From the publisher:
It is a rarely discussed fact of history that the premise of Darwinian evolution has been deeply rooted in the worst racist ideology since its inception. This significant book gives a thorough account of the effects of evolution on the history of the United States, including slavery and the Civil rights movement, and goes beyond to show the global harvest of death and tragedy that still finds its roots in Darwin’s destructive writings.
The tragic legacy of Darwin’s controversial speculations on evolution has led to terrible consequences taken to the deadliest extremes. One Race One Blood reveals the origins of these horrors, as well as the truth revealed in Scripture that God created only one race.
You will discover:
• Nazi Germany used evolutionary concepts to justify the extermination of “unfit” people groups such as Jews, Gypsies, and Slavs
• The origins of people groups, the genetics of skin color, and the biblical truths on “interracial” marriage
• Eye-opening discussion on racism and its roots in the hearts and minds of millions still today.
Within these compelling pages, Dr. A. Charles Ware, president of Crossroads Bible College, and Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis examine the historical roots of racism that have permeated evolutionary thought, and the Bible’s response to this disturbing issue. This is a crucial and timely study that profoundly addresses the Christian worldview regarding “race” from a compassionate and uniquely compelling perspective.A lot of this information was not new for me, which probably helped make it a quick read. If you haven't read/seen other materials on evolution and racism and on the biblical view of races, you might need more time to ponder the content.
What I loved about this book was the final two chapters -- Grace Relations and New Seeds -- written by Charles Ware, which talk about what we as a church need to be doing. Those were the chapters that made me think. And for me, those are the chapters that make this a book to own.
One aspect I liked was the idea that as Christians we need to ban the term "race" from our vocabulary and start seeing past the little surface differences between people. It made me laugh, though, as I thought about how difficult that is. Even if we really want to. It seems like everything, everywhere is constantly trying to split people up and categorize us all by what shade of brown we are. And if you can't tell by the photos on this blog, I'm one of the people who has had all of the melatonin-producing genes bred out of me. Except for the freckles.
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from New Leaf Publishing Group. No other compensation was received. The fact that I received a complimentary product does not guarantee a favorable review.