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God’s Law and Order
The Politics of Punishment in Evangelical America
Discover how evangelical Christians have played a pivotal role in shaping and perpetuating the American criminal justice system with God's Law and Order. Author Aaron Griffith delves into the origins of mass incarceration, revealing how religious leaders like Billy Graham and David Wilkerson mobilized fears of lawbreaking to push for increased policing and harsh sentencing. While evangelicals have recently advocated for criminal justice reform, their past efforts have perpetuated racial inequality in the system. Learn how this influential group continues to impact the criminal justice system today.
Great book to give away today. – source
Also recommended byThabiti Anyabwile
The Elusive Dream
The Power of Race in Interracial Churches
This thought-provoking book examines the presence of America's racial divide in a mixed-race church. Through an in-depth study of one particular church and national survey data, the author reveals that interracial churches often perpetuate racial inequality. African Americans in these settings adapt their behavior to make white congregants comfortable, conforming to white expectations in church and elsewhere. The Elusive Dream raises important questions about race in the national culture.
Korie Edwards is a leading light on multiethnic churches and this article explains the challenges. Her book is a game-changer: @Gods_Peace1 – source
Rome and Jerusalem
The Clash of Ancient Civilizations
Explore the epic clash between Rome and Jerusalem, which ultimately led to the destruction of Jerusalem. Martin Goodman's meticulous research delves into the incompatibility of cultural and religious beliefs that fueled this ancient conflict. Discover how Rome's brutal policies against the Jews, coupled with Christianity's growing hostility towards them, shaped the course of history. Gain unprecedented insight into the collision of two powerful civilizations, and uncover the lasting impact of their struggle in the modern world.
A brilliant book, and I'm loving it! – source
Also recommended byRainn Wilson
What's So Funny About God?
A Theological Look at Humor
Discover the fascinating connections between humor and Christian theology with this insightful exploration of the topic. Using everyday examples, Steve Wilkens demonstrates how humor can provide fresh insights to our understanding of the gospel, as well as the pitfalls of naturalism and gnosticism. With a focus on central Christian topics like human nature, church life, and biblical texts, this book also covers suffering and timely lament. You'll gain a newfound appreciation for the ways in which God has a sense of humor and how humor can help us approach faith with a humble, honest, and appealing attitude.
Love this book! – source
The Rise of Athens
The Story of the World's Greatest Civilization
Experience the story of how a tiny Greek city-state became the most influential civilization in history. Follow the adventure and see the astounding reversals of fortune that made Athens the city-state that transformed the world. The Rise of Athens celebrates the democratic revolution that marked its beginning, the city's political and cultural golden age, and its decline into the ancient equivalent of a modern-day university town. Through unforgettable portraits of the Athenians who fueled the city's rise, and riveting you-are-there accounts of the milestone battles that defined the Hellenic world, the author combines erudite, thoughtful historical analysis with stirring narrative set pieces that capture the colorful, dramatic, and exciting world of ancient Greece.
A brilliant and well-written book on classical Athens/Greece: – source