Book of Jeremiah: The Life and Ministry of Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. (MM) (2014)

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Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., will forever be linked to the historical 2008 presidential campaign of then-Senator Barack Obama. Although unwillingly thrust into the spotlight, the media attention could never overshadow Wright's prophetic teachings, nor does it define his life and ministry.

The Book of Jeremiah examines the man, an African American, a patriot who served his country, a scholar, a prophet, and a pastor. The relevance of his ministry reaches far beyond his pastorate at Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago. Wright's ministry has transcended to a global stage with a message of liberation and justice. Smith provides the most comprehensive picture of the Rev. Wright, and as a close confidante, sheds light on his upbringing, teaching and preaching influences, and the far-reaching effects of his ministry on Barack Obama and the world.

"This book should be read and re-read by all. The hype and vile superficiality of political propaganda is now countered with honesty, integrity and love. Who can withstand that? Smith has done Jeremiah Wright proper justice and has done all of us a great service. The church and our people across the world are in her debt. Hers is a work of great intellectual depth, great faith, and great passion. Our brother must feel honored and deeply gratified. In essential ways, Smith has wrapped herself in prophetic truth and stormed the gates of hell. This book will help us all prevail."--Allan Boesak, Desmond Tutu Chair of Peace, Global Justice and Reconciliation Studies at Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis; and author of Radical Reconciliation: Beyond Political Pietism and Christian Quietism and The Tenderness of Conscience: African Renaissance and the Spirituality of Politics


Susan Williams Smith
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Pilgrim Press
Publication Date:
January 15, 2014

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