One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race and Love
Dr. Perkins' final manifesto on race, faith, and reconciliation speaks honestly to the church about the things he's discovered to be crucial about reconciliation, discipleship, and justice--the principles vital to a complete ministry of reconciliation.tion.
From the Back Cover There is no institution on earth more equipped or more capable of bringing transformation to the cause of reconciliation than the Church. Words of wisdom to the next generation from a pioneer of the civil rights movement John M. Perkins was born in Mississippi in the 1930s into a sharecropping family and lived through the hate-filled and tumultuous decades thereafter. He has dedicated his life to biblical reconciliation. Now, at age 87, he entrusts the church with the truths he wants us to know while there's still time. One Blood looks at everything from lament and forgiveness to racial tensions and mutual fear. You'll learn why racial reconciliation isn't the goal. And most importantly, you'll learn how to walk forward on the path toward oneness in Christ. As racial tensions rise, the world needs the church to lead now more than ever. But true leadership starts with listening. Let's gather round and lean in as wisdom speaks. Dr. John M. Perkins is the founder and president emeritus of the John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation and cofounder of Christian Community Development Association. He has served in advisory roles under five U.S. presidents, is one of the leading evangelical voices to come out of the American civil rights movement, and is an author and international speaker on issues of reconciliation, leadership, and community development. For his tireless work he has received 14 honorary doctorates. One Blood, along with Dr. Perkins other books, provides an enduring legacy for a man who continues to leave his mark on American culture.