-Why is everything a racial issue with blacks?
-Why do so many whites refuse to believe that racism is a problem in America?
-Should all whites apologize for the wrongs committed against African Americans?
These questions aren't asked out loud, except in the closest and rarest of friendships. David Anderson and Brent Zuercher are the kind of friends who can candidly discuss these thorny issues. Although their letters aren't always-or usually-tension free, Anderson and Zuercher continue the dialogue because the issues are so vital to them.
This intimate view of an intensely personal journey will disturb your coziest assumptions, make you squirm, maybe even incite a riot in your mind and heart-causing you to think differently about racial reconciliation. As you eavesdrop on the discussion of these two friends, you will see that when blacks and whites open their minds and hearts to each other, understanding dawns, healing sets in, and bridges with eternal significance are built.
"I've known, watched, and experienced David Anderson's love for Christ applied to the touchy issues of reconciliation. If you want to be part of the healing work of Christ, this book is a step in the right direction." -Joseph M. Stowell, president
It is a good buy. It raises questions in your own mind while your reading their questions and responses. Once I started reading it I didn't want to put it down.Published 19 months ago by Jessie
This book was recommended to me for work on understanding how people from different backgrounds view life in the United States. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Ruth Clark
Wonderful read for those that want to know what either the black or white race thinks about the other and about racism. I am a member of a multi-racial church. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Carol/NC
I appreciated the openness and honesty of the dialogue between David and Brent. To explore such sensitive subject matter and remain friends is commendable. Read morePublished 24 months ago by ccwriter1
Have only glanced through the book for now, but believe it to be a great read, and a good book for people of all religions to realize that religion is about understanding and... Read morePublished on September 6, 2012 by WordSpinner
I happened to be up early this morning and turned on C-Span's "booknotes" to hear David Anderson. When he was finished speaking, I knew I had to buy this book. Read morePublished on April 7, 2002 by T. Herrmann