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(PUBHarperCollins)''Notable Book of 1993,'' says The New York Times. The story of the St. Paul Community Baptist Church in Brooklyn in one of the highest crime areas in the nation and its remarkably courageous pastor. ''Incredible stories abound, offering more proof that the struggle for social justice may have religion at its core,''---Kirkus Reviews. 373 pages, softcover.
In this widely acclaimed bestseller, the author of Small Victories tackles another explosive issue, this time race in America, by taking an in-depth look at the pastor of a thriving black church in one of New York's most desperate slums.
Samuel G. Freedman, who has won numerous awards for investigative reporting and feature writing, is a former reporter for The New York Times. He has written frequently for Rolling Stone and has taught in the Columbia University Graduate Departments of Theater and Journalism. He lives in New York City with his wife, Cynthia.