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
 
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.
“I closed this book feeling like I had just partaken in a multicourse meal—filled with grace and the courage to carry on—and I believe you’ll finish this book feeling the same way.”—Morgan Harper Nichols, artist and poet

“With rich theology and cultural awareness, these women are igniting a fire in the hearts of many. Their words have challenged and changed me into a better, healthier version of me.”—Lecrae, two-time Grammy Award–winning artist

“An amazing tome of truth . . . These three dynamic authors manage to tap into heart issues of today’s Black Christian women. You’ll fall in love with the transparency in this book as it elicits poignant reflection and stimulates positive repositioning.”—Dr. Teresa Hairston, founder and publisher emeritus of Gospel Today

“People often say, ‘Listen to Black women.’ Now, with Truth’s Table, you have your chance. We do not deserve the gift of this book, but, once again, Black women have generously served us all. If we are to actually alleviate the immense burdens our sistas bear, then we must heed these words.”—Dr. Jemar Tisby, New York Times bestselling author and co-host of the Pass the Mic podcast

“Shines a light on some of our most vulnerable places as Black women . . . A clarion call to consider our communal truths by opening ourselves up to a deeper inner truth.”—Joy Harden Bradford, PhD, founder of Therapy for Black Girls

“Truth, brilliance, and liberation are found through these words. . . . They are a balm for the soul and the culture.”—Lisa V. Fields, founder and president of the Jude 3 Project

“These essays will make you laugh, cry, and think critically. Truth’s Table is a must-read for anyone who is in a spiritual rut or demands more from the church.”—Rev. Dr. Brianna K. Parker, CEO, Black Millennial Café

“A rich and relevant anthology of theological conversations.”—Rev. Dr. Nicole Massie Martin, author of Made to Lead

“In Truth’s Table, we are offered a seat to eavesdrop on the resilience required to build America, the courage to withstand injustice, and the love that inspires devotion.”—Dr. Charlie Dates, senior pastor of Progressive Baptist Church