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God does not suggest, he commands that we do justice. Social justice is not optional for the Christian. All injustice affects others, so talking about justice that isn't social is like talking about water that isn't wet or a square with no right angles. But the Bible's call to seek justice is not a call to superficial, kneejerk activism. We are not merely commanded to execu God does not suggest, he commands that we do justice. Social justice is not optional for the Christian. All injustice affects others, so talking about justice that isn't social is like talking about water that isn't wet or a square with no right angles. But the Bible's call to seek justice is not a call to superficial, kneejerk activism. We are not merely commanded to execute justice, but to "truly execute justice." The God who commands us to seek justice is the same God who commands us to "test everything" and "hold fast to what is good." Drawing from a diverse range of theologians, sociologists, artists, and activists, Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth, by Thaddeus Williams, makes the case that we must be discerning if we are to "truly execute justice" as Scripture commands. Not everything called "social justice" today is compatible with a biblical vision of a better world. The Bible offers hopeful and distinctive answers to deep questions of worship, community, salvation, and knowledge that ought to mark a uniquely Christian pursuit of justice. Topics addressed include: Racism Sexuality Socialism Culture War Abortion Tribalism Critical Theory Identity Politics Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth also brings in unique voices to talk about their experiences with these various social justice issues, including: Michelle-Lee Barnwall Suresh Budhaprithi Eddie Byun Freddie Cardoza Becket Cook Bella Danusiar Monique Duson Ojo Okeye Edwin Ramirez Samuel Sey Neil Shenvi Walt Sobchak In Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth, Thaddeus Williams transcends our religious and political tribalism and challenges readers to discover what the Bible and the example of Jesus have to teach us about justice. He presents a compelling vision of justice for all God's image-bearers that offers hopeful answers to life's biggest questions.


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God does not suggest, he commands that we do justice. Social justice is not optional for the Christian. All injustice affects others, so talking about justice that isn't social is like talking about water that isn't wet or a square with no right angles. But the Bible's call to seek justice is not a call to superficial, kneejerk activism. We are not merely commanded to execu God does not suggest, he commands that we do justice. Social justice is not optional for the Christian. All injustice affects others, so talking about justice that isn't social is like talking about water that isn't wet or a square with no right angles. But the Bible's call to seek justice is not a call to superficial, kneejerk activism. We are not merely commanded to execute justice, but to "truly execute justice." The God who commands us to seek justice is the same God who commands us to "test everything" and "hold fast to what is good." Drawing from a diverse range of theologians, sociologists, artists, and activists, Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth, by Thaddeus Williams, makes the case that we must be discerning if we are to "truly execute justice" as Scripture commands. Not everything called "social justice" today is compatible with a biblical vision of a better world. The Bible offers hopeful and distinctive answers to deep questions of worship, community, salvation, and knowledge that ought to mark a uniquely Christian pursuit of justice. Topics addressed include: Racism Sexuality Socialism Culture War Abortion Tribalism Critical Theory Identity Politics Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth also brings in unique voices to talk about their experiences with these various social justice issues, including: Michelle-Lee Barnwall Suresh Budhaprithi Eddie Byun Freddie Cardoza Becket Cook Bella Danusiar Monique Duson Ojo Okeye Edwin Ramirez Samuel Sey Neil Shenvi Walt Sobchak In Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth, Thaddeus Williams transcends our religious and political tribalism and challenges readers to discover what the Bible and the example of Jesus have to teach us about justice. He presents a compelling vision of justice for all God's image-bearers that offers hopeful answers to life's biggest questions.

30 review for Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth: 12 Questions Christians Should Ask About Social Justice

  1. 4 out of 5

    Brian

    In the last few years there are a spate of books on social justice, and a few of them written by Christians. This book by Thaddeus Williams is the best in that category so far. It is winsome, accessible, and relentlessly God-honoring. I recommend pairing this title with Cynical Theories for a solid overview of critical theory and what’s at stake. In the last few years there are a spate of books on social justice, and a few of them written by Christians. This book by Thaddeus Williams is the best in that category so far. It is winsome, accessible, and relentlessly God-honoring. I recommend pairing this title with Cynical Theories for a solid overview of critical theory and what’s at stake.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Ivan

    In our tribalized social-media age, the loudest and most extreme voices are the ones that tend to get a hearing. But I’m thankful for the thoughtful voices that speak with wisdom to some of the most contentious issues we face today. In Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth, Thaddeus Williams tackles them all—racism, sexuality, socialism, abortion, critical theory, identity politics—and argues that social justice, while not the gospel, isn’t optional for Christians. Christians care abo In our tribalized social-media age, the loudest and most extreme voices are the ones that tend to get a hearing. But I’m thankful for the thoughtful voices that speak with wisdom to some of the most contentious issues we face today. In Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth, Thaddeus Williams tackles them all—racism, sexuality, socialism, abortion, critical theory, identity politics—and argues that social justice, while not the gospel, isn’t optional for Christians. Christians care about justice; justified people seek to be a just people. But Williams also reminds us that not everything branded “social justice”—the increasingly superficial, knee-jerk activism of our day, or what he labels “Social Justice B”—is truly biblical. Whatever your starting point in this conversation, here’s a book that will help inform, equip, and serve the church.

  3. 4 out of 5

    David

    Social justice is one of the most important topics today but also one of the least understood. This is the keyword used to signify that we care about lives and rights and yet there is so much fighting in society over these two words. What can we do to seek peace and justice amid such division? Thaddeus Williams provides the best path forward by actually seeking justice on the very concept of social justice. With great charity and greater clarity, Thaddeus weaves together both personal testimony a Social justice is one of the most important topics today but also one of the least understood. This is the keyword used to signify that we care about lives and rights and yet there is so much fighting in society over these two words. What can we do to seek peace and justice amid such division? Thaddeus Williams provides the best path forward by actually seeking justice on the very concept of social justice. With great charity and greater clarity, Thaddeus weaves together both personal testimony and established evidence to clearly separate real justice from an impostor masquerading under the name. Rather than submitting to the popular polemic practices of today’s world, Mr. Williams instead graciously explains the foundations of “Social Justice B” (as he defines it) and shows that, however well-intentioned its adherents may be, that path is fraught with as much injustice as “Social Justice B” attempts to fight. Alongside exposing such foundations, Mr. Williams makes a strong case for a better view, a better approach to justice, one that actually answers questions rather than only making accusations. One of the unique features Mr. Williams includes that testifies to his thorough treatment of the subject is the testimonies of various individuals in their struggles with injustice. As often as not, these individuals come from their own histories of being racist or intolerant, having to learn the dangers and failures of such perspectives, growing and learning how to love their neighbor, and now standing firmly against such discrimination. In opposing polemics and vitriol, Mr. Williams has crafted a book that guides without demanding, educates without indoctrinating, and drives for truth without driving away others. This is a book that will stand firm for years to come as a benchmark in the discussion of justice and inequality and is an invaluable resource in these times both nebulous and tumultuous.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Matthew Ross

