Jackie Robinson: A Spiritual Biography: The Faith of a Boundary-Breaking Hero

Jackie Robinson: A Spiritual Biography: The Faith of a Boundary-Breaking Hero

by Michael G. Long, Chris Lamb

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Overview

Jackie Robinson believed in a God who sides with the oppressed and who calls us to see one another as sisters and brothers. This faith was a powerful but quiet engine that drove and sustained him as he shattered racial barriers on and beyond the baseball diamond. Jackie Robinson: A Spiritual Biography explores the faith that, Robinson said, carried him through the torment and abuse he suffered for integrating the major leagues and drove him to get involved in the civil rights movement. Marked by sacrifice and service, inclusiveness and hope, Robinson's faith shaped not only his character but also baseball and America itself.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780664262037
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 03/10/2017
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Michael G. Long has written books for all ages on civil rights and peacemaking in mid-century America, including the stories of Martin Luther King Jr., Bayard Rustin, Jackie Robinson, and Mister Rogers. He lives in Pennsylvania.


Chris Lamb is Professor of Journalism at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis and is the author and editor of several books on sports, race, and the media, including Blackout: The Untold Story of Jackie Robinson's First Spring Training and Conspiracy of Silence: Sportswriters and the Long Campaign to Desegregate Baseball, which was called one of the best nonfiction baseball books of all time by The Huffington Post and was named the Best Book on Journalism and Mass Communication History by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in 2013 . His articles on sports have appeared in The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Wall Street Journal, ESPN.com, and New Republic.com.

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