Be the Bridge
A leading advocate for racial reconciliation offers a clarion call for Christians to move toward relationship and deeper understanding in the midst of a divisive culture.With racial tensions as high within the church as outside the church, it is time for Christians to become the leaders in the conversation on racial reconciliation. This power-packed guide helps readers deepen their understanding of historical factors and present realities, equipping them to participate in the ongoing dialogue and to serve as catalysts for righteousness, justice, healing, transformation, and reconciliation.

Be the Bridge Details

TitleBe the Bridge
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ReleaseOct 15th, 2019
PublisherWaterbrook Press
ISBN-139780525652885
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GenreChristian, Religion, Faith, Nonfiction, Race, Social Movements, Social Justice, Spirituality

Be the Bridge Review

  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 starsToday, civil discourse on difficult topics is usually anything but civil. Shares, re-tweets, and bombastic pronouncements are valued more than empathy and listening to understand. Writers like Latasha Morrison challenge us to set aside our egos, and build authentic relationships and understanding with those deemed to be "the other."Morrison is the founder of Be the Bridge, a group whose mission is to inspire Christians and Christian churches to "have a distinctive and transformative 4.5 starsToday, civil discourse on difficult topics is usually anything but civil. Shares, re-tweets, and bombastic pronouncements are valued more than empathy and listening to understand. Writers like Latasha Morrison challenge us to set aside our egos, and build authentic relationships and understanding with those deemed to be "the other."Morrison is the founder of Be the Bridge, a group whose mission is to inspire Christians and Christian churches to "have a distinctive and transformative response to racial division." This book highlights how Morrison came to this work; explores issues of systematic discrimination, biases, and racism; and provides a blueprint for whites and people of color to work together for reconciliation -- all through a Christian perspective.This year, I've devoted particular attention to reading about racial inequality and "Be the Bridge" is the most honest and helpful book I've read on the topic. Morrison doesn't point fingers or assign blame to people today for decisions made centuries ago. That said, she lays bare the way U.S. policies have systematically disenfranchised people of color, either intentionally or unintentionally. Morrison challenges all of her readers to reflect on our shared history, our own personal biases (including unconscious biases), and how we can each work to eliminate the racial division that plagues our country. Morrison's words aren't always easy to hear. She does not let the reader walk about without examining ways in which their complicity and biases have contributed to inequalities and racial strife. However, her challenges and examples are heart-felt and addressed to everyone. She's not interested in blaming or shaming. She's interested in dismantling inequities and building understanding and empathy. Thank you to WaterBrook & Multnomah for providing a galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    Tasha beautifully weaves together the past, the present, and scripture to lead the reader on a path to reconciliation. Unlike many books, this one will leave you empowered to make forward progress toward justice in a healthy and Biblical way.
  • Jessica ☕ Rodrigues
    January 1, 1970
    A very timely book that will appeal to Christian churchgoers concerned with Sunday-morning segregation and the worsening racial discourse in America. It contains beautiful, powerful liturgies and prayers designed to elicit a strong call to action. Highly recommended reading for American Christians, especially those who find themselves surrounded by people the same color as them on Sunday mornings.arc received from publisher
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  • Carolyn Ogrosky
    January 1, 1970
    What a privilege and joy to read a book that invites us into the confluence of truth, love and challenge so beautifully. Latasha Morrison takes you from historical perspectives to church experiences to personal stories - and it takes you there with significant grace - and then leads you to the places of your own heart, causing you to look within and ask the hard questions about who you are, from where you come, what America has been and could be and what role the church plays in all of it. If What a privilege and joy to read a book that invites us into the confluence of truth, love and challenge so beautifully. Latasha Morrison takes you from historical perspectives to church experiences to personal stories - and it takes you there with significant grace - and then leads you to the places of your own heart, causing you to look within and ask the hard questions about who you are, from where you come, what America has been and could be and what role the church plays in all of it. If you are already on the journey of being a bridge-builder, Be the Bridge is for you.If you have long relegated these conversations to the realm of "non-biblical" or "liberal", Be the Bridge is for you. If you don't have a clue where to start and you even wonder if you are a part of the problem, Be the Bridge is for you.Order it, read it, share it. You won't be disappointed.
