What they’re saying about Off the RACE Track

Off the Race Track–From Color-Blind to Color-Kind is a kind, nonpolitical, and inspiring resource for racial reconciliation and healing America’s racial wounds. Here is what people are saying about it:

Commissioner Israel L. Gaither, first black National Commander, The Salvation Army, USA said: “The racial divide in America is real and it is deep. Steve Simms begins his exploration of the problem with three questions. He then takes the reader on his personal journey into lives and circumstances that too few would even dare imagine going. He is intentional about finding answers–no matter the risks. But he cannot question without engaging experiences that would otherwise be unknown and thus unappreciated. This is a rare account of a man who literally takes action on his belief in the worth of others. Interested in discovering what you can do to address the problem? Then you must read Steve’s story!”

Eric Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of Fireproof and Facing the Giants wrote: “Despite the many changes, our nation still struggles with racism and its legacy. Steve Simms walks us bravely through our dark history of slavery, while managing to do so with warmth and grace. He introduces us to unsung heroes, points out the faults of those we have long idolized, and ultimately paints a picture full of color and wonder and love. This is a book that should be read by everyone. It is a vital clanging of the bell, a wake-up call, and points us to-ward the power of love which can change generations to come. Simms writes with unsurpassed passion and grace”

Joe Calloway, professional speaker and author, said: “Quite simply, at a time in our country when tensions – racial, cultural, political – are threatening to tear us apart, ‘Off the RACE Track’ by Steve Simms offers a useful perspective. It’s a very real world perspective coming from a place of reason, kindness, and love. This book will do your heart good.”

Suzanne Jennings, song writer, said: “Steve Simms’ insightful book on race relations builds much needed bridges between areas of diversity and emphasizes the beautiful and unique contributions of the African American community throughout our collective history. Simms’ genuine and honest perspective is a timely addition to the racial milieu we find ourselves in.”

Jay Tyler, dental lab owner, said: “Racial tension is one of todays top news stories. How did we get to this point in our culture? Steve Simms lays out a detailed history of racism in our country in his new book ‘Off the Race Track.’ Steve also tells of his personal journey, living in the South, observing first hand the extent of racism. As an ordained minister, he brings in several Bible references that shine light on where our hearts should be with one another, and tells of the lives of several “heroes” of liberty and justice for all, as examples of what that looks like. This book is factual, heart lifting and heart breaking, very well written, and leaving the reader with a sense of hope in this very troubling world in which we live. If you care about how our culture can change from being color blind to being color kind, you must read this incredibly compelling book.”

Doug Krieger, publisher, retired public school administrator, said: “What you are about to read is both a history and the personal experience of Steve Simms from Tennessee. Steve grew up in the segregated South–but had no idea the ‘racial divide’ was as great as it was, nor why it existed in the first place. He speaks from the heart, while not skirting the main issues of racism in America–its history and present despair – but he provides incredible hope for America’s struggle with this most volatile issue. Seriously – you will not want to put this book down–it’s just too dynamic. It’s time to address these issue in a way of reconciliation and restoration of our fragmented society — this book has come during a most divisive time in American history.”

Bryan Entzminger, podcaster, wrote: “This book is full of variety, from a foundation of Scripture to personal (and practical) experience in putting the concepts covered into practice. And beyond that, it’s also filled with some of the history that’s been sorely missing from many of our upbringings. If you’re leading any kind of organization, it’s an important book.”

Ernie Froedge Simms (Steve’s wife) said: “So excited to introduce Steve’s new book, Off the RACE Track which , in my opinion, is his BEST book EVER! It’s an incredibly moving story of our own experiences in crossing racial barriers and reveals deeper truth at the same time. Please take a look!!”

To read a sample chapter go to this link:  https://amzn.to/2NOnQvw

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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