John Perkinsby W. Terry Whalin
Poverty and prejudice couldn't keep him from his dream. Born into a family of poor sharecroppers, John Perkins could keep pace with grown men by age nine, picking 100 pounds of cotton a day for one dollar. But no amount of labor could help him escape the racial tension that was building in Mississippi. Then John discovered something that would change his life. He learned how much God loved him and he began to share God's love with others. His passion for spreading the Gospel led him to found the dynamic Voice of Calvary Ministries. As a civil rights activist, John was unjustly jailed and brutally beaten. But he refused to let the hatred of others destroy his dream of justice, equality, and brotherhood between races. He became a pillar not only in his community, but also in the country a man whose wisdom on racial issues has been sought by three presidents of the United States. John Perkins is the inspiring story of one man's courage, faith, and love in the face of racism and of the dream that led him to forgive rather than hate his oppressors.
Author Biography: W. Terry Whalin has written numerous children's books and is a former editor of Decision and In Other Words magazines. He is currently a freelance author and editor living in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews