A Black Evangelical's Inside View of White ChristianityBook - 2006
In Reconciliation Blues journalist Edward Gilbreath gives an insightful, honest picture of both the history and the present state of racial reconciliation in evangelical churches. He looks at a wide range of figures, such as Howard O. Jones, Tom Skinner, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Jesse Jackson and John Perkins. Charting progress as well as setbacks, his words offer encouragement for black evangelicals feeling alone, clarity for white evangelicals who want to understand more deeply, and fresh vision for all who want to move forward toward Christ's prayer "that all of them may be one." Market/Audience African Americans Multiethnic churches, ministries and networks People involved in racial reconciliation Endorsements "Edward Gilbreath is one of the nation's foremost journalists on Christianity and race. Reconciliation Blues is a spellbinding first-person look into his world as he has navigated white evangelicalism. In the process, we are provided with both a powerful teaching tool and an eye-opening journey into what is white about American Christianity." Michael O. Emerson, Cline Professor of Sociology and founding director of the Center on Race, Religion, and Urban Life, Rice University "Edward Gilbreath is a gentle prophet. He forces us to take another look at an issue that many wish would go away, but he does so in a way that encourages us to live up to what we believe. This book both prods us to racial reconciliation and models how to get there." Philip Yancey, author of Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? Features and Benefits Offers insights from the author's interviews with leading black evangelicals. Engaging narrative style. Offers historical insights.
Publisher: Downers Grove, Ill. : IVP Books, c2006.
Branch Call Number: 277.3083089
Characteristics: 207 p. ; 22 cm.
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