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On the Jericho Road: A Memoir of Racial Justice, Social Action and Prophetic Ministry

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ISBN: 0830832009
Издательство: InterVarsity Press
Год издания: 2004
Страниц: 252
Book DescriptionThe road to Jericho was fraught with peril. According to one of Jesus' most powerful stories, a man traveling that road was set upon by thieves, robbed, beaten and left to die. Respectable people passed by on the other side. But at great risk and cost to himself, a neighborly stranger stopped to lend aid. So too is modern life filled with criminals, victims, the uninvolved and the few willing to make a difference. One man has made this story his life calling, to minister to all thosehe encounters on life's difficult road. That man is the Rev. Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr. The story of the Rev. Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr. is the story of African Americans in the twentieth century. He grew up in an era of poverty and segregation, experiencing the injustices of a racially divided country. With his family and his church as his anchors, he emerged as one of the nation's most prominent African American preachers. He witnessed firsthand the tumult of the civil rights era and...