Welcome to this week’s edition of the Five Minute Friday link-up!
This week’s FMF writing prompt is: COMPROMISE
Many of us are smack in the middle of the annual 31-Day Writing Challenge.
For Day 14 of the series, 31 Books by Authors of Color, I’m highlighting an essential read for all Christians. That may sound like an over-exaggeration, but I’m being serious. I truly think The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism by Jemar Tisby should be included in school curricula, church education programs, book clubs . . . everywhere.
It is a heavy read, but an important one. Depending on your background it might make you mad. It will probably make you sad. But nonetheless, it is an essential read to be able to understand the history of racism in America and the role that the church played in it over the years in order to better understand the current landscape and what can and should be done about it moving forward.
The author also has a follow-up book that came out after this one (which I bought but haven’t read yet), called How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey Toward Racial Justice. While The Color of Compromise may not offer as many practical steps for “what to do,” it is a crucial stepping stone to lay the foundation of how we came to be in this place in order to acknowledge the history before addressing the issues appropriately.
Please, go get this book.
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Join the link-up with your own five-minute freewrite on the prompt, COMPROMISE, below, then visit your link-up neighbor to read their post and leave an encouraging comment:
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I have never compromised
at respect, or being kind,
and I am now vilified,
for I am colourblind.
Yes, I do have slanty eyes,
and my skin is yellow,
but I never will despise
race in another fellow
no matter what the pundits say,
for I have learned a simple truth
’twas reinforced many a day
in my misspent youth
when I saw many good men dead,
lying in bright pools of red.
it sounds like a good book that I’ll look out for. Thank you for the recommendation.
I have added both books to my to-be-read list. Thank you for the recommendation