Howard Thurman – Introductory Reading Guide

November 18, 2016


Howard Thurman

Today (Nov. 18) is the birthday of Howard Thurman, noted pastor and theologian.

To mark the occasion, we offer the following introductory reading guide to his most significant books.

We’ve ordered this list in the order that we think the books should be read, and offered a brief explanation of why each book was included. We’ve also included excerpts of most the books via Google Books.


2. With Head and Heart: The Autobiography of Howard Thurman


The compelling story of Thurman’s life, this book gives a solid foundation for understanding all his other books.



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Image Credit: Detail from the cover of JESUS AND THE DISINHERITED (Cropped)