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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (170 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Piper Narrator: Ray Porter Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN:
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Racism, hatred, and claims to ethnic superiority have been tragic elements of the human condition since the Fall. In every manifestation, the root of racial sin is an unbelieving heart resistant to the grace and mercy of God. The gospel of Jesus Christ, therefore, is the only hope for any meaningful racial solutions.

John Piper brings the light of the gospel to bear on racial issues in this groundbreaking book. Bloodlines begins with Piper's confession of his own sins and experience with racial tensions, along with how God has been transforming him and his church. He enables readers to grasp the reality and extent of racism, and then he demonstrates from Scripture how the light of the gospel penetrates the darkness of this destructive sin. The book concludes with sections on what Jesus's atoning death means for racial issues, interracial marriage, and prejudice.

With great sensitivity and compassion, along with a careful reading of the Scriptures, Piper helps readers navigate the painful landscape of racial sin, showing that in the gospel we all have a common bloodline and that through the blood of Jesus, race and ethnicity become secondary for a common people of God.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James Hiser | 1/22/2014

    " If you have or have ever had prejudice or all-out racist inclinations, you simply must read this book. John Piper clearly lays out biblical arguments showing that racism, ethnocentrism, and prejudice are wrong. He even shows that there is not only nothing biblically showing that interracial marriage is wrong, but evidence that it is approved by God. He uses the doctrines of grace to make much of his argument. If you disagree with his theology, hopefully you can overlook the Calvinistic language and draw out the biblical truths. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brendawest52 | 1/4/2014

    " Deep....soul satisfying...piper never lets me down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 12/23/2013

    " Great book. Breaks down the Reformed faith and the Gospel of Christ and how both serve to break down racial and ethnic barriers. Recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonny | 12/5/2013

    " Reformed theology applied to race. My mind hadn't gone there. Thanks, Bro. John! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joshua Parker | 11/16/2013

    " Excellent work on racial reconciliation in light of the cross of Christ. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron Hohman | 11/11/2013

    " Great gospel focus throughout. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 10/3/2013

    " Piper shows how the gospel can cure the sin of racism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 8/29/2013

    " Excellent book on race and Christianity, and how the truths of the gospel are the only way to achieve true racial harmony and unity. Great chapter on interracial marriage. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryan Bridges | 12/30/2012

    " Hands down the best treatise on race. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 5/8/2012

    " Really appreciated his perspective. Key thought from the book - if you have an accurate understanding of who you are in Christ, and what Christ has done for you, you will never be in a position to denigrate others for any reason - and certainly not for the color of their skin. "

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About the Author
Author John Piper

John Piper is founder and teacher of DesiringGod.org and chancellor for Bethlehem College and Seminary, Minneapolis. For thirty-three years, he was pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He is author of more than fifty books, including Desiring God and Let the Nations Be Glad!

About the Narrator

Ray Porter has garnered two Audie nominations and a multitude of enthusiastic reviews for his sparkling narration of audiobooks. He has also appeared in numerous films and television shows, including Frasier, ER, Will & Grace, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, and Almost Famous. He has most recently received Audible’s Narrator of the Year Award. A fifteen-year veteran of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, he lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.