American Grace

How Religion Divides and Unites Us

Author: Robert D. Putnam,David E. Campbell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416566732

Category: Political Science

Page: 707

View: 8689

Draws on three national surveys on religion, as well as research conducted by congregations across the United States, to examine the profound impact it has had on American life and how religious attitudes have changed in recent decades.

Amazing Grace

The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation

Author: Jonathan Kozol

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439505106

Category: Political Science

Page: 284

View: 5658

A profile of impoverished children in Mott Haven, South Bronx, reveals their difficult lives and poses questions about the value of such children to an unsupportive nation. Reprint. 125,000 first printing.

Amazing Grace

The Story of America's Most Beloved Song

Author: Steve Turner

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061857072

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 6564

Behind our most beloved hymn is a fascinating story spanning continents, cultures, and centuries. Inspired by the way "Amazing Grace" continues to change and grow in popularity, acclaimed music writer Steve Turner embarks on a journey to trace the life of the hymn, from Olney, England, where it was written by former slave trader John Newton, to tiny Plantain Island off the coast of Africa, where Newton was held captive for almost a year, to the Kentucky-Tennessee border and other parts of the South, where the hymn first began to spread. Newton had been rescued from Africa by a merchant ship when, during an eleven-hour storm on the Atlantic, he converted to Christianity. Years later, as a minister, he wrote the hymn for use among his congregation. Through the nineteenth century, "Amazing Grace" appeared in more and more hymn books, and in the twentieth century it rose to a gospel and folk standard before exploding into pop music. It has been recorded by artists as varied as Elvis Presley, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Tiny Tim, Al Green, Johnny Cash, Rod Stewart, Chet Baker, and Destiny's Child. Amazing Grace closely examines this modern history of the hymn through personal interviews with recording artists. From John Newton's incredible life story to the hymn's role in American spirituality and culture, Amazing Grace is an illuminating, thorough, and unprecedented musical history.

Amazing Grace

Author: Mary Hoffman,Shay Youngblood

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 9780871298096

Category: African American girls

Page: 44

View: 7901

Although a classmate says that she cannot play Peter Pan in the school play because she is black, Grace discovers her true identity, that she can do anything she sets her mind to do.

Amazing Grace

African American Grandmothers as Caregivers and Conveyers of Traditional Values

Author: Dorothy Smith Ruiz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275980771

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 134

View: 7295

Explores the issues faced by African American grandmothers who serve as primary caregivers, spiritual leaders, and conveyors of morals for their grandchildren.

Amazing Grace

A History of Indiana Methodism 1801-2001

Author: E. Carver McGriff

Publisher: Providence House Pub

ISBN: 9781577362432

Category: Religion

Page: 300

View: 9963

In this comprehensive volume, eminent Indiana Methodist pastor E. Carver McGriff traces the grand histories of Indiana Methodist institutions and people, intertwining the impacts of events and issues such as reformation, war, the Great Depression, civil rights, theological debates, homosexuality, women in ministry, and the Good News Movement. Amazing Grace begins with a character sketch of John Wesley and ends with a vision of tomorrow.

Amazing Grace

An Anthology of Poems about Slavery, 1660-1810

Author: James G. Basker

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300091729

Category: Poetry

Page: 721

View: 4364

"This volume is the first anthology of poetic writings on slavery from America, Britain, and around the Atlantic during the Enlightenment - the crucial period that saw the height of the slave trade but also the origins of the anti-slavery movement. Bringing together more than four hundred poems and excerpts from longer works that were written by more than two hundred and fifty poets, both famous and unknown, the book charts the emergence of slavery as part of the collective consciousness of the English-speaking world. The book includes: poems by forty women, ranging from abolitionists Hannah More and Mary Robinson to Frances Seymour, the Countess of Herford; works by more than twenty African or African American poets, including familiar names (Phillis Wheatley), intriguing figures (Afro-Dutch Latin scholar Johannes Capitein), and newly rediscovered black poets (an anonymous veteran of the Revolutionary War); and poetry by such canonical writers as Dryden, Defoe, Pope, Johnson, Blake, Boswell, Burns, Wordsworth, and Coleridge." "The poems speak of the themes of slavery: capture, torture, endurance, rebellion, thwarted romances, and spiritual longing. They also raise intriguing questions about the contradications between cultural attitudes and public policy of the time. Writers such as these, suggests editor James Basker, were not complicit in the imperial project or indifferent about slavery but actually laid the groundwork for the political changes that would follow."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

