America's Original Sin
- Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America
- Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
- Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 03-15-16
- Language: English
- Publisher: Tantor Audio
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"It's time we right this unacceptable wrong", says best-selling author and leading Christian activist Jim Wallis. Fifty years ago, Wallis was driven away from his faith by a white church that considered dealing with racism to be taboo. His participation in the civil rights movement brought him back when he discovered a faith that commands racial justice. Yet as recent tragedies confirm, we continue to suffer from the legacy of racism. The old patterns of white privilege are colliding with the changing demographics of a diverse nation. The church has been slow to respond, and Sunday morning is still the most segregated hour of the week.
In America's Original Sin, Wallis offers a prophetic and deeply personal call to action in overcoming the racism so ingrained in American society. He speaks candidly to Christians - particularly white Christians - urging them to cross a new bridge toward racial justice and healing.
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By Michanne on 04-11-16
Raced in America - so true!
Wallis writes honestly and from experience. The phrase, "raced is America," hit home for me. His writing has a unique quality that takes a bit of getting used to, however once you do, he's even more poignant.
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By RevReader on 06-01-18
Important book, but narrator was an amateur
Jim Wallis is an important voice in the American social justice scene, and this is an important book. But this narrator positively butchered the reading. I cringed continuously over his mispronunciation of commonplace words in the Christian vocabulary: Colossians, Barth, koinonia, ekklesia. I was offended by his use of fake European accents in quoting international authors and of a soft, sibilant whisper in quoting female authors (every time -- an utter insult). Even worse was his cartoonish mimicry of The Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr's speaking voice. Audible.com: Never, ever hire this narrator again. And do justice to Jim Wallis by hiring a new narrator to re-record the book.