Diverse Bookstack For Biblical Unity
Diverse Reads and the Fight for Biblical Unity
I painted this stack of classic diverse books last week as a sort of personal TBR. I’ve reread some of these books recently, some I haven’t read in years and need to reread soon, and others I have never read but want to. If you’re wanting to diversify your TBR, come along with me and use this stack as a guide!
Racism has been the topic of conversation in forefront of everything lately. First let me say this: The best way to fend off racism is to follow Jesus, let Him reside in your heart, and share His Good News with the world.
But another way to fight off the prejudices in your own heart is to read books by diverse authors. When you read a book, you’re transported. The story becomes a part of you – it shapes you. Every time you read a story that moves you, your capacity to empathize grows. And isn’t that what we need more of to fend off racism in our society? A keener ability to understand the plights and histories of others? At the heart of racism, after all…is the heart.
The world is telling us a lot of things right now. But here is some good news – we don’t have to listen to the world. Are you feeling burdened by a massive weight of shame, fear, or sadness? Give your burdens to God. Love Him. Teach your children how to love Him and love others. Learn from the experiences of those around you.
100% of the proceeds from this print will be donated to the Center for Biblical Unity, a non-profit whose mission is to bring respectful, biblical, and peaceful conversations about race to the church and culture. This organization has been so helpful and taught me so much as I have sought to learn about racial unity from a Biblical perspective.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
Ephesians 6:12 (KJV)
If you are looking for more organizations to donate to, I have compiled this list: