Reflections on Faith, Family, Justice, and Pop Culture
by Michael W. Waters
"Freestyle is inspiring, convicting, educating—and in the end, uplifting.”—Romal Tune, author of God's Graffiti: Inspiring Stories for Teens
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In Freestyle, the Rev. Waters boldly confronts issues within the urban community, such as addiction, education, incarceration, family issues, and absentee fathers with his edgy but truthful perspectives.
The Rev. Waters reflects on hip-hop evangelizing, parenting in an age of paternal absenteeism, balancing marriage and work, and what he hopes readers take away from his book.
"Provocative and prophetic, Michael Waters provides a fresh perspective on many issues that impact our communities, families, and the future of our country." Read what Romal Tune and others are saying about Freestyle.
Having matured as young adults in the age of 9/11 ... if there is anything that we know how to do, it is to endure despite all odds against us.
How does a 63-year-old white guy in Detroit who doesn’t care for hip-hop review a book by an inner-city pastor from Dallas describing himself as a voice to the hip-hop generation? Answer: we major on commonalities.
Although the angle of vision may differ, what this book reminds me of is that our focus is the same. We are both seeking ultimate meaning in a world that tries with all its might to distract us with secondary meanings.