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1. Crowns: Portraits of Black Women
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2. A Testament of Hope: The Essential
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3. The Myth of Exodus and Genesis
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4. Mama Made the Difference
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1. Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats
by Doubleday
Hardcover (17 October, 2000)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Ladies and Their Hats
Coming from a hat wearing tradition, I fully appreciated "Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats".My hat was a pill box a la Jacqueline Kennedy which shows how old I am.Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed this book, the photographs and the women's stories.Hat wearing is a fine tradition and very much a part of Black culture that Michael Cunningham has captured in all its glory.

5-0 out of 5 stars Crowns truly deserves a Crown
We are performing the play Crowns here at the Unicorn Theatre here in Kansas City, MO as I write my review. It has been sold out every night and we had to add another week and it is sold out as well. I play the part of Mother Shaw. I have to say that before the play I was not one who wore hats but NOW!!!!!. The lines we say come directly from the book. This book is the best read I have come across in a long time. I had to order it here on Amazon because all the book stores in KC are sold out!! They love the play and they love the book. A book that all black women ( especially those of us who grew up in the church) can identify. We have all seen a Mother Shaw, Wanda, Jeanette and Mabel in the church wearing their hats. Regina Taylor really hit the nail on the head. This is one role that I can truly say I have enjoyed playing. God bless you Regina and keep them coming!

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent choice!
This book brings back memories of being a young girl and seeing the church ladies entering the church wearing those extraordinary hats. Being blond and fair didn't stop me from mingling among the congregation just to see the hats and hear the singing. The hats in this book are so familiar.The stories are new and give life to those hats.This book would make an excellent gift. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. African American women    2. Beauty & Grooming - General    3. Clothing    4. Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General    5. Photo Essays    6. Photoessays & Documentaries    7. Photography    8. Photography Of Specific Subjects    9. Religion    10. Subjects & Themes - Portraits    11. United States    12. Women's hats    13. Hats    14. Photography / Photo Essays   


2. A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.
by HarperSanFrancisco
Paperback (07 December, 1990)
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Reading In a Decade
I thought that I knew a lot about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but this book has really opened up to me his true character. As I read his precious speeches, articles and books I am so happy that I purchased this compilation of Dr. Kings' works and I have been given a special glimpse into the life of such a genuine and extraordinary individual.

5-0 out of 5 stars An Indispensible Collection
A Testament of Hope is indispensible for a complete understanding of MLK Jr. the man. He was so much more than a monolithic figure of the Civil Rights movement. He was a pastor, theologian, philosopher, diplomat, husband, and father. A Testament of Hope helps the reader to grasp the multifaceted life of this icon of the twentieth century. This book lets the reader into the very human life of MLK Jr. Nowhere have I discovered a more cogent explanation of passive resistance than in the various speeches and essays contained in this book. If you are engaged in the struggle for civil rights or if you seek to better understand modern humanity more completely add this book to your library and consult it often.
5-0 out of 5 stars 5 Star author, 2 star editor
I've studied the works of Dr. King since I was 7 years old, and now my 7 year old is studying him with great interest.I figured this book (a gift) would be a good summation of his career instead of the other half dozen individual books I have in my library.Well, as with his other work, there are many, many typographical errors.I feel that a man of his education would be offended to see his works corroded by half-assed spell checking. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. African Americans    2. Blacks    3. Christianity - Evangelism    4. Civil rights    5. Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor    6. Inspirational    7. Inspirational - General    8. Race relations    9. Sociology    10. United States    11. Human rights    12. Other prose: from c 1900 -    13. Religion / Evangelism    14. USA   


