My Summer with Black Women

I love reading, but I don’t always get to read as much as I would like because life happens! I always have more books available than I have time to consume. This summer was no exception. I didn’t get to read all of the books on my desired reading list, but I did get to read a few great ones. I read each of them for different reasons and enjoyed them all.

 

Today, I’m sharing a few reflections on three books I read this summer that were authored by black Christian women.

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Book Review: Raise Your Voice

Why I picked up this book:

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InterVarsity Press is the publisher of my forthcoming book. Long before I became an InterVarsity Press author, I was and am a devoted InterVarsity Press (IVP) reader. I don’t get to read all of the books that I want, but most of the time I am reading books that are written or influenced by InterVarsity Press authors. I find that IVP books are thoughtful, timely, highly theological, and engaging. This book delivered on that standard of consistency and excellence.

 

Who Should Read Raise Your Voice: Why We Stay Silent and How To Speak Up:

 

Today’s culture is bombarded with noise, messages, and information. Sometimes it is easier to tune out when we really should be dialing in. At other times, we may feel so overwhelmed or powerless by the messages that we receive that we opt to do nothing. Regardless of whether or not we find ourselves actively watching, listening to, and engaging the constant stream of information available on our televisions or electronic devices, we need books like this one.

 

We need a book to remind us of who we are and why we speak up even when it is hard and when we are afraid.

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Book Review: Discipled by Jesus

Why I picked up this book:

 

Discipled by Jesus book cover

Since I write book reviews, I normally receive new releases from publishing houses. I don’t get to read all of them, but I normally prioritize the ones that are directly linked to my ministry focus areas, or I select the resources that provide a fresh perspective. In this day, I also find it particularly important to intentionally read Christian books that are written by leaders are who people of color.

 

I care about discipleship, and this NavPress book was written by a person of color, who is well read, trained, and experienced in pastoral ministry. That is how this resource worked its way to the top of my reading pile.

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