Resources and Links

Revised 10.24.2012

What am I currently reading?

The Bible – Nehemiah and Acts, specifically.

Here’s a growing list of great books to read on missional lifestyle or if you are doing Christian Community Development. It’s just a start. There are many, many more!

  • Restoring At-Risk Communities by John Perkins
  • When Helping Hurts by Brian Fikkert and Steve Corbett
  • *Compassion, Justice and the Christian Life: Rethinking Ministry to the Poor by Robert D. Lupton, 136pg
  • *Beyond Charity: The Call to Christian Community Development by Dr. John M. Perkins, 192pg
  • *Theirs is the Kingdom by Robert Lupton, 144pg
  • *Communities First by Jay H Van Gronigen, 112pg
  • *Real Hope in Chicago by Wayne L. Gordon and Randall Frame 224pg
  • *Generous Justice by Tim Keller, 256pg
  • *Reconciling All Things by Emmanuel Katongole & Chris Rice, 116 pg
  • *Empowerment Toolkit by Mary Nelson, 96pg plus a dvd that came with it!!
  • who is my neighbor? by Wayne Gordon
  • Gospel-Centered Discipleship by Jonathan Dodson
  • 7 by Jen Hatmaker
*The titles marked with an asterisks (*) were required reading for the CCDA Immersion that Louis and I completed in April, 2011.

Richmond, VA Specific

  • Richmond’s Unhealed History by Ben Campbell


  • You are unemployed. Lost your house. A single parent..and only have $1000 in the bank. Can you make it to the end of the month? Check out this link… Feeling Spent?
  • Could you live off of $438 a week?  That’s the poverty level threshold for a family of 4 based on the US Census Data for 2011.  Check out this link…  Poverty Simulator