The Black Church - Where Women Pray and Men Prey
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Black churches were once the cornerstone of the Black community and looked at as a source of guidance and strength. Indeed, the war for freedom waged in the 1960s battle for civil rights was born within the walls of Black churches. But that was then, and this is now. The pews of African American churches are filled with women, many of them lonely single mothers. These women come to church to be spiritually uplifted, but that is not what happens. Instead, twisted Scripture is used by unscrupulous men to manipulate and control them. Church is where black women are being preyed upon sexually, emotionally and financially. Are most pastors in black churches nothing but pimps smiling from the pulpit instead of from a Cadillac? Find out more at www.womenpraymenprey.com.
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Oct 6, 2012This book was a fascinating read. I loved how Deborrah came out swinging in this book. She tells the truth and some black women won’t be able to handle the truth. Indoctrination at an early age is a form of brainwashing to me. This book covers how easily black Christian women minds are so easily manipulated. She is correct on how black women pray to a god who has not done anything in their lives. The black Christian women dont see what these men of the cloth is taking from them, they are taking away they minds to think for themselves, they are taking away there hard earned money, they are taking away their lives. Deborrah also hits the nail on the head with the men of the cloth. These bishops, pastors, evangelists, and prophets know the game on how to keep the black women in check promising them hope false hope. I can only hope one day these women will think for themselves. Deborrah you the best great book and I hope more women read this book. Jon Jon.
Jul 20, 2012I follow Deborrah's blog and have been reading her writing for years. So I was one of the first people to order this book weeks ago when it was first released. But I waited to read it until we were on vacation so I wouldn't have to be interrupted. The book was so good I couldn't put it down! I read it morning noon and night until I finished it. This book is everything I thought it was going to be and a lot more. People were like "hey isn't she the one that wrong the article about the church keeping black women single?" Though Deborrah admits that was the launch pad if you will of the book, the singleness issue is a small part of what the book covers. My two favorite chapters were #6 "Churchianity - The Only Legitimate Con Game in Town" and #7 "Pulpit Pimps and Congregation Hos!" Whatttt!??? I knew there were problems in some churches with fake prophets, sex abuse, money pilfering and weak people getting manipulated by smooth talking men in the church, but... More > Deborrah broke this ish down so cold I was by the pool saying "DAMNNNNNNN" so loud my husband had to tell me people were staring. Hey, I'm just keeping it real. I grew up in church in Dallas, and I have seen the b.s. first hand which is why I don't go. I don't trust that them #!8*&s in church won't hurt my one or all of my three children like the hurts I saw inflicted on family and friends growing up. Child sexual abuse (they used to call it "being messed with") in church and what you can do to protect your children is "Sexual Predators and Prey in Black Churches" Chapter 8. Boys ain't even safe these days. This is one of the most honest, most different and the hardest hitting book I've ever read. No black woman I've ever met or heard of would have the balls to criticize what goes on in the black church but Deborrah; she is fearless and I applaud her. My black Sistahs, we really need to wake up and make serious changes in how we relate to black men that are more aware, self protective and logical not so much emotion cause the stuff they say makes us feel good. The author makes it evident that making men accountable for what they do and say is what is missing. Black women have historically given men too much power over them, and cut men too much slack, especially when a man comes at them from a religious angle. You really need to read this book and up your game.< Less
Jul 19, 2012This book is great and a must read for all Black women and men! It is eye-opening and it really confirms what I was already thinking...I am grateful for the confirmation and will govern my life accordingly. I always wondered why people in the Black church will give the pastor all of their money but won't help the person sitting next to them. No wonder the Black community is in confusion and chaos and won't work, invest and do business together! And, I super duper agree with Black women stepping out and dating men of other cultures. Marry out of the race before you marry down (someone that's not up to par and on your level). Miss Cooper hit the nail on the head! And, in the words of Louis Greenup (which coincides with what Miss Cooper's book says), "there is no blessing for you at church. The blessings, money, success, mate etc., is outside of the church." So, take off that church garb and get out here and start living! And, remember that your mate does not have to be Black.... More > I am like Elvis, I "left the building" a long time ago and I'm much happier for it. Thanks again Miss Cooper and keep writing the truth because some people really want to be free and they can't get free without the truth. Much love and respect to you!!!!!!!!!< Less
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- Deborrah Cooper (Standard Copyright License)
- Amagination Publishing
- June 9, 2012
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.96 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 5.83 wide x 8.26 tall
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