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978-0-7618-3848-7 • Paperback • November 2007 • $45.99 • (£35.00)
E. Hammond Oglesby is United Church Professor of Theology and History at Eden Theology Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, and an ordained minister in the National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc. He is the author of nine previous books including O Lord Move This Mountain and Racism and Christian Ethics.
Part 1 Preface
Chapter 2 Roots of a Cottonpatch Theologian
Chapter 3 Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick
Chapter 4 Put God First
Chapter 5 Exodus and Promise: From Earle to Sister Bay
Chapter 6 "I Prayed My Way to College!"
Chapter 7 The Boston Experience: Ministry Bound
Chapter 8 The Eden Experience: Planting Flowers, Plucking Weeds
Part 9 Epilogue
It is more than a text for those who are called to ministry. It speaks to the heart, mind, body, and soul, the totality of our existence. Anyone who reads this text will be changed.
— Rev. Charles Scully Stikes, Ph.D., Professor Counseling and Sociology, Missouri Baptist University
...an inspiring vision of how the ordinary leads to the extraordinary when it encounters deep faith, and how greatness can be achieved through sheer determination and trust in God. This is a story to which both the common person and the scholar can relate, and one that stirs the soul toward a greater knowledge of the divinity within.
— Barbara C. Medley PhD, associate professor of sociology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga