Emancipation Books

Eight Questions About Race: A Black Pastor Responds to Black Lives Matter


Prominent black pastor Aubrey Shines sheds light on the difficult questions raised by the racial protests in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd, proposing a Christian response to the agenda and claims of Black Lives Matter.

People of faith have been in the vanguard of civil rights for 150 years, and like all Americans of good will, they wish to be on the right side of the divisive issue of racial justice. Yet many have qualms and questions about the goals and methods espoused by Black Lives Matter, which claims to speak for all Americans of color.

Is America really a racist society? Have we truly failed our African-American friends and neighbors on issues of equality and fairness? What is Black Lives Matter? Who are its leaders? What do they want? Does BLM really represent the interests of black Americans? Above all, what is the appropriate Christian response to the raging debate about race and justice in America?

These and other questions are addressed with clarity, sensitivity, deep knowledge of the subject, and a strong foundation in biblical faith by Bishop Aubrey Shines. This brief but informative book offers a guide and handy reference for pastors and congregants alike on how to think and talk about these profoundly challenging questions from a Christian perspective.