Helpful Book Reviews 02-23-13

Crossing the Tracks: Hope for the Hopeless and Help for the Poor in Rural Mississippi and Your Community by Dolphus Weary – “How many Christians do you know who don’t look like you?” Dolphus pointedly asks. He challenges churches to reach out to other congregations of different racial composition, and provides two pages of ideas for how racially different and divided churches can partner together in kingdom work. According to Dolphus, when Christians who don’t look like each other come together in the ways he proposes, three powerful things happen (165-166):  1. They actually address a real need in their community.  2. They show the world what racial reconciliation looks like by coming together as brothers and sisters in Christ and living out the unity Christ desires.  3. Because of that unity they offer a compelling witness to the world that Jesus is Lord of a united people, answering Jesus’ prayer in John 17. – David Murray

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