In this widely acclaimed bestseller, the author of Small Victories tackles another explosive issue, this time race in America, by taking an in-depth look at the pastor of a thriving black church in one of New York's most desperate slums....
|Title||:||Upon This Rock: Miracles of a Black Church, The|
|Number of Pages||:||384 Pages|
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Upon This Rock: Miracles of a Black Church, The Reviews
very interesting book, and a great addition to an area that i've been interested in studying recently. while the title and cover made me think that this book would be about one very impressive man, my favorite thing about the book was that it portrayed the lives of many totally regular people. that portrayal did a lot more to impress me with the greatness of people and community than a single biography could have.
An account about an authentic attempt by a pastor of a black church to minister to a church. The pastor is flexible in his interpretation of bible passages so that they resonate with the circumstances and lives of his congregation. Also, a fascinating story of his attempt to grow the church's social ministry.
This is a wonderful examination of a Black Baptist Church in Brooklyn, combining stories of members of the congregation and stories about the pastor. It is such an uplifting book while remaining rooted in the strengths, frailties, triumphs and failures of the pastor and congregation.I gave about 10 copies of this book to various friends over the years.I highly recommend it.
We read this back in my first year of divinity school. I more or less finished it... more or less.