31 books I can’t live without: Roadmap to Reconciliation (31)

This month I’m participating in the #write31days challenge by highlighting 31 books I can’t live without – and today’s our last day! Check out this post for more information, and otherwise, read on. 


unknown-3Title: Roadmap to Reconciliation

Author: Brenda Salter McNeil

Synopsis: “We are ready to rise up. But how, exactly, do we do this? How does one reconcile? What we need is a clear sense of direction. Based on her extensive consulting experience with churches, colleges and organizations, Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil has created a roadmap to show us the way. She guides us through the common topics of discussion and past the bumpy social terrain and political boundaries that will arise.”

Why I can’t live without this book: K. Y’all know I’m passionate about issues of racial justice, healing and reconciliation …and if you don’t know that, well, then, let’s sit down to a spot of tea so I can tell you all about it. And when I speak on this topic, this is the #1 book I recommend to (mostly white) people who are engaging on the conversation of race, many for the first time. Doctor Brenda’s words will be like a balm to your soul, so please, enter into dialogue and be changed. (Also, this was the Shalom Book Club pick for the month of October – look for the podcast soon!)

(One of my) favorite quotes: “I cannot say that I love people if I don’t care about the policies that negatively affect them.” Um, yes.

So, Roadmap to Reconciliation: have you read it? And did it change the way you think about issues of race, particularly in the church context?

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4 thoughts on “31 books I can’t live without: Roadmap to Reconciliation (31)

  1. I hate to see this series end. I loved every post. We have many favorite books in common. And the ones we don’t, I just haven’t read yet! 🙂 Thanks for your diligence in sharing.

    1. Oh, thanks Lisa – that’s so encouraging and I’m grateful for your feedback. I’ll keep trying to post book recs …whatever form it may take. 🙂

    1. Aw shucks – thanks, Annie! It’s been fun interacting with you and getting to know you a little more through this list!

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