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The United States-affectionately known as the "melting pot"-is no doubt an increasingly pluralistic society. Despite the diversity of its demographics, attendance at Protestant churches in America remains largely Caucasian and homogenous (as opposed to heterogeneous). DeYmaz, pastor and founder of Mosaix Global Network, paves the way toward rectifying this state of affairs in this informed work. He unfolds a blueprint for achieving multiethnic congregations (which he demonstrates is a biblical mandate recorded in Christ's prayer in John 17 as well as the Pauline mystery in Ephesians). He enumerates seven core commitments of a multiracial church and stresses the importance of cultural awareness, cultural sensitivity, and cultural competence. The author shares his personal experiences in building a prototype: the Mosaic Church of Little Rock, AR, whose worshippers hail from more than 30 nations. Not only do multiracial churches foster unity within their own walls, but also, DeYmaz contends, they stimulate racial reconciliation in society at large. Recommended for both public and academic libraries, especially seminary collections.
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