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Freestyle

Freestyle

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

VIDEO CHAT: Watch Michael Waters, Ed Gilbreath, and Maria Dixon in conversation on "Race and The Church" in this exclusive Patheos event!

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

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.

Inspiring Hope: A Q&A with Michael Waters

Inspiring Hope: A Q&A with Michael Waters

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.

Praise for Freestyle

Praise for Freestyle

"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.

Freestyle: Read an Excerpt

Freestyle: Read an Excerpt

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.

Michael Waters' Website

Michael Waters' Website

"I view life through the lens of Christian hope."—Visit the Rev. Waters' website to learn more.

Spiritual Practices to Eradicate Racism

Spiritual Practices to Eradicate Racism

As a matter of the heart, the fight to eradicate racism is a deeply personal, even spiritual, undertaking.

Book Roundtable: Continue the Conversation with our Bloggers

Learning to Appreciate Hip-Hop

Learning to Appreciate Hip-Hop

David Swartz

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. 

Freestyle Faith

Freestyle Faith

Greg Garrett

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.

Join the Roundtable Discussion!

Join the Roundtable Discussion!

Email us at books@patheos.com with your 300-500 word reflection on this book.
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Freestyle Book Trailer

A Conversation on Race and the American Church

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