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Can I Get a Witness?: Essays, Sermons, and Reflections
By author: Bill J. Leonard
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P479
ISBN: 9780881464689
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
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.

Cancer and Healing: Memoirs of Gratitude and Hope
Edited by: Charles W. Deweese
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P450
ISBN: 9780881463439
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $20.00
Cancer and Healing: Memoirs of Gratitude and Hope provides first-person glimpses into the cancer experiences of eighteen Baptists. In fact, every person connected with this book, including the publishing director, editor, and writers, has had and/or currently has cancer. Their very lives comprise the primary resources of this work. They share passionately about their own survival experiences and compassionately for those who do not survive and for those for whom the announcement of cancer may picture into their tomorrows. These writers, male and female, white and black, live in ten states. They have suffered various cancers: carcinoma, leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, melanoma, and others, which have affected many parts of their bodies and emotions. They have not written to make money. All royalties from sales of this book will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Carl Vinson : Patriarch of the Armed Forces
By author: James F. Cook
Product Code: H566
ISBN: 9780865547544
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $35.00
A biography of Georgia congressman Carl Vinson, one of the most important and influential individuals in US naval affairs. He not only mastered the traditions, processes, and rules of the House of Representatives where he served for a half century, but also acquired a vast and detailed knowledge of naval matters (and later the armed services in general).

Chances And Choices : Further Tales Of A Gentle Southern Man
By author: Jackie K. Cooper
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P318
ISBN: 9780865549739
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $20.00
Every life is a journey and every journey is unique. There are incidents in our lives that are common to those in other persons’ lives, but the overall journey is as different and distinct as our fingerprints. It is also true that some parts of our journey take place on roads that are rough and rocky while others take place on roads that are paved and smooth. In Halfway Home Jackie K. Cooper takes a look at his journey when he reached what he considered to be the halfway point of his life. He had turned fifty, his kids were teenagers, he had been married for over twenty years. Every day brought something new, while every day was the same. It was a time for thinking about his yesterdays, and a time for contemplating his tomorrows. In this book there are stories that reflect his thoughts on his family, friends, and events. Some of the moments captured are funny, some are sad, some are important and some are silly; but all are sure to affect your heart and your mind. This collection of stories from a life’s journey will remind you of times in your own life; times you may have forgotten and now will relive. Jackie K. Cooper’s journey continues and every bend of the road, every spot on the horizon creates a new tale to be savored and enjoyed.

Charles “Lefty” Driesell: A Basketball Legend
By author: F. Martin Harmon
Product Code: H893
ISBN: 9780881465068
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Price: $29.00
Termed the greatest program builder in the history of college basketball after winning more than a hundred games at four different Division I schools, all of which had fallen on hard times or never enjoyed hoops success, Charles "Lefty" Driesell was a transcendent figure in his sport for more than forty years. Despite never coaching at one of the college game's traditional powers, and despite losing two seasons in the middle of his career due to the tragic actions of another, Driesell still ended his career as the fourth "winningest" college coach at the time he retired in 2003 with 786 victories, coaching at Davidson, Maryland, James Madison, and Georgia State.

Charlotte Atlee White Rowe: The Story of America's First Appointed Woman Missionary
By author: Reid S. Trulson
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: HH1012
ISBN: 9780881468038
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Charlotte Atlee White was the first woman officially appointed as a missionary by any denomination or mission agency. The scandal of her 1815 appointment required her to prevail over gender bias, survive attempts to revoke her appointment, and surmount the challenge of insufficient funding. After marrying Joshua Rowe, a widowed missionary in Calcutta in 1816, she remained in India to serve with the British Baptists. There she overcame local prejudice against educating girls while starting schools, teaching in Hindi, and writing a Hindi spelling and grammar book as teaching aids

Chased by the Wolf: A Life with Lupus and the Kidney Transplant That Saved It
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P571
ISBN: 9780881466713
Availability: In stock
Price: $17.00
In the summer of 1974, Jill Sauceman was ready to begin the nursing program at East Tennessee State University. During her college physical, at a small medical clinic in Nickelsville, Virginia, her doctor noticed something out of the ordinary. Suddenly, Jill's future plans were put on hold, when he discovered that her kidneys were not functioning properly. He diagnosed her with lupus nephritis, a disease she had never heard of before. Instead of preparing for college, she was made acutely aware of her own mortality at a young age. This book recounts her life story and how, in 1978, she met the person who would help her through the struggles and celebrate her triumphs. The marriage of Fred and Jill Sauceman has survived for almost forty years.

Cherokee in Controversy: The Life of Jesse Bushyhead
By author: Dan B. Wimberly
Product Code: H930
ISBN: 9780881466072
Availability: In stock
Price: $29.00
Jesse Bushyhead was a detachment leader during the forced Indian removal on what has become known as the Trail of Tears. In this capacity, he was responsible for the safe conduct of more than 900 emigrants from Tennessee to Indian Territory in eastern Oklahoma. After the journey, Bushyhead was a principal participant in the formation of the new Cherokee government, providing stability in the turbulent and often internecine struggle between factions. And although without legal training, he served the new government as a chief justice of the Cherokee Supreme Court. Yet during these challenges, Bushyhead, also a Baptist minister, assisted missionary Evan Jones in establishing a vibrant Baptist presence among Cherokees.

Christmas Gift!
By author: Ferrol Sams
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H810
ISBN: 9780881462111
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
Interweaving his memories of boyhood Christmases in the dark days of the Depression and the details of present-day holidays with his grandchildren, Ferrol Sams demonstrates the deep, inescapable role of rituals in our lives and the importance of passing them on to each succeeding generation. Includes audio CD read by the author.

Clarence Jordan: A Radical Pilgrimage in Scorn of the Consequences
By author: Frederick L. Downing   Foreword by: Walter Brueggemann
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H943
ISBN: 9780881466324
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Price: $35.00
Using a corpus of family letters, his FBI file, and a series of interviews, Frederick L. Downing portrays Clarence Jordan as a pioneer (on the frontier of the New South), a prophet, and a moral exemplar. As a New Testament Greek scholar and founder of Koinonia Farm, there were two distinctive poles to the prophetic nature of Jordan’s life and work: one which sought to critique and dismantle the status quo, and the other which attempted to evoke a new way of being.

CLAYPOOL
Product Code: HH1030
ISBN: 9780881468625
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John Rowan Claypool IV (1930-2005) was one of the most prominent white, progressive Baptist preachers in the South during the latter half of the twentieth century. In his fifties, the prominent Baptist became an Episcopal priest. Contributors include Loyd Allen, John W. Arnett, Raymond Bailey, John Rowan Claypool V, R. Alan Culpepper, David W. Hull, Charles Johnson, W. Glenn Jonas, Jr., Mark LaGory, Julie Whidden Long, Henry Parsley, Steven Shoemaker, Walter B. Shurden, and Ruth Wagoner.

Closing Arguments: A Memoir
Product Code: H667
ISBN: 9780865549272
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $25.00
As a member of the "Greatest Generation," Buckner F. Melton was born at the end of the great depression, raised as a poor preacher’s kid in the Deep South, served in the Navy during two wars, had a full career as a lawyer, and served in public office. He also spent a huge amount of time working for various civic and charitable causes and economic development in Macon and the state of Georgia.

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