Nicholas A. Christakis MD PhD.

Jemar Tisby. Even though written in 1949, the approach to the message of Jesus of Nazareth is as vital and applicable today in the 21st Century, as it was in the middle of the 20th Century.

Holter Graham, Rediscovering the African Seedbed of Western Christianity, By: Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 7, 2020. Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove. There's a few slow spots in the book, as is true of all books: but, by and large, it serves the audience it was intended for: those with their backs against the wall.

This book needs to be part of the literature of anyone seeking social justice! Author Jemar Tisby reveals the obvious - and the far more subtle - ways the American church has compromised what the Bible teaches about human dignity and equality.

David W. Swanson, I will simply say that I'm glad I bought it and carefully read through it, as I learned quite a bit and had much of my own experiences confirmed by this book.

Isabel Wilkerson. Dr. Thomas C. Oden PhD, The 2012 killing of Trayvon Martin, an African American teenager in Florida, and the subsequent acquittal of his killer, brought public attention to controversial "Stand Your Ground" laws.

Jesus is a partner in the pain of the oppressed and the example of his life offers a solution to ending the descent into moral nihilism.

Everyone that longs for a higher level of civil order, everyone who wonders who Jesus was speaking to, everyone young, in-between and old should read this book. Jesus stands with the disinherited because he was one of them. Jesus and the disinherited by Thurman, Howard, 1900-1981.

So what does this disinherited Jesus teach and preach? Recounting lessons learned both from critics and students, and the ongoing challenge of his models King, Malcolm X, and James Baldwin, he describes his efforts to use theology as a tool in the struggle against oppression and for a better world. Upon reflection, the only reason I could find to resist was the possibility that I would have to change my thinking.

In this powerful and passionate memoir - his final work - Cone describes the obstacles he overcame to find his voice, to respond to the signs of the times, and to offer a voice for those - like the parents who raised him in Bearden, Arkansas, in the era of lynching and Jim Crow - who had no voice.

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The Beloved Disciple John said that there is no fear in love, rather, perfect love drives out fear (1 John 4:18).

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 12, 2019.

Just as Reconstruction after the Civil War worked to repair a desperately broken society, compromised Christianity requires a spiritual reconstruction. But, it is *both* a book of serious theology and serious spirituality, one that both accounts for suffering and oppression in personal terms (fear, deception, & hatred) *and* offers a Jesus that stays true to the Gospels. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 21, 2015, It is a wonderful learning tool when you are studying theology, It is a wonderful learning tool when you are studying theology.

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