Genocide, terrorism, and hate crimes prevail in a world where racism is far from dead. Is unity amidst diversities even remotely possible?
John Piper shares his own experience growing up in the segregated South, thoughtfully exposing the unremitting problem of racism. Instead of looking to organizations, education, famous personalities, or government programs to address racial strife, Piper exposes the definitive source of hope—teaching how the good news about Jesus Christ actively undermines the sins that feed racial strife, and leads to a many-colored and many-cultured kingdom of God.
Learn ways to pursue ethnic harmony from a biblical perspective, and to relate to real people different from yourself, as you take part in the bloodline of Jesus that is compromised of every tongue, tribe, and nation.
- Winner of the 2012 Outreach Cross-Cultural Ministry Resource of the Year
Part One: Our World: The Need For The Gospel
- Introduction: Martin Luther King Jr.: What Was It Like For Those Who Weren't There?
Section One: My Story, My Debt, My World: Why I Wrote The Book
- My Story: From Greenville to Bethlehem
- The Gospel I Love, the Debt I Owe, and the Church I Serve
- Global Shifting and the New Face of the Church
Section Two: Black and White and the Blood of Jesus
- Why This Book Gives Prominence to Black-White Relationships
- Personal Responsibility and Systemic Intervention
- The Power of the Gospel and the Roots of Racial Strife
Part Two: God's Word: The Power of the Gospel
- Introduction: William Wilberforce: The Importance of Doctrine and "Coronary" Commitment
Section One: The Accomplishment of the Gospel
- The Mission of Jesus and the End of Ethnocentrism
- The Creation of One New Humanity by the Blood of Christ
- Ransomed for God from Every Tribe
- Every People Justified the Same Way
Section Two: The Application of the Gospel
- Dying with Christ for the Sake of Christ-Exalting Diversity
- Living in Sync with Gospel Freedom
- The Law of Liberty and the Peril of Partiality
Section Three: The Ultimate Goal of the Gospel
- Why Is It Worth the Death of His Son?
Section Four: Two Issues: Interracial Marriage and Prejudice
- Interracial Marriage
- Probability, Prejudice, and Christ
- Conclusion: Confession, Warning, Plea