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The Bookbinder : More Stories from the Road
By author: Jackie K. Cooper
Product Code: P405
ISBN: 9780881461787
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $25.00

The Brothers of Bragg Jam: A Mother's Memoir
By author: Julie Wallace Bragg
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P566
ISBN: 9780881466584
Availability: In stock
Price: $18.00
Julie and Jim Bragg were grief-stricken when the sheriff and chaplain left--their sons Brax and Taylor, homebound on a July road trip, had been killed on a Texas highway. They asked God to send helpers if they were meant to survive this tragedy. Within the hour, as family gathered, baffling events occurred. A young stranger, clothed in white, visible only to Julie, walked slow circles in the yard. A new vase of lilies was on the piano, though no one had placed it there. Three weeks later, friends presented a memorial concert, calling it Bragg Jam, and the brothers' legacy was born.

The Burdens of Aeneas: A Son's Memoir of Duty and Love
By author: James C. Abbot Jr.
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H951
ISBN: 9780881466577
Availability: In stock
Price: $28.00
"When the bullets start flying, I hope the first one gets you." The man in the crosshairs was the author's father. It was an era of seismic social change in the American South. Four decades later, his son visited the National September 11 Museum. In a young firefighter's heroism on 9/11, the author glimpsed a truth about his father's lifelong devotion to duty, law, and justice. So he sat down and began writing him letters. THE BURDENS OF AENEAS is that series of letters--a fascinating collection of wide-ranging essays, invented conversations, reminiscences, interior monologues, and vivid descriptions of life in a vanishing America. Part memoir, part extended reflection on paternal duty and love, it breaks new ground in blending deeply personal writing with scholarly meditation on a masterwork of world literature, Virgil's AENEID.

The Career of Andrew Schulze, 1924-1968 : Lutherans And Race in the Civil Rights Era
By author: Kathryn M. Glachutt
Product Code: P296
ISBN: 9780865549463
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $30.00
Andrew Schulze was a white pastor of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod who spent his early ministry serving black mission churches in Springfield IL (1924–1928); St. Louis MO (1928–1947); and Chicago (1947–1954). He was an early proponent of the Civil Rights Movement in the Midwest. He wrote My Neighbor of Another Color and founded the Lutheran Human Relations Association of America (LHRAA) in 1953.

The CEO as Urban Statesman
By author: Sam A. Williams
Product Code: H895
ISBN: 9780881465105
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
Sam Williams is one of the nation's leading experts in urban competitiveness. Over seventeen years at the helm of a top chamber of commerce and twenty-two years as a partner in a global architect-development company, Williams earned a national reputation for harnessing the power of CEOs to make cities thrive. With their long-term view and the ability to garner support from many sectors, CEOs can often successfully address urban challenges too big for political and bureaucratic leaders to solve alone. In The CEO as Urban Statesman, Williams uses case studies to argue that business leaders can and should contribute to their communities by using their business skills to solve public policy problems--and he tells them how to do it. These projects are all different, but they share common themes. Williams explores each case in detail, distilling best practices as well as cautionary tales for business leaders who want to help their cities thrive.

The Craftsmanship of Jimmy Carter
By author: Jimmy Carter
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H948
ISBN: 9780881466447
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
"When we prepared to leave Washington in January 1981, my White House staff and cabinet members took up a collection to buy me a going-away gift," says Jimmy Carter. "My friends then gave the collected funds to Sears, Roebuck and Co., with directions to supply me with whatever tools and equipment I needed for a completely furnished woodworking shop in what had been our garage. This has turned out to be one of the best gifts of my life, and I have devoted a good portion of my spare time to developing my skills and designing and building furniture."

