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BOOK REVIEWS consumerism toward environmental sustainability, from affluence to solidarity with the poor, from self-security to prophetic witness” (218). Heltzel sees a change in Evangelical public engagement that is transforming the legacy of Henry through the influence of King. This strong book helps us to see streams of public engagement that emerge from fidelity to Jesus, and it helps us to see the history of Evangelicalism with a specific view to the question of race. The ultimate question is, Are we truly in the midst of a transformation of Evangelical politics? Changes have definitely happened, but I am not sure that things are as blue green as they could be. I sense that Heltzel has a vision of what could be emerging on the horizon, but it seems to me that we are still only thinking about what could happen until there is more direct engagement between Evangelicals and traditional black churches. CCDA and Sojourners have made inroads, but how well known are they among National Baptist, African Methodist Episcopal, and Church of God in Christ congregations? Evangelicals are on t he right track (or at least more are), but we have to go much further to realize Heltzel’s vision. Vincent Bacote Wheaton College 119