Summer Reading List

Making our Faith More Whole and Just: Karen Swallow Prior’s Summer Reading Recommendation

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As summer begins, we want to help you craft the perfect Summer Reading List. We asked Southeastern Seminary professors what books they would recommend, and we’ll share their recommendations in coming weeks.

Today, Dr. Karen Swallow Prior recommends a book for your summer reading list.

'Reading Black Books' is like a mini-course in African American Literature, theology, and virtue ethics all in one.

Reading Black Books: How African American Literature Can Make Our Faith More Whole and Just
by Claude Atcho (Brazos Press, 2022)

Reading Black Books is like a mini-course in African American Literature, theology, and virtue ethics all in one. Atcho is a faithful reader of literature and the Bible, and he shows us how much we can learn about both when they are read in light of one another.

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Karen Swallow Prior

Research Professor of English and Christianity and Culture

Karen Swallow Prior serves as Research Professor of English and Christianity and Culture at Southeastern Seminary. Her books include 'Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me' and 'On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books.' She is co-editor of 'Cultural Engagement: A Crash Course in Contemporary Issues' and has written articles for Christianity Today, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Relevant, The Gospel Coalition, and many others.

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