3. The Myth of Exodus and Genesis and the Exclusion of Their African Origins
by Black Classic Press
Paperback (01 December, 1996)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A very good resource
The myth of genesis and exodus and its modern untrue historical perpetuations by the current self appointed custodians of Christianity, Judaism and Islam are examined and analyzed in this 74 paged document.The author sets the record straight by linking all three to their Afrikanpagan origins and with real individuals, making historical corrections where they are due.For example there are comparisons, betweenwhat was allegedly said by King Solomon and what was actually written by Amenemope, and comparison between the biblical ten commandments with the actual written 147. There are dates along with mapping diagrams showing the approximate time of genesis and exodus and what would have occurred in truth.In addition, by showing that all involved during the alleged mass movements and cultural war fares were of Afrikan tribal descent,theauthor shows that biblicalevents that occurred were mostly Afrikan continentalhistory, and spiritual allegory. Avery good reference source with a great bibliography.For more detail see African Origins of the Major Western Religions to get anin-depth outlook on this subject.
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Subjects:  1. Bible - Commentaries - Old Testament    2. Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General    3. Reference    4. Religion - Commentaries / Reference   


4. Mama Made the Difference
by Putnam Adult
Hardcover (19 April, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Bishop Jakes shares some interesting advice
Although Mother's Day only happens once a year, this audio reminds us just how important mothers are in most people's lives. Bishop Jakes shares personal stories about the experiences he shared with his mother along with the lessons and values she taught him, especially in the areas of life, love and longevity. He also includes biblical stories about mothers, along with testimonials from other prominent African-American figures about the importance of motherhood.More reviews at [...]

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5-0 out of 5 stars Moms who made an impact
I love my mom. She drives me crazy, but she also have taught me great lessons in life I carry with me as a testimate to her love for me.
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Subjects:  1. Biography / Autobiography    2. Black Theology    3. Christianity    4. Christianity - General    5. Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General    6. Motherhood    7. Parent And Child    8. Personal Memoirs    9. Religion    10. Religious    11. Religious aspects    12. Biography & Autobiography / Religious   


5. Strength to Love
by Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Paperback (May, 1981)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Strength to Do Something requires the power and wisdom of love...
In 1983 I entered teaching in West Virginia and recieved this book as a present from one of my teachers. In two years I moved to South Central to teach at 93rd Street School then into the Salinas valley and now in Oxnard.It has proved itself to be of great use to a teacher. I say this by way of explaining that as an elementary teacher, one working with a variety of settings, children, cultures, families, many kinds of educational issues I've come to believe that the book King wrote, this book, is a true helpmate to anyone trying to deal with inequity and injustice.Teaching is an act that requires a very deep understanding of who you are, your strengths, purpose, and this volume supports the evolution of your social conscious. For me the text allowed me to solidify who I am as a teacher and why I do what I do. One example might be the difficult job it is to teach in schools under assault for doing poorly, seemingly being deconstructed by politics without enough valid insight into ways to guide real improvement and coming up against ignorance in many forms-including the disparity in economic means permitted in America. It's not easy to teach children with vast dental decay, families out of work and watch a nation laud this as positive "welfare reform" when stranding these children in worse fixes. Sometimes I find it infinitly difficult to love my neighbor,well, my voucher loving neighbor, or even find commonality with those in million dollar homes feeling botox might make them both more appealing and more interesting.The child as a commodity construct which is now prevelent in educational dialog, among many other kinds of views, I find difficult to separate from the individuals telling me( in often rude and hurtful ways) that my efforts educationally are a failure and that schools don't work. In my world it's a constant Lou Dobbs immigration rant that somehow is hiding vaguely words that really seem to be saying something else. I tire of watching the reality of racism, classism acted out in the lives of children-and this is a fatigue that easily becomes anger-King speaks to this.... I find myself lacking the strength to love positions taken by those that really don't know what they are talking about, and don't care other than for personal advantaging anyway.... There is something truely fascinating about having a book that describes both your situation and your feelings as well as frames this into affective forward action-King can give you individual empowerment quite readily.And he can help you address your mindset. And that in this world of mine is a beautiful thing.I frame my work with principles that are able to outweigh the personal likes and dislikes levels...so I bring to school dealings my thoughts that I am there to help Anthony be the best Anthony he can be...not to condemn Anthony to my judgement about him. Let us say then King's is an active lexicon and this volume is insightful for someone wishing to everyday face injustice and difficulty with positive reaction and action. For me as a person I find the book more helpful than any I ever had.
5-0 out of 5 stars Life changing
Timeless. As relevant now as what it was when it was written. Addresses the issues of hate and indifference and argues that the solution is love. Love does sound all too simplistic but it is one of the hardest things to face but its rewards are beyond words.

