Thank you to everyone who, in 2011, put a copy of Where Are All The Brothers? into the hands of an African American man or young man who does not attend church or who will not give a hearing to the Gospel–the good news of Christ’s death for our sins and his resurrection from the dead to offer life to those who believe upon him. I will continue to argue that African American men are one of the most unreached people groups in the US, and that reaching African American men with the Gospel, and making them faithful, learning disciples of Christ, is the key to turning around most of the social ills within the African American community — fatherless homes being one of the most significant ones.
A special “thank you” goes to all who placed copies of the book in incarceration facilities or gave them to a brother or brothers behind bars. I heard of the exciting spread of the book through a series of facilities in one southern state. I wrote the chapter on Islam with brothers in the US penal system in mind. I am grateful the book is getting to some of them.
If you know of an African American man making ethnically-based excuses for why he cannot give a hearing to Christ or visit a church’s worship services, please place a copy of the book in his hands. Do not allow flimsy retorts like, “Christianity is white,” or “all preachers are men just like me” to keep your husband, brother, father, uncle, cousin, nephew, grandson, son, son-in-law, or good friend’s soul in jeopardy before his Maker. Also, you may wish to consider using the book in a high school boys Sunday School class if you want them to pay attention to the lesson more than they usually do.