This book, “Not Your White Jesus” is different from any book I have seen because it deals with a very touchy subject which is something that has recently been a controversial subject–“White Jesus”.
I first heard the name “White Jesus” last year from a friend who was doing biblical research and brought up the idea that Jesus Christ was not white in skin color and that He was much different than the Jesus many churches worship now. At first, I was a bit taken back by this info but the more I thought about it, it made sense and so, I was intrigued to see that someone had written a book about this very subject.
This book “Not Your White Jesus” has some good points, but overall I felt it was mostly just a rant about today’s Christians and today’s churches.
The language was a bit rough and unpolished for me and the thoughts quite radical and I did not completely finish reading this book because I lost interest in it. Perhaps if it had been presented in a more loving, less radical but teaching way, it may have had a better effect on me.
Although, I do agree that Jesus Christ was most likely not white, and that many churches nowadays may not present Him as He truly was, I cannot say that I fully agree with all this book said.
I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review and all these thoughts are my own.
–Leona J. Atkinson