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David R. Stokes

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Though creating compelling copy has always been a part of his work as a minister and broadcaster, it wasn’t until David R. Stokes moved into his fifties that he got serious about writing books. Since then, he has written several highly regarded works of fiction and nonfiction, as well as three screenplays.

His first book, THE SHOOTING SALVATIONIST: J. Frank Norris and the Murder Trial that Captivated America (Steerforth/Penguin/Random House, 2011), a narrative non-fiction thriller set in the 1920s, quickly became a national true crime best-seller. BOOKLIST, in a starred review, said: “The book is engagingly written, in an immediate, you-are-there style, and the story is as compelling and surprising as any Grisham thriller. Top of the line.”
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed 50 years ago today in Memphis, Tennessee.  I wonder what he would think about our national journey since the day his powerful voice was so violently silenced?


He was a great man on so many levels. But he was first a pastor/preacher, erudite and eloquent, persuasive and passionate—and at times controversial—in the pulpit.



A year to the day before his death in...

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“You grow your faith by exercising it. You grow your faith by suffering for it.”
David R. Stokes, How to Keep Calm and Carry On: 1st Century Wisdom for 21st Century Living

“Early on, Simmons realized that the religious movement of fundamentalism provided a large pool of potential Klan members. He capitalized on the fact that his group and the fundamentalists “shared several important characteristics: an intolerance for ways of life different from their own, a frustration with post-war change, and a passionate commitment to restoring things as they used to be.”
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