Advance Praise

“Gather at the Table is an honest exploration into the deep social wounds left by racism, violence and injustice, as the authors work through their own prejudices in search of reconciliation — and ultimately find friendship.”

Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate


I could not put this book down.  An extraordinary story of an honest, meaningful conversation across the racial divide.  At times it hurts to read.  And well it should.  Centuries of injustice and trauma that face us every day in this country have no place for half-truths.  Sharon and Tom took the harder road – searching for healing they literally walked together into painful histories and found authentic friendship.”

— John Paul Lederach, Ph.D., Professor of International Peacebuilding; Notre Dame


“Sharon and Tom, take us on a heart-opening journey of awakening. As a nation, we owe them a deep bow of gratitude as they help us navigate the deep divides of race and otherness.”

— Belvie Rooks, Co-Founder, Growing A Global Heart


Together, Tom and Sharon allow us to be spectators of their story—witnesses to their discomfort, humiliation, and fear—in order to educate us and thus contribute to healing a nation in the throes of racial upheaval.”

— Joy Angela DeGruy, Ph.D., author of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome


“What a courageous journey – communicated in an engaging, readable style, with candor, humor, and deep feeling. This book shed light on the thoughts, questions, and feelings I have about race, society, culture, historical, generational and structurally-induced trauma–and the human ability to transcend.  In  reading it, I realized there are questions I’m still afraid to ask about race, things I’m afraid to say, and yet I realized anew the power of acknowledgment, mercy, justice, and conflict transformation. I’m grateful to DeWolf and Morgan for not just taking the journey, but for sharing their story with us.”

— Carolyn Yoder, Author, The Little Book of Trauma Healing: When Violence Strikes and Community is Threatened and Founding Director of STAR (Strategies for Trauma Awareness & Resilience) in the Center for Justice & Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University

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