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Quiet Strength: The Faith, the Hope, and the Heart of a Woman Who Changed a Nation

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  • Posted November 20, 2008

    A day with Parks

    EE Miller says, "Some things are worth repeating." Parks repeats herself in Quiet Strength. However, it's not redundant. It's more about personality and convictions. The Bible, psalms, hymns---all of these---were important to Parks, and repeatedly she says so. <BR/>Quiet Strength, to me, was more of a setting the record straight after having responded with silence to questions about her strength. And she made it clear, (as she probably has a million times to those who have listened) that her strength is from the Lord. For example, Parks stated, "I felt the Lord would give me the strength to endure whatever I had to face. God did away with all my fear. It was time for someone to stand up---or in my case, sit down. I refused to move. It is funny to me how people came to believe that the reason that I did not move from my seat was that my feet were tired. My feet were not tired, but I was tired--tired of unfair treatment."<BR/>Again, Parks, in her quiet strength way, Parks provides correction when she said, "I was not the only person involved. I was just one of the many who fought for freedom." <BR/>Quiet Strength---in a world of vociferous boasting----is a position/posture/idea worthy of a seat and a spell.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2007

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    Rosa Parks good job with all of your books and good job for standing up for what you think is right I give you a two thumbs up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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