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Open Windows Culture - The Christian’s Guide: Practical Tools to Help You Rewrite Your Culture and the Culture of Your Church by J. Kevin Powell gives good insights on the culture that has been created within the self and the church which includes the whole list of isms - racism, sexism, ageism, classism, and genderism - which leave no room to distribute love by any of them. It is everyone’s responsibility and their commitment to faith to live a life where God’s love is distributed. Written based on the principles in the Bible, the book provides some clear steps which give everyone the ability to implement them. The brokenness within and the brokenness outside has to be fixed first before the Church can go into a community and create change. The tools in the book will guide everyone to open the windows of the church.
Open Windows Culture has been divided into three sections: the first is about the basics of discussion, the second introduces foundational components to an Open Window Culture along with the thoughts and preambles behind the approach and gives a deeper understanding on how to apply them and evolve them for each situation, and the third and last section focuses on the application and will walk readers through the exercises so that they can see how these work in real-life application. God has created a wonderful world and the author’s approach to the subject is simple and methodical, making readers understand the importance of working as one body. J. Kevin Powell builds a beautiful community around positive concepts like openness to ideas and transparency and gives good multi-cultural experiences. He also gives good insights into racism and how to achieve genuine and tangible progress to an Open Windows Culture, acknowledging the secular world which is God’s creation. Open Windows Culture is well written in the simplest manner possible for all readers to understand and have sufficient knowledge for ultimate flexibility.