NTS faculty, staff, and partners have worked with the NTS Center for Pastoral Leadership to compile a list of resources to help ministry leaders grow in their understanding of issues of justice. Questions? Please contact us at [email protected].

This list is not exhaustive nor does the inclusion of a resource represent an endorsement of all content. 

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (National Book Award Winner) by Ibram X. Kendi

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor… And Yourself  by Steve Corbett

Making Neighborhoods Whole: A Handbook for Christian Community Development by Wayne Gordon and John Perkins

The New Parish: How Neighborhood Churches are Transforming Mission, Discipleship and Community by Paul Spark

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass

The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James Cone

Prayers for a Privileged People by Walter Brueggemann

The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture by Wendell Berry

The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America by Edward Blum and Paul Harvey

Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King

Our Racist Legacy by Ivan A. Beals

Church in Color by Montague R. Williams

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Willkerson

Called to the Fire by Chet Bush

The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America by Khalil Gibran Muhammad

The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale

Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond by Marc Lamont Hill

Reset the Heart: Unlearning Violence, Relearning Hope by Mai-Anh Le Tran

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving

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

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

The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore

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

Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum

Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

A Terrible Thing To Waste: Environmental Racism And Its Assault On The American Mind by Harriet A. Washington

The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

White Awake by Daniel Hill

One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race and Love by John Perkins

Be the Bridge by Latasha Morrison

There All Along by Brandon Winstead

Community Mosaic: Competencies for Multicultural Ministry by Susan Carole

Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times by Soong-Chan Rah

Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery by Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah

Race and Place: How Urban Geography Shapes the Journey to Reconciliation by David P. Leong

Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores by Dominique DuBois Gilliard

Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate by Matt Soerens and Jenny Yang

Rediscipling the White Church: From Cheap Diversity to True Solidarity by David W. Swanson

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois

Black Reconstruction by W.E.B. DuBois

Why We Can’t Wait by Martin Luther King Jr.

Letter from Birmingham Jail Martin Luther King Jr.

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin

“Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Identity by Beverly Daniel Tatum

Who Lynched Willie Earle?: Preaching to Confront Racism by William H. Willimon

The Myth of Equality: Uncovering the Roots of Injustice and Privilege by Ken Wytsma

Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience by Sheila Wise Rowe

I Had a Hammer by Hank Aaron

Raise Your Voice: Why We Stay Silent and How to Speak Up by Kathy Khang

Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times by Soong-Chan Rah

More Than Serving Tea by Nikki A. Toyamo, Tracy Gee, Kathy Khang, Christie Heller deLeon, and Asifa Dean

Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion and Truth in the Immigration Debate by Jenny Yang and Matthew Soerens

Thou Shall Not Be a Jerk: A Christian’s Guide to Engaging Politics by Eugene Cho

Liberation is Here: Women Uncovering Hope in a Broken World by Nikole Lim

Invitation to Lead: Guidance for Emerging Asian American Leaders by Paul Tokunaga

Start ,Love, Repeat by Dorcas Cheng-Tozun

God of Justice by Nikki Toyamo-Szeto

The Missional Mom: Living with Purpose at Home and in the World by Helen Lee

Why is Critical Race Theory So Dangerous? by Tim Suttle

Video Resources

But If Not | A sermon by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Church and Race | Dr. Jesse Middendorf

Prophetic Grief | Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III & Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr

Ministry and Race | Rev. Charles Tillman and Dr. Steve Johnson

Pastoral Reflections on Racism | Dr. Stuart Williams and Dr. Jesse Middendorf

Building Bridges | Revs. Todd and Roshanda Womack and Dr. Jesse Middendorf

How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion | Peggy McIntosh at TEDxTimberlaneSchools

Risking Reconciliation: The Church’s Prophetic Role | Rev. Charles Tillman

Risking Reconciliation: The Church’s Prophetic Role | Dr. Carla Sunberg

Risking Reconciliation | Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion on Predatory Lending | Rev. Deth Im, Rev. Megan Madsen and Rev. Jake Edwards

Practical Guidance for Attacking Predatory Lending | Artie Lindsay, Deth Im, and Jake Edwards

Transforming Conflict in the Church | Eric Paul and Brandon Sipes

The Church as Agent of Peace in the Community | Eric Paul and Brandon Sipes

Creation Care Matters | A. J. Swoboda

Where Do We Go From Here? | OWN Spotlight

We Need to Talk About an Injustice | Bryan Stevenson

How to Deconstruct Racism | Baratunde Thurston

How to Overcome Our Biases | Vernā Myers

Racism Has a Cost for Everyone | Heather C. McGhee

The Human Stories Behind Mass Incarceration | Eve Abrams

What a World Without Prisons Could Look Like | Deanna Van Buren

Racism and the Church in Canada | Stuart Williams


Just Mercy

Hidden Figures


Schindler’s List

Fruitvale Station

Of Gods and Men


True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality

I Am Not Your Negro

When They See Us


Crime and Punishment

The Innocence Files

The Force

The Hate U Give


The Central Park Five

Reconstruction: America After the Civil War

John Lewis: Good Trouble

Eyes on the Prize

Centering: The Asian American Podcast

A Note From the President by Dr. Jeren Rowell

I Am Racist Too by Rev. Christine Youn Hung

Responding to Voddie Baucham’s “Ethnic Gnosticism” by Reuben L. Lillie

Can We Lament for Black Lives? A Statement by the Rev. Roshanda Womack
This recording was featured in The Legacy Project Podcast with Dr. Jim Copple

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