The Color of Compromise - Jemar Tisby

The Color of Compromise

By Jemar Tisby

  • Release Date: 2019-01-22
  • Genre: Christianity
Score: 4.5
From 60 Ratings


A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller!

An acclaimed, timely narrative of how people of faith have historically--up to the present day--worked against racial justice. And a call for urgent action by all Christians today in response.

The Color of Compromise is both enlightening and compelling, telling a history we either ignore or just don't know. Equal parts painful and inspirational, it details how the American church has helped create and maintain racist ideas and practices. You will be guided in thinking through concrete solutions for improved race relations and a racially inclusive church.

The Color of Compromise:
Takes you on a historical, sociological, and religious journey: from America's early colonial days through slavery and the Civil WarCovers the tragedy of Jim Crow laws, the victories of the Civil Rights era, and the strides of today's Black Lives Matter movementReveals the cultural and institutional tables we have to flip in order to bring about meaningful integrationCharts a path forward to replace established patterns and systems of complicity with bold, courageous, immediate actionIs a perfect book for pastors and other faith leaders, students, non-students, book clubs, small group studies, history lovers, and all lifelong learners
The Color of Compromise is not a call to shame or a platform to blame white evangelical Christians. It is a call from a place of love and desire to fight for a more racially unified church that no longer compromises what the Bible teaches about human dignity and equality. A call that challenges black and white Christians alike to standup now and begin implementing the concrete ways Tisby outlines, all for a more equitable and inclusive environment among God's people. Starting today.


  • Great book

    By WDG209
    Love the labor of love that brother Tisby put in every word he wrote. I highly recommend this book to my white brothers and sisters in Christ and even to my black brothers and sister,who like myself, will hopefully learn a lot and also be reminded of a lot as well.
  • Modernity at its worst

    By Obunga 2.0
    Anti Religious modernist nonsense. Real Christians of all colors be warned before reading this drivel, which, might I add, is written by a non Christian.
  • Love love love

    By DrivnNAbug
    This book is truth. I pray white Americans will be open to the lessons in the pages.
  • History

    By Baron Fam
    This book was great at revealing issues with the church. The history and truth in this book was enlightening. The Church has a lot of work to do and so does our nation as a whole. Thank you Dr. Tisby