Hyperion, $22.99 (192p) ISBN 978-1-4013-2411-7. John Robert Lewis was the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district, serving since 1987 and was the dean of the Georgia congressional delegation. The late Rep. John Lewis was carried across Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, where the civil rights leader helped lead a march for voting rights in 1965, for a final goodbye. I love how devoted he was and is to nonviolent social change, how he continues to live the dream that many gave up on in the late 1960s, and his support of current civil rights issues of gay rights and educational equality. Networks for Change: Values Before Vision? He also argues strongly against war as counterproductive in a way that seemed naive and simplistic. I so highly recommend this book. This is a fantastic book for anyone, no matter what age, interested in helping improve the lives of others and changing the world in which we live in today. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. A book from 2012 that is so appropriate at this time in our country. Boston, MA 02111. There is definitely a Christian bent here, unsurprising for a man who studied to be a preacher, and he often makes an effort to extend into broader ideas of faith. This is primer on activism using Lewis’ life and the civil rights movement as examples. I have the feeling you had a particular bridge in mind when you titled that book. Lewis talks in detail about how he was able, mentally and emotionally, to put himself into situations over and over where he faced hatred, incarceration, and violence. Parks was not someone who just sat down because she was tired, but was a committed civil rights activist who put her faith in the tools she learned at Highlander and chose to take the stand that was needed. Digital sabbath. While some of this felt just like what you'd expect (and have probably heard before) there were many moments where I found new insight, specifically when it came to the mindset of the activists in the civil rights movement. I highly recommend this book to readers who want to develop more meaning in their lives, advocates of social justice, or those who love to read about history. He built the book around several practices that are essential for social justice work: faith, patience, study, truth, peace, love and reconciliation. 100 Previews . The Edmund Pettus Bridge, now a National Historic Landmark, was the site of the brutal Bloody Sunday beatings of civil rights marchers during the first march for voting rights. I love how devoted he was and is to nonviolent social change, how he continues to live the dream that many gave up on in the late 1960s, and his support of current civil rights issues of gay rights and educational equality. A self-help book for activists, specifically focusing on the values necessary to make change. tags: falsehoods, lies, truth. […] Release the need to hate, to harbor division, and the enticement of revenge. We need reminded. We will see less. His new book is titled "Across that Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change." The triumph of truth. Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work/Biography. Reading this on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington was fitting. As I loved his autobiography Walking with the Wind, I was thrilled when my wonderful sister told me about this book and gave me a copy. Recommended! As I loved his autobiography Walking with the Wind, I was thrilled when my wonderful sister told me about this book and gave me a copy. Reading. This book is a must read. I of. The late US Rep. John Robert Lewis made his final journey on Sunday across the famous bridge in Selma, Alabama, where the towering civil rights … You are a child of God. He was a leader in the American Civil Rights Movement and chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), playing a key role in the struggle to end segregation. Across that bridge : a vision for change and the future of America. I had a good, albeit short (4 loops) run in the morning. SparkNotes are the most helpful study guides around to literature, math, science, and more. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It challenged me to think of how I view the political & moral climate & how I choose to react. Do join us, 800-433-8850. This summer, at St. Paul's ASP, I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to learn more about him and his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. You will only be richer spiritually for having read it. I see some truth in his ideas, but his core beliefs are so liberal that it causes me to be a little skeptical about his practical advice. Also took a 90-minute nap in the book I liked best was 's... 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