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In a divided country desperate for unity, two sons of South Carolina show how different races, life experiences, and pathways can lead to a deep friendship - even in a state that was rocked to its core by the 2015 Charleston church shooting. 

Tim Scott, an African-American US senator, and Trey Gowdy, a white US congressman, won’t allow racial lines to divide them. They work together, eat meals together, campaign together, and make decisions together. Yet in the fall of 2010 - as two brand-new members of the US House of Representatives - they did not even know each other. Their story as politicians and friends began the moment they met and is a model for others seeking true reconciliation. 

Here, Senator Scott and Congressman Gowdy, through honesty and vulnerability, inspire others to evaluate their own stories, clean the slate, and extend a hand of friendship that can change your churches, communities, and the world.

©2018 Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy (P)2018 Oasis Audio

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Love + Faith + Compassion = Lasting Friendships

Genuine friendship in politics is almost taboo in today’s political climate. More than that, the friendship these two esteemed gentlemen enjoy is truly transcendent. Admittedly, in most cases, I completely disagree with their political views. However, I can appreciate hard work, genuineness, faith, & civility when I see it. Those are qualities fully displayed in the lives of these two respectable men. What impresses me the most about Sen. Scott & Rep. Gowdy is their persistence in maintaining faith & friendship in a wholly toxic environment. If we only had their story as an example, it’d be a benchmark on the power of friendship which supersedes race, ethnicity, religion, or status. Thank you gentlemen for this inspirational piece of literature!

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well written

the relationship these two men have forged is an inspiration. this book made me laugh, cry and really reflect on how I can do things differently how to connect with others in a meaningful positive way.

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The heart of the matter

Initially skeptical that two conservative politicians could really bring a message of “unity through determined effort,” I was ultimately convinced they are addressing the heart of the matter for America’s greatest challenge. Unification. If you hesitate to hear/read the book because you disagree with their politics, you are precisely positioned to benefit from their message.

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Productive to society

I’ll keep it short: This is uplifting and encouraging. They do not talk about their political stances like might be expected. They simply put into perspective their life experiences and friendship. It’s something that I believe all people, no matter race, religion or background can agree with and should give a chance.

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I really enjoyed this refreshing outlook and should be required reading for all DC leaders, as well as their staff!!! It definitely made me look harder at my own life. Thank you Tim and Trey!

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How similar Thinking and Purpose are Shared

Well, my awareness of Trey Gowdy's presence on the planet has been enriched. I now have an awareness of his friend Tim Scott who deserves my attention as well. I believe the South will solve the problem of racial inequality long before the North decides it is a worthwhile thing to do. The impact of the changes that have occurred and the fact that reconstruction is continued to be an ongoing work of art further convinces me that Tim and Trey are the two that will bring the issues of this delima to the forefront as they have together done in this book. I have heard their rhetorical thoughts and statements before. Like them I am a follower of God's teachings. The difference here is the message they are sending to us is coming from both of them at the same time and in a framework of friendship wrapped around it. Thank You for that. I would like to carry on a correspondence with both of them. Would you furnish me with there e-mail addresses please. tell them my copy of the book is headed for the Philippines to pastor Raymond Rabe of the Fourth Baptist School in Hilongos Lyte. You see he and I are friends much like Tim and Trey. With due respect; Wolfgang M. Schwartzenweintraub 16719770123 ( Island of Guam) wolfmannn2018@gmail.com

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Civic lesson - Required reading

I bought several books to give. Sons, friends of a different race and a few northerns/yankees to show we have moved on since that war of northern aggression😉