5-0 out of 5 stars *M. L. KINGDAY*ProdsUsTOOVERCOMEAHISTORYOF'JUSTTALK' . . .
Let's not just sit in silence on *Martin Luther King Day*- -We must ask ourselves how WE can carry forwardDr. King's message & become agents for change. Reading his words in "STRENGTH TO LOVE" makes an excellent beginning.
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Subjects:  1. 20th century    2. African American Baptists    3. Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor    4. Individual Theologians And Their Works (General)    5. Religion    6. Sermons    7. Sermons - Christian    8. Sermons, American    9. Sociology    10. Personal Christian testimony & popular inspirational works   


6. A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Hachette Audio
Audio CD (01 December, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars MLK "A Knock at Midnight" Sermon Series Review...
The sermon series is awesome!!!Each sermon has an introduction that gives the listener valuable tidbits about the sermon.You can feel the effect of MLK's powerful oration abilities.All of the sermons are still relevant today and anyone who has a pulse can benefit from listening to the set. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. African American authors    2. Audio - Autobiography / Biography    3. Audiobooks    4. Baptists    5. Black Theology    6. Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General    7. General    8. Inspirational - General    9. Religion    10. Sermons    11. Sermons - Christian    12. Sermons - General    13. Sermons, American    14. Social Science    15. U.S. - Political And Civil Rights Of Blacks    16. Unabridged Audio - Inspirational/Philosophy    17. Biography & Autobiography / General    18. Christian ministry & pastoral activity    19. USA   


7. FAITH IN THE VALLEY : Lessons for Women on the Journey to Peace
by Fireside
Paperback (08 May, 1996)
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5-0 out of 5 stars GET THIS and GIVE THIS to your favorite women:)
This is my FAVORITE book by Iyanla Vanzant because of:It's size(small enough for your tiny purse), its lack of preach-i-ness and how the index is organized by subject. I feel its a synopsis of all the subjects covered in her other books.I also feel the book is applicable to women of ALL cultures.You can use it as a daily guide or you can use the index to find a subject for which you could use guidance.

5-0 out of 5 stars A great book for daily reflection
I can not express how insightful and helpful this book is! It really makes you look deep into the reason(s) why you thought you needed a book of affirmations in the first place. This book is perfect for those "why me" and "I really can't take any more" moments when you feel like life, and everything in it, needs to give you a break. If you're a woman experiencing a lot of change in your life and it seems like you just can't handle another crisis (or is it a crisis afterall?), this is the book for you. I carry it in my purse!

5-0 out of 5 stars Touches a Point
Each time my spirt is down, or I'm going through a situation, I turn to this book.I hold the book in my right hand by its spine, fan the pages with my left hand to stop at randum. The passages I've read, I have felt its deep spirtual feeling and I understand its meaning.Then I reflect on my situation and the passage fits.It helps me to understanding whats going on.It uplifts my spirit to deal with my situation.It give me insight to view my problem from a different angle.It also assures me that what I am currently going through will end.I will get through it.In my view, its a powerfull book.I have read several other books by Iyanla, even watched her talk show (sorry that went off the air), but like the bible, I keep Faith In The Valley near by. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. African American women    2. English    3. Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Lifest    4. Inspirational - General    5. Meditation    6. Meditations    7. Motivational & Inspirational    8. Peace    9. Prayer-books and devotions    10. Religious aspects    11. Self-Help    12. Sociology    13. Black studies    14. Mind, body, spirit: mysticism & self-awareness    15. Popular psychology    16. Religion / Inspirational   


