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Book Recommendations

Here are a list of books that you may find helpful, thought-provoking and paradigm-shifting! These relate to rethinking how we do 'church', becoming more intentionally intercultural in our theology and in our worship, unravelling deep-rooted and widespread issues of racism and poverty in our society and in the church, and growing in our gifts and calling towards hospitality and social justice as God's people and as an intercultural worshipping community. Please do let us know what you think; it's not by any stretch an exhaustive list, and we'd love to have a chat with you about any of these or other recommendations you may have along these themes!

Discipleship: Engaging with Scripture, Prayer and People:

- Imaginative Preaching: Praying the Scriptures so God can speak through you - Geoff New

- Emotionally Healthy Spirituality - Peter Scazzaro

- Liturgies from Below: Praying with People at the End of the World - Claudio Carvalhaes

- Every Moment Holy: New Liturgies for Daily Life - McKelvey

- Attached to God: A Practical Guide to Deeper Spiritual Experience - Krispin Mayfield

- Jesus Through Middle-Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels - Kenneth Bailey

- The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry - John Mark Comer

- Live No Lies: Recognise and resist the three enemies that sabotage your peace - John Mark Comer

- Rest is Resistance: Free yourself from grind culture and reclaim your life - Tricia Hersey

- This Here Flesh: Spirituality, Liberation and the Stories that Make Us - Cole Arthur Riley

- Effective Intercultural Evangelism: Good News in a Diverse World - Moon & Simon

- Fruitfulness on the Frontline - Mark Greene 

- The Best of Friends - Phil Knox

- Borders and Belonging - Padraig O’Tuama

Multicultural and Intercultural Church:

- Multicultural Kingdom: Ethnic Diversity, Mission and the Church - Harvey Kwiyani

- The 3D Gospel: Ministry in Guilt, Shame and Fear cultures - Jayson Georges

- Healing the Divides: How every Christian can advance God's vision for unity and justice - Roach and Birdsall

- Many Colours: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church - Soong-Chan Rah

- The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity - Soong-Chan Rah

- Multicultural Ministry: Finding Your Church's Unique Rhythm - David A Anderson

- Turning the Tables on Mission: Stories from Christians in the Global South in the UK - Israel Olofinjana 

- Partnership in Mission: A Black Majority Church Perspective on Mission and Church Unity - Israel Olofinjana 

- The Church on the Other Side: Doing Ministry in the Postmodern Matrix - McLaren

- Reimagining Church: Pursuing the Dream of Organic Christianity - Frank Viola 

- Reverse in Ministry & Missions: Africans in the Dark Continent of Europe - Israel Olofinjana 

- The Culture Map: Decoding how people thrive, lead and get things done across cultures - Erin Meyer 

- Ghost Ship: Institutional Racism and the Church of England - Azariah France-Williams 

- We Need to Talk about Race: Understanding the Black Experience in White Majority Churches - Ben Lindsey 

Poverty, Modern Slavery and Community (more recommendations very welcome!):

- Jesus Loves Brixton Too - Michael Armitage

- Poverty Safari - Darren McGarvey

- Transforming Communities - Steven Croft

- Slavery and Salvation - Alasdair Redfern

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