Acts: A Theological Commentary (Online) by Willie James JenningsWhile some see Acts as the story of the founding of the Christian church, Jennings argues that it is so much more, depicting revolution--life in the disrupting presence of the Spirit of God. Jennings shows that Acts teaches how people of faith can yield to the Spirit to overcome the divisions of our present world.
Call and Consequences: A Womanist Reading of Mark (Online) by Raquel A. St. ClairRaquel St. Clair brings a womanist perspective to questions of suffering, noting that marginalized persons, particularly women of color, have too often experienced the call to discipleship as a call simply to "suffering, shame, and surrogacy." Her close reading of the Gospel of Mark highlights the importance of freely accepting the consequences of answering Jesus' call.
A Postcolonial African American Re-Reading of Colossians by Annie TinsleyWritten from an African American perspective, this work depicts the presentation of the gospel message to the first-century community of Colossae, their reception of it comparative to the presentation and reception of the same to the enslaved Africans of North America particularly in the eighteenth and the nineteenth centuries.