One in Christ: Bridging Racial & Cultural Divides

One in Christ: Bridging Racial & Cultural Divides

by David D. Ireland Ph.D.

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Overview

“David Ireland’s new book distills over thirty years of experience ... into a practical guide for others to use. If you feel God is calling you to unite rather than divide ... One in Christ is for you!" —Luis Palau, international evangelist

“Each time I have had the pleasure of spending time with Dr. David Ireland, I have gained insight into the depth of God’s Word ... a trait I have found in only a handful of others.”—Kurt Warner, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback

Racial strife is tearing communities apart across the United States, but many of us don’t know how to start healing the divide.

NBA Diversity Consultant David Ireland offers an answer.

In One in Christ, Dr. Ireland draws on years of experience pastoring and counseling a congregation of over 9,000 members from more than 70 nations to equip you with practical skills for racial reconciliation.

One in Christ directs you to the great reconciler, Jesus Christ. Warmth, regard, and respect emanated from His person toward others—no matter their background.

In a divided society, Christians must demonstrate how to practice unity, tearing down the barriers that keep us apart. Thankfully, true reconciliation can be learned. Ireland draws on Christ’s command to “make disciples of all nations” to teach believers how to usher in a new era of racial reconciliation, an era founded on the love of Jesus Christ.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621576914
Publisher: Salem Books
Publication date: 03/26/2018
Pages: 178
Sales rank: 889,068
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

David Ireland is the pastor of a multiracial megachurch in New Jersey, the diversity consultant to the NBA, and the author of One in Christ, which equips Christians to usher in a new era of racial reconciliation.

Calvin Robinson is a pastor, a radio host, and an audiobook narrator. The winner of an Earphones Award, he has a simple ministry philosophy: do all you can with what you have for as many as possible to the Glory of God in Jesus Christ. One of his hobbies is reading and reciting Celtic prayers.

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii

Introduction xvii

1 Route 316 1

2 Crossing Cultures 21

3 Defining Moments 39

4 Rebuilding the Bridge 53

5 Tolerance versus Accommodation 73

6 Healthy Cross-Race Friendships 93

7 Becoming an Authentic Reconciler 111

8 Building a Cross-Cultural Ministry 131

9 Leading across Cultures 147

Conclusion 167

Notes 171

Index 175

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