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Loving Your Black Neighbor as Yourself

A Guide to Closing the Space Between Us

Chanté Griffin

About Loving Your Black Neighbor as Yourself

An inspiring and actionable guide to fight racial injustice by fulfilling Jesus's call to love our neighbors—starting with our Black Neighbors: our Black colleagues at work, the Black parents at the PTA meeting, the new Black family at church.

Throughout American history, Black people have been bruised, robbed, and abandoned. In the ongoing struggle to right the wrongs of the past and move toward racial healing, Jesus’s teachings invite all of his followers to ask themselves hard questions. Are we sticking closer than a brother or sister to our Black Neighbors—not just when tragedy hits, not with tweets and hashtags, but all the time, and with tangible actions?

With practical guidance for allies, journalist Chanté Griffin invites readers to replace well-meaning but superficial responses with acts of love that honor Black cultures and flow from God’s deep love for our Black Neighbors. Drawing parallels with the biblical story of the Good Samaritan, she inspires us all to

  • become agents of love in a world that has dishonored our Black Neighbors
  • restore what's been stolen from our Black Neighbors
  • use our voice and influence to stand up for our Black Neighbors
  • use our resources to bless our Black Neighbors
  • respect and honor our Black Neighbors the way God does

Through guided readings, prayers, and reflection questions, Griffin equips readers to undergo a spiritual and relational transformation based on a true love for our Black Neighbors.

About Chanté Griffin

Journalist and natural hair advocate Chanté Griffin’s socially conscious work centers the intersection of race, culture, and faith. She’s a contributing writer for The Washington Post, Faithfully Magazine, and L.A. Parent. Her articles, essays, and interviews have appeared in more than fifty publications including HuffPost, Los Angeles Times, Ebony, Good Housekeeping, and Parents. In her free time, Chanté enjoys raking up late fees at her local public library, pretending she’s a cast member on Dancing with the Stars, and living her best Black life.

Product Details

240 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Feb 13, 2024

Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8

Carton Quantity: 24