Kingdom Culture Resource Guide

We believe the Bible is the ultimate source of truth and the first priority for guiding the lives and practice of people. While many of the listed resources have Christian authors and present race-related topics from a Christian perspective, none of them should be viewed as equal to or above Scripture. These resources are intended to be studied in harmony with the Word of God with input from the Body of Christ to determine practical life application.


Antioch Waco endeavors to be a Kingdom Culture congregation. This means we desire all people who attend the church to develop and maintain healthy cross cultural relationships. This is a challenging goal in a society that is highly polarized along political, socioeconomic and racial lines. However, a broad variety of resources can help everyone in the church to understand, have compassion for and develop community with others. The resources in this guide are intended to help each member of the congregation gain a greater understanding of a race or culture different from their own.

Every idea in every non-Antioch resource is not endorsed by the church but is simply provided to give insight and understanding to individuals with differing perspectives.




The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tibsy (moderate)

“‘The Color of Compromise’ is both enlightening and compelling, telling a history we either ignore or just don’t know. Equal parts painful and inspirational, it details how the American church has helped create and maintain racist ideas and practices. You will be guided in thinking through concrete solutions for improved race relations and a racially inclusive church.”

Be the Bridge by LaTasha Morrison (conservative)

“In this perspective-shifting book, founder Latasha Morrison shows how you can participate in this incredible work and replicate it in your own community. With conviction and grace, she examines the historical complexities of racism. She expertly applies biblical principles, such as lamentation, confession, and forgiveness, to lay the framework for restoration.”

So You Want to Talk About Race? by Ijeoma Oluo (progressive)

“In ‘So You Want to Talk About Race,’ Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to ‘model minorities’ in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.”

White Awake by Daniel Hill (conservative)

“In this compelling and timely book, Hill shows you the seven stages to expect on your own path to cultural awakening. It’s crucial to understand both personal and social realities in the areas of race, culture, and identity. This book will give you a new perspective on being white and also empower you to be an agent of reconciliation in our increasingly diverse and divided world.”

Rethinking Social Justice: Restoring Biblical Compassion by Darrow Miller (conservative)

“In an era where the doing of ‘justice’ is more and more popular, the challenge for the church is now less about the activity of doing social justice and more about doing it well and doing it in the name of Jesus. ‘Rethinking Social Justice’ is an important addition to the conversation about the effective definition and practice of social justice for the church.”

The Heart of Racial Justice: How Soul Change Leads to Social Change by Brenda Salter McNeil (conservative)

“Racial and ethnic hostility is one of the most pervasive problems the church faces. It hinders our effectiveness as one body of believers. It damages our ability to witness to and serve seekers. Why won’t this problem just go away? Because it is a spiritual battle. What should our response be in a world torn apart by prejudice, hatred and fear? We must employ spiritual weapons—prayer, repentance, forgiveness. In this book Brenda Salter McNeil and Rick Richardson reveal a new model of racial reconciliation, social justice and spiritual healing that creates both individual and community transformation.”

The Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass (progressive)

“Former slave, impassioned abolitionist, brilliant writer, newspaper editor and eloquent orator whose speeches fired the abolitionist cause, Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) led an astounding life. Physical abuse, deprivation and tragedy plagued his early years, yet through sheer force of character he was able to overcome these obstacles to become a leading spokesman for his people.”

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (progressive)

“Stevenson’s story is one of working to protect basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society—the poor, the wrongly convicted, and those whose lives have been marked by discrimination and marginalization. Through this adaptation, young people of today will find themselves called to action and compassion in the pursuit of justice.”

Gracism by David Anderson (conservative)

“‘The parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor.’ (I Corinthians 12:23) When people deal with color, class or culture in a negative way, that’s racism. But the answer is not to ignore these as if they don’t matter. Instead, we can look at color, class and culture in a positive way. That’s gracism. Pastor David Anderson presents a biblical model for showing grace to others. He offers seven sayings of the gracist with practical examples for building bridges and connecting with others. Anderson offers a Christian alternative to secular models of affirmative action or colorblindness.”



  • Just Mercy
  • Hidden Figures
  • The Help
  • Selma
  • Freedom Writers
  • Created Equal: Clarence Thomas