From the Back Cover
Praise for Grace Matters
Grace Matters was named a Publishers Weekly Notable Book of 2002 and won a Christianity Today Award of Merit.
"[A] real story of real people and real faith. My prayer is that the seeds of this story of struggle and hope they planted will spread and bloom and grow in the lives of many people."
John Perkins, chairman, Christian Community Development Association, and author, Let Justice Roll Down
"This remarkable, inspiring story reads like a good novel. It is a story of powerful Christian faith, intense personal commitment, and maddening human frailty. Though it ends in tragedy, this is a story of hope: My encounter with Grace Matters has left me daring to hope that, even now, we Christians might yet live out the true meaning of our radical creed . . ."
Glenn C. Loury, director, Institute on Race and Social Division, Boston University
"[Grace Matters] is confessional, candid, and even painful as the author bares his soul and his struggles. . . . This is a book with a fundamental and hopeful messagethat grace can become a way of life."
Jim Wallis, editor, Sojourners magazine, and convener, Call to Renewal
"A good read is a voyage of self-discovery . . . With incredible honesty Chris avoids writing about jealousy and pride in the abstract. Instead he recounts his most embarrassing momentsoutbursts of unprovoked anger, periods of consuming jealousy, sobering comments from observers . . . Grace Matters is about race, leadership, and self-discovery, but its crowning message is about grace."
"Rices . . . ultimate topic is a friendship that was severely tested and bent but never broken, not because of the strength of the two friends but because of gracesimple and absurd, illogical and amazing."
About the Author
Chris P. Rice, currently pursuing studies at the Divinity School at Duke University, won a Critic's Choice Award from Christianity Today magazine for More Than Equals: Racial Healing for the Sake of the Gospel (coauthored with Spencer Perkins)