Living Undivided

Loving Courageously for Racial Healing and Justice

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Discover the path to a better future--together

As the church and as a country, we've often neglected and avoided addressing the impact and ongoing reality of racism. We've been more focused on order than justice, more concerned with social media posturing than solidarity, more committed to judgment than repentance. But God's people are called to more. We need to lead the way to true racial healing, solidarity, and justice. And we need two things to do it: courage and love.

Through enlightening history and eye-opening personal stories, Living Undivided will equip and empower you with the biblical, transformative tools you need to move from just hoping and wishing for racial justice to actionable change that makes a difference in your life and the lives of churches, neighborhoods, and cities.


"An invitation to freedom rooted in love and justice. If you want to build a new future together with others in a world that desperately needs change, this book is for you!"--Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil, author of Becoming Brave and Roadmap to Reconciliation 2.0

"Chuck Mingo and Troy Jackson have worked faithfully with thousands of real people who were willing to listen to one another, trusting the Spirit to make a way toward beloved community. Living Undivided is the fruit of that work, offered as a feast for all who hunger and thirst for justice."--Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, author of Revolution of Values

"In Living Undivided, Chuck and Troy do more than opine the 'why we should' of Christian unity. They share experientially forged, proven, and practical 'what to do and how to do it' insights that will equip and challenge you to walk, work, and worship God together as one with others, beyond the distinctions that otherwise divide this world."--Dr. Mark DeYmaz, pastor, author, and CEO/president of Mosaic Global Network

"Chuck and Troy don't have an agenda other than seeing different people act as one. They adeptly sidestep or disarm landmines that bog conversations down. Our country will benefit from as many people as possible reading this book."--Brian Tome, founding and senior pastor of Crossroads Church; author and host of The Aggressive Life podcast

"At this troubled moment in America comes this brilliant book to remind us that unconditional love has the power to heal and to bind us together across the divides of race and faith. Chuck and Troy have brought us to the altar of racial healing and baptized us in the waters of radical love--a love that conveys hard truths, asks and answers tough questions, and allows us to lament and learn to live together. Amen!"--Rev. Alvin Herring, executive director of Faith in Action

"This deeply moving book is a fierce invitation to engagement that is smart, rooted, and courageous, moving toward a renewed restored society of justice."--Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary


Endorsements

"We are living in a deeply divisive time when our American democracy is in jeopardy. During this reality, Chuck Mingo and Troy Jackson have provided a path forward in Living Undivided. This book is an invitation to freedom rooted in love and justice. If you want to build a new future together with others in a world that desperately needs change, this book is for you! I highly recommend it!"

Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil, author of Becoming Brave and Roadmap to Reconciliation 2.0

"Amid the millions who marched for Black lives and those who pushed back with campaigns against critical race theory, Chuck Mingo and Troy Jackson have worked faithfully with thousands of real people who were willing to listen to one another, trusting the Spirit to make a way toward beloved community. Living Undivided is the fruit of that work, offered as a feast for all who hunger and thirst for justice."

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, author of Revolution of Values

"Justice is not peripheral but intrinsic to the gospel, and today it's critical to its advance. Indeed, an increasingly diverse society no longer finds credible a message of God's love for all people as proclaimed from segregated pulpits and pews that perpetuate racialized fatigue, harm, and trauma. In Living Undivided, Chuck and Troy do more than opine the 'why we should' of Christian unity. They share experientially forged, proven, and practical 'what to do and how to do it' insights that will equip and challenge you to walk, work, and worship God together as one with others, beyond the distinctions that otherwise divide this world. More than a good read, it's a great game plan."

Dr. Mark DeYmaz, founding pastor/directional leader of Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas; cofounder and CEO/president of Mosaic Global Network; author of Building a Healthy Multi-Ethnic Church and The Coming Revolution in Church Economics

"Chuck's been not only a close friend but also a great teacher and influencer in all things race related. He doesn't have an agenda other than seeing different people act as one. He adeptly sidesteps or disarms landmines that bog conversations down. Our country will benefit from as many people as possible reading this book."

Brian Tome, founding and senior pastor of Crossroads Church; author and host of The Aggressive Life podcast

"At this troubled moment in America comes this brilliant book to remind us that unconditional love has the power to heal and to bind us together across the divides of race and faith. Chuck and Troy have brought us to the altar of racial healing and baptized us in the waters of radical love--a love that conveys hard truths, asks and answers tough questions, and allows us to lament and learn to live together. Amen!"

Rev. Alvin Herring, executive director of Faith in Action

"This deeply moving and summoning book sees that our perspectives on the race crisis in our society are rooted in the stories we believe about ourselves and tell each other. The narrative quality of racism requires that we both tell our stories honestly and retell our lives in fresh, transformative narratives. Narrative specificity leads to neighborly practicality. The action called for is quite local and quite practical. This book is a fierce invitation to engagement that is smart, rooted, and courageous, moving toward a renewed restored society of justice."

Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary


The Authors

  1. Chuck Mingo
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    Chuck Mingo

    Chuck Mingo is the founder and CEO of LivingUNDIVIDED. His desire is to activate people to not only participate in acts of mercy and reconciliation but also challenge systems of oppression and injustice. He and his wife, Maria, have three children and live in...

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  2. Troy Jackson
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    Troy Jackson

    Troy Jackson is cofounder of LivingUNDIVIDED. Former senior pastor of University Christian Church in Cincinnati, he has been an active voice for racial justice in the city. He and his wife, Amanda, have three children and live in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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  3. Holly Crawshaw
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    Holly Crawshaw

    Holly Crawshaw is a writer and editor who believes everyone has a meaningful story to tell. Holly is passionate about partnering with authors to leverage their experiences to further God's kingdom and help God's people. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her...

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