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Mobilizing for the Common Good: The Lived Theology of John M. Perkins
Born into a sharecropping family in New Hebron, Mississippi, in 1930, and only receiving a third-grade education, John M. Perkins has been a pioneering prophetic African American voice for reconciliation and social justice to America's white evangelical churches. Often an unwelcome voice and always a passionate, provocative clarion, Perkins persisted for forty years in bri ...more
Paperback, 223 pages
Published July 11th 2013 by University Press of Mississippi
(first published January 1st 2013)
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I wanted to like this book way more than I actually did. Dull and repetitive at times, what we have here is a disjointed collection of personal stories and soapboxes – some of which I've previously read elsewhere – with occasional considerations of Perkins and his lived theology (the point of the book!) scattered throughout. As far as collections of talks-turned-essays go, I guess it's okay. Here's my take: don't bother to pick this one up; get your hands on Perkins's own work instead.