Sunday, January 31, 2016

#Bookreview in Honor of #BlackHistoryMonth : "This Far by Faith"


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This is great book about the stories and the history of African American religious heritage and how faith played a major factor in many African American families against hate and persecution from colonial times to present day! "This Far by Faith : Stories from the African American Religious Experience" by Juan Williams and Quinton Dixie detail various stories, both known and unknown, about how Christianity has shaped African Americans. This detailed narrative and pictures helped bring history alive and relevant to me as I explored cultural, historical, and religious experiences by various viewpoints! This book has long been on my family's bookshelf in which I hope my son will be able to read and understand someday about his cultural and religious heritage!

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I enjoyed reading about how my ancestors by faith embraced the Christianity of their white captors and discovering and knowing that they were Children of God with love, hope, and equality.  I loved reading how the Church was the focal point of comfort, dignity, education, organization, and much more for the African American community! I also love reading how white churches and synagogues came along side historically black churches during the Civil Rights Movement which pave the way for equal rights not only for African Americans but other persecuted racial and minority groups in the United States!  If you are interested in good historical read, then read this book today!!

Until next time...

Ursula

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2 comments:

  1. Thank you, Jasmine! This book has been a family favorite! :)

    Ursula

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