8. A Book of the Beginnings
by Black Classic Press
Hardcover (February, 1995)
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5-0 out of 5 stars truth of the white people offsprint.
I was so happy to know that truth. Massey tells us the truth on the racial origin of the humanity, when he told to the pagge 29-30, that the white was a creation of the black people so-called egyptians.Now, I'am free of allcomplex, I'am free because Massey with the book of the beginnings, gave methe freedom. Thank you Massey, one black people of the louisiane.(01/02/2000) timec@caramail.com ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Civilization    2. Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General    3. History - General History    4. History: World    5. Africa    6. Ethnic or tribal religions    7. World history: BCE to c 500 CE   


9. African American Religious Thought: An Anthology
by Westminster John Knox Press
Paperback (November, 2003)
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Subjects:  1. African Americans    2. Christianity - Theology - General    3. Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General    4. Multicultural Nonfiction    5. Religion    6. Religion - Commentaries / Reference    7. Sociology of Religion    8. Black studies    9. Religion & Beliefs    10. USA   


10. A Chronology of the Bible: Challenge to the Standard Version (B.C.P. Pamphlet)
by Black Classic Press
Paperback (June, 1991)
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2-0 out of 5 stars A waste of time
I am surprised by the glowing reviews posted because I found the book shallow, incomplete and devoid of any useful detail.Of course the price is very low, but paying anything for something that has no value is no bargain.
5-0 out of 5 stars a beautiful to the point book.... A MUST HAVE.
this small pamphlet of information is very helpful. it points out the first typed bible, first bible written in english and also bibles that were written to satisfy certain kings and a lot of other good points. it points out the many bibles that were printed in the u.s. which were 16 different versiions. i feel sorry for christians and catholics. see this pamphlet of information just re-affirms for me to keep following my african roots in religion. i wonder what religion this author is. i doubt chrisitian. i believe these bibles in america change so often because they have to always trick or keep the next generation away from the truth. because of authors like dr. ben and books such as this i can easily pick out everything african out of the bible and place it in my heart. although im not christian or muslim or any thing thats popular in religion, i read the bible to pluck all black ancient history formy research. i also read the bible because most christians and catholics dont and i love to know more than they do about their own religoin and i usually put christian and catholics in their place using their own book against them. with books such as this one with the symbol of life on the cover, now i see why black celebs such as chuck d., erika bahdu, etc have used the symbol of life (african cross) on their album covers. its all african. i love dr. ben and all black man who looked death in the face and still brought forth this valuable information of truth to you and i. we all know blacm men were getting killed all the time for printing the truth. i love dr. ben for not being afraid of using freedom of speech especially durning his time in the earlier 1900's when we were really being lynched an killed just because we wanted human rights. THANK YOU DR. BEN.

5-0 out of 5 stars "Good and Honest!"
Dr. Ben has given us a simple, straight to the point summary on what scholars should know on Bibical History. For those who think that he has a secret agenda, reader know that Dr. Ben is indeed a Jew.Judaism practicers were originally all Africans.This could be understood if you are aware that Judaism springs from Egypt, wich is in Africa. Examples range from the creation story(Khnum),the flood(Ra and Hathor),Jacobs the dreamer, monotheism(Ahkenaton), the golden calf(Hathor), 7 day creation, the Laws(Book of the Dead), and the Christ myth(Osiris,Isis,and Horus)got their model in Egypt.Not to mention according to the Bible Abraham,Jacob,Joseph,Moses, and Jesus all went to Egypt.Also any Bibical schoar should know that the old testament wasn't compiled until 200 B.C at the library of Alexandria, in Egypt.It was written from Hyroglyphics, and papyras texts of the Egyptians.This is not just speculation, but fact.Anybody serious in this study should read African Origin of Western Religion(Dr. Ben), Arican presence in Early Asia(Ivan Van Sertima), 16 Crucified Saviors(Kersey Graves), and Aricans who wrote the Bible(Nana Darkwah). ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Bible - Commentaries - General    2. Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General    3. Reference    4. Religion    5. Religion - Commentaries / Reference    6. Biblical concordances & commentaries   


11. Cornel West: A Critical Reader (Blackwell Critical Readers)
by Blackwell Publishing, Incorporated
Paperback (01 August, 2001)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Yancy's collection of "West" scholars is remarkable!
This is a Critical Reader devoted to a truly Critical, prophetic, and public intellectual -- Cornel West.Read more