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  • Gina Fimbel
    January 1, 1970
    Latasha Morrison shares her heart and her journey through this important work. She is a leader in our generation who tirelessly works for racial justice and true reconciliation. This book is one part personal journey and another part clarion call. It is a grace-filled indictment for the church to do better and live up to the calling God has for us when it comes to eradicating White supremacy. Tasha teaches us that we can’t move forward without acknowledging the racial pain of our history. There Latasha Morrison shares her heart and her journey through this important work. She is a leader in our generation who tirelessly works for racial justice and true reconciliation. This book is one part personal journey and another part clarion call. It is a grace-filled indictment for the church to do better and live up to the calling God has for us when it comes to eradicating White supremacy. Tasha teaches us that we can’t move forward without acknowledging the racial pain of our history. There isn’t anyone who would not benefit from reading this book, but this should be required reading for all White people who call themselves Christian. Latasha beautifully lays out biblical foundations for the work of racial reconciliation and lays out a path forward. Tasha stands on the shoulders of giants - leaders from generations before her who have bravely, and with much sacrifice, led this work. She is impressively carrying the torch of racial justice work and this book will be an important bedrock in the church for many generations to come.
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  • Fayelle Ewuakye
    January 1, 1970
    A unique book of its kind. Morrison is excellent at approaching this subject with knowledge, kindness, strength, and conviction. I felt often like I was reading a letter from a friend rather than just a book. This one's a treasure.
  • Nicole
    January 1, 1970
    "Be the Bridge" by LaTasha Morrison was such an incredibly timely, poignant, and powerful book. I had the privilege of hearing LaTasha speak at a conference last fall and started to follow her journey on social media, so when I saw that this book was coming out, I knew I needed to read it. The investment of this book is one you want to make, because the words on these pages are transformational if you allow them to be. It was a book I wanted to consume quickly because of how good it was, but I "Be the Bridge" by LaTasha Morrison was such an incredibly timely, poignant, and powerful book. I had the privilege of hearing LaTasha speak at a conference last fall and started to follow her journey on social media, so when I saw that this book was coming out, I knew I needed to read it. The investment of this book is one you want to make, because the words on these pages are transformational if you allow them to be. It was a book I wanted to consume quickly because of how good it was, but I stretched it out because I wanted to really spend time digesting the gravity of the information. As a white person who has grown up in Christian culture, there was so much I was never exposed to or told. In this season of my life as I am challenging myself to learn and grow and understand perspectives that are different from mine, LaTasha's voice is a gift. Be it about history or faith or politics or relationships, there's something in here for everyone to learn. For me, it was all of those things and more. My book is full of pink highlighter and I will come back to this book again and again for wisdom. LaTasha was strong and gracious, presenting hard truths while making space for hope & change. My ignorance has been a part of the problem, and I'm now willing to be part of the solution. There is SO much division in our country, and LaTasha's leadership & vision can help guide us back to each other. The work of reconciliation will be costly, and it is so worth the cost.
