Black Power: Our God-Given Call to Make America Great

Black Power

It's time we answer the Call to Make America Great

Nothing shapes experience as strongly as perspective. It’s time for Black Americans to revolutionize their perspective, redeem their experiences, and turn the idea of making America great again upside down. 


You’ll Learn:

Why God would allow Black people to experience slavery, Jim Crow, and subsequent racism in America.

How Black Americans can end racial injustice and make Black lives matter.

How the Black Experience in America has prepared Black Americans to free the world from White Supremacy.

Black Power

It's time we answer the Call to Make America Great

Nothing shapes experience as strongly as perspective. It’s time for Black Americans to revolutionize their perspective, redeem their experiences, and turn the idea of making America great again upside down. 


You’ll Learn:

  • Why God would allow Black people to experience slavery, Jim Crow, and subsequent racism in America.
  • How Black Americans can end racial injustice and make Black lives matter.
  • How the Black Experience in America has prepared Black Americans to free the world from White Supremacy.
Jay Augustine

"I believe Fr. Ballentine’s perspective is one that must be considered, especially during the era of Trump, a time marked by deep division and polarization."

The Rev. Jonathan C. Augustine National Chaplain, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Tina Jackson TinaJ Style

“Millennials are hungry for knowledge but lost. How do we communicate or reach them more? Black Power takes a huge step towards answering those questions for us.”

Tina Jackson Educated Wife, Mother, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist TinaJ Style 

DeJongh Dee Wells OSD

"Fr. Ballentine truly makes us wonder: How could God allow Black people to suffer for so many years? Black Power gives us food for thought and purposefully presents scripture in layman's terms."

DeJongh "Dee" Wells Photographer, Filmmaker Future Focus Media, Inc. 

Okey K. Enyia

"Jabriel brilliantly synergizes the biblical account of Joseph with the condition of African descendant people around the world - in the spirit of redemption and reconciliation.”

Okechuku Kelechi Enyia President & CEO Enyia Strategies, LLC 

Randy Callender

"Fr. Ballentine’s book helps you face your own struggles and gives strength to pick up the bushel basket that's been hiding God’s light and will lead us towards true reconciliation.”

The Rev. Randy Callender Priest & Rector St. Phillip's Episcopal Church 

About Black Power

The Exodus narrative has long been intertwined with the identity of Black Americans, infiltrating how we view and interact with our worlds. But what if it’s the wrong narrative?  

In Black Power, Fr. Jabriel S. Ballentine argues that a different biblical narrative actually reflects the Black American’s story—and that accepting this new narrative will have an impact so far reaching that it affects the entire world.  

Written to inform, convict, and motivate, Black Power uses this key identity shift to empower African-descendant people to rise to the unique and critically important calling God has placed on our lives. 

Fr. Jabriel S. Ballentine

About the Author

Fr. Jabriel S. Ballentine is a personal pastor, public theologian, and Episcopal priest. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree from the Virginia Theological Seminary. He serves as an executive council member for the Episcopal Church and as a liaison to the church’s Commission on Antiracism.  

Ballentine currently resides in the greater Orlando, Florida, area. He enjoys traveling and going to the beach with his wife and two children.