Subjects:  1. African American intellectuals    2. African Americans    3. Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General    4. History & Surveys - Modern    5. History - General History    6. Intellectual life    7. Multicultural Nonfiction    8. Political    9. Political and social views    10. Politics and government    11. Religious    12. Social Science    13. United States - General    14. West, Cornel    15. AFRICAN AMERICANS_INTELLECTUAL LIFE    16. AFRICAN AMERICANS_POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT    17. AFRICAN AMERICANS_RELIGION    18. AFRO-AMERICANS_INTELLECTUAL LIFE    19. AFRO-AMERICANS_POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT    20. AFRO-AMERICANS_RELIGION    21. Biography: general    22. PRAGMATISM    23. Philosophy / Pragmatism    24. UNITED STATES_CIVILIZATION    25. UNITED STATES_POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT_1989-    26. UNITED STATES_RACE RELATIONS    27. USA    28. Western philosophy, from c 1900 -   


12. Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now
by Random House
Hardcover (21 September, 1993)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Wisdom, Inspiration, & Reflection
Maya Angelou is a prolific writer, and this book is more proof of that. This book was given to me by Maureen A. Fay, during her final year as President of the University of Detroit Mercy, my alma mater.
2-0 out of 5 stars Dead End
Every once in a while I like to pick up a book that is outside the realm of usual reading, and look for a surprise, or spark to keep the fires of imagination from dying out - it is with this mindset I picked up "Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now."And what did I find as a result of my maverick literary exploration?Ehh...
3-0 out of 5 stars Question about Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now
I have a 12 year old that I'm introducing to Maya Angelou. Any thoughts on whether this would be age appropriate? Thanks.Sorry I put 3 stars when I am not familiar with the material. It wouldn't let me exit without entering something. ... Read more

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13. African Cosmology of the Bantu-Kongo
by Athelia Henrietta PR
Paperback (17 April, 2001)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Life Living Spirtual Knowledge
The author is as soulful and mysterious as the cosmic -mathematical -spirituality written on the pages of this book.I had the pleasure of meeting him in person and knew I had to seek further into what he had to say.One of the more important messages being that since all systems are coded, it is imperative for groupsof African descent to love the study of their languages, to prove their scientific capacity in order to avoid yesterdays biased blunders. The cosmology is explained in graphic form in the first chapter for those ofus who need visuals to understand, andit is plain enough for the novice to comprehend.There is an awesome chapter on Law and Crime as it relates to cosmic Congo life and living principles as well as a chapter on the concept of the V, the basis for all realities and the binding force to all.You will love all of the proverbs as they are according to the author “ regarded as the warehouse of the ancient African wisdom.” This book is amust have, must read for all who value the old ways of living and who know that this is the way to go.
5-0 out of 5 stars Be patient
This book is not for the faint of heart. as in faint heart never fair suitor won. You will have to work to get into this book, it does not reveal itself to the casual reader. all of those foolish notions about "primitives" fly far away when you try to examine this wisdom. Good Luck.

5-0 out of 5 stars Rhetorically brilliant - how/why village society works
In the first chapter,"Kongo Cosmology in Graphics", Mr. Bunseki utilizes an ingenious series of geometric figures/diagrams to outline the cosmological/linguistic underpinnings of Bantu-Kongo society in the villages where he grew up and has lived for over 40 years. As in other African societies, so-called societal and ritual categories often overlap in many different ways - things aren't always as they seem, but this is why things work so well and are expressive of so much vitality. Everything interpenetrates with everything else, in numerous ways, and on numerous levels, and from numberless standpoints. Much is made in a few short sentences here and there of interactions of forms/fronts/loci of energy.Read more

Subjects:  1. Alternate Spirituality    2. Cosmology, African    3. Cosmology, Kongo    4. Ethnic & Tribal    5. Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General    6. Kongo (African people)    7. Religion    8. Social Science    9. Sociology    10. Spirituality - General    11. Africa    12. Ethnic or tribal religions    13. Religion: general   


