What We Love about the Black Church

What We Love about the Black Church

by William H. Crouch Jr., Joel C. Gregory


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What We Love about the Black Church by William H. Crouch Jr., Joel C. Gregory

Bill Crouch and Joel Gregory are joined by African American Christian leaders to celebrate the blessings and wisdom of the black church, including:

A legacy of preaching

A history of social justice

Gifts of encouragement, hospitality, and gratitude

A model for mentoring

A standard for honoring one's elders

And more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780817016449
Publisher: Judson Press
Publication date: 06/05/2010
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 642,277
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword J. Alfred Smith Sr. ix

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xix

1 Preaching: With responses from Al B. Sutton Jr. Cynthia L. Hale 1

2 Encouragement: With responses from Maurice Watson Jewel M. London 11

3 Laughter and Light: With responses from Denny D. Davis Pamela R. Rivera 21

4 Mentoring Ministers: The Next Generation: With responses from Donald Hilliard Jr. Jini Kilgore Bryan L. Carter 29

5 Freedom of Expression: With responses from Jacqueline A. Thompson A. Louis Patterson Jr. 43

6 Sturdy Bridges: Honoring Elders: With responses from Susan K. Williams Smith Ivan Douglas Hicks 51

7 The Power of Touch: With responses from Ralph Douglas West Sr. Leslie J. Bowling-Dyer 65

8 The First Lady of the Church: With responses from John K. Jenkins Sr. Sheila M. Bailey 75

9 Hospitality: With responses from Major Lewis Jemison Wanda Bolton-Davis 85

10 Gratitude: With responses from Melvin V. Wade Sr. Barbara J. Bowman 93

11 Empowerment: With responses from Gina M. Stewart Joseph Evans Bernestine Smith 101

12 Praise and Respect: With responses from Valerie Miles-Tribble Stephen J. Thurston Sr. 115

Afterword Rhoda McKinney-Jones 125

About the Contributors 129

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