Let Justice Roll Down by John M. Perkins audiobook

Let Justice Roll Down

By John M. Perkins  and Shane Claiborne
Read by Calvin Robinson

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5.94 Hours Unabridged
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“Only the power of Christ’s crucifixion on the cross and the glory of His resurrection can heal the deep racial wounds in both black and white people in America.” Here is a real-life story of the transforming power of Jesus Christ and one man’s response to Jesus’s call to love others. John Perkins, founder of Voice of Calvary ministries, was born in New Hebron, Mississippi, in 1930. His family was made up of sharecroppers, and he grew up in grinding poverty, part of a system that preserved prejudice and racism. After his brother was killed, Perkins left Mississippi for California, where he found job opportunities, racism of another kind, and faith in Jesus Christ. He returned to Mississippi to share the gospel and help his own people find equality, justice, and economic independence through self-help cooperative efforts. And he made progress — too much progress. Everything came to a head early in 1970, when John Perkins and others went through an unbelievable night of torture at the hands of white law enforcement officers. Beaten almost to death, Perkins somehow survived and so did his work, which moves ahead today with a threefold strategy: • Biblical evangelism and Christian education • The kind of social action that should come out of knowing Jesus Christ as Savior • Visible community development that is creating new models for black housing, economic independence, education, and health care

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Summary

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Christianity Today Book Award Winner of Top 50 Books That Shaped Evangelicals

“Only the power of Christ’s crucifixion on the cross and the glory of His resurrection can heal the deep racial wounds in both black and white people in America.”

Here is a real-life story of the transforming power of Jesus Christ and one man’s response to Jesus’s call to love others.

John Perkins, founder of Voice of Calvary ministries, was born in New Hebron, Mississippi, in 1930. His family was made up of sharecroppers, and he grew up in grinding poverty, part of a system that preserved prejudice and racism. After his brother was killed, Perkins left Mississippi for California, where he found job opportunities, racism of another kind, and faith in Jesus Christ. He returned to Mississippi to share the gospel and help his own people find equality, justice, and economic independence through self-help cooperative efforts. And he made progress — too much progress.

Everything came to a head early in 1970, when John Perkins and others went through an unbelievable night of torture at the hands of white law enforcement officers. Beaten almost to death, Perkins somehow survived and so did his work, which moves ahead today with a threefold strategy:

• Biblical evangelism and Christian education
• The kind of social action that should come out of knowing Jesus Christ as Savior
• Visible community development that is creating new models for black housing, economic independence, education, and health care

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Pull up a comfortable rocker on your front porch and be prepared to learn civil-rights history in Mississippi as voiced by Calvin Robinson. Doing more than simply reading, Robinson recounts the life of John M. Perkins, an unassuming Christian civil rights leader of the ’50s and ’60s, who struggled to understand what it means to love your neighbor as yourself. I could not stop listening as I found myself cringing at the treatment Reverend Perkins and his co-laborers received at the hands of the sheriff and state police. Originally written in 1976, this audiobook is only now available to introduce John M. Perkins to a generation that hardly knows this giant of the faith. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: John M. Perkins

Author Bio: John M. Perkins

Dr. John Perkins is president of the John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation of Jackson, Mississippi. He is one of the leading evangelical voices to come out of the American civil rights movement. Dr. Perkins is an author and international speaker and teacher on issues of racial reconciliation, leadership, and community development. For his tireless work he has received honorary doctorates from Wheaton College, Gordon College, Huntington College, Geneva College, Spring Arbor University, North Park College, and Belhaven College. In 2004 he partnered with Seattle Pacific University to launch the campus-based John Perkins Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development.

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Author Bio: Shane Claiborne

Author Bio: Shane Claiborne

Shane Claiborne graduated from Eastern University and performed graduate work at Princeton Seminary. His ministry experience is varied, from a ten-week stint working alongside Mother Teresa in Calcutta to a year spent serving a wealthy mega-congregation at Willow Creek Community Church outside Chicago. During the recent war in Iraq, he spent three weeks in Baghdad with the Iraq Peace Team. He is also a founding partner of the Simple Way, a faith community in inner city Philadelphia. He writes and travels extensively, speaking about peacemaking, social justice, and Jesus. He is featured in the DVD series Another World Is Possible and is the author of the several books, including The Irresistible Revolution, Jesus for President, and Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers. His work has been featured in everything from Fox News and CNN to the Wall Street Journal and National Public Radio.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Runtime: 5.94
Audience: Adult
Language: English