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CBC Reading List

We know that it can be hard to find Christian books that address the questions you might be asking. 

This is why we share a reading list of books that we recommend. Not everyone in our church will endorse everything in all of these books, but we want you to know that they exist. 

Many of these books can be found in our church library, and they can sometimes be found in our Little Free Library, which is located near the church entrance on Commonwealth Avenue.

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Baptist History & Principles

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The Baptist Identity

Walter B. Shurden

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Baptist Questions, Baptist Answers

Bill J. Leonard

Evangelicalism & Christian Nationalism

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The Making of Biblical Womanhood

Beth Allison Barr

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Jesus and John Wayne

Kristin Kobes Du Mez

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Taking America Back for God

Andrew L. Whitehead & Samuel L. Perry

Devotional Reading

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A Rhythm of Prayer

Sarah Bessey

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Good Enough

Kate Bowler & Jessica Richie

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Glory Happening

Kaitlin B. Curtice

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A Year with God

Julia L. Roller

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Liberating Love Daily Devotional

Sandhya Jya

Social Justice: Criminal Justice & Capital Punishment

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The New Jim Crow

Michelle Alexander

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Executing Grace

Shane Claiborne

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Just Mercy

Bryan Stevenson

Social Justice: Racial Equity & Justice

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White Evangelical Racism

Anthea Butler

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I'm Still Here

Austin Channing Brown

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White Too Long

Robert P. Jones

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Becoming Brave

Brenda Salter McNeil

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But I Don't See You as Asian

Bruce Reyes-Chow

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The Color of Compromise

Jemar Tisby

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How to Fight Racism

Jemar Tisby

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I Bring the Voices of My People

Chanequa Walker-Barnes

Faith & Doubt

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Freeing Jesus

Diana Butler Bass

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Bad Theology Kills

Kevin Garcia

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Wholehearted Faith

Rachel Held Evans

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Faith After Doubt

Brian D. McLaren

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Decolonizing Christianity

Miguel A. De La Torre

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Listening for God

Renita J. Weems

Faith Formation

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Grateful

Diana Butler Bass

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No Cure for Being Human

Kate Bowler

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Love Is the Way

Bishop MIchael Curry

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Native

Kaitlin B. Curtice

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Joy Unspeakable

Barbara A. Holmes

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Help, Thanks, Wow

Anne Lamott

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Breathing Underwa

Richard Rohr

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For Sabbath's Sake

J. Dana Trent

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One Breath at a Time

J. Dana Trent

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Joy Unspeakable

Chanequa Walker-Barnes

Grief and Suffering

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Everything Happens for a Reason

Kate Bowler

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Learning to Walk in the Dark

Barbara Brown Taylor

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Tracks of a Fellow Struggle

John R. Claypool

Relationships & Sexuality: Marriage

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Choosing Us

Gail Song Bantum & Brian Bantum

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Modern Kinship

David Khalaf & Constantino Khalaf

Relationships & Sexuality: Sex & Purity Culture

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Shameless

Nadia Bolz-Weber

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Pure

Linda Kay Klein

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Good Christian Sex

Bromleigh McCleneghan

Relationships & Sexuality: Sexuality & Gender Identity

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Transforming

Austen Hartke

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Outside the Lines

Mihee Kim-Kort

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God and the Gay Christian

Matthew Vines