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A Comfortable Boy: A Memoir
By author: Sam Pickering
Product Code: H773
ISBN: 9780881461824
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 224
Product Format: Hardback
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Long before he became a celebrity by being depicted as John Keating in the Dead Poets Society, Sam Pickering lived an ordinary childhood in the South. This memoir, extraordinarily told, is Pickering’s crowning moment to his long, literary career. Told with honesty, warmth, and integrity, he tells his story through his eighth grade year, focusing on family, growing up, and centers on finding his self. For Pickering, family is everything.
A Gift for Giving : The Story of Lamar Rich Plunkett
By author: James C. Bryant
Product Code: H343
ISBN: 9780865544307
Pages: 528
Product Format: Hardback
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Lamar Plunkett’s is a story that yearns to be told. Even so, it is clear that the course of Lamar Plunkett’s labors and the wide-ranging focus of his devotion can never be captured in a word or even a volume of words. His life is larger than language. Lamar Plunkett’s story is filled with imagination and spontaneity, unfettered joy and difficult pain. It is the story of family and friends, of governors and presidents, of governing and gently guiding, of building businesses and strengthening institutions. It is the story of a person who has reached beyond the limits and conditions that we meet every day to create new expectations and to set people’s sight on new possibilities.
A Heart for Any Fate : The Biography of Richard Brevard Russell, Sr.
By author: Sally Russell
Product Code: H628
ISBN: 9780865549579
Pages: 336
Product Format: Hardback
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Born in 1861, eldest in a while, middle-class Southern family that lost everything in the Civil War, Richard Russell grew up consumed with ambition to make a name for himself. His dream was to found an outstanding family and to hold the three highest offices in Georgia: chief justice of the Supreme Court, governor, and United States senator. In striving for these ambitions, he married twice and ran for public office seventeen times.
A Man of Books, and a Man of the People : E.Y. Mullins And The Crisis Of Moderate Southern Baptist Leadership
By author: William E. Ellis
Product Code: P385
ISBN: 9780865549074
Product Format: Paperback
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As a minister of Baptist churches from 1885 to 1899, Mullins grappled with anti-intellectualism and poverty, intellectual complacency and affluence in settings as varied as Kentucky and Massachusetts. This books looks at the struggles he faced as an important figure in the Southern Baptist Movement
A Miracle of Grace: An Autobiograpgy
By author: E. Glenn Hinson
Product Code: H856
ISBN: 9780881463941
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Format: Hardback
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This is the story of Glenn Hinson’s life—A Miracle of Grace— “for I stand with mouth agape as I look back from where I am at age eighty toward where my story began.” With degrees from some of the world’s most noted schools (Washington University in St Louis, Southern Seminary, Oxford University), Hinson has taught in some of America’s most distinguished educational institutions (Southern Seminary, Wake Forest University, Catholic University of America, Notre Dame, Emory University), and has played a modest role in some of the most momentous ecumenical developments in Christian history since the Reformation of the sixteenth century. Who could have foreseen much less predicted any of those happenings from a glance at his early years growing up in dire poverty in the Missouri Ozarks during the Great Depression?

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