Monday, November 14, 2011

Bloodlines by John Piper

John Piper's latest book Bloodlines: Race, Cross, and the Christian is now available. I haven't had the pleasure of reading it yet, but I feel like based on the topic and the author alone, it is probably one of the most needed books of our time.

There is a 19-minute documentary detailing John Piper's personal experience with racism in the South in the 1960s. It's pretty powerful.

Genocide. Terrorism. Hate crimes. In a world where racism is far from dead, is unity amidst diversities even remotely possible?

Sharing from his own experiences growing up in the segregated South, pastor John Piper thoughtfully exposes the unremitting problem of racism. Instead of turning finally to organizations, education, famous personalities, or government programs to address racial strife, Piper reveals the definitive source of hope—teaching how the good news about Jesus Christ actively undermines the sins that feed racial strife, and leads to a many-colored and many-cultured kingdom of God.

Learn to pursue ethnic harmony from a biblical perspective, and to relate to real people different from yourself, as you take part in the bloodline of Jesus that is comprised of “every tongue, tribe, and nation.”
A friend of mine recently reviewed this book, so feel free to check out her review if you're curious about what someone who's actually read the book thinks!

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