Not Your White Jesus

Not Your White Jesus

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 Jesus is not white. Jesus is not American. Jesus does not want to make America great. While many of us grew up looking...

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Title:Not Your White Jesus
Author:Sheri Faye Rosendahl
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Genres:Religion
ISBN:0664264166
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:176 pages pages

Not Your White Jesus Reviews

  • Libby
    Oct 12, 2018
    I struggle with the audience and purpose of this book. I think it feeds into the filter bubble mentality afflicting society at the moment. Those who already share Rosendahl's views will appreciate finding an author they agree with, but beyond identifying issues, she offers few practica...
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    Nov 06, 2018
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  • Carol Evans
    Nov 06, 2018
    Not Your White Jesus is a difficult book to write about. Rosendahl makes some good points about Jesus and how he dealt with people throughout the New Testament. However, her tone and slang are totally off-putting. I definitely like Rosendahl's main message. When asked what the gre...
  • Bethany
    Nov 15, 2018
    I agree with the ideas behind nearly everything Sheri Faye Rosendahl says in this book. Unfortunately, though, her seemingly arrogant sarcasm will keep me from recommending this to anyone. She says early on that she hopes this book will spark conversation but then spends the remainder ...
  • Jackie Wolfred
    Nov 29, 2018
    Blasphemy ...
  • Alex
    Oct 21, 2018
    (I received a free ebook copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.) I don't read a whole lot of non-fiction, but when I saw this come across NetGalley (sorry I finished so late!), I had to pick it up. This title seemed right up my alley. I wanted to love t...
  • Katra
    Sep 17, 2018
    The informal voice of Sheri Faye Rosendahl's writing style may well distance many intended readers. I hope that I'm wrong because her voice needs to be heard by, well, everyone. Yes, in parts it may seem like she's yelling. She obviously cares deeply and urgently wants to get her messa...
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    Oct 28, 2018
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  • Leona Atkinson
    Oct 19, 2018
    This book, "Not Your White Jesus" is different from any book I have seen because it deals with a very touchy subject which is something that has recently been a controversial subject--"White Jesus". I first heard the name "White Jesus" last year from a friend who was doing biblical ...
  • Lisa
    Sep 07, 2018
    This book was an excellent challenge to my faith. Sheri compares what she calls the American White Jesus to the Red Letter Jesus of the Bible. She makes it very clear how terribly short many Christians fall from what the person of Jesus would want. She hits on all sorts of current topi...
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    Oct 25, 2018
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    Dec 05, 2018
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  • enyanyo
    Sep 04, 2018
    Jesus is not a white guy. I hate to break it to you, but all those pictures you grew up seeing on the walls of your church or in your grandma's dining room showcasing the fair-skinned, blue-eyed, handsome, white Jesus are fabrications. The lied to you. Jesus isn't American; he's not e...
  • Amy Nora
    Sep 17, 2018
    This was a brilliant and brutal look at the American church. Christianity requires radical love; when we see how the American Church, especially white Evangelicals, have behaved inn the last 5-10 years there has been a degrading of what the Bible says and a greater selling out to polit...
  • Shannon Holmes
    Sep 15, 2018
    Let me preface my review with, I am a white, middle class, conservative Christian, I even homeschool my children. When I saw the cover of this book, I could feel my defenses rising, after reading the summary, I am still not sure this is a book I want to spend my time reading, but there...
  • Shannan Harper
    Oct 25, 2018
    The title drew me to the title of the book. Being an African American Christian that has been disgusted by the so called evangelical "Christians" that have not been living like Jesus would have wanted us to, I wanted to see what was in the content of the book. While I don't agree with ...
  • Lew Button
    Sep 17, 2018
    Not Your White Jesus Not Your White Jesus is a disturbing book. First it is disturbing because so much of what Sheri Faye Rosendahl has to say about the church is true. The predominant church in the US (the White-Jesus Church as she calls it) is not known for its compassion and love....
  • Jeannie Huie
    Sep 10, 2018
    Very disturbing view of American Christianity! Ms. Rosendahl makes us re-examine how we view others and how we follow Jesus' commandment to love others. Very interesting and very disturbing and a very much needed wake-up call! ...
  • Judith A Utley
    Nov 27, 2018
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  • Audrey Adamson
    Sep 28, 2018
    Not Your White Jesus is a book needed for the times but with it's provides no answers or suggested on what Red Letter Jesus would have them do. I truly understand Sheri Faye Rosendahl; I live in the Deep South and see White Christianity at its worst. Pretty much everything she says, ...
  • Heatherton
    Nov 11, 2018
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  • Brian Proffit
    Sep 05, 2018
    (to be released October 9, 2018 by Westminster John Knox Press who provided a free copy for this review) First, I want to emphasize that the author does make valid, important points. Yes, a large ?but? is coming, but I need to emphasize that we shouldn?t miss the validity of s...
  • David Smith
    Oct 31, 2018
    A very powerful and challenging discussion of the real Jesus in comparison with current "white Jesus" positions in the US. Thank you, Sheri. ...
  • Stephany Snell
    Oct 09, 2018
    In the current climate of our society, I often feel a bit isolated in my thinking. I find myself wondering if other people that call themselves Christians are reading the same Bible that I am and apologize far too often for the condemning & judgmental actions of the people that cal...
  • Sheri Rosendahl
    Jun 08, 2018
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  • A Cup of Brave
    Sep 27, 2018
    Thank you to Westminster John Knox Press and NetGalley for providing an ARC in return for an honest review. I would not recommend this book to anybody who believes in Jesus. It is disrespectful and the book had cursing all throughout it. ...
  • Rich Rosendahl
    Sep 17, 2018
    I have read this book a few times and I weep that it wasn?t available 10 years ago! With a strong theological background, across many perspectives, it was easy for me to see that Sheri brings new life to our often tainted view of Jesus and humanity. She delivers an insightful analysi...
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    Sep 17, 2018
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    Oct 10, 2018
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  • Rachel Pienaar
    Nov 04, 2018
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