Now Featured in the Patheos Book Club
Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation
by Jennifer Harvey
"This powerful book displays the subversive possibilities of confession and calls the church beyond good intentions in the work of racial justice. A truly original work."
— Seattle Pacific University
"A gospel for white people, this book calls for nothing less than laying down the trump card of reconciliation for the sake of true repentance and conversion. Jennifer Harvey is proclaiming truth. Listen to her."
— author of Strangers at My Door
"One of the most valuable contributions to the work of anti-racism in recent years. Harvey demonstrates with compelling accuracy and clarity why popular Christian dialogue about racial reconciliation does not work but in fact only serves to reinscribe historic, systemic problems … Provides readers with an accessible study of a way forward."
Reggie L. Williams
— author of Bonhoeffer's Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Resistance
"Dear White Christians is a must-read. This kind of unflinching analysis is both rare and powerful. Through thorough analysis coupled with prophetic vision, Harvey decodes the mystery of the failure of the ‘racial reconciliation' movement and offers clear direction forward toward the repair of our racialized society. All seminarians and pastors should read this book. And if every person in the pews of white churches read Harvey's love letter to them, then our nation might actually have a chance to realize Dr. King's vision of the beloved community."
Lisa Sharon Harper
— coauthor of Forgive Us: Confessions of a Compromised Faith
"A timely and indispensable contribution to the field of Christian social ethics. Harvey offers a reparations paradigm as the first step toward racial healing in the church … An essential read for those who love the body of Christ and yearn for justice."
Eboni Marshall Turman
— author of Toward a Womanist Ethic of Incarnation
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