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We can heal our communities--one friendship at a time.

Many of us want to do something to improve race relations, but we don't know where to start or even if we can make a difference. In Life-Changing Cross-Cultural Friendships, beloved authors and good friends Gary Chapman and Clarence Shuler answer those questions and more by recounting their own story together.

Long before Gary was the bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages and Clarence was the president and CEO of Building Lasting Relationships, they were just an associate pastor and a young high school student, bonded by a love of Christ and learning how to navigate their newly desegregated community. Decades of friendship later, they are sharing the important lessons they learned that will enable you to experience enriching friendships across racial and ethnic barriers.

Each chapter of this inspiring and practical book will guide you into a deeper level of understanding about what friendship is and about the benefits of cross-cultural friendships on an individual and national level. These powerful lessons will include:

  • The importance of choosing the right words
  • How to differentiate true friends from mere acquaintances
  • How Jesus initiated a cross-cultural relationship
  • The first two steps to your own cross-cultural friendship
  • Three ways to resolve conflict in a cross-cultural friendship
  • How to make friendships last through life's many seasons

Breaking down the walls of division might not be easy, but the simple act of building friendships tears down walls of racism and fear. Will you accept the cross-cultural friendship challenge?

Reflection questions are included in the audiobook companion PDF download.

  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.  

©2022 Gary Chapman and Clarence Shuler (P)2022 Zondervan

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Making a cross-cultural friend can change your life and even our world


Our country needs this book now more than ever. A 50-year-old friendship is rare today ... but even more so when it is a cross-cultural one between a black man and a white man. Many would say that is impossible, but it can and has happened. Do you have a friend from another culture or race? As authors Gary Chapman and Clarence Shuler share their close, cross-cultural friendship, the reader learns about how special these friendships can be. Read and discover the rich rewards, the relational challenges, and the impact of cross-cultural friendships. This book helps the reader catch a glimpse of what it means to "walk in the shoes" of someone from another race or culture. Here's the encouragement that is shared several times in the book: Imagine what would happen in our nation, or in any nation, if each of us had a least one personal relationship from someone of another race or culture. Such intentionality could revolutionize and benefit the world in which we live.

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Must read for Christians today

This book strips away fear and apprehension and provides valuable insight to building valued relationships across racial and cultural divisions. The empathetic authors writes encourages us well to be more like Jesus.