We often despair in the face of seemingly unsurmountable urban problems and continuing racial injustice. Michael Waters, who identifies as a member of the hip-hop generation living in an urban context, offers a clear-eyed response from a Christian point of view.
Freestyle is a prophetic book of essays that sing with the immediacy of The Huffington Post blogs Waters has written about faith, family, justice, and pop culture. Sample topics include
Bobbi Kristina and the Children of Addiction
An Odd Future for Faith in Hip-Hop
The Liturgy of Travon Martin
They Reminisce over You (T.R.O.Y.)
The Reverend Dr. Waters's direct and compassionate essays point to God's work in the world in often unexpected ways and to God's call to join that work. He is not timid about addressing controversial topics, applying his Christian perspective to a variety of settings from tough urban environments and race-related controversies to tender family relationships.
If you need hope, want to see how God works in the world in often unexpected ways, or are curious about how you can become part of the solution, Waters has plenty of inspiring and thought-provoking words to offer you.