A rich and passionate compilation of sermons and essays from religious leaders across the Christian landscape, all reflecting on the 2008 historic election of Barack Obama as the forty-fourth president of the United States of America. Features dynamic preachers Tony Campolo, Carolyn Ann Knight, and Gardner C. Taylor; respected scholars Dwight Hopkins, Anthony Pinn, and Emilie Townes; respected pastors Brad Braxton, Otis Moss II, and Gina Stewart; and popular authors Marvin McMickle, Leonard Sweet, William Willimon, and Philip Yancey.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Marvin A. McMickle is pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio, where he has served since 1987. In the past 20 years, this thriving church has become one of the city s most influential African American congregations. In addition to his pastorate, McMickle serves as professor of homiletics at Ashland Theological Seminary. A prolific author, McMickle s books include the 2008 release Profiles in Black: Phat Facts for Teens, which is a finalist for ForeWord s 2008 Book of the Year; An Encyclopedia of African American Heritage; Battling Prostate Cancer; and Preaching to the Black Middle Class. This is his ninth Judson Press book.
"This volume is one filled with food for thought and thoughts for sharing in small group conversation, church newsletters and general opinion based literature. It is a must-read for any conscious trained or armchair theologian, preacher, and scholar."
– Circuit Rider, Winter 2009-10