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Adam! Where Are You?: Why Most Black Men Don't Go to Church by Jawanza Kunjufu
Addresses the question of why the church is 75 percent female and offers ways to bring black men back to God.
|Publisher:||African American Images|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.36(d)|
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Adam! Where Are You?: Why Most Black Men Don't Go to Church based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Jawanza Kunjufu asks, 'Why are Black churches 75% female and 25% male? Why is this equation reversed in Islam? Adam, where are you?' I'm so impressed by this book I'm buying copies for my male relatives! Kunjufu shows it's okay, even sometimes necesary, to be both Afrocentric and Christian! He shows how the Eurocentric, 'safe' kind of Black church, with a power-grabbing pastor and compliant female churchgoers, drives away both men and youth. He shows the African and Black presence in the Bible; for instance, Jesus did not look like Michaelangelo's cousin! He shows where church fails to reach the world and how the world fails to see the good the church is already doing. Kunjufu interviewed unchurched Black men, and has listed 21 main reasons why these men don't attend church. Then the author lists his answers to those questions, explaining where church, culture, pastors, women, and the men themselves are at fault, and what can be done about it. To carry out some of Kunjufu's ideas would take tremendous courage and faith--the kind Jesus had. The principles of this book, although focusing on the needs of Black men, could also apply to men in general. My only complaint is that some of Kunjufu's historical claims--for instance, that King David came from a Hamitic line--isn't backed up by the Bible as I understand it. (Two of David's ancestresses, Tamar and Rahab, are Canaanites (Hamitic), but his paternal line is Semitic.) But overall this book is a must-read for any Christian who wants to heed Jesus' call to 'preach good news to the poor' and to 'go make disciples of all nations'.
This is a very informative and helpful book. I have learned a lot and seriously recommend that everyone read it!