Item description for Winning the Race to Unity: Is Racial Reconciliation Really Working? by Clarence Dr Shuler, Willie Dr Richardson & Gary Chapman...
Overview In Winning the Race to Unity, Clarence Shuler directly confronts the racial division in the church today and challenges the church to face this problem and tackle it head on. Come along on this necessary journey and prepare to grow and be changed.
Publishers Description It's been said that the most segregated time of the week is Sunday morning. The church experiences the same racial tensions as the rest of society and this certainly does not bring glory to God. In "Winning the Race to Unity," Clarence Shuler directly confronts this racial divide and challenges the church to face these problems and tackle them head on. Come along on this necessary journey and prepare to grow and be changed.
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Studio: Moody Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.99" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.82" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Feb 11, 2004
Publisher Moody Publishers
ISBN 0802481590 ISBN13 9780802481597
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More About Clarence Dr Shuler, Willie Dr Richardson & Gary Chapman
CLARENCE SHULER (Denver Institute of Urban Studies, Ph.D.; Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; B.A., Covenant College) is the President/CEO of BLR: Building Lasting Relationships, which conducts marriage, singles, men's, parenting, and Biblical diversity seminars throughout the United States and internationally. He is a member of Dennis Rainey's FamilyLife Speaker team, along with his wife, Brenda. Formerly, he was President of Moody's Alumni Board. Clarence's forty-plus years of professional cross-cultural consulting includes churches and organizations such as the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Evangelical Free Church of America, Moody Bible Institute and Wycliffe Bible Translators. Frequently, he speaks for Iron Sharpens Iron and in National Football League chapels. He's been featured several times in Essence Magazine, Discipleship Journal, Black Enterprise and other magazines as well as radio, including Dr. Gary Chapman's Building Relationships, Family Life Today and Boundless - Focus on the Family's Singles podcast. Clarence is the author of several books, including Winning the Race to Unity: Is Racial Reconciliation Really Working? and Keeping Your Wife Your Best Friend. He and Brenda live in Colorado Springs, Colorado and have three adult daughters.
Reviews - What do customers think about Winning the Race to Unity: Is Racial Reconciliation Really Working??
Good read Jul 24, 2006
I found this book very helpful in understanding the divide when we come to racial issues. As a non-African American it explained how African Americans view racial reconciliation and addressed some common attitudes held by non-African Americans that contribute to the divide between races. I would recommend this book to anyone serious about addressing prejudice, racism and racialization.
Must Reading! Jun 12, 2003
This book deserves 5 stars. It's well written (not "great literature" but easy to read and understand) and it's the only book on this topic I've read that addresses these issues so clearly and forthrightly without pulling punches. He's not afraid to name names at times, either.
My only hesitation at this point: My ignorance of Black history doesn't allow me to make a judgment about the accuracy of his quotations and statements, or the accuracy of the historians whose books he cites. Judging by the rest of the book, though, I would assume that he is correct in what he writes.
This book is a cry for help, a call to attention, and a sober and prophetic warning. To me, it's must reading for Evangelical pastors and churches. I intend to give a copy to our pastor (a large and largely White church) for him and the elders to read and see if it gives them insights on what's the right thing to do in reaching the minority members of our town. I gave my copy to a Black friend/pastor I know and am looking forward to discussing it with him.
It's also must reading for ANY White Christian who wants to begin taking steps on the road to racial partnership* with Black Christians.
* Note that I did not say "racial reconciliation." After reading this book, you will never use that term again, if you have been prone to use it.
Bravo, Clarence Shuler!
He counts as one of his closest friends Gary Chapman. I assume this is the Gary Chapman who wrote the LOVE LANGUAGES books. Those are excellent books, too!
This is a very realistic book written from the heart. May 8, 1999
If you want an overview of the racial situation in America and the history leading up to where we are now, then this book is a must! Schuler describes personal experiences that are common to minorities and especially African Americans growing up in America. It also very clearly gives guidelines that anyone can follow to assist in promoting racial harmony in this county, by both African Americans and Caucasions. It is a very objective view of the racial climate in our churches today. As a pastor I can see that there is much work that needs to be done by Christians to solve this problem by beginning in the churches.