Consider the following scenario: you stop by a local diner and encounter a crowd watching a football game. Each spectator is white. You are black. While this is going on, one of the spectators murmurs that “black” QBs cannot pass but only run, at which point most of the spectators erupt in laughter in agreement. What goes through your mind at this moment? How do you make sense of this moment Biblically, and from this, how do you respond? On the other hand, suppose in this scenario, you are one of the spectators. You see the black person seated off to the side while all of this takes place. What goes through your mind? Do you care about how he may or may not take in this moment? Why or why not? How do you respond? Are you embarrassed, dismissive of the entire moment as just “fun,” or totally ignorant of the possibility of there being anything wrong happening in this scenario? Also, how do you make sense of this moment Biblically, and from this, how do you respond?
Putting Race to the Sword will try to answer these kinds of questions in three ways. First, you will receive foundational knowledge on the Biblical history of what can be characterized racist behavior in general, showing you how the kinds of issues you are dealing with are nothing new from a human perspective. Second, you will be directed on how to Biblically recognize injustices regarding anything associated with race, as well as see the consequences of such injustices, allowing you to have a moral foundation from which to react. Finally, you will be directed on how you should consider responding in order to best glorify God in terms of race-associated scenarios. In a nutshell, all of this is at the heart of what Putting Race to the Sword is about. If you are interested in expanding your way of thinking and behaving when it comes to race and Christian living, you are invited to purchase your copy today!