• Urban Apologetics

  • Restoring Black Dignity with the Gospel
  • By: Eric Mason
  • Narrated by: Isaiah Young
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (125 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Urban Apologetics examines the legitimate issues that Black communities have with Western Christianity and shows how the gospel of Jesus Christ—rather than popular, socioreligious alternatives—restores our identity.

African Americans have long confronted the challenge of dignity destruction caused by white supremacy. While many have found meaning and restoration of dignity in the black church, others have found it in ethnocentric socioreligious groups and philosophies.

These ideologies have grown and developed deep traction in the black community and beyond. Revisionist history, conspiracy theories, and misinformation about Jesus and Christianity are the order of the day. Many young African Americans are disinterested in Christianity and others are leaving the church in search of what these false religious ideas appear to offer, a spirituality more indigenous to their history and ethnicity.

Edited by Dr. Eric Mason and featuring a top-notch lineup of contributors, Urban Apologetics is the first book focused entirely on cults, religious groups, and ethnocentric ideologies prevalent in the black community. The book is divided into three main parts:

  • Discussions on the unique context for urban apologetics so that you can better understand the cultural arguments against Christianity among the Black community.
  • Detailed information on cults, religious groups, and ethnic identity groups that many urban evangelists encounter—such as the Nation of Islam, Kemetic spirituality, African mysticism, Hebrew Israelites, Black nationalism, and atheism.
  • Specific tools for urban apologetics and community outreach.

Ultimately, Urban Apologetics applies the gospel to black identity to show that Jesus is the only one who can restore it. This is an essential resource to equip those doing the work of ministry and apology in urban communities with the best available information.

©2021 Eric Mason (P)2021 Zondervan
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One of the Best Apologetic books around

I really enjoyed listening to the book before I got the physical book later last week. This book isn't just for Christians who are well versed in theology but for people who want to learn about the truth of correct history of Christianity. You will learn about the difference between the other religions views and how Christianity is true. My favorite chapters was 4 & 5

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married to a Hebrew

This book moves mountains for me, and has actually helped me cope with the crazy turmoil of this whole movement.I was once a part of it so I understood. and appreciated the breakdown he had for chapter 7 and he could have went sooooooo much deeper, but what was written we terrific thank you and all that added to this I really appreciate it.




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Knowledge

So much information, I learned so much from this book that I can use as I share the gospel of Jesus Christ. Thanks so much! A must read if you are believer sharing the gospel

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Solus Christus

A well balanced biblical and practical approach for study and service to our brothers and sisters seeking value and validation. Christ is the only eternal answer that is able to truly sooth our cultural longings and our community ache.

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Great Collaborative Work

This is a resource book that was yet engaging as reading succinctly. The stories Made the resource material personable. Scripture references ensured was maintained.

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One chapter horribly written

Overall has excellent perspective on how the urban church can respond to all sorts of challenges to orthodox Christianity, from the Nation of Islam to Beyoncé fans playing with goddess ideas, all the while affirming the dignity of how black lives matter. But as a series of essays one chapter was really poorly written and so took me back, as the narrator just Leo reading it the way written.

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A must read for ALL Christians

This book is an amazing teaching tool and study guide for any and all Christians.

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Such a thorough analysis and rebuttal to the swoon of the Black Consciousness Community. Essential tool for every urban minister of the Gospel

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Great listen. Every leader in the gospel was given a charge with this literature. I have ordered the hard copy so that I can act on everything that was suggested.

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Too biased

I was hoping for a Gal. 3:28 purging of worldviews that still see status, color and culture as something to hold close to the chest. Instead there is a bias hindering the author from seeing and embracing the annihilating power of the Cross of Jesus Christ. The Cross put an end to "blackness" & "whiteness." I wish the he would have went in that direction: Unity by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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Highly Insightful Read

This book has given me a deeper understanding why a lot of Black people are deviating from Christianity and unearths the lies within alternative religions. It also offers guidelines on how to engage Black People who are opposed to Christianity.