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Not Your White Jesus

Following a Radical, Refugee Messiah

Not Your White Jesus

Following a Radical, Refugee Messiah

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Publisher: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9780664264161
Published: 09/10/2018

Jesus is not white. Jesus is not American. Jesus does not want to make America great. While many of us grew up looking at gleaming portraits of Jesus with blond, flowing hair and hearing sermons reaffirming that we have the answers to save a fallen world, the real Jesus - a Middle Eastern Jew preaching radical, humble, self-emptying love - calls us to a different life.

As we see oppression and hate run rampant in our nation, it's as if Christianity has lost sight of the red letters altogether. Sheri Faye Rosendahl takes a look at important social issues in our society, the responses of American Christians, and the true ways behind the red letters.

Not Your White Jesus addresses the need to reexamine the true ways of Jesus that we find clearly in the red letters, enabling readers to discover what it truly means to follow the ways of Jesus in contrast to following the ways of the American Christian elite.

Sheri Faye Rosendahl

Sheri Faye Rosendahl is Codirector at The Nations DSM, a nonprofit that is dedicated to advocacy and working with refugees from the Middle East, both domestically and abroad. She is a regular contributor to HuffPost and a blogger at NotYourWhiteJesus.org.

'Sheri Faye Rosendahl gives those of us who follow Jesus a tremendous gift. She holds his life and words up to us like a well-lit mirror, and asks us to look closely, unflinchingly. With boldness and brutal honesty, Sheri invites we who call ourselves Christians, to decide if we're okay with what we seeor if we want to aspire to something more beautiful. I'm grateful for her courageous challenge.' -- John Pavlovitz, author of A Bigger Table and Hope and Other Superpowers

'If you are over it with the blonde haired, blue-eyed, white Jesus If you struggle to see the connection between Jesus and the actions of his followers If you believe that Jesus was a badass but are having a hard time finding him in todays world Look no further. Sheri Faye Rosendahl delivers that Jesus and so much more. Not Your White Jesus will have you nodding your head and saying, There you are, Jesus. Welcome back. I thought I lost ya.' -- Jerry Herships, Founder/Pastor of AfterHours Denver and Author of Last Call: From Serving Drinks to Serving Jesus

 

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