Dream with Me: Race, Love, and the Struggle We Must Win

Dream with Me: Race, Love, and the Struggle We Must Win

Dream with Me: Race, Love, and the Struggle We Must Win

Dream with Me: Race, Love, and the Struggle We Must Win


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According to recent surveys and studies, race relations in the United States are the worst they've been since the 1990s, and many would argue that life for most minorities has not significantly improved since the civil rights era of the 1960s. For so many, the dream of true equality has dissolved into a reality of prejudice, fear, and violence as a way of life.

John M. Perkins has been there from the beginning. Raised by his sharecropping grandparents, Perkins fled Mississippi in 1947 after his brother was fatally shot by a police officer. He led voter registration efforts in 1964, worked for school desegregation in 1967, and was imprisoned and tortured in 1970. Through it all, he has remained determined to seek justice and reconciliation based in Christ's redemptive work.

"Justice is something that every generation has to strive for," he says. And despite the setbacks of recent years, Perkins finds hope in the young people he has met all across the nation who are hard at work, bringing about reconciliation in God's name and offering acceptance to all. Dream with Me is his look back at a life devoted to seeking justice for all God's people, as well as a look forward to what he sees as a potentially historic breakthrough for people of every race.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801075865
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/20/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,145,746
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

John M. Perkins is cofounder of the Christian Community Development Association and director of the John M. Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation and Development in Jackson, Mississippi. He is the author of many books, including Let Justice Roll Down, named by Christianity Today as one of the top fifty books that have shaped evangelicals.

Table of Contents

Appreciation 13

Foreword 15

Acknowledgments 19

Introduction 21

Prologue: Unexpected Places 25

1 Side by Side (but Not Together) 33

2 That We Might Be One 45

3 Poor Whites 55

4 Fighting without Fists 63

5 The Three Rs 73

6 Incarnation (Being Jesus in the Flesh) 91

7 Real Justice 103

8 Spencer 113

9 Affirming Human Dignity 129

10 The Final Fight 139

11 The Power of Forgiveness 159

12 Above the Noise 173

13 The Church of the Future 187

14 Dream with Me 201

Gratitude 211

Recommended Reading 215

Notes 217

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