Below you'll find a list of books that we've found useful in our work at the Urban Mission Center. From topics on justice, missional leadership, and community development, there is something for everyone!

  1. The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods by John McKnight and Peter Block

  2. Partnering with God: Being a Missional Salvationist by Lynette Edge and Gregory Morgan.

  3. Holy Currencies: Six Blessings for Sustainable Missional Ministries by Reverend Eric Law

  4. Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  5. Let Justice Roll Down by John M Perkins

  6. Making Neighborhoods Whole: A Handbook for Christian Community Development By Wayne Gordon and John M. Perkins

  7. Missional Map-Making: Skills for Leading in Times of Transition by Alan Roxburgh

  8. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

  9. The New Parish: How Neighborhood Churches Are Transforming Mission, Discipleship and Community by Paul Sparks, Tim Soerens, and Dwight J. Friesen

  10. Salvation Means Creation Healed: The Ecology of Sin and Grace: Overcoming the Divorce between Earth and Heaven by Howard A. Snyder with Joel Scandrett

  11. Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus by John Pattison and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

  12. Thin Places: Six Postures for Creating and Practicing Missional Community by Jon Huckins and Rob Yackley

  13. Shalom and the Community of Creation: An Indigenous Vision by Randy Woodley

  14. Transforming Communities: How People Like You are Healing Their Neighborhoods by Sandhya Rani Jha

  15. Race and Place: How Urban Geography Shapes the Journey to Reconciliation by David P. Leong