DESIRE RESOURCES

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 sharing resources with others experienced in spiritual and community development is a helpful guide. We invite you to learn more about Desire Street and our ministry through the links and lists below. Also, remember to check our blog for updates on the latest resources available.

Encourage. Equip. Connect.

DIG DEEPER

Dig deeper into the mission, heart and impact that Desire Street Ministries and our partners make in transforming communities. We stand as an intersection of life, leaders and neighborhoods and believe in creating a feeling of community and cultivating strong leaders to make an imprint on lives. Take a look inside our organization and walk with our partners to get a deeper understanding of Desire Street’s impassioned goals and the real lives which we work to support.

A Beacon of Hope.

SUGGESTED READING

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

Emotional Intelligence
Daniel Goleman

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

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

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

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

The Provocative Church
Dr. Graham Tomlin

The Way of the Heart
Henri J. M. Nouwen

Up from Slavery
Booker T. Washington

Thriving City Blocks
Nate Ledbetter