Subversive Witness

Subversive Witness

Scripture's Call to Leverage Privilege
Dominique DuBois Gilliard
$24.99 USD

Are you an Instructor? Request a Trial

Inside this Enhanced Edition*

  • Perpetual access:
    • Subversive Witness eBook
    • Highlight and make notes
  • 12 month access:
    • 8 videos with Dominique DuBois Gilliard
    • Reflection questions in each chapter
    • 10 quizzes
    • Review items for each chapter using Cerego learning engine
    • Student dashboard to check your progress
    • Export your notes

* For more details click here

Product Details

  • ISBN:
  • Format:
  • Platforms:
  • Release:
  • Category:
  • 9780310151814
  • Digital Enhanced Edition
  • Desktop, iOS, Android
  • August 24, 2021
  • Pastoral Ministry & Leadership

About the Authors

Dominique DuBois Gilliard

Dominique DuBois Gilliard

Dominique DuBois Gilliard is the director of racial righteousness and reconciliation for the Evangelical Covenant Church. An ordained minister, Gilliard has served in pastoral ministry in Atlanta, Chicago, and Oakland. Gilliard also serves on the board of directors for the Christian Community Development Association. He is the author of Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores and Subversive Witness: Scripture's Call to Leverage Privilege.


Privilege is a social consequence of our unwillingness to reckon with and turn from sin. But properly stewarded, it can help us see and participate in God's inbreaking kingdom. Scripture repeatedly affirms that privilege is real and declares that, rather than exploiting it for selfish gain or feeling immobilized by it, Christians have a responsibility to leverage it.

Subversive Witness asks us to grapple with privilege, indifference, and systemic sin in new ways by using biblical examples to reveal the complex nature of privilege and Christians' responsibility in stewarding it well.

Dominique DuBois Gilliard highlights several people in the Bible who understood this kingdom call. Through their stories, you will discover how to leverage privilege to:

  • Resist Sin
  • Stand in Solidarity with the Oppressed
  • Birth Liberation
  • Create Systemic Change
  • Proclaim the Good News
  • Generate Social Transformation

By embodying Scripture's subversive call to leverage—and at times forsake—privilege, readers will learn to love their neighbors sacrificially, enact systemic change, and grow more Christlike as citizens of God's kingdom.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword by Mark Labberton

  • Introduction

    • 1. Understanding Privilege and Its Power

    • 2. Pharaoh’s Daughter
      Leveraging Privilege to Resist Systemic Sin

    • 3. Esther
      Leveraging Privilege to Stand in Solidarity

    • 4. Moses
      Leveraging Privilege to Birth Liberation

    • 5. Paul and Silas
      Leveraging Privilege to Create Systemic Change

    • 6. Jesus
      Abandoning and Leveraging Privilege to Proclaim the Good News

    • 7. Zacchaeus
      Leveraging Privilege to Foster Social Transformation

    • 8. Scripture’s Call to Repentance

    • 9. Producing Fruit in Keeping with Repentance

  • Acknowledgments

  • Notes


How does an Enhanced Edition compare to the print book?

  • Smarter Learning

    Learn faster and remember longer with the proven Cerego learning engine. Other tools include videos from the author and more.

  • Deeper Collaboration

    If your instructor uses this Enhanced Edition you can see their highlights and notes, plus any discussion prompts they may add for you and your classmates.

  • More Value

    For the price of the print book, you get 1 year of access to all Enhanced Edition tools–and keep the ebook and your class notes for good.