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  • Ashley Gage
    January 1, 1970
    Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation by LaTasha Morrison is the conduit we currently need to help unify our nation today. LaTasha's beautiful articulation of how we build the bridge toward racial reconciliation has been transformative to me personally as a woman of color in predominately white settings. It has opened the door for me to walk through my own history through new eyes as well as opened my heart to the stories of those around me. The format of this book allows Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation by LaTasha Morrison is the conduit we currently need to help unify our nation today. LaTasha's beautiful articulation of how we build the bridge toward racial reconciliation has been transformative to me personally as a woman of color in predominately white settings. It has opened the door for me to walk through my own history through new eyes as well as opened my heart to the stories of those around me. The format of this book allows space for reflection and discussion in very meaningful ways, especially in small group settings!LaTasha's words have left a imprint on me and I know it will do the same for all who read it, " The truth is that it takes every tribe, tongue, and nation to reflect the image of God in His fullness. The truth is that race is a social construct, one that has divided and set one group over the other from the earliest days of humanity. The Christian construct, though, dismantles this way of thinking and seeks to reunite us under a common banner of love and fellowship."LaTasha Morrison
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  • Molly Lewis
    January 1, 1970
    The first time I heard Latasha Morrison speak about racial reconciliation was during a simulcast of IF: Gathering a few years ago. The way she addressed ‘the elephant in the room’ with other panel participants cracked open something within me that I didn’t even realize at the time was sealed shut. I have followed her since then through her Be the Bridge movement which is now a non-profit organization with the goal of equipping people to become reconcilers, bridge builders to racial The first time I heard Latasha Morrison speak about racial reconciliation was during a simulcast of IF: Gathering a few years ago. The way she addressed ‘the elephant in the room’ with other panel participants cracked open something within me that I didn’t even realize at the time was sealed shut. I have followed her since then through her Be the Bridge movement which is now a non-profit organization with the goal of equipping people to become reconcilers, bridge builders to racial reconciliation. More than simply a story of her life and her journey to the founding of Be the Bridge, in this book Latasha gives us unvarnished truth of our past and present discord between races and then a roadmap of how we can move forward to right the wrongs of the past. How we can each become a bridge builder and why it is so urgently needed. I highly recommend you pre-order this book which releases in October and read it with an open mind and open heart. Let’s be bridge builders together!(I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book as part of a book launch team. My review was not influenced by that.)
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  • Elizabeth (Dr. Roz) Rosner
    January 1, 1970
    Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation by the AMAZING Latasha Morrison is a must-read for anyone who is eager to see racial reconciliation. As I read this book, there were many times I needed to pause, take time to reflect, and do some deep self-examination. The chapter on lament is especially powerful for me, because for most of my life, I did not have a practice of lament, and I know I didn't give others space to lament either. One of the quotes that resonated with me Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation by the AMAZING Latasha Morrison is a must-read for anyone who is eager to see racial reconciliation. As I read this book, there were many times I needed to pause, take time to reflect, and do some deep self-examination. The chapter on lament is especially powerful for me, because for most of my life, I did not have a practice of lament, and I know I didn't give others space to lament either. One of the quotes that resonated with me is, "As Mom and Dad pulled away, I considered the lesson. Bridge builders grow; they mature. And if they're growing in the right direction, if they're committed to the work, they'll eventually learn the way to restoration of healthy relationships. It won't be easy, but it's the work of the gospel." My personal prayer is that I continue my work of being a bridge builder, that I mature, that I seek to restore healthy relationships.
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  • Dorothy Greco
    January 1, 1970
    A must read. Morrison gently, clearly, and succinctly lays out the path for People of Color to move toward lament, forgiveness, and healing from racial wounds. She also educates white folks about the often invisible (to them) racist ideologies that have harmed POC and held back our country from its true potential. She does not rely on shame or manipulation to get her points across. Be the Bridge would be a great resource for small groups or churches that want to move forward in the area of A must read. Morrison gently, clearly, and succinctly lays out the path for People of Color to move toward lament, forgiveness, and healing from racial wounds. She also educates white folks about the often invisible (to them) racist ideologies that have harmed POC and held back our country from its true potential. She does not rely on shame or manipulation to get her points across. Be the Bridge would be a great resource for small groups or churches that want to move forward in the area of understanding and ending racial inequality.
