New Book Releases – Week of 31 August 2020

Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to each of the new book releases …)

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White Lies: Nine Ways to Expose and Resist the Racial Systems That Divide Us

Daniel Hill

White Lies is a thoughtful, practical guide for confronting and dismantling White supremacy and promoting racial justice in healthy, effective ways.

White supremacy presents one of the greatest threats to the soul of our nation and the kingdom of God–but we can do something about it. Drawn from more than twenty years of working in cross-cultural communities and learning from some of the greatest leaders of color, pastor and racial justice advocate Daniel Hill offers clarity on what White supremacy is and how it is much more than extremist groups spewing hatred, but lamentably is an ideology that infiltrates us all.

As more and more White Christians are awakening to the pervasive bias for white culture, ideas, and actions that shape every aspect of society, many are eager to fight for racial justice. But what steps can be taken to make good, lasting change? How can White Christians get involved without causing more harm?

In this practical and illuminating guide, Hill provides nine practices rooted in Scripture that will position you to be an active supporter of inclusion, equality, and racial justice. With stories, studies, and examples from his own journey, Hill will show you:

  • How to get free of the impact of White supremacy individually and recognize that it works systemically
  • How to talk about race in an intelligent and respectful way
  • How to recognize which strategies are helpful and which are harmful
  • What you can do to make a difference every day, after protests and major events

We cannot experience wholistic justice without confronting and dismantling White supremacy. But as we follow Jesus–the one who is supreme over all things–into overturning false power systems, we will become better advocates of the liberating and unconditional love that God extends to us all.

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