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Broken We Kneel: Reflections on Faith and Citizenship

Diana Butler Bass examines the contours of the uniquely American relationship between church and state, Christian identity and patriotism, citizenship and congregational life.

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Topics: Social & Environmental Ministry. Ages: Adult. Resource Types: Books.

A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and Our Planet’s Future

A nice survey of the range of religious environmental activism around the world. Gottlieb’s vision sees social and environmental change being brought about by the recognition of God as Nature.

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Topics: Social & Environmental Ministry. Resource Types: Books.

More Than Chains and Toil: A Christian Work Ethic of Enslaved Women

Examines the roles, lives, and philosophies of life of the African-American slave woman during the period of slavery in the United States and later. Dr. Martin, a Presbyterian minister, describes and dissects how the Christian religion of the slaveowner was used (and abused) by him to control his slaves, but also demonstrates how the slave women (and men) found in the same Christianity the key to their survival.

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Topics: Social & Environmental Ministry and The Arts & Culture. Ages: Adult. Resource Types: Books.

Nickle and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

Anyone who cares at all about economic justice must read Barbara Ehrenreich’s account of trying to support herself on low wage jobs:

“The worst, for some reason, are the Visible Christians–like the ten-person table, all jolly and sanctified after Sunday night service, who run me mercilessly and then leave me $1 on a $92 bill.”

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The Irresistible Revolution: Living As an Ordinary Radical

In this book, Shane Claiborne describes an authentic faith rooted in belief, action, and love, inviting us into a movement of the Spirit that begins inside each of us and extends into a broken world.

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