What’s the view from where you worship—racially diverse or racially monochrome?
On the Last Day every tongue and tribe will be represented in the glorious chorus praising God with one voice. Yet today our churches remain segregated. Can we reflect the beauty of the last day this day?
United will inspire, challenge, and encourage readers to pursue the joys of diversity through stories of the author's own journey and a theology of diversity lived out.
It’s time to capture a glimpse of God’s magnificent creativity. In the pages of United, Trillia Newbell reveals the deeply moving, transforming power of knowing—really knowing—someone who is equal yet unique. As we learn to identify in Christ rather than in our commonalities, we begin to experience the depth and power of gospel unity.
Trillia J. Newbell
Brand: Moody Publishers
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am so glad Trillia said it first:
Talking about race and racial reconciliation can be downright terrifying. No one wants to offend, and in our politically correct society, who would blame you? If you say the wrong thing, ask the wrong question, or call someone by the wrong name, will they be angry? Are you black or African American? Chinese or Asian? Hispanic, Latino, or Mexican? This is an explosive topic, and sometimes it seems that the wisest course of action is to avoid it at all costs. (16)
The truth is I think about race often these days, but I am often not sure how best to think about it, write about it, or dialogue about it. It’s scary because a wrong move could take you miles away from diversity and reconciliation. That is not what I want for myself or my church. Trillia knows this, but she believes that this is still an important conversation to have in the church today. In her new book United she has entered where many of us are fearful to...
United we stand and, well, you've heard it over and over time and time again; united we stand divided, we fall. I don't believe this is just some cliche that has been passed down from generation to generation, I believe that it is a truth. In fact it's a truth that we find in our public and, some private school systems, it's a truth that we find all week long in the work place. Yet, it is a truth that we tend to conveniently ignore so well on Sunday mornings.
For the last ten weeks I've dropped my mother off at the church that I'm most familiar with, most comfortable with. After all, 34 years of my life has been spent at this church. I met my best friends there in the nursery, I was baptized there, met and married my wife there, preached my very first sermon there, first served in full time ministry there, witnessed my oldest daughter baptized there but the last ten weeks I've dropped my mother off, walked her through the front door, turned back around, got into my car,...
I watched Trillia speaking to Thabiti Anyabwile in an author interview and decided I wanted to buy this book. Ms. Newbell impressed me with her bright Christian countenance and her thoughtful, personal approach to a difficult issue.
This book tells her personal story of inter-ethnic Christian friendship and church ministry, and it would be a good book to give to someone (perhaps especially a woman—simply because Trillia writes a lot about deep Christian friendships with other women) who needs to be initiated into the simple idea that if God wants people from every tongue, tribe, and nation to praise Him in the eschaton, why not now? And, importantly, why not together now?
However, and this is no criticism of the book, I would direct someone who already gets that idea and agrees with it to the greater theological substance of John Piper's Bloodlines, which had a far bigger impact on me than this book because it was so richly scriptural. It's not that...
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