Rescuing Jesus: How People of Color, Women, and Queer Christians are Reclaiming Evangelicalism Read Online Free - An inside look at the young, diverse, progressive Christians who are transforming the evangelical movement
Most of what we think we know about evangelicals is wrong, or is well on its way to being outdated. Generational changes and the shifting racial make-up of evangelical Christians are changing what we think of as evangelical culture and politics. Today’s young evangelicals are more likely than their elders to accept same-sex marriage, more inclined to think of “pro-life” issues as being about support for the poor, and more accepting of equality between men and women. Those on the leading edge of progressive evangelicalism—white, black, Asian, and Hispanic, as well as straight and LGBTQ, believers—are working to change the substance of evangelicalism and to wrest power away from conservative Christians. In Rescuing Jesus, Deborah Jian Lee, a journalist and former evangelical, brings readers deep inside this progressive movement and tells the stories of the young women and men at the forefront of it. Given the clout that conservative evangelicals still hold in national politics, Lee argues, this movement is important not only for the future of evangelicalism but for the future of our country.
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January 17, 2017
Summary: An account of how three marginalized groups within American evangelicalism are finding increasing acceptance, and the struggles they have faced along the way.
Deborah Jian Lee writes as a journalist who has been on the inside of much of what she is covering. Raised in an Asian American fa...
September 07, 2015
I will add a quotation when this book is published in November.
My family has roots in mainline Christianity. However, my two brothers and sister all moved away from Lutheranism and two of them ended up in more non-denominational, fundamentalist churches. I have never quite figured out why this h...
July 30, 2016
I loved the stories in this book and it's a good combination of history, research and narrative based on interviews. However, I think the author struggles a bit with the book format and connecting the different pieces in a long narrative arc. I also was a bit troubled by the assumption that women...
December 07, 2015
For a generation, what it means to be a Christian in this country has been defined mainly by a small group of conservative evangelicals--but that is finally starting to change. This book is the story of that change, and it's fascinating, infuriating, moving (I cried), and inspiring. I highly reco...
November 11, 2016
I cannot say enough good things about this book. A journalistic memoir, it's a fascinating read especially in light of this week's election.
February 07, 2018
It's hard to explain why I didn't enjoy this book like I thought I would. It's a decent book. And I would probably have given it 2.5 or 3 stars except that I was so darn disappointed with it.
As a church worker, I'm always on the lookout for books like this one-- which seem to be proclaiming a way...
June 28, 2017
While the overall structure of the book left something to be desired, the personal narratives presented in this book are extremely instructive and insightful to what it means to be a minority in pre-Trump evangelicalism.
Not a book for the yet sceptical of all things social justice, I feel like th...
February 04, 2018
Must read for every cisgender white male Christian
As a cisgender white male Christian, this book opened my eyes in many ways. As I have left Evangelicalism, I have only begun to scratch the surface of the damage I have participated in. We need to acknowledge that there is such a thing as systemic...
September 22, 2015
Stereotyped as single subculture in American Christianity, Evangelicals show many faces. They are often characterized by their belief in four main tenets of the faith: the authority of the Bible, salvation through Jesus Christ, the importance of a personal relationship with God, and the imperativ...
November 20, 2016
Despite the off-putting title this was an interesting, enlightening read - that said, it feels like a "first book" and has some issues with structure/content.
- a historical look at the formation of the "Religious Right" as political voting bloc.
- an overview of present-day progressive...