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Resources to learn more

How does an under-resourced neighborhood go from struggle to success, from despair to dignity? The path takes different twists and turns in each neighborhood, but learning from and sharing resources with others experienced in spiritual and community development is a good place to start. We invite you to learn more about Desire Street and our ministry through the links and lists below.

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Many Hands Make Light Work

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all

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Coronavirus as Dress Rehearsal

“I’m confident America will figure this out and fix it.” So said my mother’s yoga partner two months ago when COVID-19 was beginning to take over all our lives. Now I wonder if this woman has changed her tune. A lot has happened since she uttered those confident words. The virus has infected many, killing tens

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Control

Control. We want it, and we love it when we have it. COVID-19 has taken it from us. Those who have retirement funds have discovered that this virus has impacted the entire economy and hence their future. Routine things that we once controlled like going to church, the gym, and our weekly book group have

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Providing Community and Support To Leaders

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Suggested Reading

10 Ways to Be a Better Neighbor 
Becca Stanley

A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life
Parker J. Palmer

Catherine of Siena: Passion for the Truth‐‐Compassion for Humanity
Mary O’Driscoll

Disunity in Christ
Christena Cleveland

Divided by Faith
Emerson & Smith

Emotional Intelligence
Daniel Goleman

Free at Last?: The Gospel in the African‐American Experience
Carl F. Ellis, Jr.

Generous Justice
Timothy Keller

In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership
Henri Nouwen

Jesus and the Disinherited
Howard Thurman

Justice, Mercy and Humility: Integral mission and the poor
Edited by Tim Chester with contributions from C. Rene

Kai’Ro: The Journey of an Urban Pilgrim
Ben Sciacca

Justice, Mercy and Humility: Integral Mission and the Poor
Padilla, Tom Sine, and Elaine Storkey

Let Justice Roll Down
Dr. John M. Perkins

Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation
Parker J. Palmer

Meals from Mars: A Parable of Prejudice and Providence
Ben Sciacca

Mere Christianity
C. S. Lewis

Pilgrimage of a Soul: Contemplative Spirituality for the Active Life
Phileena Heuertz and Phyllis Tickle

Prophetic Lament
Soong Chan Rah

Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat‐Up, and Burnt Out
Brennan Manning

The Spirituality of Imperfection: Storytelling and the Search for Meaning
Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham

The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life
Os Guinness

The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life In God
Dallas Willard

The Briarpatch Gospel: Fearlessly Following Jesus into the Thorny Places
Shayne Wheeler

The Color of Compromise
Jemar Tisby

The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith
Marcus J. Borg

The Invisible Hand: Do All Things Really Work for Good
R. C. Sproul

The Provocative Church
Dr. Graham Tomlin

The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming
Henri J. M. Nouwen

The Way of the Heart
Henri J. M. Nouwen

Thriving City Blocks
Nate Ledbetter

Under Our Skin
Benjamin Watson

Up from Slavery
Booker T. Washington

White Awake
Daniel Hill

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