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F. Williams

IL United States
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  • One Blood

  • Parting Words to the Church on Race
  • By: John M. Perkins, Karen Waddles
  • Narrated by: Calvin Robinson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 21
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We are living in historic times. Not since the civil rights movement of the 60s has our country been as vigorously engaged in the reconciliation conversation. There is a great opportunity right now for culture to change, to be a more perfect union. However, it cannot be done without the church, because the faith of the people is more powerful than any law government can enact.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Let's Examine Our Hearts

  • By Shelia Edwards on 09-20-18

John Perkins is inspiring.

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Reviewed: 07-19-18

I loved this book. It is timely considering what is happening in America today. His hopeful attitude is contagious when it is tempting to give up. Seeking racial reconciliation is not easy, it takes perseverance and he is a great example of staying the course.

  • Divided by Faith

  • Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America
  • By: Michael O. Emerson, Christian Smith
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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Through a nationwide telephone survey of 2,000 people and an additional 200 face-to-face interviews, Michael O. Emerson and Christian Smith probed the grassroots of white evangelical America. They found that despite recent efforts by the movement's leaders to address the problem of racial discrimination, evangelicals themselves seem to be preserving America's racial chasm. In fact, most white evangelicals see no systematic discrimination against blacks. But the authors contend that it is not active racism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • sociological look at racial division in churches

  • By Adam Shields on 02-27-18

Excellent and insightful

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Reviewed: 03-24-18

This book will give you pause as it examines the divided church. The contribution of evangelical churches to end racism is very minimal. Having been a POC in white evangelical churches, I have felt the sting of their suffocating indifference to racial issues. This book aided in my understanding of their viewpoint. Thanks to the author(s) and researchers for doing this work.

  • Let Justice Roll Down

  • By: John M. Perkins, Shane Claiborne - foreword
  • Narrated by: John M. Perkins, Shane Claiborne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 52
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John Perkins, founder of Voice of Calvary ministries, was born in New Hebron, Mississippi, in 1930. His family was made up of sharecroppers, and he grew up in grinding poverty, part of a system that preserved prejudice and racism. After his brother was killed, Perkins left Mississippi for California, where he found job opportunities, racism of another kind, and faith in Jesus Christ. He returned to Mississippi to share the gospel and help his own people find equality, justice, and economic independence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Struggle against Racism and Oppression

  • By Jean on 02-21-17

Life changing

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Reviewed: 02-26-18

This book helped me to see the heart of Christ in even those who hate. It was heart wrenching yet inspiring and filled with hope. Thank you Dr. Perkins! God bless you!

  • White Rage

  • The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
  • By: Carol Anderson
  • Narrated by: Pamela Gibson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 986
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 882
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 873

As Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in August 2014, and media commentators across the ideological spectrum referred to the angry response of African Americans as 'black rage', historian Carol Anderson wrote a remarkable op-ed in the Washington Post showing that this was, instead, 'white rage at work. With so much attention on the flames,' she wrote, 'everyone had ignored the kindling.'

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye Opening

  • By John E on 01-29-17

Amazing book.

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Reviewed: 10-16-17

This book should be required reading for every citizen. It explains so much of U.S. history from a perspective that is seldom taught. It was so intense that I would have to stop listening and process the information given. This book is a paradigm shifter. Loved it!