Multi-racial church pastor Rodney Woo believes that the Christian church is called to be multi-racial, and here, he discusses the why and how of his belief. Woo begins with the scriptural foundation, moves to the current state of racial relationships in the United States and in the church, and then provides practical advice for how to transform a homogenous church into a multi-racial one. Section one includes chapters on repentance and theology. Challenges and obstacles and how to overcome them are offered in section two. Section three includes chapters on worship and leadership. The appendices offer information about Woo’s church, such as racial and cultural trends and changes and a lengthy list of his congregants’ home countries. A bibliography and several indices round out the book. Christian clergy and lay-people from all traditions will appreciate, and perhaps be challenged by, Woo’s ideas and personal experience with a multi-racial congregation.
Reviewed by Janet Hoover