Title: Roadmap to Reconciliation
Author: Brenda Salter McNeil
Synopsis: “We are ready to rise up. But how, exactly, do we do this? How does one reconcile? What we need is a clear sense of direction. Based on her extensive consulting experience with churches, colleges and organizations, Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil has created a roadmap to show us the way. She guides us through the common topics of discussion and past the bumpy social terrain and political boundaries that will arise.”
Why I can’t live without this book: K. Y’all know I’m passionate about issues of racial justice, healing and reconciliation …and if you don’t know that, well, then, let’s sit down to a spot of tea so I can tell you all about it. And when I speak on this topic, this is the #1 book I recommend to (mostly white) people who are engaging on the conversation of race, many for the first time. Doctor Brenda’s words will be like a balm to your soul, so please, enter into dialogue and be changed. (Also, this was the Shalom Book Club pick for the month of October – look for the podcast soon!)
(One of my) favorite quotes: “I cannot say that I love people if I don’t care about the policies that negatively affect them.” Um, yes.
So, Roadmap to Reconciliation: have you read it? And did it change the way you think about issues of race, particularly in the church context?
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