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Let Justice Roll Down Hardcover – December 6, 2006
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Growing up in a family of sharecroppers and bootleggers in Mississippi, John learned hard lessons about economic disparity and exploitation at an early age. Although these experiences were leading him toward black separatism, a total anti-white position, God stepped in and showed him the beauty of Christianity through his wife and children and his pastor at Bethlehem Church of Christ Holiness in California. It was here that a transformation of John's heart and soul occurred and he said YES to Jesus Christ.
John was led back to Mississippi to share the gospel and help black people find equality through voter registration, leadership training, church activities, Bible classes and housing co-ops. He became a lightening rod of discontent to a white community who resented his efforts to close the divide between the races. In 1970 John participated in a peaceful demonstration calling for desegregation of all public facilities, including schools, which ended with an arrest on trumped up charges. John was beaten severely for hours before bail was raised to release him. Yet it was though this experience that he saw for the first time how racism was a sickness that some people (black and white) used to feel important--as if to confirm they mattered.
The legal road of Perkins v. State of Mississippi was long and laborious.Read more ›
john.jpg"When they started torturing us, it was horrifying, I couldn't even imagine that this was happening. One of the officers took a fork that was bent down and he brought that fork up to me and he said, "have you seen this," and he took that fork and put that fork into my nose, then he took that fork and pushed it down my throught, and then they took me over there and beat me to the ground. Officer Thames, he was the one doing most of the talking, and then they beat me to the floor and Mr. Lloyd Jones was sitting down on the front...and he got up and stomped me and by this time I was almost out."
"They were like savages- like some horror out of the night. And I can't forget their faces, so twisted with hate. It was like looking at white-faced demons. Hate did that to them. But you know, I couldn't hate back. When I saw what hate had done to them, I couldn't hate back. I could only pitty them. I didn't ever want hate to do to me what it had already done to those Men." John Perkins 1970
When they came to the place called the Skull, there they crucified him, along with the criminals- one on his right, the other on his left. Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." Jesus approx. 33 AD .
Last night I finished reading Let Justice Roll Down by John Perkins. I would like to thank Regal Books for sending out the book and for publishing it. This book, the prequil of sorts of With Justice For All, tells the story of John Perkins, a black man living in the racist south of Mississippi. It is the story of hate, love, defeat, victory, peace and violence.Read more ›
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Outstanding account of a great Christian leader. John Perkins has done much to change my mind about racial reconciliation and offers fresh vision and hope still to this day. Read morePublished 1 day ago by DBuck
Wonderful reflections of a humble man struggling against the evils of racism through the power of GodPublished 11 days ago by Nicholas Paul Thornton
Essential reading for any Christian interested in race relations and the continuing struggle for civil rights. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mitch Kelly
Superb read. Grace and inspiration shown in tragedy and base injustice. Healing shored up with gospel hope and truth.Published 3 months ago by Ellis Prewitt
A must read for all people interested in Reconciliation. I had a very hard time reading some of what the Southern Whites did to the Blacks.. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Barbara McMahon
I read this book in preparation to hear Me. Perkins speak at MPPC in N. Cal in late 1990's.
our young adult group sponsored his talk and I found myself picking Mr. Read more
An incredible story of God's redemption through the story of one of this generations greatest Hero's of the Faith... Dr. John Perkins... a MUST read!Published 8 months ago by BrekonHertel