Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading: Jeanni Treviño-Teddlie. Pentecost Journey, A Planning Guide for Hispanic Ministries. Video and Workbook. Nashville, TN: Discipleship Resources. 1999. ISBN: 0-88177-268-2

This resource is designed to help congregations fulfill Christ’s mandate to make disciples, with a particular focus on helping local churches understand issues related to developing ministry with Hispanics. The guiding principle is the vision of Pentecost in which the uniqueness of the Hispanic cultures is affirmed as ministry is developed.

González, Juan. Harvest of Empire, A History of Latinos in America. New York: Penguin Books, 2000. ISBN 0-670-86720-0

Juan González is a columnist with New York’s Daily News, and the winner of a 1998 George Polk journalism award. He was named one of the nation’s one hundred most influential Hispanics by Hispanic Business. He was born in Puerto Rico and was raised in a New York City housing project.

“A serious, significant contribution to understanding who the Hispanics of the United States are and where they come from.” The New York Times Book Review.

“Required reading, not simply for Latinos, but for everyone.” The Kansas City Star.

Novas, Himilce. Everything You Need to Know About Latino History. A revised edition. New York: Penguin Putman Inc., 1998. ISBN 0-452-27991-7

Himilce Novas summarizes the history of Latinos in the United States in a way that makes the book easy to read by the average reader. The author presents data and views from different perspectives and answers common questions that might be present in the reader’s mind. She relates past history and events to current situation of Hispanic/Latinos in the United States. This book gives a valuable background to the present situation of Latinos in the United States and is recommended as an introductory reading for someone who is interested in the history of Latinos in the United States but who has limited previous knowledge on the topic and/or limited time.