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Under Our Skin Audiobook

Under Our Skin: Getting Real About Race - and Getting Free from the Fears and Frustrations That Divide Us

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Publisher's Summary

Can it ever get better? This is the question Benjamin Watson is asking. In a country aflame with the fallout from the racial divide - in which Ferguson, Charleston, and the Confederate flag dominate the national news, daily seeming to rip the wounds open ever wider - is there hope for honest and healing conversation? For finally coming to understand each other on issues that are ultimately about so much more than black and white?

An NFL tight end for the New Orleans Saints and a widely read and followed commentator on social media, Watson has taken the Internet by storm with his remarkable insights about some of the most sensitive and charged topics of our day. Now, in Under Our Skin, Watson draws from his own life, his family legacy, and his role as a father to sensitively and honestly examine both sides of the race debate and appeal to the power and possibility of faith as a step toward healing.

©2015 Benjamin Watson (P)2015 Tantor

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    "What's Under Our Skin?"

    Watson shines a light on the true problem with racism. "Its not a skin problem, its a sin problem." This is powerful, thought provoking book looking at the issues of race in America. Thanks Ben, this book has not only helped me talk about race with kids and adults, more importantly it has allow me to get with God and deal with the racists views in my own heart.
    Rev. Felton L. Woodson, MEd, MDiv

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    Ryan 09-11-17
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    "Eye Opening"

    I recommend this book to absolutely everyone. Benjamin Watson carefully and eloquently articulates the problem of race in America and offers solutions and ideas about how to solve it. "Under Our Skin" challenged what I knew (or thought I knew) about the racial divide, and inspires me to take a different approach now that I have a new perspective. I pray that others will be challenged and inspired as well.

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    Bryan Kendrick 09-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    "GREAT BOOK!!!!"

    So on point I feel the same, our issues in the U S is a sin problem. We do fail for lack of knowledge!!! Thanks Ben, Blessings and Mad Props!!! Def read this FIRE!!!!

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    Kate 08-24-17
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    "Simply Wonderful!"

    What an exceptional book. From the heart and soul. This book put a lot of things into perspective for me, a white woman, trying to raise two loving and kind children. This should be a required reading for all Americans. Thank you Mr. Watson, for allowing us into your heart.

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    ReZsaun 07-03-17
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    "Great Book"

    The author did an awesome job of showing his objective perspective on racism in America from all sides while weaving in stories from his own life.

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    J. Pack Michigan 02-05-17
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    "Clear, concise insight."

    Really clear and balanced perspective on race in our country. I wish I could think and write with such clarity as he does.

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    S.N. Lamb 12-22-16
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    "Relevant for Today"

    This was wonderful. This a book all Christians should read to see how they can help with race in this country as well as acknowledge things we may have a hard time doing rather we are black, white, liberal, conservative or libertarian.

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    Amazon Customer Louisville, KY, United States 11-06-16
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    "It was not what I expected."

    I thought it would hopefully more healing of current racial divisions. I am not sure it accomplished that in my opinion.

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    "Excellent in many ways"

    This is a careful, well thought out review of realities in our nation. And it is also an eloquent appeal for a real and lasting solution. Thank you so much, Benjamin, for writing this book.

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    "Balanced View of the Sin Prejudice and Racism"

    Timely and Tremendous insight into the racial fabric of this nation's history and how it impacts us as individuals. We all have a role to play in fixing the sicial and cultural ignorance that plagues us. This book is a great way to start honest and productive conversation to begin building meaningful relationships that will bring about generational change in our world. It starts with the family of God bka THE CHURCH.

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