God's Trombones  -     By: James Weldon Johnson
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God's Trombones

Penguin Books / 2008 / Paperback

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In God's Trombones, one of James Weldon Johnson's most celebrated works, inspirational sermons of African American preachers are re-imagined as poetry, reverberating with the musicality and splendid eloquence of the spirituals.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 80
Vendor: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 7.75 X 5.06 (inches)
ISBN: 0143105418
ISBN-13: 9780143105411
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James Weldon Johnson was a leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance, and one of the most revered African Americans of all time, whose life demonstrated the full spectrum of struggle and success. In God?s Trombones, one of his most celebrated works, inspirational sermons of African American preachers are reimagined as poetry, reverberating with the musicality and splendid eloquence of the spirituals. This classic collection includes ?Listen Lord?A Prayer,? ?The Creation,? ?The Prodigal Son,? ?Go Down Death?A Funeral Sermon,? ?Noah Built the Ark,? ?The Crucifixion,? ?Let My People Go,? and ?The Judgment Day.?

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James Weldon Johnson (1871–1938) was an African American author, poet, and civil rights activist. Maya Angelou is a celebrated poet, educator, historian, actress, playwright, civil rights activist, producer, and director. She is the author of twelve bestselling books, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

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    This book was just what I was looking for, I saw a production while I was at First Baptist Church in Hampton, VA Pastor Wills, It inspired me to come back to NJ and ask my pastor if we could put on a production. The answer was yes we or doing it in February 2010
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