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His brother died in his arms, shot by a deputy marshal. He was beaten and tortured by the sheriff and state police. But through it all he returned good for evil, love for hate, progress for prejudice, and brought hope to black and white alike. The story of John Perkins is no ordinary story. Rather, it is a gripping portrayal of what happens when faith thrusts a person into the midst of a struggle against racism, oppression, and injustice. It is about the costs of discipleship—the jailings, the floggings, the despair, the sacrifice. And it is about the transforming work of faith that allowed John to respond to such overwhelming indignities with miraculous compassion, vision, and hope.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540901415
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/31/2021
Edition description: Young Reader's Edition
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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

Foreword 7

Preface 11

Acknowledgments 13

1 Clyde 15

2 Jap 25

3 Learning to Survive 32

4 Farming on Halves 38

5 Challenging the System 45

6 Who Needs Religion? 51

7 A Patch of Blue Sky 57

8 God for a Black Man 63

9 Winners and Losers 71

10 A Hard Command 79

11 Under the Skin 84

12 It's Nice to Have Friends 92

13 The Whole Gospel 98

14 Taking a Stand 109

15 Cooperatives Are the Key 117

16 Disturbing the Peace 125

17 Green Power! 138

18 Ambush! 147

19 Beyond Brandon 163

20 Mississippi Justice 170

21 At the Gates of Justice 178

22 Stronger Than Ever 187

23 The People of God 197

Postscript 206

Endnotes 216

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