    When I saw this book title I was intrigued. As a pastor I want to be able to help people and in todays climate I feel that there are many who are quick to judge if our opinions do not match. So I was hoping that this book would help me navigate a space that I am trying to learn more about. This book has made me ask more questions than provide answers. While I loved this book immensely, it is just a start, not an end to where I see the conversation going. Thaddeus has provided so much inside of h When I saw this book title I was intrigued. As a pastor I want to be able to help people and in todays climate I feel that there are many who are quick to judge if our opinions do not match. So I was hoping that this book would help me navigate a space that I am trying to learn more about. This book has made me ask more questions than provide answers. While I loved this book immensely, it is just a start, not an end to where I see the conversation going. Thaddeus has provided so much inside of his book to chew on that it would take years to digest. These are not easy issues to deal with, but he deals with them head on. I am thankful for Thaddeus’s starting point. He starts with the Gospel. Too many times we try and find the answers on our own and not have a standard that is the same, but Thaddeus does a great job of keeping his eyes on Jesus. If you are wondering how as a Christian to confront injustice, but you are unsure where to start, I haughty recommend this book to get you started. Again, this is not the end of the discussion, but the starting place for some of us. This book should not be read alone. I love that Thaddeus has included questions to digest with others. So buy a few books and get some friends together and start confronting injustice without compromising truth.

  5. 5 out of 5

    John

    2.5 Ask my pastor: I am theologically conservative. Politically, I’m center-left. As a medical student, I believe human life begins at conception. I read this book because John Perkins wrote the foreword and as a mirror: to reflect on ways I view the world and my brothers and sisters in the Church. In a way, I am the targeted audience for the book, and I would recommend anyone to read the chapters on the first question (worldview as the madness machine is brilliant). However, I wonder if the profi 2.5 Ask my pastor: I am theologically conservative. Politically, I’m center-left. As a medical student, I believe human life begins at conception. I read this book because John Perkins wrote the foreword and as a mirror: to reflect on ways I view the world and my brothers and sisters in the Church. In a way, I am the targeted audience for the book, and I would recommend anyone to read the chapters on the first question (worldview as the madness machine is brilliant). However, I wonder if the profile of actual readers matches that of the targeted audience. If not, I think the book does a disservice to the actual readers. Social justice B (SJB) has its flaws, but we should eat the meat and spit out the bones. The book does not acknowledge insights that we could gain from SJB. For instance, it pays lip-service to the systemic injustice of redlining and injustice in the criminal justice system, yet (1) subsequently presents cherry-picked data (eg, Fryer’s study) or literature from one secular economic perspective (mainly Powell) and (2) doesn’t refer to or discuss seminal works such as the Color of Law and the New Jim Crow. The book challenges me to critically view SJB’s rhetoric, but I fear it would feed another reader’s confirmation bias. Moreover, the early church did have ethnic/racial resentments involving not just the Law but also economic fairness (see Acts 6). Just because the Bible omits church gossip, it doesn’t mean ethnic/racial/economic conflict did not happen in the early church because the Gospel covered all. The OT, which was the Scripture for the early church, is clear on how repentance that precedes reconciliation involves material reparation (also see Zacchaeus), and granted the Ten Boom story, given the Biblical commands, it’s hard to imagine that the early church came together under the gospel without addressing the wrongs that someone like a Roman soldier who became a Christian might have committed in the past. PS. The constant equivalence of SJB with the Nazis, KKK, and Tutsis was troubling as well as the minimizing of depravity of American slavery and racism by relativizing it with global slavery. PPS. I trust the author’s intentions because Perkins did. But relevant to my last paragraph is this from The Washington Post article in August 2020 (https://www.washingtonpost.com/religi... "This summer, [John M] Perkins has been in demand for Zoom Bible studies with White evangelicals. But he said he has stopped using the phrase “racial reconciliation,” because the phrase implies White and Black people can become equals without addressing historical inequities."

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jeanne

    Looking for well rounded information in our political climate that regulates Christian faith to back door conversations? Want a Biblical understanding of justice? How can we graciously counter a society that relies on anger to solve problems? A good read on a subject not disappearing anytime soon.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Rachel Mayes Allen

    The idea of justice is one that we all like to talk about (the problem being that we usually neglect to define it and often fail put it into practice). It has always been important that we both define it correctly and practice it faithfully, and this book successfully accomplishes both of these goals. Timely, gracious, empathetic, and uncompromising, this book challenges Christians to ground our pursuit of justice in the gospel without falling into the error that the pursuit of justice is the go The idea of justice is one that we all like to talk about (the problem being that we usually neglect to define it and often fail put it into practice). It has always been important that we both define it correctly and practice it faithfully, and this book successfully accomplishes both of these goals. Timely, gracious, empathetic, and uncompromising, this book challenges Christians to ground our pursuit of justice in the gospel without falling into the error that the pursuit of justice is the gospel. Williams takes great care to ensure that his perspective is spiritually focused rather than politically driven, and even as he rebukes false teachings (and, at times, those who promulgate them), he never devolves into petty ad hominem attacks. Rather, he handles this charged topic so charitably that even those who may disagree with his conclusion must acknowledge his (and God's) heart for them. I cannot recommend this book more highly. Probably the most important, worldview-shaping book I've read this year.

