Life-Changing Cross-Cultural Friendships

How You Can Help Heal Racial Divides, One Relationship at a Time

by Gary Chapman, Clarence Shuler

On Sale: 2022-06-07

Book Summary

After decades of knowing each other, bestselling author Gary Chapman and counselor and diversity trainer Dr. Clarence Shuler have come to believe that if each of us formed Life-Changing Cross-Cultural Friendships, it would radically transform race relations in our country--and it all starts with you making one new friend.

About the Book

We can heal our communities--one friendship at a time.

Many of us want to do something to improve race relations, but we don't know where to start or even if we can make a difference. In Life-Changing Cross-Cultural Friendships, beloved authors and good friends Gary Chapman and Clarence Shuler answer those questions and more by recounting their own story together.

Long before Gary was the bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages and Clarence was the president and CEO of Building Lasting Relationships, they were just an associate pastor and a young high school student, bonded by a love of Christ and learning how to navigate their newly desegregated community. Decades of friendship later, they are sharing the important lessons they learned that will enable you to experience enriching friendships across racial and ethnic barriers.

Each chapter of this inspiring and practical book will guide you into a deeper level of understanding about what friendship is and about the benefits of cross-cultural friendships on an individual and national level. These powerful lessons will include:

  • The importance of choosing the right words
  • How to differentiate true friends from mere acquaintances
  • How Jesus initiated a cross-cultural relationship
  • The first two steps to your own cross-cultural friendship
  • Three ways to resolve conflict in a cross-cultural friendship
  • How to make friendships last through life's many seasons

Breaking down the walls of division might not be easy, but the simple act of building friendships tears down walls of racism and fear. Will you accept the cross-cultural friendship challenge?

Product Details

  • Imprint: Zondervan
  • On Sale: 2022-06-07
  • Pages: 160
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2022-06-07
  • Trim Size: 119.000mm x 182.000mm x 26.000mm
  • Weight: 90.000gr
  • Category 1 : RELIGION / Christian Life / Social Issues
  • Category 2 : FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Friendship
  • Category 3 : POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civil Rights