The Father of Landmarkism: The Life of Ben M. Bogard
By author: J. Kristian Pratt
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H869
ISBN: 9780881464344
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Ben M. Bogard was the preeminent leader of Landmark Baptists during the first half of the twentieth century. He was the personification of polemics, engaging the political, cultural, and religious issues of his day. Whether he was debating Aimee Semple McPherson, accusing J. Frank Norris of failing to preach the fundamentals of the faith, campaigning to outlaw the teaching of evolution, or condemning the ecumenical movement, Bogard never ceased defining and defending his understanding of the true Christian faith. This book, the first scholarly biography of one of the most important Baptists in twentieth-century America, traces Bogard’s life as he rose to prominence, organized Landmark Baptists, created a seminary and publishing enterprise, and became the father of the modern Landmark Baptist movement.

The Greatest Champion that Never Was: The Life of W. L. “Young” Stribling
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H828
ISBN: 9780881462524
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
William Lawrence Stribling, Jr. was born in a small southern Georgia town in 1904. He should have lived out his years in that rural setting, but he became a professional prizefighter by the age of sixteen. Though a fatal accident kept him from winning the championship title he sought, “Young" Stribling was true to himself and the values with which he had been raised. This book tells his story.

The Healer-Prophet William Marrion Branham : A Study of the Prophetic in American Pentecostalism
By author: C. Douglas Weaver
Product Code: P211
ISBN: 9780865547100
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
This study of William Marrion Branham’s ministry reveals much about the healing methodology of deliverance evangelists. Branham’s theology of healing highlights the widely accepted role of evangelists as mediators between God and the afflicted. In addition, some of his methods are still commonly practiced in healing revivalism. The dynamic growth of Pentecostalism in the twentieth century is a major feature of the modern religious scene. From its beginning, divine healing was recognized as a critical element of the Pentecostal movement. Branham is acknowledged as a leader of the healing revival movement. Although little known outside of the Pentecostal movement, his work had tremendous influence on the "prophetic" identity claimed by his contemporaries, today’s televagelists, and the whole of Pentecostalism itself.

The Last Orator for the Millhands: William Jennings Bryan Dorn, 1916-2005
By author: Jack Roper
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H966
ISBN: 9780881466904
Availability: In stock
Price: $40.00
William Jennings Bryan Dorn was not a great man, but he was a great representative in all senses of the word (including U.S. congressman) for the middling class of millhands, small time farmers, small town businessmen, educators, and career military people who peopled his rural and small town third congressional district in the red hills of South Carolina. More, he was truly representative of the people, the Lincolnian phrase he adapted usefully to his political service in office from 1946 to 1975 and behind the scenes from 1976 to his declining years of the twenty-first century.

The Life and Letters of Emily Chubbuck Judson: Volume 2; 1826–1845
Edited by: George H. Tooze
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H783
ISBN: 9780881461497
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $60.00
Emily Chubbick Judson (1817–1854) was a nationally known writer (her pseudonym was Fanny Forrester) with pieces appearing alongside those by Edgar Allan Poe and Walt Whitman, and she walked in literary company second to none. Volume 2 consists of the early letters Emily Chubbick Judson from the years 1836 through 1845.

The Man From Enterprise: The Story of John Amos, Founder of AFLAC
By author: Seymour Shubin
Product Code: P239
ISBN: 9780865548374
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $29.95
John Beverly Amos didn't want his biography written during his lifetime. He once made an attempt to write his life story, jotting down some notes and working with a writer. But the he called it off. He just had too many things yet to do in his life, he explained in that soft spoken, gently-smiling, down-home way of his. He was right. He had accomplished more in his life than most people even dream of, but there was so much more to do-to contribute, a word he probably never would have used in regard to himself, but which so many people whose lives he touched use to help define him. He was the epitome of the American dream. Born in a small Alabama town, he started a weekly newspaper when he was thirteen, became a country lawyer, and eventually was primary founder of the billion-dollar American Family Corporation, whose chief subsidiary is and international life insurance company-American Family Life Assurance Company (AFLAC)-which he founded when he was only in his early thirties. He was a friend and advisor to presidents, legislators, and international leaders.

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