  8. 4 out of 5

    John-Jennifer Divito

    With the rising demand for social justice in our culture as well as a growing movement within evangelicalism, a debate has been roaring over the compatibility between social justice and biblical Christianity. A result of this clash has been churches and believers in Christ dividing between woke progressives and anti-woke conservatives. Additionally, this controversy has left many more Christians confused over what to believe and how to carry out our social responsibilities in this world. Thaddeus With the rising demand for social justice in our culture as well as a growing movement within evangelicalism, a debate has been roaring over the compatibility between social justice and biblical Christianity. A result of this clash has been churches and believers in Christ dividing between woke progressives and anti-woke conservatives. Additionally, this controversy has left many more Christians confused over what to believe and how to carry out our social responsibilities in this world. Thaddeus Williams enters into this foray with his new book Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth. In doing so, he has provided us with an invaluable guide to help us successfully navigate through these difficult issues and come to conclusions faithful to God's Word. Having finished reading Williams' book, it has now become my "go-to" resource for Christians who want to understand social justice. Let me share a few reasons why: First, the structure and style of his book makes it easy to read. Wrestling over 12 questions invites the reader to enter into a discussion over critical issues related to social justice. Williams also writes in a very conversational manner and avoids a lot of technical words and concepts to bring much-needed clarity to today's discussions. Second, the testimonies at the end of each chapter are powerful! I read about how the gospel of Jesus Christ changed a white supremacist, a gay man, a woke racist, a Hindu Nepali, a Critical Race Theory advocate, and others. These stories bring alive Williams' conclusions and show how these truths work themselves out in real lives. Third, Williams rightly compares and contrasts biblical social justice with ideological social justice. He has labelled them Social Justice A and Social Justice B. Now one could argue over using the label "social justice," but I believe Williams wisely avoids controversy while showing the incompatibility of biblical teaching and contemporary calls for social justice. Additionally, he maintains the Scriptural distinction between the law and the gospel to keep Christ central in answering these 12 questions. Fourth, the seven appendices bring additional help to wrestling over social justice by considering the modern challenges of abortion, racial relations, capitalism and socialism, sexuality, the culture war, fragility and antifragility, and how the gospel helps the poor and oppressed. I am simply amazed that Williams was able to provide so much insight in less than 220 pages! Finally, and most importantly, Williams rightly handles God's Word when answering the critical questions raised by today's social justice movement. After carefully reading through this work, Christians will be better equipped to respond to the challenges raised today with Scriptural truth. As a result, the author has given us an important apologetic to defend the Christian faith against the pressing issues we face. If I was to mention any concerns, Williams makes a lot of entertainment references through this book. While it makes his writing easier to read (and I feel as if we have very similar tastes!), I could see one not familiar with a number of movies, music, and books missing the author's point. I also wonder if these references will wind up quickly dating this resource, which will likely need to be revised in order to stay current. Furthermore, I have some theological questions and potential disagreements with the author. While Williams doesn't directly address the relationship between the church and culture, he seems to advocate a form of transformationalism while I see two kingdoms theology as more faithful to God's Word. And in the appendix "Defining Sexuality," he writes: "Just as God's feelings in traditional theology are expressions of his nature..." Yet traditional theology would uphold God's impassibility and immutability, which leaves me wondering what Williams' means by comparing God's feelings with our feelings. Nevertheless, I am grateful for Williams' book and will be regularly encouraging Christians to read it as a reliable guide on social justice. May the Lord use this book to help His people love God and love our neighbor by pursuing biblical justice!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Katelynn Richardson

    You don’t have to be on social media for long to realize the fruits of much of what is called justice today often include anger, hatred, bitterness, and wrath. The modern idea of “social justice” is typically either uncritically embraced or vilified within the church, but rarely defined or explained. Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth takes a step back from the madness to provide clarity to the conversation. It doesn’t make the mistake of minimizing our need for justice or flatly d You don’t have to be on social media for long to realize the fruits of much of what is called justice today often include anger, hatred, bitterness, and wrath. The modern idea of “social justice” is typically either uncritically embraced or vilified within the church, but rarely defined or explained. Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth takes a step back from the madness to provide clarity to the conversation. It doesn’t make the mistake of minimizing our need for justice or flatly dismissing claims to oppression. Instead, it provides a nuanced, even-handed analysis of today’s hot button issues. “The most pressing cultural and political issues of our day are, fundamentally, worship issues.” The book aims to, and succeeds in, providing the reader with a perspective on justice firmly rooted in Scripture. It uses twelve questions to illustrate that not everything labeled “social justice” is biblical, evaluating the ideology by things like its attitude towards the gospel, the role of God, the effect of propaganda, the group identities it creates, and the impact on those it seeks to help. This book’s greatest strength is that it repeatedly emphasized that justice without God is actually injustice, reaffirming that “all injustice is a violation of the first commandment.” Everybody wants to call themselves pro-justice. But when people become their own arbiters of truth, their vision of justice becomes distorted as well. “Love God, the ultimate Other, and you will give those who bear your Beloved’s image the respect they are due...Had the Aztecs loved the actual God more than they loved the sun and water, they would not have wanted to treat people like chopped meat. Had the conquistadors loved the actual God more tahn they loved gold and power, they would not have wanted to treat the Aztecs like rats to be exterminated, sex toys to be exploited, or property to be owned.” By providing examples both from history and modern-day, Thaddeus Williams broadens our scope beyond the particulars of specific issues, hitting on the worldview assumptions at the heart of our debates. “It would inspire us to see history not purely through the perspective of the oppressed but also through the lenses of the oppressors. Why? Because the same human nature in the Aztec slayer, the Atlantic slave trader, and the Auschwitz executioner resides in us too. If we don’t seriously reckon with that uncomfortable truth, then we can all too easily become the next round of self-righteous oppressors.” Few Christian books have taken the time to address social justice from a biblical perspective, so this book fills a unique void. For me, that was a breath of fresh air. Every Christian should read it to equip themselves to speak truth and do justice in a culture that misunderstands both. I hope those who do pick it up will be encouraged to tackle difficult problems and go into the culture with the courage to bring light as past generations of Christians did when they rescued discarded babies in Rome, worked to abolish slavery, and stood up for the downtrodden.

