From 1962 to 1987, Washington, an Episcopal priest, served as rector of the Church of the Advocate in the north Philadelphia neighborhood known as ``the Jungle.'' Acting as prophet and healer, he called his church to action in the struggle against race hatred and poverty. Under his leadership, the church offered support for the Black Power Movement, the Black Panther Party, and many other groups working for peace and justice. It also hosted the controversial installations of the first women priests and first woman bishop in the Episcopal Church. Washington describes the players in these historic events with the intimacy of a co-participant and confesses his own inner struggles with humility and candor. This work is history as well as inspirational reading; highly recommended for U.S. history and religion collections.-Linda V. Carlisle, Southern Illinois Univ., Edwardsville\
David McI. Gracie is Peace Education Director of the American Friends Service Committee. For twenty years he served as a priest of the Episcopal church in several Philadelphia and Detroit parishes and has been a friend and colleague of Father Washington's since 1967.