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Editor Stephanie Egnotovich reviewed a lifetime of Coffin's sermons and unpublished speeches and then excerpted and organized them into categories. His words and her editing created a book that is full of quotables. For example:
On Social Justice and Economic Rights: "In the United States grim poverty is a tragedy that great wealth makes a sin."For the leftist leaning Christian, this is the book you'll want to take on your next spiritual retreat, political protest, or any situation where left-leaning Christians gather to create social change. And when it's not being carted around in a satchel, it deserves a permanent residence on your lifelong spiritual contemplations bookshelf. --Gail Hudson
On Social Justice and Civil Liberties: "Prejudice disfigures the observer, not the person observed. If only the latter could remember it."
On Patriotism: "All nations make decisions based on self-interest and then defend them in the name of morality."
On War and Peace: "We are beginning to resemble extinct dinosaurs who suffered from too much armor and too little brain."
Coffin is a very wise man. This allows quick and easy reading of some of his enduring ideas. I like to hit a few during the quiet moments in the morning or at the end of the day... Read morePublished 3 months ago by tony pegel
A wonderful collection of thought provoking and action inspiring words from one of the great preachers of my time.Published 7 months ago by rev.ian.m
Remarkable and wonderful reminder of what the Christian life well-lived is all about. Should be required reading in seminaries and for all who aren't sure how to model Christ in... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Richard H.
Awesome book filled with short thoughts filled with much to consider and ponderPublished 13 months ago by Ann S. Munsterman
It will be our study guide in a group setting soon, and I find it interesting, and look forward to hearing comments
from others in the group.
I bought this book to become better acquainted with William Sloane Coffin who was a fascinating man. Read morePublished 24 months ago by E. A. Schimmelpfennig