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    DescriptionHip-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 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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    The Hip-hop Church
    Connecting with the Movement Shaping Our Culture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Efrem Smith, By (author) Phil Jackson, Foreword by Bakari Kitwana
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 227
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    ISBN 13: 9780830833290
    ISBN 10: 0830833293

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.1
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    Abridged Dewey: 261
    DC22: 261
    B&T Approval Code: A13704050
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    Libri: I-RI
    BISAC V2.8: REL014000
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    LC classification: BR563.N4 S5735 2005
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    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRVS2
    InterVarsity Press
    Imprint name
    IVP Books
    Publication date
    31 January 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Downers Grove, Ill.
    Review quote
    "This book is a well-written and concise guide by two men who are familiar with the mores and folkways of the hip-hop culture. It is an excellent tool that will enable the church to encounter and engage this culture as agents of transformation. It also challenges the church to reevaluate who it is and what it is to be about. If the church is to be the most powerful instrument in the public square, then it must imitate the carpenter from Galilee. We must go forth, not in judgment but in love as we dialogue with hip-hop culture. The church can make a difference, and it must. The difference will come when we realize agape is a panacea for our existential situation. Therefore, I highly recommend this book and its authors as chief resources to be read and utilized in claiming this territory yet unconquered."--Dr. Mack King Carter, Senior Pastor, New Mount Olive Baptist Church, Fort Lauderdale, Florida