Item description for The Substance of Things Hoped for: A Memoir of African-American Faith by Samuel D. Proctor & Marian Wright Edelman...
Overview About this title: In this compelling memoir, Proctor chronicles his family's journey from his grandmother's slavery, through the monumental victories of the NAACP, to his own involvement in the King Oasis, and through subsequent presidential eras to show the common thread in the lives of millions of African Americans: pure, enduring faith.
Publishers Description Proctor chronicles his family's journey from his grandmother's slavery, through the monumental victories of the NAACP, to his own involvement in the King Oasis, and through subsequent presidential eras.
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Studio: Judson Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.95" Width: 6.01" Height: 0.73" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1999
Publisher Judson Press
ISBN 0817013253 ISBN13 9780817013257
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An examination of morality, hope, and faith Aug 21, 2002
The best thing next to having heard the late Dr. Proctor speak is reading this memoir. This is the story of Proctor, and his journey from a young man to becoming the beacon of hope and faith that he was, and in our memories and hearts still is for so many. It is a story of survival, faith, hope, and progress which speaks not only through the black community, but through all of humanity.
Passionate memoir from one of America's greatest preachers. May 26, 1999
I checked out The Substance of Things Hoped for from the Newark Public Library and have listened to it three times during the past three days. I was always deeply moved whenever I heard Rev. Proctor preach and hearing his voice read his text was marvelous. I was a bit uncomfortable with some of his observations about accountability, and the reasons why Blacks are not doing as well as they should. I also find his points difficult to reconcile with Dr. Beerly Tatum Daniels' book "Why do all the Black kids sit together in the cafeteria." Rev. Proctor is unapologetic for his views and has the moral authority to advocate them. A remarkable book.
Magnificent. Jun 9, 1998
The text was so mesmorizing that I read it in 2 days. I read it in 2 days. Dr. Proctor should have written more. I am glad that I have heard him speak before he was laid to rest. Reading the book was like hearing him preach and extended sermon non-stop.