Item description for My Soul's Been Anchored: A Preacher's Heritage in the Faith by H. Beecher Hicks...
Overview Warm-hearted and inspirational stories about life, people, and ministry are collected here from a gifted storyteller and African-American pastor.
Publishers Description Rev. Beecher Hicks Jr. knows that great preaching and great storytelling go hand in hand. He believes in the power of imagination to teach us about God and about life, and he knows that nothing can spark the imagination like a story well told. In My Soul's Been Anchored, he presents vivid portrayals of the biblical truth shining through people he has known and experiences he has had. Family, friends, church members, neighbors. . .well-loved faces peer from these pages. In their warm humanity they illustrate simple, profound lessons that touch us all. You'll meet 'Uncle Mugga, ' a woman poor in money but rich in love for neighborhood children. Reverend Jones, whose dentures flew out over the pupil in mid-prayer. Mother Jackson, everybody's mother at Second Baptist Church. Wilson McCray, who ran his shoes off praising God. Each person is a unique, creative snapshot -- sometimes funny, sometimes poignant -- of a living faith that helps us overcome obstacles, love God and each other more effectively, and make this world a better place. Dr. Hicks' stories read the way his sermons preach -- full of life, feeling, and beauty. My Soul's Been Anchored captures in print the oral tradition of the great African-American preachers -- the cadences, the rhythms, the passion, the urgency. And the vision. Dr. Hicks says, 'This is a time to rise above our limitations and set our sights on those things that the world believes are beyond us.' He encourages us to reach for purpose, to put our faith in motion, to never give up on our potential or God's promises. Here is storytelling at its finest from a gifted writer and preacher, with universal truths that speak to every culture
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.7" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.73 lbs.
Release Date Aug 4, 1998
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310221366 ISBN13 9780310221364 UPC 025986221362
Reviews - What do customers think about My Soul's Been Anchored?
God Sent Apr 16, 2000
As with all of his books, and his ministry, Dr. Hicks was a blessing. I find him to be without peer as far as preaching and writing. He is a true inspiration to the faith community. Oh that I could "sit at his feet." The book was inspirational.
A wonderful heritage for the Saints y'all! Dec 9, 1999
In the continuing excellence of Dr.Hicks' contributions to the cause of Christ, this is yet another expression of inspiration and encouragement to parishioners and pastors. Every church library should have it,(as well as the other Hicks offerings) on the shelf and on their lips so they can tell their children! The same Bridge that brought Hicks over, is the same one that will carry us through. Each challenge we encounter is but another opportunity to Sing! **another Hicks quote from (Hamel & Prahalad's)Competing for the Future - Destiny is no matter of chance, it is a matter of choice: It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved...we CAN achieve much! Look where He brought us from!
Dr. Hicks' ministry has blessed the Louisville, Kentucky area for many years and we thank him for allowing God to use him for His glory!
PLEASE....Pull up your ANCHOR! Dec 8, 1999
While the book is filled with its "cute" moments, I can't get past the author to enjoy the book. All I have to say to you is learn about the author before you read the book. The "H" for H. Beecher Hicks does not stand for HUMILITY or HONESTY. Besides, Maya Angelou did not co-author this book as the presentaiton would suggest. She merely contributed the foreward.
THIS BOOK IS DA' BOMB!!!! Nov 19, 1998
DR. HICKS IS SUCH AN DYNAMIC WRITER, SPEAKER, EVANGELIST........... HE IS A TRUE MAN OF GOD. HIS BOOK HAS SHOWN ME THAT I HAVE A VERY LOVING FAMILY AND I PRAY TO PASS THE LOVING SPIRIT ON TO MY CHILDERN---I'M HIS DAUGHTER!