Dear White Christian

In the fall of 2014 during the racial and cultural events in Ferguson, MO, I desperately wanted to know what was going on in the minds of my white friends, colleagues and church members and so I asked them.  One of my trusted white, Christian, friends responded this way: “Here is the deal: we don’t understand it; we don’t know what to say; and we don’t know what to do.”  This response prompted me to want to help my white Christian friends gain a deeper understanding and so I wrote the book, “Dear White Christian: What Every White Christian Needs to Know About How Black Christians See, Think, & Experience Racism in America.”

DWC cover

It is my desire that my book would move race relations forward in a bold new way.  It is personal, warm, but provocative. And it includes questions after each chapter.  It is a great book for groups to read together, but it is also a great book for black and white friends, and colleagues, to read together, to start dialogue.  The book also provides solutions for a way forward.  My book is available on Amazon, buy it today! Read it! Tell a friend! #DearWhiteChristian, #Relate2Color


“Dear White Christian provides a black leader’s perspective…to help break down the walls that inhibit real conversations and understanding to take place.”

James Marsh, Director, Van Lunen Center at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI


“I commend Dear White Christian to all my brother and sisters…

Thurman L. Williams, Associate Pastor, Grace and Peace Fellowship Church, St. Louis, MO


“Aaron Layton’s Dear White Christian is a valuable contribution to our ongoing need for racial healing…”

Mark Dalbey, President, Covenant Theological Seminary, St Louis, MO



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