Kirk-Duggan, Cheryl. Mary Had a Baby: A Bible Study Based on African American Spirituals. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2003.
This book and CD set is designed for group study. The group reads the scripture passage and historical context of the spiritual. Includes material for a discussion and interaction based on the biblical, historical, and spiritual themes of the words and music. Spirituals discussed are “Mary Had a Baby” (Matthew 1:25b), “Rise Up Shepherd and Follow” (Matthew 2:9), “Children, Go Where I Send Thee” (Luke 2:4), and “Go, Tell It on the Mountain” (Luke 2:20).