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See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love, by Valerie Kaur, is a practical guide to changing the world. It is a personal story of awakening, and story about how revolutionary love is the medicine our world needs right now. As one reviewer said, “[Kaur’s guide] might be our best chance for our collective future.”  What others are saying:

This is undoubtedly one of the most transformative books I’ve ever read, challenging me to imagine a world where everyone belongs. –Rev. Traci Blackmon
A book that will change your life.—Parker J. Palmer

Sept. 23 – Session One: See No Stranger: Loving Others
Sept. 30 – Session Two: Tend the Wound: Loving Opponents
Oct. 7 – Session Three: Breathe and Push: Loving Ourselves
Oct. 14 – Session Four: Epilogue: Joy & the Revolutionary Love Compass

To sign up, please contact Deb Pinkney at officenfcc@gmail.com or Pastor Christina at pastornfcc@gmail.com. We look forward to you joining us in being inspired by Valerie Kaur.



1. Between the World and Me  by Ta-Nehisi Coates

2. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson (Now a movie on Amazon Prime)

3. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness  by Michelle Alexander


1. The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

2. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

4. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Teen Books:

1. Dear White People by Justin Simien

2. The Hate U Give  by Angie Thomas

Kid’s Books:

1.The Color of Us by Karen Katz

2. Happy in Our Skin by Fran Manushkin and Lauren Tobia


13th by Ava DuVernay (After the film is an interview of Ava with Oprah Winfrey) On Netflix


The New York Times did a series of articles and videos called 1619. They are well worth perusing. Here’s a link: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html









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