The Colors of Culture
 
The Colors of Culture
paperback
  • Length: 112 pages
  • Published: September 08, 2020
  •  Forthcoming
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-4526-2
  • Item Code: 4526

How diverse are your friendships?

We are living in a time where fear and mistrust among people of different cultural and ethnic groups is becoming the norm rather than the exception. It appears that cultural and racial divides are expanding rather than shrinking. What can we do?

We can learn to see every human being from God's perspective and value their experiences even when we don't understand them. To truly connect with people who are different from us will take the grace of God, compassion, and empathy. It will mean risking everything that we think we know about other cultures to initiate small steps toward befriending others.

In The Colors of Culture, MelindaJoy Mingo models reaching across cultures. Through vivid stories spanning several countries, Mingo shows the beauty of diverse friendships in her life. She takes risks and learns from her mistakes, recognizing that relationships are worth the cost.

Readers will:

  • Be empowered by contemporary stories to initiate culturally diverse relationships
  • Learn from the life of Jesus how to treat people with value and worth
  • Take intentional steps in their journey away from cultural assumptions and toward humility

CONTENTS

Introduction

Part 1: The Connection Between Culture and Identity
1. History Matters
2. Cultural Identity and Biases
3. Lessons in Humility
4. The Bible and Diversity

Part 2: Practices to Express Dignity and Compassion Toward Cultural Others
5. Pursue Understanding in Uncomfortable Situations
6. Show Kindness and Give Honor
7. Revisit Assumptions and Embrace Cultural Learning
Conclusion and Next Steps

Acknowledgments
Resource list

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MelindaJoy Mingo

MelindaJoy Mingo is an ordained minister, professor, cultural capacity expert, and entrepreneur based in Colorado Springs. She is the founder of Je-Nai International Ministry and Significant Life Change, Inc., and has developed multicultural initiatives both at home and abroad. She holds a PhD in global leadership and an honorary doctorate in urban transformative leadership and has been widely recognized for her teaching and training in crosscultural competency.

BY MelindaJoy Mingo

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