Gospel of Cesar Chavez: My Faith in Action

Gospel of Cesar Chavez: My Faith in Action

by Mario T. Garcia
     
 

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Best known as the leader of the farm workers' struggle and of the Latino civil rights movement, Chávez, like Ghandi and Dr. Martin Luther King, was a deeply religious figure whose faith and spirituality guided his public life. The Gospel of César Chávez uses the prolific leader's own words to bring attention to his profound faith and the way

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Best known as the leader of the farm workers' struggle and of the Latino civil rights movement, Chávez, like Ghandi and Dr. Martin Luther King, was a deeply religious figure whose faith and spirituality guided his public life. The Gospel of César Chávez uses the prolific leader's own words to bring attention to his profound faith and the way this faith shaped his leadership.

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Stephen Pitti
Mario García's The Gospel of César Chávez presents the thoughts and words of one of the leading U.S. Catholic and ecumenical thinkers of the 20th century. Readers will find here many startling meditations on poverty, non-violence, collective action, and social justice, and on their relationship to human spirituality.
Timothy Matovina
This is a book to read slowly and meditatively and let it transform you. Mario García has truly given us Gospel, 'good news,' a window into the everyday wisdom, dichos, and powerful spiritual vision of César Chávez.
Richard Griswold del Castillo
César Chávez was primarily a moral teacher, a man of great faith whose spirit inspired all those who met or heard him. Professor García's beautiful book captures, in César's own words, the depth of Chávez's convictions and the richness of his legacy for all generations. The power of his beliefs about human dignity, social justice, love, and truth is evident in this remarkable volume. This book may help us find a moral direction as we enter the perilous decades of the twenty-first century.
Moises Sandoval
The Gospel of César Chávez reveals the agony and the ecstasy of a man I was privileged to know, one living an authentic Christian life amidst injustice, suffering and even death-and never losing hope that justice will one day triumph. Like Moses, he did not see that day but never despaired of its dawning.
Cardinal Roger Mahony
At this crucial moment in our nation's history—'the immigration moment'—the witness of César Chávez gives us reason to hope. As we face the gift and task of just and lasting immigration reform, this collection of Chávez' writings reminds us that true reform of any kind must be nurtured and sustained by a lively faith and a vibrant spirituality.
May 2008 El Paso Times
Garcia heavily annotates each chapter and ends the book with a bibloigraphy....The book dispels any misconception of Chavez's beliefs were simple or unsophisticated....Response to the book has been positive and diverse.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580512237
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/25/2007
Series:
Celebrating Faith: Explorations in Latino Spirituality and Theology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
140
Sales rank:
831,300
Product dimensions:
5.59(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.34(d)

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