In his debut book for adults, Shai Linne carefully presents a testimony of pain and injustice regarding the racism he has faced, alongside theological considerations.
The US-based Christian rapper looks at racial justice through the lens of the Protestant Reformation’s ‘five solas’. He directs the reader to consider how ‘sola fide’ (justification by faith alone) leads all ethnic groups to realise their true identity in Christ, be less judgemental and more considerate to others. This leads into practical ways of how Christians should respond.
The most refreshing and insightful part of the book is Linne’s description of our ethnicity as a God-given blessing that was intentional, and a means by which we can glorify God. This includes the cultural elements often linked with a certain ethnicity; he particularly focuses on hip hop as a God-given means in the African-American community of sharing the gospel.