Not Forsaken

Growing Up Black, Male, and Christian in the Hood

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Not Forsaken
Paperback ISBN: 9781791000004
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Published March 2021

Learn how to engage with inner city African American young men for Christ.

Not Forsaken: Growing up Black, Male and Christian in the Hood encapsulates principles author Chris McNair gleaned from successfully working with at-risk African American boys in the inner city in over thirty years of ministry. This book teaches how youth workers can address social, emotional, physical and spiritual issues facing young black men in the city. It is about building a relational ministry among black youth, centered on instilling a sense of identity in Christ and provides a study curriculum to use with the young men themselves.


In addition to in-depth content from the Leader Guide, the study sessions contains everything needed to begin to equip leaders and guide a group through the study including session plans, activities, and discussion questions.

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About the Author

Chris McNair

Chris McNair is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, Minnesota Annual Conference.  He graduated from McMurry College (BS) in Abilene, TX, Asbury Seminary (MDiv) in Wilmore, KY and Luther Seminary (DMin) in St. Paul, MN.  He is best known for his expertise in urban ministry, specializing in working with Black boys and young men. He is the author of Young Lions: A Christian Rites of Passage for African American Young Men, a rites of passage curriculum for church leaders and youth workers who work with African American boys in urban settings, and his soon to be published book, Not Forsaken: Growing Up Black, Male and Christian in the 'Hood", about his experiences ministering to Black boys, expounding on over three decades of work in the inner city.  He is the executive director of Christ's Children Ministries, a grassroots urban ministry formed by he and his wife Lisa, serving unchurched children and families in urban Minneapolis.