14. The Southern Diaspora: How the Great Migrations of Black and White Southerners Transformed America
by The University of North Carolina Press
Paperback (23 February, 2006)
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Subjects:  1. 20th century    2. African Americans    3. Emigration & Immigration    4. Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General    5. History    6. History: American    7. Migration, Internal    8. Migrations    9. Sociology    10. Southern States    11. United States    12. United States - 20th Century    13. Great Migration; southern diaspora; southern exodus; civil rights; evangelical religion; Detroit; Chicago; Harlem; Miami Valley; Uptown; Bakersfield; San Joaquin Valley; hillbillies; Okies; black churches; black politics; white backlash; country music; Ku Klux Klan; Black Legion; George Wallace; Merle Haggard; Aretha Franklin; Lily Tomlin; Willie Morris; Willie Brown; Jesse Unruh; C. L. Franklin; Billy Graham; J. Frank Norris; Albert Murray; Harriette Arnow; Robert Penn Warren    14. Immigration & emigration    15. Social Science / Emigration & Immigration    16. Social history    17. USA   


15. Black Magic: Religion and the African American Conjuring Tradition
by University of California Press
Hardcover (02 October, 2003)
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Isbn: 0520209877
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Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Canned Collard Greens
Hoodoo and conjure are just about the most *natural* things in the world. These magical and religous *bits and pieces* were parts of African Ancestral traditions that survived with the African's who crossed over the sea. They augmented what they brought with them with the flora and the fauna and the condition of enslavement.Read more

Subjects:  1. Africa - General    2. African Americans    3. Americas (North Central South West Indies)    4. Comparative Religion    5. Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General    6. General    7. Reference    8. Religion    9. Religion - World Religions    10. American history: c 1800 to c 1900    11. Black studies    12. Ethnic or tribal religions    13. Occultism & quasi-religious beliefs    14. Religion / General    15. USA   


16. The Talking Book: African Americans and the Bible
by Yale University Press
Hardcover (15 October, 2006)
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Isbn: 0300109369
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Subjects:  1. African Americans    2. Afrocentrism    3. Bible - General    4. Bibles    5. Christianity    6. Christianity - History - General    7. Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General    8. Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor    9. History    10. Religion    11. Religious aspects    12. Social Science    13. Sociology    14. United States - General    15. History / United States / General    16. The Bible    17. USA   


17. Lessons in Living
by Anchor
Paperback (20 January, 1998)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Incredibly uplifting!!!
I've had this book for several months now and remains to be an excellent source to remind me of who I really am.When I am struggling with negative emotions, I turn to this book and reread the essays.It has never failed to make me feel better.By reading this book, it helps me connect to my spirit which in turn uplifts me.Susan Taylor has some wonderful insights and every time I reread any of the essays, I gain something new.I have recommended her books to so many friends and they love her.

5-0 out of 5 stars LIFE CHANGING
This book CHANGED MY LIFE.I came across this book at a very difficulttime in my life.There is such compassion in her words, that can only comefrom one who has been in the "valley". She takes you through aspiritual guide, a reevaluation of life, and help you to truly value thelessons in the adversities that we face in life.This book is POWERFUL ANDSPIRITUALLY UPLIFTING. A revelation!

5-0 out of 5 stars A GREAT TEXT BOOK
This book is so uplifting!I bought it a year ago and I highlighted paragraphs throughout the book, so when I need a little inspiration, I just pull out my book and thumb through.I've read this book twice in it'sentirety and dozens of times I've read the highlighted parts. I wish Susanwould write more. ... Read more

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18. Breaking Strongholds in the African-American Family
by Zondervan
Paperback (05 February, 1996)
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5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent book....everyone should read this...
Although Dr. Walker touches on some of the problems that exists in the African-American family and the generational curses and mind sets of African-Americans, I believe that everyone can and will benefit by reading this book. His analogy of the stronghold and how it must be dismantled is superb. 5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent treatment
Dr. Walker's treatment of these issues is fantastic!! He brings dynamic insight into the problems that plaugue the black community. This book looks at our problems at the root and gives details on how to specifically deal with them. It is very well written with doctrinal integrity, therapeautic accuracy, and academic excellence. My only problem or criticism is that it is much to brief. The black community needs more resources such as this.

