Pastor and author Claude Atcho joined me for this podcast episode to discuss his debut book, Reading Black Books. On this journey into novels and poetry from Black authors, Claude brings voices from Black literature and theology together to explore Black American experiences and the result is rich! What Claude does through his work in this book and in this conversation encourages us to really listen to our brothers and sisters’ experiences and to reflect on them with eyes toward our faith in Jesus. Are we hearing each other and responding with the kind of neighbor love Jesus requires? Are we mourning with those who mourn and rejoicing with each other as well? All of these questions and so many more are still ringing in my ears; I hope you’ll hear them too.
Connect with Claude on Twitter @ClaudeAtcho
Mentioned in this episode:
“For My People” by Margaret Walker
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