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Jesus didn't say the world would know we are his followers by our rhetoric, our political leanings, our charity work, or even by our knowledge of Scripture. He said the world would know us by our love for one another. Yet it's so easy to put others at arm's length, to lash out, to put up walls.

In One, Deidra Riggs calls us to put our focus on self-preservation aside and, like Jesus, make the first move toward reconciliation. She helps us understand that we are secure in God's inexhaustible love, making us free to love others lavishly--not just in what we do but in what we say, what we don't say, what we will endure, and what we will forgive.

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Praise for One: Unity in a Divided World

 

“When Deidra first told me about this book, I heard in her voice the heart and hope behind her work. I heard the struggle inherent in writing, researching, and attempting to live the core principles you’ll find in these pages. I also heard steady hope and faith. One: Unity in a Divided World is a moving and thoughtful critique of the status of oneness, restoration, reconciliation, and grace in America. This book will challenge, excite, transform, and inspire everyone who dreams of an end to division and polarization—in the Church, in our communities, in the workplace, in our homes, and in our very own souls.”

—John Perkins,

cofounder, Christian Community Development Association; founder, John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation, Justice and Christian Community Development; author of Dream With Me


One: Unity in a Divided World is not only a timely book for today’s Church, but it’s also desperately needed. We emerge from the wreckage of ‘culture wars’ and church splits broken and scarred. Prejudice and privilege have damaged us, relational dysfunction and division have seared our souls. We stand separated, alone. Yet Deidra dares to walk among the wreckage, uncovering truths, rediscovering words like reconciliation, forgiveness, oneness, unity. Tenaciously and tenderly she reminds us of an identity and calling lost and forgotten. If you’re searching for tools to help you rebuild unity in today’s divided world, learn from Deidra. She’s a wise, humble, and hope-filled guide.”

—Jo Saxton,

speaker and author; board chair of 3D Movements


“In One: Unity in a Divided World, Deidra points us toward change in our hearts. Unity must begin with each one of us before we can transform the Church. We the people must change! This is a timely book that will break through the ethnocentrism we have allowed to dictate our hearts and churches. The process toward reconciliation will begin in our hearts and communities first. One brings hope and healing to a divided and broken people. I highly recommend it to those seeking to understand the first and next steps toward racial unity.”

—Tasha Morrison,

founder of Be the Bridge

 
 
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Deidra Riggs

Deidra Riggs is the author of Every Little Thing, as well as an influential blogger at her own blog, JumpingTandem, and at DaySpring's (in)courage, and has served as managing editor for TheHighCalling.org. She has been a speaker for TEDx and IF:Gathering and has organized her own women's retreat, hosting speakers like Lisa-Jo Baker, Holley Gerth, Amena Brown, and many more. She and her husband have two adult children and live in Lincoln, Nebraska. Learn more at www.DeidraRiggs.com.

 
 
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Also Available from Deidra Riggs

Everyone has had that moment—we see a need and we think, Someone really should do something about that, never imagining that we might be the answer. We don't have the time, the expertise, the money. We've got careers to manage, bills to pay, meals to prepare, and families to attend to. Besides, who are we to think we can change the world?

In this encouraging and empowering book, Deidra Riggs calls you to accept God's invitation to join him in making a difference right where you are, right now. She shows you that you were created with a purpose and with the capacities to fulfill that purpose. And she reminds you that while it's not up to you to fix the world, it is up to you to join God—and his people—in his redemptive work.

 

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