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