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Truth's Table: Black Women's Musings on Life, Love, and Liberation

Truth's Table: Black Women's Musings on Life, Love, and Liberation

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A collection of essays and stories documenting the lived theology and spirituality we need to hear in order to lean into a more freeing, loving, and liberating faith--from the hosts of the beloved Truth's Table podcast

"The liberating work of Truth's Table creates breathing room to finally have those conversations we've been needing to have."--Morgan Harper Nichols, artist and poet

Once upon a time, an activist, a theologian, and a psychologist walked into a group chat. Everything was laid out on the table: Dating. Politics. The Black church. Pop culture. Soon, other Black women began pulling up chairs to gather round. And so, the Truth's Table podcast was born.

In their literary debut, co-hosts Christina Edmondson, Michelle Higgins, and Ekemini Uwan offer stories by Black women and for Black women examining theology, politics, race, culture, and gender matters through a Christian lens. For anyone seeking to explore the spiritual dimensions of hot-button issues within the church, or anyone thirsty to deepen their faith, Truth's Table provides exactly the survival guide we need, including:

- Michelle Higgins's unforgettable treatise revealing the way "racial reconciliation" is a spiritually bankrupt, empty promise that can often drain us of the ability to do real justice work
- Ekemini Uwan's exploration of Blackness as the image of God in the past, present, and future
- Christina Edmondson's reimagination of what a more just and liberating form of church discipline might look like--one that acknowledges and speaks to the trauma in the room

These essays deliver a compelling theological re-education and pair the spiritual formation and political education necessary for Black women of faith.

Author: Ekemini Uwan, Christina Edmondson, Michelle Higgins
Publisher: Convergent Books
Published: 04/26/2022
Pages: 320
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.40w x 1.20d
ISBN: 9780593239735

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 02/14/2022
Booklist 05/01/2022 pg. 5

About the Author
Dr. Christina Edmondson holds a PhD in counseling psychology and an MS degree in family therapy. A qualified assessor for the Intercultural Development Inventory, certified cultural intelligence facilitator, public speaker, and mental health therapist, Dr. Edmondson often consults with churches and other organizations about both diversity and inclusion and mental health issues. Her work has been covered in The Atlantic and Essence.
Ekemini Uwan is a public theologian and co-host of Truth's Table Podcast. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA. Ekemini is a contributing member of the Aspen Institute's Racial Justice & Religion Commission. In 2021, she earned the IMPACT Award from The Institute for the Study of the Black Christian Experience for work with Truth's Table Podcast. Christianity Today named her among 10 New or Lesser-Known Female Theologians Worth Knowing." Her writings have been published in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Huffington Post Black Voices and her insights have been quoted by CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New Yorker. In addition to her writings, Ekemini's voice has been sampled on Lecrae's album All Things Work Together and Sho Baraka's The Narrative.
Michelle Higgins holds an MDiv from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, where she serves as executive director of Faith for Justice, a Christian advocacy group. As co-founder of Action St. Louis, she works in operations and administrative support for local and national organizations through the Electoral Justice Project of the Movement for Black Lives. Her activism and preaching has twice been featured in The New Yorker.

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