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In this classic theological treatise, the acclaimed theologian and religious leader Howard Thurman (1900-1981) demonstrates how the gospel may be read as a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised. Jesus is a partner in the pain of the oppressed and the example of his life offers a solution to ending the descent into moral nihilism. Hatred does not empower - it decays. Only through self-love and love of one another can God's justice prevail.

©1996 Howard Thurman (P)2020 Jay's Enterprise

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  • Cheryl hardet-missinne
  • 25-09-2020

So current

I had to check the date of publication, because what Mr Thurman wrote was as pertinent today as it was 70 Years ago

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-10-2020

Powerful!

Why does anything so simple have to be so hard? Love your neighbor as yourself!

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  • Ms.INTP
  • 10-01-2021

Relevant to today

I’m listening to the final chapter on Love the weekend following 1/6/21 - a harrowing day in American history, Howard Thurman’s words are as relevant today as they were the day they were written.
Of course Jesus is relevant always.

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  • Violette
  • 16-02-2021

powerful

Forever liberation theology that reveals that Jesus is on the side of the oppressed. Great read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-02-2021

Must read for Afro Americans who know (of) Jesus

The language used in this book has ushered me into a greater understanding of myself and the divine appointments of my life. I am grateful to the author and to the PBS program that mentioned this jewel in a documentary focused on black history.

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  • AAN
  • 02-11-2020

Relevant book for our times

This is the kind of book that one needs to own a physical copy for reference and for inquiry. A great book with abundant wisdom and insight on how to be free from the shackles of hatred, fear and hypocrasy. An important book for healing from our collective and personal wounds. I am ordering a physical copy today.

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  • Clarke
  • 04-04-2021

A Great Treatise!

The insights are so timely for the race problem in America - no matter your perspective. Great and telling insights! Thoughtful illustrations. Also, the narrators voice is a perfect tenor for such weighty issues. Barton makes it easy to listen to subject matter that can be very intense. I will listen to it many times as it is so rich with deep and insights.

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  • bryan s.
  • 01-04-2021

Amazing book. Lousy reader.

The stilted reading simply doesn’t do justice to the eloquence and power of the text.

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  • Sheisme55t
  • 28-03-2021

wonderful perspective

I have thoroughly enjoyed this book I will recommend it to as many as I can

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  • Kevin White
  • 16-03-2021

Excellent Book

I find myself returning to this book to listen and hope. Very thought provoking in it's message.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-12-2020

Profound analysis of society at its evils

The writer shares at a very deep level the incongruity of the practice of segregation and common public professions of Christian faith. His analysis of the operation of fear, deception, hate and love needs wide circulation.
The writer’s focus on the acts and sayings of Jesus point to the universal panacea offered in Jesus whose life and teachings require examination by all.
It was not clear if the writer’s reference to other creeds was intended to say all creeds offer the same panacea. His own analysis points to Jesus and therefore to the negative of such an idea.
This book gives a good message for our time in particular.
I thank the producer and all involved for bringing this old book into the modern era.

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