God’s Amazing Grace: Reconciling Four Centuries of African American Marriages and Families

Author: Terry M. Turner

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1973610825

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 364

View: 3776

“God’s Amazing Grace: Reconciling Four Centuries of African American Marriages and Families is an insightful study that will be welcomed by thoughtful practitioners and all who ponder the African American family’s complexity. Readers familiar with the deep, rich reservoir of African American family literature will recognize many of the black scholars referenced in this work. Readers unfamiliar with these sources will be grateful to discover them and the effective use of disparate literature. “This work will become a different kind of guide for studying American history through the lens of the African American family. Underneath all the research is the search for answers to the compelling questions: Is there a correlation between slave owners’ denial to slaves, God’s design for the family, and the familial chaos that has plagued African American families for more than a hundred fifty years? And if there is connection, what is it? “The author has brought something new to a familiar topic of discussion—the Bible. The unique moral compass that steered this study is solidly anchored in the bedrock of holy scripture. In this work, the history and sociology of African American marriages are examined in light of the questions asked by Holy Scripture. In so doing, Dr. Turner skillfully attempts to help readers make sense of the story of black families in America. May this book mark the beginning to a new reality for African American families” (Dr. Willie Peterson, senior executive advisor, adjunct professor of Pastoral Ministries, Dallas Theological Seminary).

Amazing Grace

The Man Who was W.G.

Author: Richard Tomlinson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408705184

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 8947

On a sunny afternoon in May 1868, nineteen-year-old Gilbert Grace stood in a Wiltshire field, wondering why he was playing cricket against the Great Western Railway Club. A batting genius, 'W. G.' should have been starring at Lord's in the grand opening match of the season. But MCC did not want to elect this humble son of a provincial doctor. W. G's career was faltering before it had barely begun. Grace finally forced his way into MCC and over the next three decades, millions came to watch him - not just at Lord's, but across the British Empire and beyond. Only W. G. could boast a fan base that stretched from an American Civil War general and the Prince of Wales's mistress to the children who fingered his coat-tails as he walked down the street, just to say 'I touched him'. The public never knew the darker story behind W. G.'s triumphal progress. Accused of avarice, W. G. was married to the daughter of a bankrupt. Disparaged as a simpleton, his subversive mind recast how to play sport - thrillingly hard, pushing the rules, beating his opponents his own way. In Amazing Grace, Richard Tomlinson unearths a life lived so far ahead of his times that W. G. is still misunderstood today. For the first time, Tomlinson delves into long-buried archives in England and Australia to reveal the real W. G: a self-made, self-destructive genius, at odds with the world and himself.

Amazing Grace

Author: Lena Hart

Publisher: Maroon Ash Publishing

ISBN: 1941885438

Category: Fiction

Page: 170

View: 949

It’s the year 1866—the Civil War is over and slavery has ended… Yet life for 18-year-old Gracie Shaw takes an unexpected turn when she is “encouraged” to marry a man sight unseen. To ensure the financial stability of her family, she agrees—until a handsome stranger captures her attention and makes going through with the marriage almost impossible. Determined to start a new life far from his old one, former Confederate soldier Logan Finley boards a train headed west—to lawless territory. When he is entrusted with the duty to escort the loveliest woman he’s ever met, he realizes he wants more than just a fresh start. He wants her. While Gracie wrestles with her desires, she soon learns that there is more to Mr. Logan Finley than she could have ever imagined. Will she find the grace within to forgive their past—or will her anger and pain blind her to true love?

Amazing Grace

Author: Larry D. Thomas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781881515401

Category: Poetry

Page: 69

View: 4175

Thomas' poems, set among the land, cattle and people living in the stark and often dangerous beauty of various parts of Texas, speak to the human condition, not simply the Texas' condition.

