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Grace Matters: A True Story of Race, Friendship, and Faith in the Heart of the South

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"Here is a real story of real people and real faith. The story of friendship between Chris Rice and my son Spencer and their work of racial reconciliation and healing represents the heart of the Christian witness. 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, chairm ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published September 6th 2002 by Jossey-Bass (first published August 23rd 2002)
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Susan
Feb 24, 2014 Susan rated it it was amazing
I loved this book the first time I read it ten years ago. Loved it even more this time. Transparency and vulnerability give this story gut wrenching power to make you give up hope and then dare to hope again.
Maureen
May 22, 2008 Maureen rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Maureen by: UMW
People in the U.S. are loath to admit that racism still flourishes here. Through telling the story of
his years in Jackson, Mississippi, beginning with a student internship in 1981, and continuing
through 1998, he chronicles his relationship with Voice of Calvary ministries, the formation of
an intentional community called Antioch, and his deep friendship with “yolkfellow” Spencer
Perkins. This is a sometimes painful story of two men, one white and one black, and their work
together toward racial r
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Frank Ogden
Jun 27, 2016 Frank Ogden rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful story of one man's experience living in the South within the black community. Highly Recommended !!
Randy Alcorn
Straightforward, pulling no punches, Grace Matters is an absorbing account of whites and blacks living, learning, fighting and healing together. Chris Rice’s story reveals the costs and payoffs of true racial reconciliation—the kind that requires more than words.
Karen
Dec 02, 2007 Karen rated it really liked it
Loved this book. This was something I needed to read. It really helped me understand an issue I struggle with at times. Tedious at times with all the details, but a beautiful true story.
Jack Kooyman
Aug 05, 2011 Jack Kooyman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A truthful story about the very hard, yet extremely important, work of racial reconciliation between two friends, leaders, and co-workers in the effort.
Wes Hunter
Jul 25, 2007 Wes Hunter rated it liked it
Recommends it for: anyone/christians
this is a good story of a great idea that worked, as a book, its a little tedious, but worth a read, especially if you're interested in racial reconciliation.
J
Oct 27, 2012 J rated it it was amazing
full of everyday life, rich full relationships based on trust in Christ. raised and answered some 'race' questions. makes me want more
Michelle
Jan 25, 2010 Michelle rated it it was amazing
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Chris Rice works in the field of peace, justice, reconciliation, and Christian life and mission. His three award-winning books are Reconciling All Things (Christianity Today Book Award), the memoir Grace Matters (Publishers Weekly Best Adult Religion Book of 2002) and More Than Equals: Racial Healing for the Sake of the Gospel (Christianity Today Critic’s Choice Award). For ten years, Chris served ...more
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