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Welcome Resources

We offer the following books, websites, and podcasts to encourage study, reflection, and conversation around the topic of welcome.

Suggested Books

  • Achtemeier, Mark, “The Bible’s Yes to Same-Sex Marriage”
  • Bass, Dorothy C., “Practicing Our Faith: A Way of Life for a Searching People”
  • Pohl, Christine D., “Living into Community: Cultivating Practices That Sustain Us”
  • Rogers, Jack, “Jesus, the Bible and Homosexuality”
  • Russell, Letty M., “Just Hospitality: God’s Welcome in a World of Difference”
  • Willimon, William, “Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love”

Suggested Books Available in WPC Library

  • Alexander, Michelle, “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness”
  • Ben Jelloun, Tahar, “Racism Explained to My Daughter”
  • Hopson, Dr. Darlene, “Raising the Rainbow Generation: Teaching Your Children to Be Successful in a Multicultural Society”
  • Tatum, Beverly Daniel, “Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race”
  • Van Ausdale, Debra, “The First R: How Children Learn Race and Racism”
  • Willimon, William, “Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love”
  • Brinton, Henry G., “The Welcoming Congregation: Roots and Fruits of Christian Hospitality”

Resources for Children and Youth

  • Rosen, Sybil, “Speed of Light”
  • Rotner, Shelley, “Shades of People”
  • Lewis, Rose A., “I Love You Like Crazy Cakes”
  • Vanasse M.Ed, Dennis, “Jagger’s World of Autism: Will You Be My Friend”
  • Burns Knight, Margy, “Who Belongs Here?: An American Story”
  • Hoffman, Mary,  “Amazing Grace”
  • Coles, Robert, “The Story Of Ruby Bridges”
  • Moss, Peggy, “Say Something: 10th Anniversary Edition”
  • Coleman, Evelyn, “White Socks Only”
  • Kissinger, Katie, “All the Colors We Are: The Story of How We Get Our Skin Color”

Suggested Articles and Digital Resources