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Our world is polarized and polarizing. The talking heads tell us who to hate and why. What can be done to bring unity in the midst of division?

"Trenches and Tables" seeks to provide a simple and radical remedy to our entrenched way of life. Enjoy this first chapter for free!

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Tara Beth Leach
Pastor and Author of Emboldened and Radiant Church

You might find yourself holding your breath with anticipation as you turn the pages of this book– holding your breath because of the courage, prophetic wisdom, and pastoral guidance. Michael Palmer leaves no stone left unturned with the anxious and divided context of the Church in America. Without holding back from the issues that have left church leaders flummoxed, he boldly names the imbalance of power that has been antithetical to the kingdom vision of Jesus. But he doesn’t just name the realities, he pastorally guides the reader towards imagining a better way.

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Benjamin Cremer
Pastor, Cathedral of the Rockies - Amity Campus

Trenches and Tables humbly invites the reader to evaluate their approach towards situations of conflict, especially those readers who are followers of Jesus. This book strikes such a genuine tone between insightful parallels and loving challenges, which those familiar with Rev. Michael Palmer's work have come to deeply appreciate about him. For those seeking a book that will help them navigate the controversial and complex realities of our time with compassion and integrity as they seek to intentionally follow Jesus, Trenches and Tables is for you.

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Zack Hunt
Author of Unraptured: How End Times Theology Gets It Wrong

Don’t read this book if you don’t want to be challenged. Don’t read it if you’re afraid of honest self-examination. Definitely don’t read this book if you’re not willing to consider that maybe you are more a part of the problem than you want to admit. But if you’re ready to lift your head above the political trenches, if you’re brave enough to step outside of your theological bubble and begin to see people on the other side of the aisle and across the pew as fellow Christians instead of enemy combatants, then Trenches and Tables is the book for you and Michael Palmer is the guide you’ve been looking for to lead you into a healthier way of being the church in and for the world. Whether you’re a pastor or a parishioner, if you want to see the divisions in the church begin to heal, you need to read this book.

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