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  • Jamie
    January 1, 1970
    Incredibly thankful to get to work on this book and help launch it into the world. A must read! #TeamPRH
  • Kris Overtoom
    January 1, 1970
    I received an advance copy of this book as part of its promotion. The book will be available October 15, 2019 and you can pre-order it now. This book is a good introduction to the work that Latosha Morrison started in Austin with a group of women in her circle to help her process through racists incidents that her white-majority church was not addressing and has continued through a private Facebook group of the same name. It has biblical answers to the problem with racism in our country, which I received an advance copy of this book as part of its promotion. The book will be available October 15, 2019 and you can pre-order it now. This book is a good introduction to the work that Latosha Morrison started in Austin with a group of women in her circle to help her process through racists incidents that her white-majority church was not addressing and has continued through a private Facebook group of the same name. It has biblical answers to the problem with racism in our country, which still exists and still harms the whole country, regardless of skin color. She weaves her own family history of reconciliation and restoration with historical racism and how we can heal the divide in our country and restore relationships between groups of people. The book is organized into four sections--an introduction, a call to lament, the role of confession and forgiveness, and the last two elements that are needed to bring about true healing and reconciliation. What I like about the book is how she weaves her own family's process of reconciliation into the narrative of national reconciliation that is needed. She has clear, biblical references to confession, repentance and reparation. And she is honest about the fact that this, like most human relationships is a messy, painful and sometimes long process where the grace of Jesus is sorely needed as people grow and change to move toward each other, building each span of the bridge step-by-step. Each chapter ends with a prayer and questions for reflection and discussion. At the end of each section, a liturgy is included that churches can implement into their service or groups can include in their meetings. What some people might not like is that Latosha includes some stories from America's past that can be difficult to read. These stories are limited to what is essential to supporting the narrative of the chapter. People actively involved in bridge building or biblical social justice might think that this book is too cursory in this area. However, the purpose of the book is to whet the appetite and encourage people to become bridge builders. At the end of the book, Ms. Morrison references her website for more resources, www.bethebridge.com.Long before she wrote this book, Ms. Morrison developed a bible study that you can order on her "Be the Bridge" website. The Facebook group has links to articles, podcasts, and video series that help build a common place of reference for everyone in the group if you want to dive deeper. Ms. Morrison has developed a well-written, logically organized, biblically accurate introduction to bridge building between different racial groups and she gives a compelling call to action that we as individuals, as communities and as a country need. I highly recommend the book.
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  • Alexandra
    January 1, 1970
    Latasha’s style is clear, compassionate, and compelling. Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation challenged me to reconsider what I learned about race relations and how I evaluated my own related actions. Though the focus is on her own experience as a Black American and that of those brought to this continent as slaves, she also introduces readers to the experiences of people of color outside the Black community as well her White friends in the context of racial Latasha’s style is clear, compassionate, and compelling. Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation challenged me to reconsider what I learned about race relations and how I evaluated my own related actions. Though the focus is on her own experience as a Black American and that of those brought to this continent as slaves, she also introduces readers to the experiences of people of color outside the Black community as well her White friends in the context of racial reconciliation (and roadblocks to the same). She dispelled myths about the legal racist practices in our nation’s history, including one that I heard often growing up about slaves being treated like loved family. “Family doesn't leave family in bondage,” she corrects. She taught that the struggle for people of different ethnic backgrounds to live as neighbors is older than the words of the New Testament, which she uses to provide helpful, Christ-centered guidance. She is mindful of the contributions all people (not only majority culture) to perpetuate attitudes of bias. She makes powerful challenges to those who pray for God’s kingdom to come and His will to be done on earth as in heaven, reminding them that love of neighbor is paramount to that end. As a woman of color who has been on the giving and receiving end of racist attitude and remarks, I found Ms. Morrison’s book to be powerfully helpful in making necessary changes in my own actions. She also gave me tools to move forward in strength and purposeful peace in a culture where racial reconciliation is not yet widely pursued. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for an intelligent, thoughtful, helpful perspective on the problem of poor race relations and the solution of reconciliation.
