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"This book is a wonderful encouragement to those who love the doctrines of grace. The ten men described are African Americans-but quite frankly, what their ethnicity is does not matter nearly as much as their common delight in Christ and his gospel. Their stories are sufficiently diverse that they cannot be reduced to a simplistic mold; they have enough similarity that together they bring us back to God's sovereign goodness in the cross of his Son. Read this book and rejoice."
—D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
"Here we have readable, compelling personal histories that, at the same time, teach us more about God, Christ, and the Bible and give accounts of these men coming to Christ. I love reading people's testimonies of conversion! What more do we want in a book? To be encouraged, instructed, and edified, read these stories."
—Mark Dever, Senior Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington DC; President, 9Marks
"A reading of Glory Road is a journey of sober rejoicing. The joy is in the taste of future glory where men and women from every tribe and language and people and nation will together worship the Lamb. We rejoice in the first fruits of that glory evident in the testimonies of these gifted African-Americans now in Reformed churches. We also weep that their testimonies are so few due to these churches' long blindness to gospel priorities despite their historic commitment to doctrinal orthodoxy. May Glory Road lead to a new dawn, greeted with tears but leading to songs of joy before the day is done."
—Bryan Chapell, President Emeritus, Covenant Theological Seminary; Senior Pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church, Peoria, Illinois
"I'm very grateful for Anthony Carter's passion for writing. I bought a case of his first book-On Being Black and Reformed, to distribute at conferences and events. My plan is to do the same thing with Glory Road, an amazing collection of testimonies. The consistent message from all the contributors is the paucity of Reformed teaching in the black community. I share with Carl Ellis the vision of seeing an indigenous Reformed movement in the African-American community. Books like Glory Road will help to facilitate this movement."
—Wy Plummer, African American Ministries Coordinator, Mission to North America, Presbyterian Church in America
"History is good for us all, but when you see it occurring right before your eyes, well that's just about as good as it gets. To the chorus of 'Dead White Men,' we now add these voices of Living Color. Together we'll all be singing praises to our sovereign God and all-sufficient Savior."
—Stephen J. Nichols, President, Reformation Bible College; Chief Academic Officer, Ligonier Ministries
"As a first-generation preacher of Reformed Theology in Antigua and Barbuda and the eastern Caribbean, I am confident and encouraged that these personal testimonies from our African-American brothers will work for a wider propagation of the message of the supremacy of God in all things throughout the global African Diaspora. The common themes of being disillusioned with the religious status quo, struggling with the inadequacy of man-centered views that were strongly defended for years, facing the loneliness and ostracism of taking a stand on an island of truth in a sea of pluralism, and the surprising discovery that the Lord had all along 'reserved . . . seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal,' are all compelling and refreshing in the narrative of each experience."
—Hensworth W.C. Jonas, Executive Director, East Caribbean Baptist Mission, St. John's, Antigua & Barbuda
Anthony J. Carter (MA, Biblical Studies, Reformed Theological Seminary) serves as the assistant pastor of Southwest Christian Fellowship in Atlanta. The author of two books, the Non Nobis Domine blog, and numerous magazine and journal articles, Carter frequently travels as a conference speaker and guest lecturer. He is also an organizing member of the Council of Reforming Churches.
Eric C. Redmond is senior pastor of Reformation Alive Baptist Church in Temple Hills, Maryland, and assistant professor of Bible and theology at Washington Bible College. He is a member of the Gospel Coalition and served as Second Vice-president of the Southern Baptist Convention in 2007–2008. He has contributed chapters to Glory Road: The Journeys of 10 African-Americans into Reformed Christianity and Don't Call It a Comeback: The Old Faith for a New Day.
Anthony B. Bradley (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is associate professor of theology and ethics at The King's College. He also serves as a Research Fellow for the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty and is a sought-after commentator on current issues for major broadcast media such as NPR and CNN/Headline News.
Thabiti M. Anyabwile (MS, North Carolina State University) is senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Grand Cayman and the author of numerous books, including What is a Healthy Church Member?, The Faithful Preacher, and Finding Faithful Elders and Deacons. He serves as a council member with the Gospel Coalition, is a lead writer for 9Marks Ministries, and regularly blogs at Pure Church, hosted by the Gospel Coalition. He and his wife, Kristie, have been married for over twenty years and have three children.
And this book, drawing from a very clearly-defined demographic, describes ten such stories.
As Carter puts it, "We understand that we have as much in common with Martin Luther as we do with Martin Luther King Jr." (p. 174).
As you read the book your heart resonates with the excitement, joy, and zeal that attends their discoveries.
Elijah was discouraged feeling he was alone in his work for God. God reminded him there were 7,000 others who had not bowed down. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Tenecia L Fears
This book encouraged me on a personal level as the stories of these men in many ways mirrors my own journey.Published 10 months ago by EaronJames
This work is ten autobiographies how ten men of color became theologians who defend the Faith, Christianity known as Calvinism. Read morePublished on August 31, 2011 by Philip S. Roeda
An excellent, passionate set of stories of how God by His glorious grace has reached into the lives of a number of Christian leaders who happen to be African American and how the... Read morePublished on June 27, 2011 by Mark Nenadov
I recently listened to an interview with Anthony J. Carter, editor of the book titled Glory Road. During the interview, Carter told the fascinating story of how, as a young boy in... Read morePublished on March 21, 2011 by Keith Heapes
Anyone who did not grow up being taught Reformed Theology; and later came to the realization of its Biblical truthfulness will love this book. Read morePublished on October 29, 2010 by Shane Kastler
What the reader has in Glory Road is what the sub-title claims to give you. You get the journeys that these men took to becoming Reformed theologians. Read morePublished on September 4, 2010 by Andrew Gray