Book Review: How to Heal Our Divides

There is no secret that there is a great divide in our society. It is a divide which has been present for decades if not centuries. It is a divide that has been made more apparent in the past administration which took residence in the White House. It appears there is no hope in bi-partisan politics as each side believes their solution is the only way and the thought of compromise is nearly laughable.

Brian Allain and Adam Thomas compiled and edited this collection containing over twenty authors. Each chapter comes from someone who already has their feet on the ground and provides examples of ways in which we can begin healing the divides. This can seem like an overwhelming task. However, if each of us were to start in our own corner of the world it could do so much to calm the fears of many. Allain and Thomas are to be applauded for this grandiose effort.

By Alex Steward

I am a husband, father, and pastor within the ELCA. I did not grow up in the church and thus come at this pastoring thing with an unique perspective.

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