Upon This Rock by Samuel G. Freedman
The Miracles of a Black Church

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Reverend Youngblood reveals how one man was able to build a spiritual community in the face of urban despair. By the author of Small Victories. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
 

About Samuel G. Freedman

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Samuel G. Freedman is a columnist for The New York Times and a professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is the author of six acclaimed books, four of which have been New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Freedman also has written frequently for USA TODAY, New York magazine, Rolling Stone, The Jerusalem Post, Tablet, The Forward, and Salon.com. He lives in Manhattan with his fiance and his children.
 
Published February 1, 1993 by Harpercollins. 373 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Freedman (Journalism/Columbia), author of the acclaimed Small Victories (1990), about the tribulations of an N.Y.C. English teacher, turns his attention to a Brooklyn minister and his can-do church—with riveting results.

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With the scope and grace of a master storyteller, Freedman ( Small Victories ) offers an indelible portrait of a New York City institution: St. Paul Community Baptist Church, an oasis in a blighted se

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With the scope and grace of a master storyteller, Freedman ( Small Victories ) offers an indelible portrait of a New York City institution: St. Paul Community Baptist Church, an oasis in a blighted section of Brooklyn, led by the dynamic Rev.

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Every time I see a man hug his son, there's a resurrection goin' on.'' Together with a multiracial alliance of religious leaders representing various faiths, Youngblood has thrust himself and his church into a vigorous struggle to reclaim inner city neighborhoods, block by hellish block.

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed "Every time I see a man put down his bottle, there's a resurrection goin' on.

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