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As a church, we seek to grow in our awareness of racial and ethnic differences in order to experience the richness of human community made whole in Christ. Below you'll find a number of books, videos, articles and other resources that we hope will be a valuable resource as we seek to better understand and pursue racial reconciliation. 

Books for Kids

racial resources for kids

  • The Skin You Live In With the ease and simplicity of a nursery rhyme, this lively story delivers an important message of social acceptance to young readers 
  • God's Very Good Idea This book will help children see how people from all ethnic and social backgrounds are valuable to God and how Jesus came to rescue all kinds of people. 
  • When God Made You - This book inspires young readers to learn about their own special gifts and how they fit into God’s divine plan as they grow, explore, and begin to create for themselves. 
  • When God Made Light - This message of a God-made light that cuts through darkness to bring vision and hope to all young readers. This light appears in each child--an inner God-given spark that grows and will be used to change the world.

Books for Adults

racial resources for adults

  • Heal Us, Emmanuel - This resource is a collection of essays from PCA pastors, feel free to read the essays that catch your interest. 
  • All Are Welcome - A practical follow up to the collection of essays in Heal Us, Emmanuel.
  • Be the Bridge This book has spurred a growing ministry of reconciliation, focusing on the points "listen, lament, learn, and leverage." 
  • The Beautiful Community - Dr. Ince boldly unpacks the reasons for our divisions while gently guiding us toward our true hope for wholeness and reconciliation.
  • Just Mercy - Bryan Stevenson recounts his work with the Equal Justice Initiative, in particular the case of Walter McMillan, a man wrongfully on death row for over ten years for a crime he did not commit. 
  • Divided by Faith The seminal study to which leaders refer when seeking racial unity within the American church.
  • The Color of Compromise This unapologetic book recounts the strenuous history between Black and White America, especially within the Church.
  • White Awake - This book is a helpful eye-opener to the realities of the dynamics that exist between minority and majority cultures, and what the gospel has to say about that.

Videos, Podcasts, & Other Media

racial resources for media

Articles and Reports