Books & Resources

Multicultural Ministry Handbook: Connecting Creatively to a Diverse World

The world is becoming increasingly diverse. More and more of our neighbors are from a variety of cultures, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds. But most churches are still culturally homogenous and do not represent every tribe and tongue. What can we do to minister more effectively to our multicultural society?

Gracism: The Art of Inclusion

Dr. Anderson responds to prejudice and injustice with the principle of gracism — radical inclusion for the marginalized and excluded. Building on the apostle Paul’s exhortations in 1 Corinthians 12 to honor the weaker member, Dr. Anderson presents a biblical model for showing special grace to others on the basis of color, class or culture. He offers seven sayings of the Gracist with practical examples for building bridges and including others.

Multicultural Ministry: Finding Your Church's Unique Rhythm

Dr. Anderson provides a practical, inspiring guide for learning how to transition from a “unicultural” church to a multicultural church. Emphasizing that the Gospel is indeed a message of reconciliation, he shows how a church can embrace greater cultural diversity and discover their unique rhythm.

Letters Across the Divide: Two Friends Explore Racism, Friendship and Faith

Why is everything a racial issue with Blacks? Why do so many Whites no longer believe racism is a problem in America? Should Whites apologize for the wrongs committed against Blacks? Anderson, a Black minister, and Zuercher, a White businessman, raise these very questions and more in a sincere, but frank, collection of letters between friends.

I Forgrace You: Doing Good To Those Who Hurt You

Most of us are familiar with the golden rule: “Do unto others as you want them to do unto you.” And if people treat us well, we generally do the same in return. But what about when others hurt us? Jesus gives us an even higher calling: “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you” (Luke 6:27-28).

David Anderson shows us how we can extend extraordinary goodness to bless those who have hurt us. He presents the radical concept of “forgraceness”: grace beyond forgiveness.