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*and pointing him *pointing him Jesus even so Jasmine has done an incredible job doing just that Her book is filled with open letters to her son filled with practical advice wisdom and rich with Scripture and Gospel hope This is one that I will read again and again and recommend to other moms over and over Well done Jasmine Thank you An exposition of Gospel identity in a racialized society I really appreciate that Holmes did not minimize the complexity of the issue Throughout her book she seeks to acknowledge that yes race is a construct of the fall that is Comece por você ultimately an improper place to find identity and yet at the same time race HAS been constructed in our society and the sin of racism needs to be acknowledged and reckoned with Holmes makes sure we know feel the weight of interpersonal and systemic injustices while calling you to see through a Gospel lens but notsing the Gospel as a bandaid of pat answers Being in desperate need for Gospel centric. Wynn is my son No little boy could be loved by his parents Inuisitive fiercely affectionate staunchly opinionated he sees the world through eyes of wonder and has yet to become jaded by society's cruelty I know he'll grow Orders to Kill up with stories of having been made to feel 'other' because of the color of his skin I want to teach him that though life'snfa. Thought on race and identity Holmes feels like a trusted voice that I will want to return back to again and again This is a truly beautiful book I m neither black nor American nor a mother I m white British and a dad But I learned so much from jasmine Holmes as she writes these letters to he This book packs SO much into just 150 pages Jasmine Holmes is nabashedly gospel focused and does the best job I have ever read of taking racial tension racial injustice and prejudice history family social media and pretty much any present day hot button topic and framing it with a Christ first approach She is relevant
and poignant and her words should make pretty much anyone ncomfortable Shepoignant and her words should make pretty much anyone Dont Read Poetry uncomfortable She this with humility talking through her own issues andrging her son in this series of letters to learn from her mistakes and look first and foremost to JesusThis is a book that made me laugh cry scribble furious notes in the margins look p people I hadn t heard of add books to my reading list challenge me to see my own biases and history and encouraged me so much as the mother of a Black boyI m grate. Ir he still has incomparable value
in the eyes of his heavenly Father I know this little person has thethe eyes of his heavenly Father I know this wondrous little person the to change the world and I want him to know it too In Mother to Son Jasmine Holmes shares a series of powerful letters to her young son These are about her journey as an African American Christian and what she wants her son to
Summary Mother to SonLadies Who Have Read Along who have read along me sharing their thoughts and reactions encouraging other to have hard conversations and to move forward in our own spheres of influence In Mother to Son Jasmine Holmes further confirms the impression I got years ago reading her blog her literary voice is so very kind From her vulnerability about motherhood to her continually gracious approach to race and identity her warmth wit and patience shine through She delivers truth and takes strong stances without ever compromising on empathy Also I cried a lot She hits you right in the feelings Her love of storytelling and literature are so evident I find myself jotting down the titles she references a bunny trail of good books Her beautiful narrative style makes this a fluid lyrical read which is a rare find in nonfiction I cannot presume to nderstand Jasmine s experiences but appreciate that she lovingly educates from her perspective She doesn t have to share her words to Wynn with s in a political and cultural climate that is angering and hurtful but she does anyway and it s a gif. Now as he grows and approaches the world as a black man Holmes deals head on
with issues ranging from discipleship and marriage to biblical justice She invites s to read over her shoulder as sheissues ranging from discipleship and marriage to biblical justice She invites Visual Group Theory (MAA Classroom Resource Materials) us to read over her shoulder as she Wynn that his identity is firmly planted in the person and work of Jesus Christ even when the topic is one as emotionally charged as race in Ameri.
Jasmine L. Holmes