3-0 out of 5 stars Breaking Strong Holds
Dr. Walker wrote his book "to explain the trouble of African-American family phenomenon in a spiritual way."Part I of the book, "The Strongholds in African-American families," is not much more than alisting of attitudes that cause difficulties in black families.Walker'sdiscussion of those attitudes is brief and superficial.Part II of thebook, however, gives a more detailed discussion of ways of overcomingproblems that destroy African-American homes.The book ends with a briefbut helpful appendices. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. African American families    2. Black Theology    3. Christianity - Christian Life - General    4. Church work with African Ameri    5. Church work with African American families    6. General    7. Inspirational - General    8. Religion    9. Religious life    10. Social Theology    11. Sociology    12. Spiritual warfare    13. Spirituality - General    14. Black studies    15. Christian Interest    16. Christian life & practice    17. Religion / Christian Education   


19. God's Long Summer
by Princeton University Press
Paperback (22 September, 1999)
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Charles Marsh thinks historians who argue the civil rights movement was about rights have made a big mistake. In Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Religion, religion, religion!
There's a lot of in-bickering within the intellectual community as to the primary motivation for any particular event. People who have majored in political science will argue that politics is always the key. People who have majored in sociology will argue that it's social change that's the key. People, like myself, who have majored in religion will always seem to find that religion is the key.
5-0 out of 5 stars "Faith" and civil rights in Mississippi.
Highly recommended account of the role of "faith" in the lives of five prominent figures in Mississippi during the civil rights movement.Saints (Fannie Lou Hamer, Edwin King, Cleveland Sellers) and sinners (Sam Bowers and Douglas Hudgins) are both represented.Hudgins and other Jackson elites come off nearly as loathsome as Bowers.Marsh's prose is brilliant, providing for a lively and inspiring read.

2-0 out of 5 stars A College Student's review
God's Long Summer covers a very exciting and troubled time in American History. The various points of view Marsh used to complete this book is the key to understanding this time period. However, the unnecessary abundance of religious references and the slow pace of the book make it almost unreadable. It is heartbreaking to read through one uninteresting point of view, to discover the next chapter is just as dull. ... Read more

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20. Slave Religion: The "Invisible Institution" in the Antebellum South
by Oxford University Press, USA
Paperback (07 October, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Classic
Some books are classics; "Slave Religion" is The Classic in this genre. Raboteau, America's foremost scholar on African American religious history, weaves copious first-hand quotations with insightful, riveting commentary to provide a tremendous foundation for understanding Christianity among the enslaved African Americas.
4-0 out of 5 stars excellent and informative
Prof Raboteau's book is clearly written and highly informative. He has an excellent sense of how to present his material in an engaging manner, and a sharp critical faculty. I enjoyed reading this book very much - as I also enjoyed his more recent books, A FIRE IN THE BONES and A SORROWFUL JOY, both of which I would recommned.

5-0 out of 5 stars Recovering lost voices...
Albert J. Raboteau originally wrote 'Slave Religion: The "Invisible Institution" in the Antebellum South' as an expansion and derivation of his doctoral dissertation, little expecting it to become a classic.This updated version, twenty-five years after its original publication in 1978, includes Raboteau's response to some of the reactions he received over time from various audiences.Citing his friend and mentor Sydney Ahlstrom's prediction, the recovery of African-American history as a subject in its own right also served to revitalise the subject of American religious history, as African-American history cannot be told without a great part of the religious traditions, and the religious history of America cannot be told adequately without incorporation of the African-American experience.
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Subjects:  1. African Americans    2. Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General    3. Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor    4. History    5. Religion    6. Religious life    7. Slavery    8. Slaves    9. Social Science    10. Sociology    11. Southern States    12. United States - 19th Century    13. History, American | African American    14. Religious groups    15. Slavery & emancipation    16. Social Science / African-American Studies    17. USA    18. c 1800 to c 1900   


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