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Becoming All Things is a thought-provoking look at the challenges surrounding cross-cultural engagement in the church. Focusing on cultural accommodation in 1 Corinthians 9:19-23, Michelle Reyes discusses stereotyping, appropriation, gentrification, racism, and other topics to help congregations forge healthy, transformative friendships that lead to understanding, acceptance, healing, and solidarity.
|Title: Becoming All Things: How Small Changes Lead To Lasting Connections Across Cultures|
By: Michelle Reyes
Number of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 2021
|Dimensions: 9.03 X 6.60 (inches)|
Weight: 11 ounces
Stock No: WW0108917
WINNER OF THE 2022 ECPA CHRISTIAN BOOK AWARD FOR NEW AUTHOR
Healthy relationships across cultures are possible. Dr. Michelle Reyes takes a close look at the concept of cultural accommodation found in Scriptureand especially in the letter of 1 Corinthiansto redefine how Christians interact with cultural narratives that are different from their own.
Christianswhose standard of living is oneness in Christ, whose gospel is radically nonexclusiveshould be at the frontlines of justice and of cross-cultural unity. But many of us struggle to reach outside of our own cultural bubbles and form real relationships that move beyond stereotypes and lead to understanding, healing, and solidarity across cultural lines.
Why is that?
These are just some of the questions that Dr. Reyes explores as she faces the challenges surrounding cross-cultural relationships in America today and her thoughts on the way forward.
Spoiler Alert! The way forward does require willingness to change. It requires embracing cultural discomfort. But by engaging with this book, you will be empowered to learn how to become all things to all peoplethat is: how to reflect Jesus' love in a multicultural, multiracial body of Christ and to share that love with a hurting world.
Michelle Ami Reyes, PhD, is an Indian American writer, speaker, and activist whose work on faith and culture has been featured in Christianity Today, Faithfully Magazine, Patheos, and more. She is also the Vice President of the Asian American Christian Collaborative and Editorial Director at Pax. Michelle lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, Aaron, and two kids.
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