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White Lies: Nine Ways to Expose and Resist the Racial Systems That Divide Us

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What can you do to be a force for racial justice?

Many White Christians are eager to fight against racism and for racial justice. But what steps can they take to make good, lasting change? How can they get involved without unintentionally doing more harm than good?

In this practical and illuminating guide drawn from more than twenty years of cross-cultural work and learning
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published September 1st 2020 by Zondervan
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Adam Shields
Dec 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Summary: An exploration of why Christians need to expose the evil of white superiority, not just attempt to increase diversity. 

As with Rediscipling the White Church I have a somewhat ambivalent approach to reading Daniel Hill. He is an excellent writer, and I really do appreciate what he writes. But I am also reminded that part of why he is needed to voice racial justice is part of his subject matter. In his first book, White Awake, his voice is needed because so many White Christians are resis
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Mel
Nov 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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A must read. I am not religious but I get it. If I could have read one book about racism it would be this.
Lisa
Dec 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this book very helpful as a white person in evangelical ministry. It is practical and contains a lot of truth!
Patrick Walsh
I received a free copy of White Lies from the publisher, Zondervan, by way of a giveaway conducted by The Englewood Review of Books.

Daniel Hill’s White Lies is an important and valuable addition to a growing mass of books about white supremacy by white authors. I finished reading it just after listening to a podcast that featured a conversation with Esau McCaulley, author of Reading While Black. Both McCaulley and Hill would affirm that there is only so much that white authors can teach any audi
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Tyler
Dec 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful, challenging, inspiring, compelling. This was a great follow up to White Awake. I really value Daniel Hill’s humility as he hosts conversations as a white man. It’s so helpful for me to follow in the footsteps of those who are ahead of me in my racial awakening journey and White Lies walked me through so many of the questions I’ve been asking this year. I definitely recommend this to any white Christians wanting to engage further in understanding white supremacy and the needed dismantl ...more
Catrina Berka
Dec 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would consider this a 201 conversation on White Supremacy and suggest it after reading his book, White Awake as a 101 introduction. Insightful and practical for the White Christian struggling to disentangle themselves from the false ideology crippling their walk with Jesus.
Melinda Croes
Sep 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a worthwhile read for those interested in the intersection of Christianity and white supremacy. I appreciated the practical practices suggested and the thoughtful analysis of current issues.
Rob
Feb 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
A very helpful overview. This offers repentance and faithfulness as responses to our hidden cultural assumptions about race. I'm thankful for pastor Hill's leadership on this subject. ...more
Sheri Joyce
Dec 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Informative and convicting. A must- read along with Hill's first book, White Awake. ...more
Kim
Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I read my anti-racism books this year and this one was exceptional! Focus is on the white church's role in the history of racism and its potential role moving forward. ...more
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Daniel Hill hates the "Woke" movement. Most people see it as an end to the conversation, whereas Hill sees it as a means to continue the conversation.

Hill makes his argument that the white church needs to separate itself from White Supremecy. Interspersed with biblical quotes to help one learn to resist and expose racism in the church. Could also be used for workplaces.
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“What I would like to emphasize within this section, though, is the high degree of difficulty that leaders in Christian spaces will face when trying to get White folks to engage with the idea of systemic racism.” 0 likes
“It not only leaves the White Christian oblivious to the larger systemic problems created and reinforced through the narrative of racial hierarchy but also leaves them feeling that the work of racial justice is done as long as they have repented” 0 likes
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