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Back to the Garden: The Goal of the Journey
By author: Jackie K. Cooper
Product Code: P423
ISBN: 9780881462340
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 240
Product Format: Paperback
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Back to the Garden: The Goal of the Journey is the sixth book in the Journey series by beloved Southern author Jackie K. Cooper. The stories in this new book, as well as those in the past books, are based on Cooper’s memories of his life in the South. Each story emphasizes an event in Cooper’s journey through life and builds an overall picture of a man who is trying to live a life that will get him “back to the garden” where he will be eternally happy as well as at peace. The stories vary in their portrayal of this everyman’s ability to deal with the humorous and the dramatic events we all encounter on our journeys.
Benched : The Memoirs of Judge Rufe McCombs
By author: Karen Spears Zacharias
Product Code: H426
ISBN: 9780865545700
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 218
Product Format: Hardback
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Murder led five-year old Rufe Dorsey Edwards into her first courtroom. Victims and defendents ahve sat in courtrooms across the nation clasping sweaty palms while fervently petioning justice. Or, at least, a shot at personal vindication. On that Spring day in 1924, in a Dekalb County, Georgia courtroom, five-year old Rufe realized that attorneys like Schley Howard garnered attention.
Blessed Assurance: The Life and Art of Horton Foote
By author: Marion Castleberry   Foreword by: Hallie Foote
Product Code: H892
ISBN: 9780881465051
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For more than seventy years, beginning in 1939, when he penned his first play, Wharton Dance, Horton Foote was regarded as one of America’s most revered dramatists. With his probing and perceptive dramas, he succeeded in charting the landscape of small-town America while creating classics of modern theatre and film that have found devoted audiences around the world. Foote wrote more than a hundred plays and screenplays for cinema, theatre, and television, and was equally successful in all three mediums--a record of variety and productivity unmatched by any other writer. With a foreword by Hallie Foote, this biography is the most thorough and comprehensive to date of American dramatist Horton Foote. Drawing on the author's complete access to Foote's personal papers and extended conversations with the writer, his family, and his friends, Marion Castleberry discusses all the important aspects of Horton Foote's life and career--his Wharton, Texas childhood, his devotion to family, his deep Christian faith, his abiding passion for the theatre, and his successes as a screenwriter and independent filmmaker.
Brooks Hays
By author: James T. Baker
Product Code: H278
ISBN: 9780865543355
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 218
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James Baker examines the live of Brooks Hays- a man who sought to fulfill the demands of two vocations, one religious, the other political.
Can I Get a Witness?: Essays, Sermons, and Reflections
By author: Bill J. Leonard
Product Code: P479
ISBN: 9780881464689
Publisher: Mercer University Press
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As the Twenty-First century muddles along, perhaps the phrase “Can I get a witness?” will sharpen our thinking about the current state of religion in American culture, particularly for Protestants. Indeed, the permanent transition that characterizes American religious life offers an opportunity to revisit the word “witness” and its meaning for the future. The materials in this volume survey issues in American religious communities developed through academic research, classroom teaching, sermons, and years of working with ministerial students. A final section is a collection of representative columns written for Associated Baptist Press, addressing questions in American religio-cultural life, past, and present.

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