Reading list on race, ministry, and more

During the last last decade I have done a lot of reading for my doctoral work and also for increasing my understanding of the history and challenges of doing ministry in urban centers like Los Angeles. Many have asked me about the literature I have combed through. My PhD thesis had thousands of footnotes and hundreds of pages of bibliography. In this blog post, I have attached a PDF of a condensed list of some of the literature that stood out to me as significant. Theses books cover a wide range of topics on race, racism, history, church, theology, LA, and California studies. That said, it should go without saying that this list is not an endorsement of everything within these books/articles nor all of the ideas of their authors. Let the reader discern and study… happy learning!