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White Awake

An Honest Look at What It Means to Be White
Written by: Daniel Hill
Narrated by: Joe Hempel
Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Daniel Hill will never forget the day he heard these words: "Daniel, you may be white, but don't let that lull you into thinking you have no culture. White culture is very real. In fact, when white culture comes in contact with other cultures, it almost always wins. So it would be a really good idea for you to learn about your culture."

Confused and unsettled by this encounter, Hill began a journey of understanding his own white identity. Today he is an active participant in addressing and confronting racial and systemic injustices. And in this compelling and timely book, he shows you the seven stages to expect on your own path to cultural awakening. It's crucial to understand both personal and social realities in the areas of race, culture, and identity.

This book will give you a new perspective on being white and also empower you to be an agent of reconciliation in our increasingly diverse and divided world.

©2017 Daniel Hill (P)2018 Tantor

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  • dcshilts
  • 20-02-18

Powerful Insights for White Christians

Daniel Hill has added a book that will provide significant impetus toward reducing the racial divide in America for any white person courageous enough to take his insights seriously. Thoughtful, compassionate, and compelling in its dissection of the problems that are delaying or stifling resolution of America’s racial divide.

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  • S. Avellino
  • 27-04-18

Biblical intro to racial reconciliation

Hill doesn’t just speak from personal experience. He provides a firm scriptural foundation for a biblical response to “mourning with those who mourn” and “being united in Christ” for the purpose of fulfilling the two commands that are above all others, loving God with our whole heart, soul & might and loving others above ourselves.

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  • Poerhouse
  • 04-10-18

Underlying Christian message not clear

This book sounded great but no where in the description that I saw on Amazon did it say it was from a Christian perspective. I wish I could return it. Wasted $20.

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  • Mei Gaffey
  • 02-12-19

I'm not White

I read this as part of a book circle at my church. I am not White, so I found many of the points discussed to be obvious, and common sense; but in listening to the discussion at church (primarily White) I realized that some of these things are not obvious to White people. For that reason, I would recommend it to White people, with the caveat of following up with a person of color on points you think are ridiculous. I would also suggest, if you are reading this as a manual to "diversify your church"; that you consider racial equality is not achieved by having more folks of color in your church, but by being the environment they would feel welcome in, if they chose to visit. To many churches think they need more people of color, like POC are a commodity; if this is your church, and the reason you are reading this book-you need to spend some serious leadership time examining your motives.

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  • Pasha G.
  • 06-11-19

It challenged me to be courageous

great narrator and tone he brought the book to life make the reality unavoidable for me

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  • I LOVE Books!
  • 05-10-19

Excellent Read

I believe that humankind can benefit from reading this book & applying the knowledge & insight within!

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  • John Wiggins
  • 06-06-19

Open Your Mind & Heart

If you are white like me, willing to listen, and willing to evaluate yourself, I am confident you will learn a lot.

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  • Connie Colbert
  • 28-03-19

Wow!

Profound, Honest, Freeing! I wanted to call him up and sit with him for more dialogue. Most people of color are asking for white people to do just what this book does. Deal with the truth so we can move forward as a country.

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  • Jessica
  • 11-03-19

All Non Black Christians Need to Read This

Reason I say everyone who isn't black need to read this is because there is prejudice that has been instilled and taught to all of us and has put blackness at the bottom of the totem pole of racial hierarchy. So it helps others to be aware as well.

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  • Rev James H. Johnson
  • 23-02-19

A Black Awakens!

As a Black pastor, this book was more enlightening to me than perhaps a White clergy person. All of my significant formative others are White!!! How many others are like me? How have we unconsciously sought these "mentorings" as a means to soothe and perhaps deny the truth of our blackness and it's consequences in our society. I'm Awake to the realities of who I am and who I can be in the unfettered reality of Christ Jesus and off the tightrope between Black and White.