One Blood Review

Book Review: 

This book is described as "parting words to the church on race." John Perkins, a pioneer in the Civil Rights movement has written his final book as a challenge to the church in America to address the racial divide and tension existing in the country and the church today. He makes the case that there is only one race, the human race, and as humans we were made from one blood and then saved by one blood which is that of Jesus Christ.

The author covers issues of lament and confession followed by forgiveness and prayer. Examples of successful multi-cultural churches are described throughout this book.

There are questions for each chapter which would be helpful to use in a small group setting. The first step in overcoming our division is to listen. This would be a great way to begin with discussing the book with people of various cultures in a group setting. I plan on doing just that in my local church and community.

I received this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for this honest review.