Item description for Winning the Race to Unity: Is Racial Reconciliation Really Working? by Clarence Shuler, Willie 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 Shuler, Willie Richardson & Gary Chapman
Clarence is husband to Brenda, father to 3 young adult daughters (he the minority in their sorority), author, marriage counselor, speaker, and life coach. He is the President/CEO of BLR: Building Lasting Relationships (BLR). For nearly 30 years, Clarence and Brenda have conducted marriage, men's, women's, and single seminars throughout the United States and internationally. They are members of Dennis Rainey's FamilyLife Marriage Speaker Team. Clarence assists the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (Administration for Children & Families) with its National African American Healthy Marriage Initiative. They have also conducted Marriage Retreats for the military. They help couples overcome affairs, especially military couples. As an Executive Life Coach, Clarence helps executives effectively manage their personal and professional lives as well as fulfill their life-long dreams. He's been featured several times in Essence Magazine, Discipleship Journal, Black Enterprise and numerous radio programs. As a Diversity Consultant, he has assisted numerous clients through his diversity seminars and/or hiring people of color and women in decision-making positions including the War College of U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army Equal Opportunity Advisors (European-based), Evangelical Free Church of America, Moody Bible Institute, Navigators, Association of Christian Schools International, Harvest Bible Chapel, Wycliffe Bible Translators, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Crowell & Orchard Foundations, and Mississippi Valley State University (Historically Black College). These are just a few of BLR's diversity clients. Clarence has authored including co-authored and second editions, 8 books. His first book, Winning the Race to Unity: Is Racial Reconciliation Really Working?, inspired Wheaton College's first Civil Rights Movement Conference in which Dr. Shuler was the Keynote Speaker. Clarence now is working with men. Helping them in their relationships with each other and women. Clarence loves hanging with his family, tennis, swimming, and writing. And he loves having fun and laughing. He hopes to spend time traveling and speaking about his upcoming books on relationships for married couples and for singles.
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.