Book Review – “One: Unity in a Divided World” by @DeidraRiggs

Book Review – “One: Unity in a Divided World” by @DeidraRiggs

Why I picked up this book:

Deidre RiggsOne: Unity in a Divide World” was written by Deidra Riggs, and I find her particularly intentional and passionate about the work of reconciliation. She is a person who uplifts and brings other persons together, so I’m glad to share this resource.

 

Who Should Read One: Unity in a Divide World:

 

We are so easily divided about everything. Given the current political and social climate in America, this book can be beneficial to anyone. I see it as an on-ramp book, particularly helpful for those just getting started on the reconciliation journey. A journey the Deidra defines as a “process that begins when two opposing parties come together for the purpose of peace.”

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Embrace: God’s Radical Shalom for a Divided World @LeroyBarber

Tuesdays is the day for “Natasha’s Study.” It is a time of sharing book reviews, book reflections or discussions, book recommendations, or what I am learning from books. Today, I’m sharing a book review of Leroy Barber’s new release.

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Why I picked up this book:

I have been following Leroy Barber’s ministry since I was introduced to his writing through Missio Alliance. I am on the bloggers list for Intervarsity Press which allows me to review new releases like these.

Who Should Read Embrace:

This book will be a good read for those who are just entering conversations about racial reconciliation, racial healing, and justice. This book offers much theological reflection and practical application. The myths presented in Chapter 9: “Yes Black Lives Matter!” is a must read for everybody.

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Book Review: Roadmap to Reconciliation

Moving Communities into Unity, Wholeness and Justice

Authors: Brenda Salter McNeil with contributions by J. Derek McNeil

Why I picked up this book:

Roadmap to Reconciliaiton Cover

I am on Intervarsity Press bloggers’ list so I occasionally receive books to review. I specifically requested an early release copy of this one, because I have been studying under Dr. McNeil (from a distance) for several years now. She is one of the top voices and influencers on the topic of reconciliation, and it is my privilege to learn from her teaching and ministry.

Who Should Read Roadmap to Reconciliation:

This book is an invaluable resource tool for churches, organizational leaders, seminaries, and community organizers who are seriously wrestling with taking the right actions to transform communities towards reconciliation and justice.

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