"Can the church help America emerge from its racist shadows to heal racial divides? Terrell Carter, pastor, professor, and former police officer, unpacks the deep roots of racism in America, examines how it continues to be perpetuated today, and gives practical strategies for racial reconciliation."--Page of cover. While our faith calls us to Christian unity, the hard fact remains: we're still tragically divided when it comes to race, even - and especially, many say -- in our churches. Racism pervades our faith, our relationships, and our institutions in deep, often imperceptible ways. In Healing Racial Divides, Terrell Carter takes us on a revelatory journey of the history of racism to show us how we've arrived at this divisive place. Understanding racism's roots - and our place in it - we surface more committed and empowered to combat racism in the church, our communities, and the nation. Drawing from the Bible, scholarly research, and personal experience as a both a former police officer and a black pastor serving white congregations, Carter unpacks the deep roots of racism in America, how it continues to be perpetuated today, and explores practical strategies for racial reconciliation. Looking forward, he shapes a bold and faithful vision for healing racial division through multicultural communities focused on relationship, listening, and learning from each other. With a pastor's heart and an academic's head, Carter invites us to look at where we've been--and where God calls us as spiritually mature Christians, seeking healing and true unity on earth."--Publisher's website.