“Mosaic in southern California is one of the largest multiethnic churches in America, and also one of the most innovative. Marti takes us inside this unusual church and reveals how the church has achieved multiethnicity, not by targeting groups, but by providing multiple havens of inclusion and commonality that render ethnic differences moot.”
“A very thoughtful, unique contribution [that] edges us forward in our understanding of the interethnic religious experience [that] will stimulate researchers . . . to forge ahead in their quest to understand this important social phenomenon.”
— Review of Religious Research
“Gerardo Marti. . . argues that racial and ethinic identities are fluid and negotiated and that interracial churches can successfully create a model of 'ethnic transcendence' in which a common identity as Christian transcends specific racial or ethnic identities.1/13/09”
— Peter W Marty, Senior Pastor, St Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport Iowa, host of the radio program "Grace Matters"
“Engagingly and accessibly written, this excellent book deserves wide readership among everyone interested in US religion, ethnicity, organizations and urban culture.”
“Marti's insightful reflections on these issues at Mosaic will help observers of other groups as well.”
— Nova Religio