Dr. Samuel White, III, has done the Church a tremendous service by writing this book to help us develop a ministry with our boys. Giving us an overview of the social, economic, and spiritual challenges that our boys face, White gives practical tips on how we can break these chains and set them free. This is a must read for churches who are serious about ministering to our boys! - Rev. Dr. James Perkins Pastor Greater Christ Baptist Church, Detroit Michigan President Progressive National Baptist Convention
My Brothers Keeper is an excellent guide for mentoring our young people in general and our young men in particular. A readable and helpful book. I highly recommend it to anyone concerned about how to reach this generation.- Rev. Dr. Kevin Turman Pastor Second Baptist Church, Detroit Michigan.
My Brothers Keeper is a must read for all who sincerely want every young person, especially at-risk young men reach their God-given potential.- Rev. Lawerence T. Foster Pastor The Calvary Baptist Church, Detroit Michigan.
My Brothers Keeper is a training manual for clergy, laity, parents, teachers, social workers, youth workers, guidance counselors and caring persons who want to develop a Mentoring Program, Rites of Passage, Conflict Resolution Classes, Liberation Lessons and use Rap music to free young, African American males from their spiritual, social, and psychological bondage. Moreover, these ministries will raise their self-esteem, fulfill their paternal deprivation, help them manage their anger, instruct them to be peacemakers, develop their moral consciousness and save their souls. If you are tired of watching our young men wearing sagging pants, rapping with profanity, using the n word, dropping out of school, getting high, selling drugs, having children out of wedlock, terrorizing our neighborhood, going to jail, killing one another, then this book is for you. This book will not only tell you what happened to our boys but what you can do about it. For too long we have rejected, ignored, or demonized black boys and asked, Am I my brothers keeper? It is time for Christians and people of good will to acknowledge the fact that we are our brothers keeper and do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with our God. It is time for us to heed the words of Jesus, preach good tidings unto the poor; heal the brokenhearted, proclaim liberty to the captives, and let the oppressed go free.
My Brother’s Keeper: Church Ministry for Young African American Males
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