of encouragement, understanding and much-needed change. Let me know if I can help connect you with any of these authors for interviews. I am also happy to send digital or hard copies of books to help you and those you interact with make sense of the world around us. And, since this is not an exhaustive list of all the titles that speak to this time, you will also find here a list of books from Bryon Borger. He knows books better than anyone so be sure to also peruse this list of excellent titles from a number of publishers.
Is Christianity the White Man's Religion? How the Bible Is Good New... by Antipas L. Harris
Rediscipling the White Church: From Cheap Diversity to True Solidarity by David W. Swanson
Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience by Sheila Wise Rowe
Beyond Hashtag Activism: Comprehensive Justice in a Complicated Age by Mae Elise Cannon
Soul Care in African American Practice by Barbara L. Peacock
Mother to Son: Letters to a Black Boy on Identity and Hope by Jasmine L. Holmes
The Myth of the American Dream: Reflections on Affluence, Autonomy,... by D. L. Mayfield
The Beautiful Community: Unity, Diversity, and the Church at Its Best by Irwyn L. Ince Jr. (August)
The Colors of Culture: The Beauty of Diverse Friendships by MelindaJoy Mingo (September)
Grace and peace,
Associate Director, Publicity