Monday, February 8, 2016

Under Our Skin by Benjamin Watson with Ken Petersen

Can it ever get better?

This is the question Benjamin Watson is asking. In a country aflame with the fallout from the racial divide―in which Ferguson, Charleston, and the Confederate flag dominate the national news, daily seeming to rip the wounds open ever wider―is there hope for honest and healing conversation? For finally coming to understand each other on issues that are ultimately about so much more than black and white?

An NFL tight end for the New Orleans Saints and a widely read and followed commentator on social media, Watson has taken the Internet by storm with his remarkable insights about some of the most sensitive and charged topics of our day. Now, in Under Our Skin, Watson draws from his own life, his family legacy, and his role as a husband and father to sensitively and honestly examine both sides of the race debate and appeal to the power and possibility of faith as a step toward healing.

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Image result for benjamin watson     About the Author

Benjamin Watson was drafted in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. As a Patriot, Benjamin received a Super Bowl ring in his rookie year. He now plays for the New Orleans Saints. He lives with his wife, Kirsten, and their five children in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Here's What I Thought......
This is obviously a very controversial and touchy subject. What are the right things to say? What are the right things to do? No matter your race you have probably thought these very things. Why can't we just simply live in the world together and be kind to each other?

Benjamin discusses these things as well as several others in his book, Under Our Skin. I have very much been a fan of Benjamin after his response to Ferguson a couple of years ago. Not because he chose my side or said what I thought but because he told the truth. The problems that face us all today, whether it's related to race, religion or something else, is a sin problem. The heart of the problem is literally the heart and what's in it. Benjamin expounds on these things and the things h chose to talk about after Ferguson, in this book,

I was very impressed with a lot of the things he had to say in the book. I also learned things I didn't know. I completely agreed with a lot of things he had to say. There were a few things that I wasn't sure I agree with but that can happen with anything. I admire his desire to try to serve the Lord and help everyone understand why he thinks the way he does.
This book handles a very delicate subject very well and I highly recommend it. Even if you would just like to see the world through a different perspective.
Thank you to Tyndale Blogger Network for the opportunity to review this book. A positive review was not required.

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