A timely resource to equip Christian parents to better understand the roots of racism and provide practical guidance on addressing issues of race within their families
“This is a landmark work for our generation!”—Dorena Williamson, bestselling author
If you wonder how to help your children understand today’s racial dynamics and respond in God-honoring ways, you’re not alone. Practical and engaging, The Race-Wise Family offers immediately applicable action steps to help you raise kingdom-minded kids who will stand against racial injustice as an outpouring of their relationship with God.
Deeply rooted in Scripture, The Race-Wise Family includes
• key biblical insights for understanding a theology of race
• discussion questions, prayers, and conversation starters for your whole family
• age-appropriate ideas for discussing current events with your kids and teens
• guidance for addressing the roots of racial bias in the world and your own heart
• activities and resources you can use with kids of all ages to be part of hope and healing in your community
The Race-Wise Family helps you and your kids celebrate the diversity of God’s kingdom as you take small steps at home today that can make a difference in the world for generations.
Lee (The Missional Mom), associate director of strategic partnerships and initiatives at IVP, and Reyes, vice president of Asian American Christian Collaborative, deliver in this pragmatic guide Christian parenting strategies for combatting racial injustice. The authors outline 10 approaches or "postures" with which to "pursue a biblical vision of human flourishing in the home, the community, and the nation," including "seeing color," "journeying towards racial healing," and "raising kingdom-minded children." To practice "addressing privilege," the authors posit, one should acknowledge one's advantages and commit as a family to sharing with those in need. Another posture advocates "valuing multiethnicity," which the authors find support for in God's creation of cultural difference in the tower of Babel story. Each chapter concludes with activities to help parents bestow these postures on their children, including helping them identify trustworthy news sources and introducing them to histories by marginalized voices. The authors' down-to-earth approach prioritizes practicality, lending the recommendations a specificity that parents will appreciate (five appendices include family-friendly media suggestions and a kid-friendly glossary to explain racism). This is a thoughtful volume on raising Christian, anti-racist children.