A fateful encounter late at night at a gas station in the hood
brings together a white man from the suburbs and a young black man
from the neighborhood. Stuck with each other for the night, they
deal with their core prejudices, the walls that keep them from each
other, and the discovery of their God-given humanity in one
When talking about race, it helps to have something specific to talk about―a story we can all wrap our heads around. In Meals from Mars, Ben Sciacca provides that story: two men from different worlds forced by circumstance to see and hear and consider one another. It is a novel that demonstrates the social challenges and relational potential for racial reconciliation.