475th out of 476 books — 579 voters
Upon This Rock: Miracles of a Black Church, The
by Samuel G. Freedman (Goodreads Author)
In this widely acclaimed bestseller, the author of Small Victories tackles another explosive issue, this time race in America, by taking an in-depth look at the pastor of a thriving black church in one of New York's most desperate slums.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 16th 1994 by Harper Perennial
(first published 1993)
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very interesting book, and a great addition to an area that i've been interested in studying recently. while the title and cover made me think that this book would be about one very impressive man, my favorite thing about the book was that it portrayed the lives of many totally regular people. that portrayal did a lot more to impress me with the greatness of people and community than a single biography could have.
An account about an authentic attempt by a pastor of a black church to minister to a church. The pastor is flexible in his interpretation of bible passages so that they resonate with the circumstances and lives of his congregation. Also, a fascinating story of his attempt to grow the church's social ministry.
Samuel G. Freedman is a columnist for The New York Times and a professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is the author of seven acclaimed books, most recently "Breaking The Line," and has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.More about Samuel G. Freedman...