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Inter-Varsity Press The Hip-Hop Church: Connecting with the Movement Shaping Our Culture

Hip-hop is here.

The beats ring out in our cities. Hip-hop culture is all around us: in the clothes youth wear, in the music they listen to, in the ways they express themselves. It is the language they speak, the rhythm they move to. It is a culture familiar with the hard realities of our broken world; the generation raised with rap knows about the pain. They need to know about the hope.

Enter the hip-hop church.

Like the culture it rises from, the hip-hop church is relevant and bold. And it speaks to the heart. In this book, pastors Efrem Smith (Raising Up Young Heroes: Developing a Revolutionary Youth Ministry) and Phil Jackson show the urgency of connecting hip-hop culture and church to reach a generation with the gospel of Jesus Christ. They give practical ideas from their urban churches and other hip-hop churches about how to engage and incorporate rap, break dancing, poetry and deejays to worship Jesus and preach his Word.

Hip-hop culture is shaping the next generation. Ignoring it will not reduce its influence; it will only separate us from the youth moving to its rhythm. How will they hear Christ's message of truth and hope if we don't speak their language? And how can we speak their language if we don't understand and embrace their culture?

Hear the beat. Join the beat. Become the beat that brings truth and hope to a hungry, hurting generation.
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Date:September 12, 2008
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John Ross
This is the book that every alert follower of Christ should have. If we are going to be able to have a Gospel that continues to impact the world we need to understand those who to whom are influenced by it. This book by Phil and Efrem is a powerful, personal and practical look at Christ and Hip Hop flow for the Gospel of Christ. GET THE BOOK!
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Date:April 13, 2007
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Anthony
AWESOME!!!! A must-have for such a time as this...Get this book...Spiritual Insight for this culture...
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Date:May 23, 2006
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Byron House
This is a needed book in the Christian Community and should be ready by every youth leader, Pastor and church leader in order to get a God-Centered perspective of How God is connected to Hip Hop and How we as Christians can bring the message of Christ in a clear way.
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Date:May 23, 2006
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Eric McDonald
To all who really do not understand the culture of Hip Hop and How the Gospel is able to impact this culture, this book is for you. I have read it, bought more gave them away and have taught from it, this is a breath of fresh air to those who are in the hip hop culture but are not caught up in its mess but seeking how God can use it for his Glory. Just like all roads lead to Rome Hip Hop is in the same vain where all roads lead to it and We as belivers in Christ need to love on and bring forth a Christ that has not been well represnted to this culture.
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