WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"Every generation has an opportunity to proclaim the Gospel as it truly is: God’s invitation to everyone to accept His son Jesus as Lord. In John Perkins’ book, One Blood, the supporting affirmations of this truth include a declaration by the Apostle Peter that “…God does not show favoritism, but accepts from every nation the one who fears Him and does what is right” (Acts 10:35). God’s Church must not only agree with His standards, but we also must live out His truths daily. Perkins rightly states that true reconciliation with our brothers and sisters “from every nation” has been long overdue, and we continue to witness the disastrous results. What would the world look like, if Christ’s Church led the call to real reconciliation by taking the first step to real repentance?” Dr. Perkins’ insight and guidance on this subject are well worth considering by today’s church leadership as well as individual members of the body of Christ.”
Founder & Senior Pastor, Saddleback Church
"John Perkins’s new book, One Blood, is an open invitation for the body of Christ—whether a church, denomination, or individual—to take inventory of our progress. Are we living by Christ’s standards, or have we succumbed to those of the world? While the latest research reveals that the average church is stagnant at best, Christ has challenged His church to stay in the race and get His work done! John Perkins’s book poses some tough questions and offers practical advice for doing just that."
Senior pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship
President, The Urban Alternative
"I’m not quite sure where to begin with Dr. John Perkins’s latest and, perhaps, final book, One Blood. I think the best way to capture the heart of this book is that, ultimately, this is a love letter to the church. By this, I’m not suggesting that this is a nebulous or fluffy invitation to a feel good, pop psychology about the injustice of racism. Rather, it’s both fierce and tender, pastoral and prophetic, lamenting and hopeful. Dr. Perkins—both through his words and corroborated by a life faithfully lived—invites us to a deeper love for God and for neighbor—including and especially those that don’t look like us, think like us, or feel like us. And in a world today of so much pain, fear, and division, we need to desperately be reminded of God’s reconciling truth, grace, and love."
Pastor, humanitarian, and author of Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World?
"This is a powerful, prophetic appeal to people of faith to address our nation’s tragic history of racial injustice. Like Daniel, Amos, and Micah, John Perkins has profound insight on the health of our nation and the sin of racial bigotry that has burdened us for too long. One Blood is an altar call for justice to which we should all respond."
Founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, clinical professor at New York University School of Law, and author of Just Mercy
"John Perkins has been giving me a transfusion of reconciling love for forty years. We may be one, but John has always had the better blood, more of Christ’s healing and renewing love. So over and over, both for me and for so many, John has infused us with fresh vision and bold passion for God’s reconciling love and justice. This wise book testifies that that same blood is still vital and pumping hard!"
President, Fuller Theological Seminary
"I am so thankful that John Perkins has written One Blood. It is a must-read for all people. John carefully and powerfully weaves Scripture, his personal story, illustrations of true reconciliation with an encouraging style that brings hope. I loved reading it and so will you."
Founding pastor of Lawndale Community Church and chairman of Christian Community Development Association
"One Blood is indeed, in Dr. Perkins’s own words, a “manifesto” and the culmination of his life’s work and calling to realize biblical reconciliation. There’s a clear sense of urgency and candor about the days ahead for the church, the all-important role of the gospel message, and the baton that has to pass to the next generation. I often say Dr. Perkins is a true national treasure. Here he has written his very heart and soul—a history and biography—in One Blood, and has poured all of himself out in beautiful, selfless love. This book is a must-read for any and all who share the burden for this ongoing fight."
Lead pastor, Churchome (formerly The City Church)
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