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  • Tiffysays
    January 1, 1970
    A few years ago, I was really struggling. Some events caused me to really wake up to the reality of being a mixed-raced person in an all white family, church, social circle, etc. I began to see how the historical racism of America and Christianity was keeping us twisted even today. So I struggled with believing there was a way forward and through racial divisions in Christ. And then I came upon Be The Bridge and the biblical path to racial reconciliation taught in their discussion guide, and I A few years ago, I was really struggling. Some events caused me to really wake up to the reality of being a mixed-raced person in an all white family, church, social circle, etc. I began to see how the historical racism of America and Christianity was keeping us twisted even today. So I struggled with believing there was a way forward and through racial divisions in Christ. And then I came upon Be The Bridge and the biblical path to racial reconciliation taught in their discussion guide, and I knew there was hope. In this book, LaTasha Morrison walks us through this biblical racial reconciliation process. She gives scripture, stories and examples where appropriate to illustrate each stage of reconciliation. She connects being a bridge builder and justice seeker with how we live out our faith in Jesus Christ.There are discussion questions at the end of each chapter. There are also prayers and liturgies. This, to me, is incredibly useful. Not only to give us language for faithfully addressing matters of race in our own prayers but also as a community of believers. Overall, if you've wondered about 'race relations', about the church's role, if you've questioned whether or not there is hope, questioned the often Christian approach of ignoring race/color, Be The Bridge is a book that can bring some clarity. This book can offer a path forward that is faithful to scripture, to Christ and to honoring one another as fellow image bearers of God. I got an advanced copy to read and review.
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  • Allie
    January 1, 1970
    I can not think of a more timely message for the church in the United States than Latasha Morrison's "Be the Bridge." Having recently finished my graduate work in American history, I loved the way that she used historical narrative and fact, in addition to her personal experience, to identify deeply rooted racism in the history of the U.S. and the American church. What's even more powerful is the way that she links reconciliation and movement towards repentence and reparations to the Gospel and I can not think of a more timely message for the church in the United States than Latasha Morrison's "Be the Bridge." Having recently finished my graduate work in American history, I loved the way that she used historical narrative and fact, in addition to her personal experience, to identify deeply rooted racism in the history of the U.S. and the American church. What's even more powerful is the way that she links reconciliation and movement towards repentence and reparations to the Gospel and to specific Scripture, explaining how efforts to combat racism (especially in the church!) and build bridges between people of different races, traditions and backgrounds is something we are called to as believers in Christ. Her honesty translates to powerful writing that leaves no room for doubt as to what we should do next, but also welcomes readers in who are at all stages in the process of understanding and working towards racial reconciliation in the church. I really cannot recommend it more highly!I received an advance reader copy from the publisher through their book launch program.
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  • Bill Hughes
    January 1, 1970
    LaTasha Morrison writes an important book about racial reconciliation. She’s open and transparent on her own struggles and experiences. She creates a space for people of all races to wrestle with the history of racism in our collective history. God’s heart is for reconciliation and for each of us to lament for our community when another is hurting. We need to collectively seek healing and restoration as a nation and community. This is important work. Powerful work. Redemptive and restorative LaTasha Morrison writes an important book about racial reconciliation. She’s open and transparent on her own struggles and experiences. She creates a space for people of all races to wrestle with the history of racism in our collective history. God’s heart is for reconciliation and for each of us to lament for our community when another is hurting. We need to collectively seek healing and restoration as a nation and community. This is important work. Powerful work. Redemptive and restorative work. It is a work that speaks life and reconciliation into a society awash in division and death. Highly recommended.
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  • Lisa
    January 1, 1970
    I love love love this book for so many reasons! I have read lots of books on race and racism and this one is one of my favorites. Latasha Morrison uses her own personal experience, historical events and scripture to help us have thoughtful reflection, prayer and discussion that moves us to internal and external awareness and action. This book brings the reader back to Christ over and over again. It's the perfect book to get a group of friends and/or church to have a book club and start the I love love love this book for so many reasons! I have read lots of books on race and racism and this one is one of my favorites. Latasha Morrison uses her own personal experience, historical events and scripture to help us have thoughtful reflection, prayer and discussion that moves us to internal and external awareness and action. This book brings the reader back to Christ over and over again. It's the perfect book to get a group of friends and/or church to have a book club and start the conversation around race. There are thoughtful discussion questions and prayer at the end of each chapter. I would recommend this to anyone but I think it's a must read if you are Christian and especially if you are a white Christian. Latasha writes in such a beautiful way it's as if she's my friend humbly sharing her knowledge and experience and inviting me into the conversation. This is a book that I will come back to over and over again.
