Singing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land
by Joseph E. Lowery
Pub Date 01 Feb 2011
From the earliest meetings of the Civil Rights Movement to offering the benediction for the first African American President of the United States, Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery has been an eyewitness to some of the most significant events in our history. But, more important, he has been a voice that speaks truth to power--inspiring change that moves us forward.
In Singing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land, you will find Dr. Lowery's most enduring speeches and messages from the past fifty years including Coretta Scott King's funeral and the benediction given at President Obama's inauguration. This book, however, is not simply a collection of words. It is the heart of a movement and a call to a new generation to carry the mantle--for all people.
Lowery, Joseph E. Singing the Lord’s Song in a Strange Land. Abingdon. 2011. c.144p. ISBN 9781426713248. $22. REL
Lowery (former president, Southern Christian Leadership Conference), well known as a soldier in the Civil Rights Movement and an associate of Martin Luther King Jr., leapt to broader public notice when he delivered the benediction (included in this collection) at President Obama’s inauguration. This volume is a kind of best-of gathering of the writings, reflections, memories, and short sermons of the preacher who spoke at Coretta Scott King’s funeral. Lowery is wonderfully plainspoken, presenting the great riches of his experiences and memories. VERDICT A delight, speaking to both the recent past and the present, for students of the civil rights era, pastors, and all congregations.