BOOK: White Awake

By Daniel Hill | Amazon.com | 183 pages
Published in September of 2017

SUMMARY: A fantastic, thorough read penned with humility, nuance and honesty. If you are looking for an extensive resource on your journey towards racial reconciliation or are wondering what that process entails this is the book for you.

Pastor Daniel Hill of River City Community Church (Chicago, IL) lays out seven stages that lead the reader from blindness to sight – encounter, denial, disorientation, shame, self-righteousness, awakening and active participation. Biblically rooted and highly recommended.

KEY QUOTE: “There’s a reality that belongs to God alone, and Jesus is the one that ushers us into it. This is a journey he longs to lead us on and a journey we’re invited to participate in. But the price of admission is full acknowledgment of our utter blindness. Only when we embrace our lack of sight can we authorize Jesus to begin the process of illuminating the truth that we so badly need to see.”

BONUS: If you do not have the time to read the book, at least listen to Hill’s conversation with Jo Saxton and Stephanie Williams O’Brien of the Lead Stories Podcast.

DID YOU KNOW?: Sunday to Saturday has a Good Reads page where we post all of the books we have read – even the ones that didn’t make the cut.




Categories: Books, Racism, White Privilege

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