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Reading Black Books
by Claude Atcho

    Publication Date: May 17, 2022
    List Price: $35.99
    Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    ISBN13: 9781587435645
    Imprint: Brazos Press
    Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
    Parent Company: Baker Publishing Group

    Hardcover Description:

    Christianity Today 2023 Book Award Finalist (Culture & the Arts)

    Learning from Black voices means listening to more than snippets. It means attending to Black stories. Reading Black Books helps Christians hear and learn from enduring Black voices and stories as captured in classic African American literature.

    Pastor and teacher Claude Atcho offers a theological approach to 10 seminal texts of 20th-century African American literature. Each chapter takes up a theological category for inquiry through a close literary reading and theological reflection on a primary literary text, from Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man and Richard Wright’s Native Son to Zora Neale Hurston’s Moses, Man of the Mountain and James Baldwin’s Go Tell It on the Mountain. The book includes end-of-chapter discussion questions.

    Reading Black Books helps readers of all backgrounds learn from the contours of Christian faith formed and forged by Black stories, and it spurs continued conversations about racial justice in the church. It demonstrates that reading about Black experience as shown in the literature of great African American writers can guide us toward sharper theological thinking and more faithful living.

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