The critical book reflections are to be typed (11 point Arial font), doubled-spaced, and limited to 3-1/2 to 4 pages. The Turabian or Chicago manual of style should be used for all formatting and style. Book titles are to be underlined or italicized. Article titles are indicated with quotation marks.

The Critical Book Reflection is not a Book Report. Use the following outline to structure your Critical Book Reflection, which must be in Light of your Clinical Experience. Use the following section headings—Synopsis, Integration of Concepts, Impact, Issue—to delineate each required segment of the paper and follow the instructions cited below.

I. SYNOPSIS: Write a brief synopsis of the book. Include the thesis, main points, and brief discussion. Offer your own summary of the book, not what others have written. Length: one-half page.
II. INTEGRATION OF CONCEPTS: Relate two concepts in the book to your clinical work. Bring these concepts into dialogue with your clinical work. Be concrete; talk about a particular person encountered and/or specific situation from your clinical work in relation to each concept. Give a clear connection between the concept and the incident. Make sure you define each concept. Speak clearly of feelings and thoughts. Length: two pages.
III. IMPACT: What impact does this book have on your ministry, if any? Be specific. Length: one-half to one page.
IV. ISSUE: After doing the work, what new or old issue does this book raise for you? Length: one-half page.
The book is: Akbar, Na’im. Know Thyself. Tallahassee, FL: Mind Productions and Associates, 1998.

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In the book “Know thyself” Na'im Akbar argues that even in the modern day world, African Americans are still on the slave auction block . While this is the case, the author holds out that it is possible to come out of this dilemma and the only way to do this is to know oneself (a mental liberation process). This is critical because it will pave a way for liberation not mentioning real education for African Americans. Akbar acknowledges that liberation is facilitated by re-education, which encompasses unity, community uplift, and self-pride . Akbar adds that African Americans must create their approach to educating themselves and others as Europeans and Americans do not teach from an Afrocentric point of view. More to this, the author expresses that the re-education process should commence with the teaching of black children by the so-called “educated” individuals . “Know Thyself” is a critical resource as it helps the audience to understand that the auction block did not end after enslavement....

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