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. Holy Currencies: Six Blessings for Sustainable Missional Ministries by Reverend Eric Law
  3. Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  4. Let Justice Roll Down by John M Perkins
  5. Making Neighborhoods Whole: A Handbook for Christian Community Development By Wayne Gordon and John M. Perkins
  6. Missional Map-Making: Skills for Leading in Times of Transition by Alan Roxburgh
  7. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
  8. The New Parish: How Neighborhood Churches Are Transforming Mission, Discipleship and Community by Paul Sparks, Tim Soerens, and Dwight J. Friesen
  9. The Power of Asset Mapping: How Your Congregation Can Act on its Gifts by Luther K. Snow
  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. Where the Cross Meets the Street: What Happens to the Neighborhood When God is at the Center by Noel Castellanos