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The Great Shift Psycho-spiritual Manual for Survival and Transformation in the Trump Era

Author(s): Melinda Contreras-Byrd

Book Description

This book is a US-based, prophetic-themed, “race” and culture-focused work which will serve to foster discussion on several important topics for Christians seeking to live out their faith in this present socio-political era.

The foundational belief underlying this book is that we are living in an era of unique possibilities for the church to begin to make second-order changes in our views of Christianity, the church universal, and the real life applications of theological concepts of evil and spiritual warfare as they apply to the struggles of this time in history.

For Black people in the United States, racism has long been the elephant in the room during most Black/White interactions on any level. Growing expressions of racism have now forced the elephant not only to the forefront of White discourse, but the elephant now sits comfortably at the altar railing of both Black and White church sanctuaries.

This book argues that we are at a critical time for action, and gives suggestions for what at least some of those educational, theological and psychological actions could be.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-1622-9
ISBN-10: 1-5275-1622-9
Date of Publication: 01/11/2018
Pages / Size: 158 / A5
Price: £58.99


Dr Melinda Contreras-Byrd is a licensed psychologist whose general areas of expertise involve issues of class, gender, ethnicity and faith. She has appeared on local radio and television stations, and has served as lecturer, preacher, workshop facilitator or keynote speaker for numerous corporations, community, religious and educational organizations throughout the United States and Latin America. She is a graduate of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology of Rutgers University and the Princeton Theological Seminary, and presently serves as Adjunct Professor in the Doctor of Ministry Program of the New Brunswick Theological Seminary, USA. She was also awarded a grant from the Louisville Institute enabling her to conduct research into the factors that inform the self-care decisions of Black and Latino pastors in the United States.