Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism's Looming Catastrophe

by Voddie T. Baucham Jr.

Hardcover, 2021



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Salem Books (2021), 270 pages


USA TODAY BESTSELLER! The Ground Is Moving The death of George Floyd at the hands of police in the summer of 2020 shocked the nation. As riots rocked American cities, Christians affirmed from the pulpit and in social media that "black lives matter" and that racial justice "is a gospel issue." But what if there is more to the social justice movement than those Christians understand? Even worse: What if they've been duped into preaching ideas that actually oppose the Kingdom of God? In this powerful book, Voddie Baucham, a preacher, professor, and cultural apologist, explains the sinister worldview behind the social justice movement and Critical Race Theory--revealing how it already has infiltrated some seminaries, leading to internal denominational conflict, canceled careers, and lost livelihoods. Like a fault line, it threatens American culture in general--and the evangelical church in particular. Whether you're a layperson who has woken up in a strange new world and wonders how to engage sensitively and effectively in the conversation on race or a pastor who is grappling with a polarized congregation, this book offers the clarity and understanding to either hold your ground or reclaim it.            … (more)

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LibraryThing member khoyt
Pastor Voddie T. Baucham, Jr. (who just happens to be black) has written an informative and scripture-based book about Critical Social Justice politics and its step-brothers CT/CRT/I. He gives reasons for the need to discredit BLM and their ilk as the opportunists (my word) they are. We need to
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turn to Christ and the redemption He brought to the world. We all need the power of forgiveness to defeat the power wielded by people in the public eye who stir up such hate.
This is a must-read for pastors, politicians, parents, people of color, and the average Joe. I do not have the words to say what this book has meant to me. Read it for yourself. Buy one for a friend. We don't need more rhetoric. We need to speak "truth in love" and teach our children the redemption found in the pages of the Bible.
I gave this book 5 stars and highly recommend it.
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LibraryThing member crtsjffrsn
Wow. Right-wing propaganda books tend to be poorly written, and this one is no exception. After misrepresenting critical theory, critical race theory, social justice, and many other concepts through reductionist snippets and presentations, the author devotes several pages to reassuring the reader
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how awesome and amazing he is. *yawn*

Ultimately, the entire book is a simultaneous attempt to justify bigotry and oppression through religion and to stroke the ego of the author. I made it to the end just because I wanted to have the full context before coming here to give this such a poor rating.

The mental gymnastics and conceit present in this book definitely stand out, but they are all for naught when it comes to universal, social truths. Quite simply: if the notion that we need to identify and dismantle systemic oppression threatens the continued existence of your religion, it's unlikely that your religion is truly based on the teachings of Christ.
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LibraryThing member Leann
Every Christian should read this! It is the most Biblically sound book on the topics of SJW and CRT on the market. Voddie Baucham has written for such a time as this. This book is the absolute truth about race and the church today. The last chapter was beautifully encouraging for God's people. Just
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read it.... let go of your worldly perspectives and soak in the truth in these pages.
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270 p.; 9 inches


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