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God does not suggest, he commands that we do justice.

Social justice is not optional for the Christian. All injustice affects others, so talking about justice that isn't social is like talking about water that isn't wet or a square with no right angles. But the Bible's call to seek justice is not a call to superficial, kneejerk activism. We are not merely commanded to execute justice, but to "truly execute justice". The God who commands us to seek justice is the same God who commands us to "test everything" and "hold fast to what is good". 

Drawing from a diverse range of theologians, sociologists, artists, and activists, Confronting Injustice Without Compromising Truth, by Thaddeus Williams, makes the case that we must be discerning if we are to "truly execute justice" as Scripture commands. Not everything called "social justice" today is compatible with a biblical vision of a better world. The Bible offers hopeful and distinctive answers to deep questions of worship, community, salvation, and knowledge that ought to mark a uniquely Christian pursuit of justice. Topics addressed include:

  • Racism
  • Sexuality
  • Socialism
  • Culture war
  • Abortion
  • Tribalism
  • Critical theory
  • Identity politics

Confronting Injustice Without Compromising Truth also brings in unique voices to talk about their experiences with these various social justice issues, including:

  • Michelle-Lee Barnwall
  • Suresh Budhaprithi
  • Eddie Byun
  • Freddie Cardoza
  • Becket Cook
  • Bella Danusiar
  • Monique Duson
  • Ojo Okeye
  • Edwin Ramirez
  • Samuel Sey
  • Neil Shenvi
  • Walt Sobchak

In Confronting Injustice Without Compromising Truth, Thaddeus Williams transcends our religious and political tribalism and challenges listeners to discover what the Bible and the example of Jesus have to teach us about justice. He presents a compelling vision of justice for all God's image-bearers that offers hopeful answers to life's biggest questions.

Discussion questions and accompanying reference material are available in the audiobook companion PDF download. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Thaddeus Williams (P)2020 Zondervan Academic

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  • Johnna Thiessen
  • 16-05-2021

A Book I Wish I Had Written

Williams has written the perfect book for this cultural moment. For Christians who want to do the right thing and try to be sensitive to the issues of social justice and race in our present day, and yet find themselves confused and wondering why they have an inherent resistance to much of what passes for justice and compassion in the public square , this book explains the dichotomy.

affirming every biblical principle regarding the moral duties towards our fellow image bearers, Williams nevertheless reminds us that the gospel is something more than the moral duties of fairness compassion Justice and equality. and I found especially compelling some of the debunking that Williams does of systems of thought that promote justice but wind up promoting Injustice, that promote compassion but wind up exhibiting a deep lack of compassion, that stand for equality and yet the net result is inequality, that claim to be speaking a bold truth that in fact relies on a whole lot of half-truths and skewed and biased scholarship.

cannot recommend this book highly enough, a must read for every Christian who want to resins to our cultural reckoning on race while holding onto truth

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-05-2021

If you care about true justice, read this book!

I loved everything about this book! There were many questions and challenges to think through about what is real truth, not just what you've been told is true. I learned so much especially from the appendix at the end. This helped shape my ideas of how to live out Biblical justice in today's world. If you care about true justice, please read this book!

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  • Beth D
  • 24-05-2021

An absolute necessity for the church of the 21st-century

We just finished reading/listening to this book as part of a book circle of concerned believers… As a result everyone in our group is buying multiple copies and giving it away to every believer that will take it! Williams’ book is biblically solid and a breath of fresh air in the stifling heat and turmoil of 2021. This book is a gift from God to a caught-unawares, confused church, that is discovering the emptiness and incompatibility of critical race theory with the Gospel. I could not recommend it more. I do wish the audible version was higher quality… But I was thankful that it was available so early after the books publication.

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  • A. McElwee
  • 15-05-2021

Great Overview of Current Issues

A Christian’s view of how to biblically handle injustice—by questioning, researching, and ultimately speaking truth in love. Williams writes clearly and easy to understand—and his narration is wonderful. I appreciated his historical references and biblical truths, while stressing the importance of loving our neighbors and sharing the gospel.

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  • Angi
  • 09-05-2021

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An enjoyable listen with profound truths to see the world more clearly. Profoundly biblical. a call to action based in facts and truths instead of fleeting feelings.

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  • AC
  • 05-05-2021

A Must Read/Listen for Christians

As Christians we are called to both truth, discernment, and obedience. I have read many books on race and justice. This book and author are so incredibly clear and biblical on these issues.

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  • Karen M. Turcotte
  • 04-05-2021

Great content poor execution

This book brought a lot of thought-provoking topics up, and the logic was very well developed. This has been my favorite book of the year.

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  • David L Mobley
  • 15-04-2021

Outstanding and thorough analysis of social justic

This is a truly outstanding Biblical analysis of social justice issues, and provides a balanced and thorough perspective which ought to challenge readers from all viewpoints and political parties. It is first and foremost a Biblical analysis, but does a great job tackling the major issues of our time and doing so in a way which is charitable, fair, thorough, and provides a challenge to all readers. This isn't a book which casts blame but one which helps us judge rightly, understand the truth, and see our own failings as much as we see those of others.

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  • Chris
  • 12-04-2021

Excellent.

We listened to this with our college age kids. Very helpful. Provided a wonderful opportunity to talk openly about the Gospel and social justice. Thaddeus faithfully addresses many current front and center social/political issues, using Scripture with grace, wisdom, and important Christ centered distinctions.

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  • Alexis
  • 30-03-2021

Cohesive argument

This faith based study actually argues for a truer social justice which we as Christians can rally behind. The authors dissect popular theorists’ approaches to social injustices of our day and sheds light on why their approaches can actually undermine a positive outcome for vulnerable populations.

Very good book, I would recommend. The vocal performances of anecdotes were personal and heartfelt as well, quite enjoyable.

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