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  • Victoria Weller
    January 1, 1970
    This is a must read for Christ followers. One of my favorite quotes from Be the Bridge is, "The truth is that it takes every tribe, tongue, and nation to reflect the image of God in his fullness. The truth is that race is a social construct, one that has divided and set one group over the other from the earliest days of humanity. The Christian construct, though, dismantles this way of thinking and seeks to reunite us under a common banner of love and fellowship." In her book, Morrison challenged This is a must read for Christ followers. One of my favorite quotes from Be the Bridge is, "The truth is that it takes every tribe, tongue, and nation to reflect the image of God in his fullness. The truth is that race is a social construct, one that has divided and set one group over the other from the earliest days of humanity. The Christian construct, though, dismantles this way of thinking and seeks to reunite us under a common banner of love and fellowship." In her book, Morrison challenged me immensely, while at the same time teaching me and helping me process difficult realities. I still have lots of work to do and lots to learn, but I have hope from this book that unity is possible, without sacrificing our unique and beautiful ethnic cultures.
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  • Dani
    January 1, 1970
    Latasha Morrison’s first book “Be The Bridge: Pursuing Gods Heart for Racial Reconciliation” is something all Christ followers in the United States MUST read. The wisdom and history she shares about race, our society and the church is immense and profound.She gives biblical backing to why all of us who have a heart for Jesus should be intentionally educating ourselves, making changes in our lives and thought process and also building bridges to reconcile with others in the area of racial Latasha Morrison’s first book “Be The Bridge: Pursuing Gods Heart for Racial Reconciliation” is something all Christ followers in the United States MUST read. The wisdom and history she shares about race, our society and the church is immense and profound.She gives biblical backing to why all of us who have a heart for Jesus should be intentionally educating ourselves, making changes in our lives and thought process and also building bridges to reconcile with others in the area of racial reconciliation and justice. This book can be and should be life changing in how we view our faith, our fellow man, our national history and our daily actions. The organization Be The Bridge changed my life and my family’s life a couple years ago and I am so grateful that now there is a book to share with others to introduce them to the same lifelong journey of change, lament, re-education and sanctification that we have been on.
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  • Elizabeth Johnson
    January 1, 1970
    This is an important read for the church in America. Each chapter brought anticipation and lament, smiles and tears, and my heart has left these pages so challenged to take the next steps as a bridge builder for racial reconciliation. All humanity bears God’s image, and we need to truly listen and acknowledge the experiences of our brothers and sisters of color. This book encouraged me to not only re-visit how I have learned history and dig into my own ancestry, but also to change the lens in This is an important read for the church in America. Each chapter brought anticipation and lament, smiles and tears, and my heart has left these pages so challenged to take the next steps as a bridge builder for racial reconciliation. All humanity bears God’s image, and we need to truly listen and acknowledge the experiences of our brothers and sisters of color. This book encouraged me to not only re-visit how I have learned history and dig into my own ancestry, but also to change the lens in which I read and interpret scripture. I have so much still to learn on this journey, but I promise it is worth it all to strive to see the Kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven. This book stretches me in the best of ways and I encourage you to join me and order it today!
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  • Jodie Pine
    January 1, 1970
    Highly recommend this book to everyone who desires to be a bridge between color lines and culture divides. Latasha brilliantly weaves personal examples of her journey as a black woman in white spaces, of how she came to start her own Be the Bridge small group and then momentous Facebook movement, of several BTB members' stories with racial reconciliation, and of engaging with America's painful racial history. The book has thought provoking questions at the end of each chapter for personal Highly recommend this book to everyone who desires to be a bridge between color lines and culture divides. Latasha brilliantly weaves personal examples of her journey as a black woman in white spaces, of how she came to start her own Be the Bridge small group and then momentous Facebook movement, of several BTB members' stories with racial reconciliation, and of engaging with America's painful racial history. The book has thought provoking questions at the end of each chapter for personal reflection and--even better--for small group discussions, as well as a handful of liturgical readings focused on lament that would be excellent to incorporate into church services.Eye opening. Transformative. Inspiring toward collective action.
