What is Wrong With Being Black? Celebrating Our Heritage and Confronting Our Challenges

Overview

Why are the majority of people of color at the bottom of the economical, social, educational, medical, and career ladders of the world? Author Matthew Ashimolowo, pastor of the largest church in Western Europe, answers this haunting question and others that have plagued people of color for generations.

His biblically sound and strikingly honest answers paint a historically true picture of the regal and brilliant past of the Black person's world. Extensive research and statistics...

See more details below
Paperback
$13.66
BN.com price
(Save 19%)$16.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (16) from $5.74   
  • New (11) from $8.94   
  • Used (5) from $5.74   
Sending request ...

Overview

Why are the majority of people of color at the bottom of the economical, social, educational, medical, and career ladders of the world? Author Matthew Ashimolowo, pastor of the largest church in Western Europe, answers this haunting question and others that have plagued people of color for generations.

His biblically sound and strikingly honest answers paint a historically true picture of the regal and brilliant past of the Black person's world. Extensive research and statistics regarding people of color worldwide represent their honorable past-and the agonizing circumstances that have tormented them for the past 300 years.

You will learn the answers to these and many more questions: What or who is holding Blacks back from achieving their dreams? Why has the person of color been used and abused for generations? Why is the richest continent, Africa, inhabited by the poorest people? Can a victimization mentality be overcome? So what's wrong with being Black? Nothing.

About the Author:
Matthew Ashimolowo pastors the largest church in Western Europe, Kingsway International Christian Centre in London. His daily television ministry encourages millions of viewers worldwide, as do his radio programs. Born in Nigeria and now living in Europe, he is a teacher, evangelist, businessman, and award-winning author

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780768426380
  • Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Pages: 351
  • Sales rank: 286,932
  • Product dimensions: 8.96 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     7
His Glorious Past
Man-A Masterpiece of Creation     17
The Black Man's Dominion     23
The Great Empire Builders     29
The Great Black Personalities     37
The Wealthy Continent     51
Conformations and Pathologies
Introduction     61
Idolatry     63
Superstition     95
Witchcraft     103
Slavery     107
Distorted Family Values     141
Black Disunity     157
Black on Black Crime     167
Economically Challenged     181
Racism     193
Mis-governance     205
Leadership Crisis     221
Sexploitation     229
Dependency Syndrome     251
Colonial Heritage     265
Immigration     275
Apartheid     281
Faulted Educational Systems     289
Segregation     309
Self-Image Problem     321
Marginalization     333
Conclusion: Transforming the Heart     347
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews
  • Posted December 15, 2008

    Is There a Hole in My Bible? Because the truth escaped my notice.

    That's the response I had when I first read this book. My worldview took a 360 degree turn as I fitted the last piece of the history puzzle into place after my search for valid historic evidence of what can be labeled as truth. This book help me see Scriptures that revealed the mind of God from his African perspective. The great discovery that one can freely communicate with God and get his point of view for the African descendants today is what this book has done for me. Life changing for anyone who failed to notice the Biblical picture.<BR/>The author put to rest the Hamitic myth that has been spreaded by ignorant people and replaced it with the truth that not only dignified the African race, but also revealed our importance in all history and the plan of God for African descendants. The book challenges one not only to own up to our influence on many nations in regard to religions but also to seek realize the healing and redemption for ourselves that has always been available. A good message and a rare jewel for all those who really want to know the truth about the African civilization from a Christ centered Biblical perspective.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Great book

    Very informative

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 13, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    What is Wrong with Being Black

    The book adequately provided a history of segregation in America and from abroad especially the African Continent. The book does provide a clarion call for the continent of Africa to address generational curses and mind sets that keep this continent dependent upon the aid of foreign countries. What is Wrong with Being Black does provide a ray of hope for Africans and people of African descent. I recommend this book to the youth of Europe, Africa, and the United States of America. "The book "Living Beneath Your Priviledge" will also give the reader the root cause of the ills of being black.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)