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NavPress’s “InTENSIONal” by D. A. Horton selected as Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year in Racial Reconciliation category

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. (February 26, 2020) – Outreach Magazine (, which provides practical resources for pastors and volunteer leadership in all areas of outreach, has announced that NavPress (@NavPress) book InTENSIONal: Kingdom Ethnicity in a Divided World (SC, 978-1-63146-691-5, October 2019) by D. A. Horton has been selected as its Resource of the Year in the Racial Reconciliation category. The book will be highlighted in the March/April issue of Outreach as well as online.

“D. A. offers biblically grounded, practical, and challenging counsel to a divided church: Let’s understand, honor, and celebrate our diverse experience, backgrounds, and contributions, and in so doing, discover what it means to live as a Kingdom people,” said Caitlyn Carlson, NavPress acquisitions editor.

Added Don Papepublisher, NavPress: “This book captures D. A.’s Kingdom heart. What an honor to bring this message to the American church for such a time as this.”

Wrote Outreach about InTENSIONal: “Horton provides fresh language and metrics in the much-needed dialogue around race in America. InTENSIONal reframes what has become a tired dialogue around racial reconciliation, expands the conversation, and roots it in a greater Kingdom theology. With real and significant implications for mission in a divided world, this book emphasizes racial ‘conciliation,’ which goes beyond reconciliation and affirms the inherent dignity and value of all racial/ethnic identities. Horton represents a fresh and powerful voice in Kingdom conversations around justice in general, and ethnic conciliation specifically.”

Added R. York Moore, national evangelist for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA, who evaluated the book for Outreach:

WHO: D. A. Horton, assistant professor of intercultural studies at California Baptist University, and pastor of Reach Fellowship, a church plant in Long Beach, California.

HE SAYS: “The American church stands at the threshold of becoming the first generation to actively present ethnic conciliation to the American landscape.”

THE BIG IDEA: This book offers vision and practical guidance for Christians who want to embrace our Kingdom ethnicity, combating hatred in our culture with the love of Jesus.

THE PROGRESSION: Divided into eight chapters, this book addresses the issues of ethnic conciliation and how we as Christians are called upon to reflect Christ in how we treat others.

An Outreach excerpt from Horton’s book is available here:

For additional information about InTENSIONal, as well as other NavPress products, visit:

D. A. Horton currently serves as an assistant professor of intercultural studies at California Baptist University and pastor of Reach Fellowship, a church plant in Long Beach, CA. Prior to these roles, he served as chief evangelist for the Urban Youth Workers Institute (UYWI); as a church planter/pastor in Kansas City, MO; as a national coordinator of urban student ministries at the North American Mission Board (NAMB); and as the executive director at ReachLife Ministries. He is currently working on his PhD in applied theology with a North American missions emphasis at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has authored seven books, including Bound to Be Free and Enter the Ring. He is of Mexican-Choctaw heritage, and he and his best friend, Elicia, have been married for 15 years, and they have three children.

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