Over the years, these have been some of the most influential books. They spoke truth, challenged my ideas, and shaped the way I see this big and beautiful world.
Some of my favorites that speak to global issues are:
For your everyday reads on race, justice, life, women in the Church, and beautifully told fictional stories, I’d start with:
- Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
- Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria by Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD
- Under Our Skin by Benjamin Watson
- Half the Church by Carolyn Curtis James
- Jesus Feminist by Sarah Bessey
- Fashioned to Reign by Kris Vallotton
- Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist
- Rising Strong by Brene Brown
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
- Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
Our world is full of organizations doing amazing work across the world. Here are just a few that are particularly meaningful to me.
An organization focused on investing in the dreams of families through micro finance and discipleship
A coffee shop and sewing center training center on the border of Thailand Burma that trains, empowers, and disciples women from oppressed people groups
Provides “spiritual and material support where it is most needed by partnering with veteran frontline servants.” They actively partner with and encourage local missionaries and those they work with in the ministry they’re already doing!
These have the been the words, the snippets of stories that moved me to action in my own life. Check them out.
- Relevant Magazine: For relevant articles from a biblical perspective
- BBC News: For a global perspective on world events
- Sarah Quezada: For a meaningful perspective on “faith, justice, and culture”
- Shannan Martin: For challenging, beautiful writing from another Northern Indiana writer
- Blue Letter Bible: A tool for a deeper understanding of Scripture
What are the resources that have brought you to where you are? I would love to know what’s influenced your own sacred ordinary moments. Visit my Say Hello page and let me know!