Podcast Producer Joel Wentz takes over as host of the podcast for another wide-ranging “reviewer round-up” with two excellent first-time guests. They talk a lot about books that intersect with the conversation about race in America, and of course, list off the titles they are currently reading.
Joshua E. Livingston is a writer and community developer currently residing in Indianapolis. He is the director of Cultivating Communities and the author of Sunrays on the Beachhead of the New Creation (Wipf & Stock, 2021).
Myles Werntz is associate professor of theology and director of Baptist studies at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. He is the author or editor of several books, including Bodies of Peace, A Field Guide to Christian Nonviolence, and the brand new book, From Isolation to Community: A Renewed Vision for Christian Life Together (Baker Academic).
Books and Writing Mentioned in this Episode:
If you’d like to order any of the following books, we encourage you to do so from Hearts and Minds Books(An independent bookstore in Dallastown, PA, run by Byron and Beth Borger)
- Asian Americans and the Spirit of Racial Capitalism by Jonathan Tran
- Josh’s written review of Asian Americans and the Spirit of Racial Capitalism
- Sunrays on the Beachhead of the New Creation by Josh Livingston
- Bodies of Peace: Ecclesiology, Nonviolence & Witness by Myles Werntz
- A Field Guide to Christian Nonviolence: Key Thinkers, Activists & Movements for the Gospel of Peace by David Cramer & Myles Werntz
- From Isolation to Community: A Renewed Vision for Christian Life Together by Myles Werntz
- The Loneliest Americans by Jay Caspian Kang
- Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong
- How to Be Normal: Essays by Phil Christman
- Myles’ written review of How to Be Normal
- Midwest Futures by Phil Christman
- Breaking Ground: Charting Our Future in a Pandemic Year by Plough/Comment
- Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life by Barbara Fields & Karen Fields
- Heathen: Religion and Race in American History by Kathryn Gin Lum
- Shared Wisdom: Use of the Self in Pastoral Care and Counseling by Pamela Cooper-White
- The Psychology of Christian Nationalism: Why People are Drawn in and How to Talk Across the Divide by Pamela Cooper-White
- That We May Be One: Practicing Unity in a Divided Church by Gary B. Agee
- Humbler Faith, Bigger God: Finding a Story to Live By by Samuel Wells
- The Internet is not What You Think it is: A History, a Philosophy, a Warning by Justin E. H. Smith
- Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
- Tools for Conviviality by Ivan Illich
- H20 & the Waters of Forgetfulness by Ivan Illich
- Deschooling Society by Ivan Illich
- Confessions by Augustine (Translated by Sarah Ruden)
- Paul Among the People: The Apostle Reinterpreted and Reimagined in His Own Time by Sarah Ruden
- Simone Weil: An Anthology
- Leisure: The Basis of Culture by Josef Pieper
- Indigenous Theology and the Western Worldview by Randy Woodley
- Lisey’s Story by Stephen King
If you’d like to order any of the following books, we encourage you to do so from Hearts and Minds Books
(An independent bookstore in Dallastown, PA, run by Byron and Beth Borger)
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