• The Whitewashing of Christianity

  • A Hidden Past, a Hurtful Present, and a Hopeful Future
  • By: Jerome Gay
  • Narrated by: Donald Gadson Jr.
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (51 ratings)

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The Whitewashing of Christianity is informative, insightful, and inspirational, telling a history that's often hidden, ignored, revised, or unknown. Confrontational, but not combative, it details how the American church has helped create and maintain the false narrative that Christianity is a White man's religion and how it has presented almost every person in Scripture and most of Africa's theologians and martyrs as White men and women. You will be given countless references that chronicle what whitewashing is, how it has been maintained, the negative effects it has caused, and more importantly, how we can stop it. 

The Whitewashing of Christianity:

  • Takes you on a historical, sociological, judicial, and religious journey of how Christianity has been whitewashed
  • Addresses the negative effects of whitewashing and how many view Christianity as a religion of oppression
  • Presents a full narrative of redemptive history, which finds it roots in Africa
  • Highlights African theologians, philosophers, teachers, and martyrs
  • Addresses claims from those that oppose Christianity with sources, Scripture, and historical facts
  • Equips people on how to engage inaccurate claims of Christian history and slavery
  • Addresses the concerns of those that think Christianity is not an indigenous faith of people of African descent
  • Equips churches and organizations with ways to combat whitewashing and move in unity

The Whitewashing of Christianity leaves us with hope that what's been done historically can be changed. It is compelling, not combative and written from a place of love and desire to fight for presenting Christianity in a diverse way and not a culturally monolithic one. Gay challenges popular views that are historically unfounded and issues a challenge that needs to take place within the Christian church. While challenging and eye-opening, you'll be made aware of a hidden past of accomplishments and contributions of Africa, confronted with a hurtful present of whitewashing effects.

©2021 Jerome Gay, Jr. (P)2021 Jerome Gay, Jr.

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Great story

At times the audio jumped. some thoughts were not complete because of this. I don't know who is at fault for the poor audio quality but please fix the glitches in the system. for that reason only I recommend the print version.

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I embrace the challenge

This book was a challenging book to read. It forced me to rethink many things that have been indirectly taught to me throughout my life. I highly recommend this point though. It will make you uncomfortable but it will teach you the truth about many things Christianity has taken for granted.

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Excellent Content, Poor Recording

This recording is incomplete. Chapters 7, 9 and the conclusion end mid-sentence. In other chapters, the sentences and phrases repeat accidentally. I would avoid this title until Audible fixes the recording.

The book itself, however, is excellent. Gay’s thoughts are clear and full of wisdom. He makes unassailable arguments about how white centering has damaged the Church and defamed the Gospel. This is a title every Christian…especially my fellow White Christians….should read.

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It's the unlearning for me.

This book is for everyone. Not just Christians or religious people. Not just people of color or white people. Absolutely everyone should listen/read this book of you want to understand the way this world works today and how it got too this point.

Profound, thorough and eloquently addressed very hard topics in a way that is really digested and understood.

Bravo Bro Gay!

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Excellent book

This is one of the most informative books that I have every read. As a believer for more than 40 years, I have gained so much incite on the contributions of African in the Bible. Thank you so much Jerome Gay for writing this book.

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Excellent Book

Pastor Jerome did an incredible job with this one! I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I plan on listening again

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Complete, ballanced, and gospel centered

The White Washing Of Christianity is a book that I knew I wanted from the beginning and yet a book I realized I critically needed by chapter 2. Pastor Jerome masterfully handles critical subject matter with biblical integrity, with an evangelistic spirit, and the gospel at the center. Pastor Jerome has clearly done the hard work of digging up jewels of truth have covered by culture, hidden by brokenness, and even misunderstood by other cultures groups. This book will give you these gems along with tools to continue to dig for more truth that reveals the beautiful work of God through all his crestions.

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It seems that the last words were dropped. This was a great resource for anyone wanting to learn the truth about the whitewashing of Christianity.

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A Very Much Needed Book

I had always wondered how every Bible screen adaptation was always majority white people. Likewise, I wondered why most of the Seminary Schools were headed up by and taught by a large majority of white people. However, like pastor Jerome said, the answer is not Blackwashing- BUT, the truth about biblical times and the people of the Bible needs to be taught and told. I mean, after all, we are talking about Africa and the immediate surrounding areas that are spoken of in the Bible LONG BEFORE colonization. We, people of color didn't make Christianity about color. Those who whitewashed Christianity did and perpetuated it for years. We, people of color didn't make our own Bible to make us look superior to other ethnic groups or to one specific ethnic group. Those who whitewashed Christianity did.

This is a very timely and very much needed book. Sources abound throughout for the reader (listener) to go do the research for his or herself. The book recording seems to cut off before the actual end on the Closing part. Personally, I wasn't a fan of including the foul language but other than that, this book is on point! So much so that I'll be purchasing hard copies for each of my children.

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I enjoyed this book tremendously

In the past when the country has been in an uproar over Racial issues , as an African American man in a predominantly white church, I've been a bit lost for effective ideas and solutions to remedy the problems, with this book I am no longer lost , I can now point to a resource to help identify and remedy our Racial Issues in the body of Christ and continue to be the source of Hope for the world.