This Far by Faith

Stories from the African American Religious Experience

by Juan Williams

On Sale: 12/23/2003

This Far by Faith

Stories from the African American Religious Experience

by Juan Williams

On Sale: 12/23/2003

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About the Book

A companion to the PBS series, This Far by Faith isthe story of how religious faith inspired the greatest social movementin American history -- the U.S. Civil Rights movement.

Hailed upon publication as a beautiful, seminal book on the role of the church in the African American community as well as on the social history of America, This Far by Faith reveals the deep religious conviction that empowered a people viewed as powerless to blaze a path to freedom and deliverance, to stand and be counted in this one nation under God. Here are the stories of politics, tent revivals, and the importance of black churches as touchstones for every step of the faith journey that became the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s.

Using archival and contemporary photography, historical research, and modern-day interviews, This Far by Faith features messages from some of today's foremost religious leaders.

Critical Praise

“Fascinating.” — New York Times Book Review

“[This Far by Faith] skillfully combines written and oral sources with historical narrative.” — Boston Globe

“The memorable photographs and illustrations...powerfully attest to the courage and religious convictions of generations of African Americans.” — Publishers Weekly

“[A] clear, engaging...and nuanced introduction to the power of faith to sustain the African American community.” — Library Journal

“[An] enlightening book.” — Booklist

“This Far by Faith will go a long way in preserving stories about a significant aspect of our lives.” — Black Issues Book Review

“This Far by Faith is a must-read.” — Christian Science Monitor

“This Far by Faith is an important and powerful contribution to the historical archives of this country.” — Philadelphia Tribune

“A learned, well-illustrated volume.” — Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060934248
  • ISBN 10: 0060934247
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 12/23/2003
  • Pages: 336
  • List Price:31.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civil Rights
  • BISAC2 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
  • BISAC3 : RELIGION / Christianity / History
  • BISAC4 : HISTORY / African American
  • BISAC5 : RELIGION / Christian Church / History

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