Practical Virtues: Readings, Sermons, Prayers, and Hymns for the African American Family

Practical Virtues: Readings, Sermons, Prayers, and Hymns for the African American Family

by Floyd H. Flake, Elaine Flake, M. Elaine Flake
     
 

As pastors of one of New York City's largest churches, Reverend Floyd Flake and his wife, Reverend M. Elaine McCollins Flake, are frequently sought after by those in need of guidance. Throughout their ministry, the Flakes have drawn from a distinguished array of stories, letters, hymns, narratives, and poems — from James Baldwin and Maya Angelou to Arthur Ashe

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As pastors of one of New York City's largest churches, Reverend Floyd Flake and his wife, Reverend M. Elaine McCollins Flake, are frequently sought after by those in need of guidance. Throughout their ministry, the Flakes have drawn from a distinguished array of stories, letters, hymns, narratives, and poems — from James Baldwin and Maya Angelou to Arthur Ashe and Colin Powell — to inspire families to live ethically in an often unethical world. Now, with Practical Virtues, they've gathered their favorites into a single, indispensable collection, paired with spiritual exercises for the soul.

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"Practical Virtues will inspire, inform, and ignite those who read it."
William J. Bennett
“Read his words and lessons. Study them carefully...[and] take the next step by incorporating them into your everyday life.”
Bishop T.D. Jakes
“Practical Virtues will inspire, inform, and ignite those who read it.”
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“I was certainly inspired.”
Chicago Defender on The Way of the Bootstrapper
“Tremendously written.”
Black Issues Book Review on The Way of the Bootstrapper
“Motivational and spiritual.”
Congresswoman Maxine Waters on The Way of the Bootstrapper
“[An] enlightening and spiritual experience.”
Dallas Morning News
“A powerful collection.”
Essence
“An inspiring collection.”
Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Well written...rings with sincerity....Families will find this book helpful.”
Chicago Defender
“Tremendously written.”
USA Today
“I was certainly inspired.”
Daily News
“An expansive anthology of words to guide souls to a place of inner strength.”
Black Issues Book Review
“Motivational and spiritual.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060090616
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/02/2004
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.93(d)

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William J. Bennett
“Read his words and lessons. Study them carefully...[and] take the next step by incorporating them into your everyday life.”
T.D. Jakes
“Practical Virtues will inspire, inform, and ignite those who read it.”

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