  10. 4 out of 5

    James Hong

    I have to say that this book far exceeded my expectations. Professor Williams states in the preface that it took him 4 years to write the book and I could see why. This book is not only well written, but easily digestible, heartfelt, charitable, without skipping on intellectual rigor. The other exceedingly high compliment I would give it is that I came out of reading this book thinking that the author completed this gargantuan task in the thoroughness of covering this subject. I find that no less I have to say that this book far exceeded my expectations. Professor Williams states in the preface that it took him 4 years to write the book and I could see why. This book is not only well written, but easily digestible, heartfelt, charitable, without skipping on intellectual rigor. The other exceedingly high compliment I would give it is that I came out of reading this book thinking that the author completed this gargantuan task in the thoroughness of covering this subject. I find that no less than remarkable. With a host of contributors, you're not only getting one perspective. You're getting a wide spectrum of people speaking to this issue that spares neither truth nor love. In every era, there are important books and then there are top tier important books. This is what you call a top tier important book. This book is NOT Democrat or Republican apologetics. It is not mere information. It's a quest to lift the mist of confusion and hatred when confusion and hatred abounds.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Moss

    “The kingdoms of the world play the self-defeating game of tribalizing, retaliation, and escalation, running up body counts in the name of “justice.” The kingdom Jesus invites us into does not play by those rules.“ Quote from the book Thaddeus Williams does a wonderful job along with 12 other people and their perspectives on different types of injustices, to help Christians navigate how to discern what the world says about justice and what the Bible says of it. Quite honestly, one of the best boo “The kingdoms of the world play the self-defeating game of tribalizing, retaliation, and escalation, running up body counts in the name of “justice.” The kingdom Jesus invites us into does not play by those rules.“ Quote from the book Thaddeus Williams does a wonderful job along with 12 other people and their perspectives on different types of injustices, to help Christians navigate how to discern what the world says about justice and what the Bible says of it. Quite honestly, one of the best books I have read in 2020. This is a must read for anyone who is unsure about what people are calling justice and injustice. I graciously received an advance e-copy from netgalley for review. All opinions are my own.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Peter LeDuc

    Refreshingly balanced, crystal clear, Gospel-centered. An insightful critique of a relvant and complex topic.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Anna Catherman

    Confronting Injustice without Compromising truth is an incredibly important deep dive into today's social justice issues from a Christian perspective. It isn't perfect - no book outside the Bible is. But Williams' book, part theological tome, part history, and part political science, dotted with brief memoirs, is one of the best I've read to date tackling today's toughest issues through a Biblical lens. I just read it and I'm already thinking of reading it again. It has helped me to see today's Confronting Injustice without Compromising truth is an incredibly important deep dive into today's social justice issues from a Christian perspective. It isn't perfect - no book outside the Bible is. But Williams' book, part theological tome, part history, and part political science, dotted with brief memoirs, is one of the best I've read to date tackling today's toughest issues through a Biblical lens. I just read it and I'm already thinking of reading it again. It has helped me to see today's social justice movement in a much more accurate light - and to recognize that, rather than becoming combative about particular policy issues, we should feel compassion on those who are caught up in destructive movements, and share the Gospel above all else.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Sue Fellows

    I was part of this book launch to read a book I probably would not otherwise have read. I am glad I did read it and for the awareness this author brings to the subject. He is an Christian author and he comes from a scriptural view point. He is a professor so he speaks like one. For me, some of it was over my head with terms I am not familiar with but, the jest of his writing is that we should look at all people as Image bearers of God and treat them with that respect. I recommend this book to an I was part of this book launch to read a book I probably would not otherwise have read. I am glad I did read it and for the awareness this author brings to the subject. He is an Christian author and he comes from a scriptural view point. He is a professor so he speaks like one. For me, some of it was over my head with terms I am not familiar with but, the jest of his writing is that we should look at all people as Image bearers of God and treat them with that respect. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a Christian perspective on Justice and Truth.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Bryce Beale

    This is now the second book I can eagerly recommend on the subject of social justice (the other being Piper's Bloodlines). The title is descriptive enough to give you the flavor of the whole: this is a book that warns against truth-compromising ideologies (i.e. Critial Race Theory) without minimizing the existence of real injustices (e.g. racism). Williams splits the term "social justice" into two parts, since it is commonly used today in two ways--as Social Justice A, which is a truly biblical s This is now the second book I can eagerly recommend on the subject of social justice (the other being Piper's Bloodlines). The title is descriptive enough to give you the flavor of the whole: this is a book that warns against truth-compromising ideologies (i.e. Critial Race Theory) without minimizing the existence of real injustices (e.g. racism). Williams splits the term "social justice" into two parts, since it is commonly used today in two ways--as Social Justice A, which is a truly biblical social justice; and as Social Justice B, which is a newer set of ideologies based on Marxism, CRT, the Frankfurt School, deconstructionism, queer theory, etc. This book is primarily a warning against Social Justice B, but it is a warning that does not broadbrush the issue. A common tactic in fighting Social Justice B is to lump anything that smells like concern for injustices into the large pile of Social Justice B and burn it all. That certianly does get rid of the problem, but it also gets rid of something very good and important--namely, a concern for injustices. Both the content and the attitude of Williams' book are immensely helpful for anyone trying to navigate the labyrinth of all that is called "social justice" today.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Matthew Johnson

    Thoughtful and informing. Brings much needed balance.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Ben Howard

    GOOD ANALYSIS OF TRUTH AND JUSTICE FROM A GOSPEL PERSPECTIVE.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Deborah Geesling

    Extremely helpful in navigating our current culture. As a mom and advocate for my son and others who are battered by serious mental illness, I appreciate the timely wisdom of this book. As I fight for very real justice, I don’t want to lose the gospel. Thank you for this treasure.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Samuel

