Following the court decision regarding the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Mo., Watson took to Facebook to share his view on the heart of the racial division in that situation and many others – a problem of SIN. He continued to take to social media to post his commentary on issues that incite division.
“I think it’s important that we advance discussion of the ‘hot topics’ of our time, particularly the topic of race. I am hopeful this book will challenge people to have serious, healthy discussions about that topic,” said Watson. “I’m hopeful that this book will encourage people of all races to discuss these important issues without fear of saying the wrong thing or insulting someone who doesn’t agree with you. I am confident that nearly all of you will agree with some of the things that I have written in the book while being opposed to, or seeing differently, other things that I have written from my personal perspective.”
In addition to his football career and writing (his second book, “The New Dad’s Playbook” releases May 2, 2017, from Baker Books), Benjamin Watson is a speaker, and an often read and followed commentator on social media. He and his wife, Kirsten, have five children. You can follow Benjamin on his personal website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Mr. Watson will greet guests and sign copies of his book from 10-11 a.m. Under Our Skin will be available for purchase in Ruth’s Attic bookstore, or you may bring your own. Limit of two signed items per person. (One item must be Under Our Skin.) For more information, please call 704-401-3256 or email LibraryEvents@bgea.org.
Ask the Author
Do you have a question you would like to ask Benjamin Watson? Post in the comments below. Benjamin will be answering your questions submitted through the blog and the Billy Graham Library Facebook page. Check back on March 25 to see his answers!