Diversity Matters, a new book from ACU Press about race, ethnicity and diversity at Christian colleges and universities has received national critical acclaim in a feature article in Inside Higher Ed.

Diversity Matters invites discussion among Christian colleges on topics of diversity and how to position students for leadership and cultivate students’ desire to honor God. “We are guided by the story of our Creator’s commitment to his people,” writes Shirley V. Hoogstra, J.D., president of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. “Those working in Christian higher education understand the theological imperative of viewing diversity as a gift to be celebrated through our common commitment to Christ and his kingdom.”

The research considers how Christian colleges can best serve and prepare students, exploring the obstacles students face in the world today with a focus on issues of race, culture and privilege. Dr. Jennifer (Wade ’92) Shewmaker, ACU’s executive director of the Adams Center for Teaching and Learning, was one of the book’s contributing authors. “ACU is committed to moving forward, in love and courage, to embrace the unity of Christ together,” she wrote in Chapter 15.

Leafwood Publishers is an imprint of Abilene Christian University Press, a publisher located in Abilene, Texas, that has published titles exploring Scripture, spiritual formation and theology for over thirty years. For more details about Diversity Mattersand to see more endorsements by national leaders, visit the ACU Press website.