Rescuing Jesus: How People of Color, Women, and Queer Christians are Reclaiming Evangelicalism by Deborah Jian Lee

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Most of what we think we know about evangelicals is wrong, or is well on its way to being outdated.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.

Title : Rescuing Jesus: How People of Color, Women, and Queer Christians are Reclaiming Evangelicalism
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ISBN : 0807033472
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 296 pages


Bob rated it ★★★★☆

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...

Patty rated it ★★★★☆

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...

Faith rated it ★★★☆☆

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...

Sarah rated it ★★★★★

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...

Meepelous rated it ★★★☆☆

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...

Henk-Jan rated it ★★★★☆

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...

Kristin-Leigh rated it ★★★☆☆

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. The good: - a historical look at the formation of the "Religious Right" as political voting bloc. - an overview of present-day progressive...

Bryan rated it ★★★★★

November 14, 2015

For me, the key to this book is the verb tense in the title. By using the Present Progressive (or Present Continuous), the title indicates an on-going effort, not something that has been achieved. Certainly the efforts of those heroes in the book fighting against the homophobia, racism and misogy...

J. rated it ★★★★☆

November 06, 2015

This book by Jian Lee shook up my thinking. It was not a pleasant read but one that should be read by Christians to help them understand issues that we may very well have not faced or thought deeply about. The question is, if all people are created by God, if all people are children of God, if al...

Danni rated it ★★★☆☆

April 25, 2016

I appreciated learning more about the political and cultural experiences of people from underprivileged groups and identities within evangelical Christianity. However, what I was really hoping for from this book was more theological and spiritual perspectives. I felt like the book mostly confirme...

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