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Be the bridge : pursuing God's heart for racial reconciliation

"A leading advocate for racial reconciliation offers a clarion call for Christians to move toward relationship and deeper understanding in the midst of a divisive culture. With racial tensions as high within the church as outside the church, it is time for Christians to become the leaders in the conversation on racial reconciliation. This power-packed guide helps readers deepen their understanding of historical factors and present realities, equipping them to participate in the ongoing dialogue and to serve as catalysts for righteousness, justice, healing, transformation, and reconciliation." -- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2019
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WaterBrook, [Colorado Springs, Colorado], 2019
xiii, 240 pages ; 21 cm
9780525652885, 0525652884
How we begin: a posture of humility
Part I. The bridge to lament. History keeps account: awareness of the truth
An invitation to empathize: acknowledgment and lament
A liturgy of lament
Part II. The bridge to confession and forgiveness. Removing roadblocks to reconciliation: free from shame and guilt
Where healing begins: confession
The healing balm: seeking and extending forgiveness
A liturgy of confession and forgiveness
Part III. The bridge to restorative reconciliation. Facing the oppressed, facing God: repentance
Righting the wrong: making amends
Relationships restored: reconciliation and restoration
Building more bridges: reproduction
A liturgy of restoration and reproduction
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