    Thaddeus Williams presents a simple framework that establishes what is "biblical" justice and what is not. Social justice A ("Biblical" justice) and social justice B ("Non-Biblical" justice). Williams claims the following. Social justice A seeks justice that puts God first and that social justice B removes God from the equation entirely. Social Justice A unifies everyone in Christ and sin. Social justice B divides the people based on race, gender, age and so on. Social justice A, values truth, l Thaddeus Williams presents a simple framework that establishes what is "biblical" justice and what is not. Social justice A ("Biblical" justice) and social justice B ("Non-Biblical" justice). Williams claims the following. Social justice A seeks justice that puts God first and that social justice B removes God from the equation entirely. Social Justice A unifies everyone in Christ and sin. Social justice B divides the people based on race, gender, age and so on. Social justice A, values truth, listens well and does not place all the evils of the world onto the oppressors but rather humans sinful nature and social justice B does not. Social justice A allows their purpose to be defined by the creator. Social justice B creates their own purpose. Social justice A understands that women and men are created for different purposes. Social justice B claims that gender is a social construct. This review will critically analyse each of his main arguments as much as possible. There is a lot to flesh out so not everything will be covered but there is much to say. America is so blinded by the realities of capitalism that they will use almost any influential figure in history to support their unscientific ideologies. Martin Luther King, Collin Kaapernick, Albert Einstein, Adam Smith and as one can point out in this text, Jesus are all victims of astroturfing. The God Question. According to the bible, God is a loving God. However, can we possibly claim to love people as God does, while supporting a system that forces millions into homelessness and murders millions annually from starvation? How can we possibly say "all black lives are fearfully and wonderfully made in God's image" while supporting imperialist governments that drone and air strike other nations that are predominantly black? How can we possibly say that everyone is an image bearer while believing that everyone that does not work, should not eat? How can we replicate such a loving God, when our entire livelihood values profit over people? You absolutely cannot advocate for God and love, while supporting a system such as capitalism. How is all of the above a byproduct of capitalism and not the sinful nature of humans? We can all agree that humans are not perfect, but ignoring the dialectical materialist effect on the nature of human beings would be foolish. It fails to recongiinse that humans are malleable and humans, being social creatures are influenced heavily by the world around us. Therefore, the nature of humans today is shaped by capitalist competition. Today, the demand for housing, income, jobs and healthcare has become so high, that people become selfish in order to protect themselves from poverty and lack of basic human needs. How does capitalism cause such atrocities such as widespread universal poverty, starvation and homelessness? Recent research suggests that, as a planet, we produce enough food to feed 10 billion people. 30 - 40 % of the food is wasted. Why is this happening? Because the capitalist only feeds that which is profitable. The quest for profit is the sole reason there is global hunger. The same goes for housing. Vacant homes in many of the western countries outnumber homeless people in their respective country. It is possible to house everyone, but this is not profitable for the bourgeoisie. Not only is it not profitable to house everyone, but also maintains state and ruling class power through the fear of going homeless. It forces people to work long hours for a small percentage of their labour in return because people are so concerned with losing their basic needs - they will allow themselves to be exploited by any means. It is a common belief, that too much of anything, is inherently bad, thus Williams begins his quest to bring Nazis and Marxists and everyone in between, together, in the name of God. Williams presents some pretty bold claims such as his belief that the political left and the political right extremes are "just as bad as each other" and that anti-fascists and fascists are "just as bad as each other." This belief, originated from the horseshoe theory and is not accepted by social science academics today. The horseshoe theory asserts that the far left and the far right, resemble each other in the way that the two ends of a horseshoe are closer to one another than the outer side of the horseshoe. Williams argues that true unity, peace and love, will come about if we just abide by the laws of the current system we live in. Jesus was anything, but a conformist. His resistance to law and current beliefs was evidently strong. Born into a society plagued by class division, where 90% of the population were peasants that were over-worked and under-paid as they worked the land owned by aristocrats, Jesus advocated for a redistribution of wealth. This practice was established among the disciples and early Christians. "All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had." Acts 4:32. I could not even count all the times Jesus mentioned the poor and oppressed. If Jesus were to be on earth today in America, it would be people like Williams that would say things like "This Jesus guy wants to help the lazy people that don't work!" or "Jesus is a dirty socialist! Why should he care about the exploited? Doesn't he know that communism killed millions?" Jesus' love was radical. It is that same love, for people, that urges people to think critically about changing the way we live. Williams attempts to twist the plot and change who Jesus is. This isn't to say Jesus' main message was to make the earth a fairer and more just world. To believe that, you would be missing the whole point of Jesus' teachings. But for the purpose of the topic of discussion, being "biblical justice" we cannot ignore these examples set by Jesus. Williams, unlike Jesus, conforms to the laws and systems of today and makes peace with major contradictions and flaws. He fears the abolition of capitalism will inevitably lead to the loss of millions of lives, even though millions of lives are lost annually from Capitalism. This claim, unsupported and historically incorrect, originated from a book titled "The Black book of Communism." This book infamously documents the "horrors of communism" written by a small group of historians in 1997. In an attempt to grow fear within the west, as to protect capitalism, profit, and power, they pull numbers (deaths) from left and right to reveal the famous final death count of Communism. "Communism killed 100 million people." You may have heard it fly out of people's mouths before, or maybe you have said it yourself. Let's actually "look at the facts" as Williams would like to say. Where do these numbers come from? Did Williams even research it, or is he just taking the statistics at face value? This would seem very inconsistent and bias, considering the number of statistics he researched when it came to the disproportionate treatment of black lives in America. But alas, it is true, Williams is selective in his research. Let's look at the numbers. Firstly, I want to point out the laughable comparison that one cannot avoid when told "Communism killed 100 million" as they attempt to defend the morality of capitalism. If we were to actually believe this number of 100 million deaths, then we must look at the deaths caused by capitalism - which will have to include and not limited to; all causalities to both world wars, every death from poverty, every death from a disease that is curable, all imperialist air strike causalities, all deaths caused by American and non-American coups, all deaths caused by colonialism in the 19th century, all prison deaths, all deaths by execution ect ect. The list goes on. If you want to compare death rates, look in the mirror first. Secondly, let's look at the death count or lack of, for "communism". They blame Communism for; all-natural accruing deaths in Russia while under Joseph Stalin's rule, all USSR and Chinese causalities during world war 2 while fighting the Nazis and fascism, all deaths from the gulags, all Chinese Jews in the concentration camps, all deaths in Cambodia, North Korea, Africa, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Eastern Europe and Latin America while their government self-proclaimed that they were a communist government. If you have not read Marxist theory, then this may seem like a legitimate claim - it's not. A government cannot claim to be a communist government because the very definition of communism is a stateless, classless, money-less society. So claiming to be a communist government would be an oxymoron. I find this very ironic considering the book is titled "Confronting justice without compromising the TRUTH" and clearly Williams is committing historical negationism. Lastly, it needs to be addressed that communism or any ism/system is never the end goal and never replaces God. It will always solely be a step forward in the right direction. Nothing is exempt from criticism. Revolution is not born out of hate for others, but out of love for people. If we are to love, as Christ loves us - we must abolish capitalism. And it must be done by force, out of love, for God's people.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Clint

