Resources

LGBTQ+ Resources

Food Resources

  • Hope Impacts
  • Blessing Box – Little Food Pantry at First Christian Church Katy

Immigration Resources

Counseling Resources (LGBTQ affirming)

Voting Resources

Faith Resources

Christianity and LGBTQ+


Books:

  • Biblical
    • “Two views of homosexuality, the Bible, and the Church” – Preston Sprinkle
    • “God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Marriages” – Matthew Vines
    • Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians” – Austen Hartke
    • Bible, Gender, Sexuality: Reframing the Church’s Debate in Same-Sex Relationships” – James V. Brownson
    • The Bible’s Yes to Same-Sex Marriage: An Evangelical’s Change of Heart” – Mark Achtemeier
  • Academic
    • Liberating sexuality” – Miguel A. De la Torre.
    • Love Between Women: Early Christian Responses to Female Homoeroticism” – Bernadette J. Brooten
    • Visions of Sodom: Religion, Homoerotic Desire, and the End of the World in England, c. 1550-1850” – H. G. Cocks
    • Reforming Sodom: Protestants and the Rise of Gay Rights” – Heather R. White
    • The Invention of Sodomy in Christian Theology” – Mark D. Jordan

 

  • Church/Faith
    • One Coin Found: How God’s Love Stretches to the Margins” – Emmy Kegler
    • “Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: Repairing the Breach Between the Church and the LGBT Community” – Kathy Baldock
    • Holy Sexuality and the Gospel” – Christopher Yuan 
    • Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity” – James Martin
    • “Rescuing Jesus: How People of Color, Women and Queer Christians are Reclaiming Evangelicalism” – Deborah Jian Lee
    • “Outside the Lines: How Embracing Queerness Will Transform Your Faith” – Mihee Kim-Kort
    • “Solus Jesus” – Emily Swan and Ken Wilso
    • Modern Kinship: A Queer Guide to Christian Marriage” – Constantino and David Khalaf
    • Unashamed: A Coming Out Guide for LGBTQ Christians” – Amber Cantorna

 

  • Memoir
    • Embracing the Journey” – Greg And Lynn McDonald
    • “The Black Trans Prayer Book” – Co-Edited by J Mase III and Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi
    • Undivided: Coming Out, Becoming Whole, Living Free From Shame” – Vicky Beeching
    • Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate” – Justin Lee
    • Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian’s Pilgrimage in Search of God in America” by Jeff Chu
    • Bad Theology Kills: Undoing Toxic Belief & Reclaiming Your Spiritual Authority” by Kevin Garcia

YouTube and Podcasts:

 


Rethinking Christianity

Racism and White Supremacy

Books

  • The Emperor Has No Clothes: Teaching about Race and Racism to People Who Don’t Want to Know by Tema Jon Okun
  • Killing Rage: Ending Racism by Bell Hooks
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michael Alexander
  • Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America By Ibram X. Kendi
  • So You Want to Talk About Race By Ijeoma Oluo
  • Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler 
  • I Know Why the Caged Birds Sing – Maya Angelou
  • Me and White Supremacy: Me and White Supremacy: How to Recognise Your Privilege, Combat Racism and Change the World by Layla Saad
  • White Awareness by Judith H. Katz 

 

  • When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir Book by Asha Bandele and Patrisse Cullors
  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
  • A Mind Spread Out on the Ground by Alicia Elliott
  • An African American and Latinx History of the United States by Paul Ortiz
  • An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
  • All the Real Indians Died Off”: And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
  • Legacy by Suzanne Methot
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery by Mark Charles
  • I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made For Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

 

  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah 
  • Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
  • The Myth of Equality: Uncovering the Roots of Injustice and Privilege by Ken Wytsma
  • Native New Yorkers: The Legacy of the Algonquin People of New York By Evan T. Pritchard
  • Columbus and Other Cannibals: The Wetiko Disease of Exploitation, Imperialism and Terrorism by Jack Forbes
  • Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work, and the Family from Slavery to the Present – Jacqueline Jones.
  • So Rich, So Poor: Why It’s So Hard to End Poverty in America – Peter Edelman.
  • Race, Gender, and Work: A Multicultural Economic History of Women in the U.S. – Teresa Amott and Julie Matthaei.
  • Neither Mothers nor Breadwinners: African-American Women’s Exclusion from US Minimum Wage Policies – Ellen Mutari, Marilyn Power, and Deborah M. Figart.
  • Ain’t I a Woman? – Bell Hooks
  • My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem


Video Resources

 

 

Trauma and Healing

Books

  • The Middle Passage by James Hollis
  • The Biology of Belief by Bruce H. Lipton
  • The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
  • When the Body Says No by Dr. Gabor Mate
  • It Didn’t Start With You by Mark Wolynn
  • How Emotions are Made by Prf. Lisa Feldman Barrett
  • You are the Placebo by Dr. Joe Dispenza 

 

  • The Anatomy of Peace by The Arbinger Institute
  • Leadership and self deception by The Arbinger Institute
  • The Outward Mindset by The Arbinger Institute
  • Braving the wilderness by Brené Brown
  • Widen the Window by Elizabeth A. Stanley
  • Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine
  • Claim Your Power by Mastín Kipp

 

 

  • The Gift of Imperfection by Brené Brown
  • The Power of Vulnerability by Brené Brown
  • The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
  • Soothe Your Nerves by Dr. Angela Neal-Barnett
  • The Inheritors by Gita Arian Baack
  • What Happened to You? by Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey

 

Parenting

Books

  • Parenting From the Inside Out by Daniel J. Siegel
  • The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Shefali Tsabary
  • The Awakened Family: How to Raise Empowered, Resilient, and Conscious Children by Shefali Tsabary

 

 

  • Adult Children of Emotionally immature Parents by Lindsay Gibson
  • Childhood Disrupted by Donna Jackson Nakazawa
  • Parenting From the Inside Out by Daniel J. Siegel and Mary Hartzell

 

 

 

  • The Whole Brain Child – Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Bryson
  • Parenting Forward by Cindy Wang Brandt