An Amazing Grace

John Thornton and the Clapham Sect

Author: Milton M. Klein

Publisher: University Press of the South, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781931948241

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 7783

Amazing Grace for Survivors

51 Stories of Faith, Hope & Perseverance

Author: Jeff Cavins

Publisher: Ascension Press


Category: Religion

Page: 222

View: 7554

“For when I am weak, then I am strong.” - 2 Cor 12:10 As Christians, we recognize that life’s struggles can bring us strength and peace even if the challenges remain. This means that surviving is more than merely getting through an ordealÑit is being triumphant in spirit, regardless of the outcome. In Amazing Grace for Survivors, you will will witness God’s power as He forms and strengthens ordinary people who faced extraordinary circumstances. You will experience the pain in these stories and share the glory of their triumph. In the end, their grace becomes yours, for we are one body in Christ. In Amazing Grace for Survivors, you will meet: A man with cancer whose fear of dying teaches him how to live. A disabled girl who comes to understand that all life is precious. A woman who fights to adopt her son from Vietnam, and then fears she only brought him home to die. A heartbroken mother that learns to trust that her autistic son is in God’s hands. A mother that hunts down her drug-addicted daughter and brings her home. …and many more

Roots & Reeds

The Amazing Grace of the Gullah People

Author: Arianne King Comer

Publisher: N.A


Category: Gullahs

Page: 24

View: 2555

Amazing Grace

The Beloved Song

Author: John Newton

Publisher: Peter Pauper Press

ISBN: 9780880888806

Category: Reference

Page: 64

View: 7778

Our popular Charming Petites "TM" have eye-catching 4-color art and a wide array of subjects. Each has a 24K gold-plated or silver-plated charm to keep on the ribbon bookmark or to wear on a bracelet or necklace. Includes the text of Amazing Grace illuminated by color photographs.

Amazing Grace paper dolls

based on the character created by Mary Hoffman & illustrated by Caroline Binch

Author: Mary Hoffman,Judy Lanfredi

Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780803722972

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 6514

Based on the best-selling book, Amazing Grace, paper press-out dolls of Grace include cut-out clothes and accessories, a stage backdrop, an easy-to-assemble stage trunk, and a special page for designing and coloring original creations.

From Sin to Amazing Grace

Discovering the Queer Christ

Author: Patrick S. Cheng

Publisher: CPG

ISBN: 1596272392

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 2010

A theologian discusses bridging the gap between the LGBTQ community and the fundamental oppression of traditional Christian doctrines. Throughout the history of Christianity, the LGBTQ community has been condemned as unrepentant sinners who are in dire need of God’s saving grace. As a result of this condemnation, they have been subjected to great spiritual, emotional and physical abuse and violence. This issue has taken on a particular urgency in light of the horrific string of suicides of young people who were subjected to harassment and bullying by their classmates because of their gender identities or sexual preferences. In From Sin to Amazing Grace, Cheng argues that people need to be liberated from the traditional thinking about sin as a violation of divine and natural laws in which grace is understood as the strength to refrain from violating such laws. He proposes a Christological model based upon the theologies of Irenaeus, Bonaventure, and Barth, in which sin and grace are defined in terms of what God has done for us in Jesus Christ. This book will serve as a useful resource for all people who struggle to make sense of traditional Christian doctrines in the context of the twenty-first century.

That Amazing Grace

The Role of Clarence and Grace S. in Alcoholics Anonymous

Author: Dick B.

Publisher: Good Book Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781885803061

Category: Religion

Page: 136

View: 5694

Dick B., as A.A.'s leading historian, is particularly qualified to write on this Clarence Snyder subject. First, he read the Clarence Snyder materials. Second, he met a number of Snyder sponsees at the Snyder spiritual retreats where he was invited to speak. Third, he worked with and partially edited the How It Worked book by Clarence Snyder sponsee Mitch K., Fourth, Dick and his son spent a week with Clarence's widow Grace gathering information about Clarence, Grace, and A.A. Finally, Dick was later asked by three old-timer Clarence Snyder sponsees to compile and edit their A.A. Legacy based on Snyder's teachings, techniques, beliefs, and their successes. Dick has published 33 history titles in all to date.