    This is the introduction to social justice that I have been looking for. I don’t know if you can relate to me, but I have been wildly confused by the social justice movement. In fact, so much so that I have been ready to dismiss it altogether. At times I have felt Social Justice B (explained below) advocates were implying I was racist, simply because I was white. This led me to dismiss the movement as ridiculous, self righteous, petty, and unfair, feeling a defensive posture that can be summariz This is the introduction to social justice that I have been looking for. I don’t know if you can relate to me, but I have been wildly confused by the social justice movement. In fact, so much so that I have been ready to dismiss it altogether. At times I have felt Social Justice B (explained below) advocates were implying I was racist, simply because I was white. This led me to dismiss the movement as ridiculous, self righteous, petty, and unfair, feeling a defensive posture that can be summarized as: “If you can just assume I am racist without even knowing me, simply because I am white, then forget social justice.” While the 10+ books I have read on social justice in the past 6 months have helped me see that my posture was misguided, Thaddeus Williams’ book actually shows me a better way to respond to my Social Justice B friends (and they truly can be my friends). From reading Williams’ book, I imagine him saying, “Yes, Clint, overall, Social Justice B is misguided, but that does not mean you get a pass on social justice — we are all called by God to pursue social justice. Social justice is giving everyone what is due to them — treating all people as we want to be treated, because they are created in the image of God. Therefore, social justice is actually an act of worship, because worship is giving God what is due him.” By the way, Williams’ treatment of worship as it relates to social justice is both simple and profound. The social justice that I was ready to reject a few years ago is what Williams calls “Social Justice B.” Social Justice B divides humanity into different identity groups and puts them into conflict with one another: the rich and the poor, black and white, gay and straight, male and female, and so on. In the sets of groups just mentioned, one group is the oppressor (for example, white people) and one group is the oppressed (for example, black people). And because the oppressor is evil, violent action can be justified to fight back against them. In order to justify such action, the oppressed group or those fighting on their behalf will develop propaganda against the oppressor. This includes revising history so that the oppressor is seen as evil, associating all individuals in that identity group as evil, and blaming all struggles of injustice the oppressed go through on the oppressor. (I found Williams explanation of this process enlightening). Social Justice A is biblical justice. It is fulfilled by, first, seeing all humans as equal because they are created in the image of God — all of them. Second, by avoiding grouping all people into group identities. As St. Paul says: “There is no distinction, for all have fallen short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) We are all sinners in need of God’s love, grace, and mercy. This should bring us together, Williams points out, because we all should know — whether rich or poor or whatever group we might fit into — that we are all capable of the most terrible evils. As Williams points out: “the problem of evil” is “not just a theologian’s problem, it is everyone’s problem.” The evils in the world cannot be placed on any particular identity group — evil is a problem we must fight together. However, we must fight evil in the right way — in Christ, the only true identity all humans belong to. For Christ is “our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility” by his work on the cross. (Eph. 2:14). There are several other issues in Williams’ book that are giving me clarity where I feel like I have been stuck in a fog for far too long. Thanks to his passion and love for Christ, the fog is lifting. Darkness is being replaced with light.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Richard Lawrence

    "the 12 questions Thaddeus raises in the book are the right questions we should all be asking in today's troubled world." - John M Perkins (in the Preface) How should Christians respond to social problems? How should christians respond to the idea of "Social justice"? How should we respond to activists? How should we respond to reports of oppression? The Bible is clear that christians are to do good to others in society, we are to help and protect the weak, the marginalised and the poor BUT what i "the 12 questions Thaddeus raises in the book are the right questions we should all be asking in today's troubled world." - John M Perkins (in the Preface) How should Christians respond to social problems? How should christians respond to the idea of "Social justice"? How should we respond to activists? How should we respond to reports of oppression? The Bible is clear that christians are to do good to others in society, we are to help and protect the weak, the marginalised and the poor BUT what is the biblical way to do this? And how does it differ from the world's answers? This book wades into several of the most controversial topics in our modern society such as Race, Sexuality, Oppression and Abortion; and seeks to give distinctly biblical answers. Thaddeus challenges Christians who's responses to these issues are shaped by either right wing OR left wing politics rather than the Bible to repent. Thaddeus' approach and conclusions in this book are biblical and good - these are truths that the church and world need right now. Thaddeus challenges us to honour God first whatever that may cost us; and to seek to love everybody across all boundaries and divisions - we should love both the oppressed AND the oppressor we should seek to do good to both (practically when appropriate) and share the gospel with both and call both to repent. We should listen to people's stories and weep with those who weep BUT we should also always assess the facts and look at both sides before acting. Each main chapter ends with a personal story from someone who has either experienced significant oppression OR been through a significant change of view on the topic; this personal touch helpfully grounds the issues being discussed in real lives. Each section of the book closes with a prayer about the topic discussed in that section - again helping us to remember that these are not theoretical questions AND when we say that we are to honour God first in all things that should be more than a superficial statement. I cannot give it 5 stars due to weaknesses in the style and presentation: 1. Footnotes are at the back of the book not the bottom of the page. 2. Too much important information is in those notes - including the biblical references for his points - to follow his argument properly you need to flick to those footnotes on most pages. 3. This book (rightly) criticises a lot of popular cultural ideas, but the critiques are rather brief and could perhaps have been a little more persuasive 4. Some really important material is included as appendices - the book would be incomplete without these - I think they should have been chapters in the main book as their current placement after the epilogue and acknowledgements could lead some to skip them.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Chase Dougherty