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  • AddyF
    January 1, 1970
    This is an important book, and I can't recommend it highly enough. Christians, above all, need to understand the importance of racial reconciliation and a biblical viewpoint of this hot-button issue. We need to be able to step outside of our own perspectives and listen to the stories of people of color. LaTasha is thoroughly biblical, and she practices and urges humility from all sides in approaching this issue. If you are a Christian and you haven't begun to explore this issue, I urge you to do This is an important book, and I can't recommend it highly enough. Christians, above all, need to understand the importance of racial reconciliation and a biblical viewpoint of this hot-button issue. We need to be able to step outside of our own perspectives and listen to the stories of people of color. LaTasha is thoroughly biblical, and she practices and urges humility from all sides in approaching this issue. If you are a Christian and you haven't begun to explore this issue, I urge you to do so, and I think this book is a great starting point.
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  • Shea Jones
    January 1, 1970
    Latasha’s book is so brave, honest, raw & informative. She gives us tangible, practical & also emotional ways to work on racial reconciliation in our communities, churches, homes and hearts. She teaches us that by working on ourselves & fighting for the whole truth, we can make a difference. And that gives me so much hope.
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  • Karen McNary
    January 1, 1970
    This is one of the best books written on racial reconciliation. Latasha gives historical facts and personal anecdotes. She balances the entire discussion with God’s word. Challenging but encouraging.
  • Briana Gonzalez
    January 1, 1970
    This books is one of the most raw, honest and helpful books on racial reconciliation (or conciliation) I have ever read. This book will engage you, challenge you, and be a huge step in revealing to you the truth about what’s needed in order to facilitate and engage in true restorative work when it comes to reconciling with our nations past and how it affects us today, to restore the relationships that have been fractured because of this. This book (and the BTB curriculum) has helped me as a This books is one of the most raw, honest and helpful books on racial reconciliation (or conciliation) I have ever read. This book will engage you, challenge you, and be a huge step in revealing to you the truth about what’s needed in order to facilitate and engage in true restorative work when it comes to reconciling with our nations past and how it affects us today, to restore the relationships that have been fractured because of this. This book (and the BTB curriculum) has helped me as a woman of color learn what TRUE forgiveness, not forgiveness manipulated and demanded, as it has been in this country. I am ready to be a bridge builder even more. Thank you for this book!
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  • Shannon Mejia
    January 1, 1970
    This is a must read for all people, especially Christians who desire to be God’s ambassadors. This book is well thought through, has great examples, and speaks in every day language anyone can understand. LaTasha draws us in with her personal experiences and shares her heart through the story. She uses imagery to tell the story and gives amazing direction for racial reconciliation. This book inspires and directs in actionable ways I can start using now. Highly recommend!
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  • Becca McNew
    January 1, 1970
    "Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation" is a vital word for our present culture. LaTasha Morrison graciously and specifically speaks truth that equips hearts for the work of meaningful repentance and reform. I particularly appreciate the conscientiousness brought to the value of lament, and the liturgies are a beautiful opportunity to attune one's self to the heart of Christ.
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  • Blaine Ledbetter
    January 1, 1970
    I’m 90% done with this book and have enjoyed it so far. As a white woman, honestly, some parts were convicting. I’m honored to get to read it and sit under Tasha’s graceful words. I have learned so much from her. I’m 90% done with this book and have enjoyed it so far. As a white woman, honestly, some parts were convicting. I’m honored to get to read it and sit under Tasha’s graceful words. I have learned so much from her. ♥️
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  • ZachandWhitney Urquhart
    January 1, 1970
    Latasha Morrison's book Be The Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart For Racial Reconciliation has caused me to stop and be introspective in how Christians should be helping and pushing towards the Biblical truths that iclude racial justice, lamenting for sins of the father and doing the necessary work of bringing healing to the church through racial reconciliation. I highly recommend this book for anyone in a journey of racial Biblical truth.
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