Books, Articles, and Organizations for Progress

Books and Articles

Civic Participation and Community Progress

  • Alinsky, Saul. Rules for Radicals. New York: Vintage, 1989.
  • Cannon, Mae Elise. Social Justice Handbook. IVP Books, 2009.
  • Franklin, Robert M. Crisis in the Village: Restoring Hope in African American Communities. Fortress Press, 2007.
  • Gomes, Peter. The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Mind and Heart. HarperOne, 2002.
  • Harper, Nile. Journeys into Justice: Religious Collaboratives Working for Social Transformation. Bascom Hill Publishing Group; 1 edition, 2009.
  • Hendler-Voss, Rev. Amanda.  In Times of Great Decision: How Congregations Can Take Part in Legal, Non-Partisan Election Activities.
  • Hill, Johnny Bernard. The First Black President: Barack Obama, Race, Politics, and the American Dream.  Reprint edition; Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
  • Long, Michael G., ed. Resist!: Christian Dissent for the 21st Century. Orbis Books, 2008.
  • Marsh, Charles. The Beloved Community: How Faith Shapes Social Justice, from the Civil Rights Movement to Today. Basic Book, 2004.
  • Smith, R. Drew and Frederick C. Harris, eds. Black churches and local politics: clergy influence, organizational partnerships, and civic empowerment. Rowman & Littlefield, 2005.
  • Peters, Rebecca Todd and Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty, eds. To Do Justice: A Guide for Progressive Christians. Westminster. John Knox Press, 2008.
  • Rohr, Richard and Friends. Contemplation in Action. 2nd edition. The Crossroad Publishing Company, 2006.
  • Taylor, Adam. Mobilizing Hope: Faith-Inspired Activism for a Post-Civil Rights Generation. IVP Books, 2010.
  • Trulear, Harold Dean. Faith in the Public Square. Vision and Values, Grove City college, June 2004, 12:9

Public Education

  • Canada, Geoffrey. Reaching Up for Manhood: Transforming the Lives of Boys in America. Beacon Press, 1998.
  • Edelman, Marian Wright. The Cradle to Prison Pipeline, In Focus, Nov-Dec, 2006.
  • Trulear, Harold Dean. Accessing the public educational system: A congregational Perspective, The Christian Citizen vol.3 2006.

Religion and the Black Church

  • Brown, Delwin. What Does a Progressive Christian Believe? Seabury Books, 2008.
  • Brueggemann, Walter. The Prophetic Imagination. 2nd ed. Fortress Press, 2001.
  • Chap Clark and Kara E. Powell. Deep Justice in a Broken World. Zondervan/Youth Specialties, 2007.
  • Hendricks, Obery. The Politics of Jesus: Rediscovering the True Revolutionary Nature of Jesus' Teachings and How They Have Been Corrupted. Three Leaves, 2007.
  • Lincoln, C. Eric and Lawrence H. Mamiya. The Black Church in the African American Experience. Duke University Press, 1990.
  • McKnight, John. The Careless Society. New York: Basic Books, 1995.
  • McMickle, Marvin A. Where Have All the Prophets Gone?: Reclaiming Prophetic Preaching in America. Pilgrim Press, 2006.
  • Thurman, Howard. Jesus and the Disinherited. Beacon Press, 1996.
  • Walton, Jonathon. Watch This!: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Black Televangelism (Religion, Race, and Ethnicity). NYU Press, 2009.
  • Williams, Juan. Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure. Three Rivers Press, 2007.

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