    Social justice. What is it? Is there a good biblical social justice? These questions lay at the foundation of the book. The author uses it as a central purpose as he deconstructs justice both in the bible and in the world. However, this book isn't one to simply look at it from a scholastic viewpoint. He challenges you in many ways. Is justice important enough to you? Are you guilty of any sins that corrupt a biblical viewpoint of justice? He plays the middle child roles as he challenges both te Social justice. What is it? Is there a good biblical social justice? These questions lay at the foundation of the book. The author uses it as a central purpose as he deconstructs justice both in the bible and in the world. However, this book isn't one to simply look at it from a scholastic viewpoint. He challenges you in many ways. Is justice important enough to you? Are you guilty of any sins that corrupt a biblical viewpoint of justice? He plays the middle child roles as he challenges both teams, the lackadaisical, and the over enthusiastic. The fact of the matter is that the groups that do the most evil feel as though they are pursuing justice. The white supremacists, the gestapo, marxists, and the KKK are easy examples. But, he doesn't stop there. He says these are the very people we are called to love, and not hate like the world calls us to do. So how do we show the incedible and infite love that God gives us to the evil of the world while passionately pursuing justice as the Lord would have it? That's the purpose of this book. To discover what real justice is, and corrupt any malformed ideas of the truth in justice. Favorite Quotes: I have zero interest in justifying racism or any other sinful “ ism . ” I have zero interest in protecting my power and privilege . I have zero interest in the kind of individualistic , head - in - the - clouds Christianity that plugs its ears to the oppressed . I care about bringing Christians together in the pursuit of more authentic worship , a more unified church , a clearer gospel , and more justice in the world . If you also care about advancing the kind of social justice that glorifies God first , draws people into Christ - centered community , and champions the good news of saving grace while working against real oppression , then this book is for you. Apathy toward the oppressed can hinder our prayers and sever our connection with God . When you spread out your hands , I will hide my eyes from you ; even though you make many prayers , I will not listen ; your hands are full of blood . . . . Cease to do evil , learn to do good ; seek justice , correct oppression ; bring justice to the fatherless , plead the widow’s cause . The God who commands us to seek justice is the same God who commands us to “ test everything ” and “ hold fast to what is good . ”

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jessi

    No. I am sure anyone who loved this book will think I'm the very kind of knee-jerk reactionary this book warns against, but please. Please do not read this book for answers about the Christian approach to social justice, a concept that has its roots in Christianity. I checked out the table of contents and skipped ahead to the section I thought would best give me an idea of how Biblically and historically accurate this book would be. I'm sorry but I cannot take seriously a book that relies so hea No. I am sure anyone who loved this book will think I'm the very kind of knee-jerk reactionary this book warns against, but please. Please do not read this book for answers about the Christian approach to social justice, a concept that has its roots in Christianity. I checked out the table of contents and skipped ahead to the section I thought would best give me an idea of how Biblically and historically accurate this book would be. I'm sorry but I cannot take seriously a book that relies so heavily on Thomas Sowell, of all people, to "what about" the topic of slavery, and earnestly begs us to believe that an obviously hyperbolic contemporary feminist opinion piece is "the same" as state-sponsored propaganda encouraging the Rwandan genocide. This kind of teaching is dishonest and dangerous. We are encouraged to read with an open mind and heart, but the text goes out of its way grasping at straws to tell the most paranoid culture warriors among us that their worst fears are being realized. I am horrified and ashamed and embarrassed by this book. (I did read more than that chapter; this is just what prompted me to start my review early.) Please, fellow lovers of Jesus, I am begging you to just READ YOUR BIBLE and FACTUALLY BASED HISTORY BOOKS to know what God says about justice and about how we have completely dropped the ball and continue to do so. He laid it all right there for you. You don't need Thaddeus's help in this instance. Please. Read your Bible instead of reading about what some guy *thinks* about the Bible.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Maureen McWilliams

    Williams distinguishes between two types of social justice : "social justice A" which is a Biblical form of loving your neighbor, caring for the poor and oppressed, etc, and "social justice B" which springs from the Critical Race Theory world view, or what is commonly referred to as "being woke". He's thorough in his research and engaging as a writer. It's easy to tell that he cares deeply about this topic and wants to keep the church focused on the "first importance" of the gospel. My critique Williams distinguishes between two types of social justice : "social justice A" which is a Biblical form of loving your neighbor, caring for the poor and oppressed, etc, and "social justice B" which springs from the Critical Race Theory world view, or what is commonly referred to as "being woke". He's thorough in his research and engaging as a writer. It's easy to tell that he cares deeply about this topic and wants to keep the church focused on the "first importance" of the gospel. My critique is that while he does a great job of the "without compromising truth" part, he's weak of the "Confronting Injustice" portion. He repeatedly says that Christians are commanded (v. suggested) to do justice. He implores the church to think critically about how to help the opressed. And he frequently wrote about how sins of the part that were sinfully supported by scripture shouldn't be repeated. But what he doesn't do is offer specific ways or means by which today's church can actually confront injustice. I'm all for orthodoxy to spur on orthopraxy, and this book left me frustrated at a lack of direct call to action (other than to "think about" issues and how to best deal with them) and resources to put feet to my faith. It may be that since I didn't read this book with others, I had no way of discussing the questions at the end of the chapters, which are meant to help put the ideas into action. All the same, I would have appreciated a list of resources to turn to next.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Samuel Parkison

    This is the most refreshing, generous, and charitable thing I have seen on the topic to date. I’m tempted to rest my case on the fact that John M. Perkins wrote the forward to it with a glowing recommendation (if you’ve not heard of Perkins, you must look him up. He is a hero from the civil rights era and has impeccable bona fides). He cares about social justice. He doesn’t demonize those he disagrees with, and praises them where he can. He is thorough and even-handed in his research, and he bri This is the most refreshing, generous, and charitable thing I have seen on the topic to date. I’m tempted to rest my case on the fact that John M. Perkins wrote the forward to it with a glowing recommendation (if you’ve not heard of Perkins, you must look him up. He is a hero from the civil rights era and has impeccable bona fides). He cares about social justice. He doesn’t demonize those he disagrees with, and praises them where he can. He is thorough and even-handed in his research, and he brings together the best of what I learned and am grateful for from my “woke days,” with many of the concerns I now have regarding what he calls Social Justice B, without ever giving the impression that the sky is falling. The appendixes are worth the price of the book. Not only that, but when you read this book, you get a diversity of voices from the sheer fact that every chapter concludes with a testimony of someone whose story is relevant to the chapter. If you’ve been watching Christians try to navigate these waters, and noticing the worst of both “sides,” but find yourself wondering how to hang on to a godly concern for justice (including racial and systemic injustice) without getting sucked into the vortex of the worst expressions of CRT, and without getting sucked into the same kind of tribalism on the other side (the kind that sniffs “neo-Marxism” everywhere, and is ready to bite the head off of anyone who gives off that odor), this is the book you’ve been waiting for.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Caleb Evans

