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This rich and passionate compilation offers sermons and essays from religious leaders across the Christian landscape, all reflecting on the historic 2008 election of Barack Obama as 44th President of the United States of America. Editor Marvin A. McMickle asked contributors:
1. Does a black man in the White House signify our arrival in the Promised Land—or do we still have a long way to go in pursuit of liberty and justice for all?2. To what extent might Barack Obama's election represent a fulfillment of Martin Luther King's dream?3. What words of prophetic challenge can we offer to President Obama?
The book features dynamic preachers:
• Tony Campolo• Carolyn Ann Knight• Gardner C. Taylor
• Dwight Hopkins• Anthony Pinn• Leslie Callahan• Emilie Townes
• Brad Braxton• Otis Moss II• Gina Stewart• Otis Moss III
And popular authors:
• Marvin McMickle• William Willimon• Philip Yancey• Leonard Sweet
These racially, politically, and theologically diverse Christian leaders offer a breadth of opinions and responses to Obama's election. Join them as they view the impact of this momentous event through distinctly Christian eyes.
Marvin A. McMickle, DMin, PhD is currently Interim Regional Executive Minister of The Cleveland Baptist Association of American Baptist Churches USA. He was Interim Pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio, where he previously served as senior pastor for nearly twenty-five years. He has also served as past president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, New York. No stranger to academia, McMickle previously served as professor of homiletics at Ashland Theological Seminary and in 2009, spent a semester as a visiting professor at Yale University Divinity School. He also taught at Case Western Reserve, Cleveland State, Princeton, and Fordham universities. A prolific author, McMickle, has more than a dozen books to his credit, including resources on preaching, ministry, and African American history
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