    I typed a very long review for this book and the Goodreads app crashed before I could post it. I'm definitely not writing it all again. So, to summarize: This book does not go into detail about how to execute true, Biblical justice ("Social Justice A"), but is mainly a critique of the modern social justice movement ("Social Justice B"). Misleading title. Bad. Many of the critiques of Social Justice B were solid and convincing, despite some straw man arguments. The book did not propose that we just I typed a very long review for this book and the Goodreads app crashed before I could post it. I'm definitely not writing it all again. So, to summarize: This book does not go into detail about how to execute true, Biblical justice ("Social Justice A"), but is mainly a critique of the modern social justice movement ("Social Justice B"). Misleading title. Bad. Many of the critiques of Social Justice B were solid and convincing, despite some straw man arguments. The book did not propose that we just completely throw out Social Justice B. That said, didn't agree with everything (including the implication that systemic racism isn't a thing anymore). Mostly solid content. Good. The organization of the book drove me nuts and the information was all over the place. Changing topics mid-paragraph, repetition, overexplaining, underexplaining. Poor organization. Bad. I am coming away with several new ideas/ways of thinking to help frame my approach to social justice as a Christian. Good. Would recommend to: Christians trending towards full acceptance of Social Justice B as the way to truly execute justice. Would NOT recommend to: Christians who don't think social justice is important, as I suspect their confirmation bias will result in them only seeing a bunch of reasons to not do justice.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Charles Gonzalez

    Ultimately disappointing though for the 50 pages or so I was inclined to give it a 5 star review. The authors focus on social justice as a core of Biblical teaching struck a chord with me. The reminder that we are all image bearers of God and that this truth should govern all that we do in relation to ourselves and our neighbors is crucially important, especially in this season of pain, distrust and violence. Ultimately though I became disappointed in the authors constant hammering on what he ca Ultimately disappointing though for the 50 pages or so I was inclined to give it a 5 star review. The authors focus on social justice as a core of Biblical teaching struck a chord with me. The reminder that we are all image bearers of God and that this truth should govern all that we do in relation to ourselves and our neighbors is crucially important, especially in this season of pain, distrust and violence. Ultimately though I became disappointed in the authors constant hammering on what he calls “social justice B” as opposed to Biblical social justice. While I agree with much of his criticism of “woke” culture which more or less define SJ “B”; his inattention to the predominant forces of nationalist and right wing influence in our Christian community is startling and disappointing. Likewise his dogmatic(he is a professor of theology after all) beliefs on ALL aspects of social justice causes , while not surprising or even unexpected, left me distracted by his unbalanced view of our current season and culture. He’s not quite an apologist for Christian culture but comes close. I’m glad I read it and it did suggest other areas of analysis and thought for me but as a Christian, newly evangelical but steeped in the reason and reality of our real world I find him limited.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Tiffany Kulp

    I was first drawn to this book because I became very conflicted while studying for a degree in human services. I am for fighting social injustice. I 100 % believe discrimination and racism exist. I also think intersectionality and system theory are beneficial tools. I became conflicted when everything started revolving around Race, Class, and Gender. The messages about inclusivity was mixed with hate for all systems of power and white males. The more I researched, the more frustrated and confuse I was first drawn to this book because I became very conflicted while studying for a degree in human services. I am for fighting social injustice. I 100 % believe discrimination and racism exist. I also think intersectionality and system theory are beneficial tools. I became conflicted when everything started revolving around Race, Class, and Gender. The messages about inclusivity was mixed with hate for all systems of power and white males. The more I researched, the more frustrated and confused I became. I started to see why people on both sides were divided and angry. The polarization terrified me the most. I was hoping this book would help me resolve my internal conflict. I was also leary that this book would be a hyper spiritualized and not relevant or, worse, deny the need for social justice. The book was very relevant and addressed the theories as well as identity politics, tribalism, and collectivism, which is feeding the polarization within society. It was not written in a judgemental tone but in a way that brought clarity, conviction, and liberation.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Debbie

    Confronting Injustice Without Compromising Truth by Thaddeus Williams. Injustice is a buzzword these days, generally conjunction with the term Social Justice. But is Social Justice really…justice? Thad Williams goes repeatedly to the Bible, which commands justice, and shows how it is not the same as what we are constantly being told to adhere to these days. He looks at four different areas: Worship, Community, Salvation and Knowledge, and through three questions in each section, shows what the p Confronting Injustice Without Compromising Truth by Thaddeus Williams. Injustice is a buzzword these days, generally conjunction with the term Social Justice. But is Social Justice really…justice? Thad Williams goes repeatedly to the Bible, which commands justice, and shows how it is not the same as what we are constantly being told to adhere to these days. He looks at four different areas: Worship, Community, Salvation and Knowledge, and through three questions in each section, shows what the problems are with what social justice warriors believe and want the rest of us to adopt. He does this clearly and intelligently, and includes in each section a personal testimony from a young person whose experience is an example of the issue at hand. One of the things I loved most is how often he uses the term “divine image bearer” - constantly reminding the reader - reminding ME - that these people whose ideas I find troublesome and whose persistence I find downright annoyance, are, in fact, creations of God, beloved by Him. This is an excellent and important book.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Allison

    I have been waiting for a book to come out on social justice from a Christian perspective and WOW!!--this is the message we need to hear! This book is powerful, so well-articulated, and does not pull any punches. But, again, I will repeat—this is the message we need to hear, especially for Christians who are passionate about pursuing true, Biblical justice. Thaddeus is very thorough in his explanations and examples to help the reader understand the dichotomy of what he calls “Social Justice A” a I have been waiting for a book to come out on social justice from a Christian perspective and WOW!!--this is the message we need to hear! This book is powerful, so well-articulated, and does not pull any punches. But, again, I will repeat—this is the message we need to hear, especially for Christians who are passionate about pursuing true, Biblical justice. Thaddeus is very thorough in his explanations and examples to help the reader understand the dichotomy of what he calls “Social Justice A” and “Social Justice B.” His writing is deep and heartfelt, yet his sense of humor shines through in the midst of the seriousness. The personal stories at the end of each chapter add a powerful, personal example to what Thaddeus spends the chapter explaining. In summary, this book is so well written and much-needed at this point in our culture. Please read this book and share it with everyone you know!!!!

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