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review His Truth Is Marching On His Truth Is Marching On Summary Õ 5 An intimate and inspiring portrait of civil rights icon and longtime US congressman John Lewis linking his life to the uest for justice in America from the 1950s to the present from the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Soul of America John Lewis who at age twenty five marched in Selma Alabama and was beaten on the Edmund Pettus Bridge is a visionary and a man of faith Drawing on decades of wide ranging interviews with Lewis and deep research into the history of the civil rights movement Jon Meacham writes of how this great grandson of a slave and a son of an Alabama tenant farmer was inspired by the Bible and his teachers in. Part history part philosophical tome His Truth is Marching On gives us John Lewis s story as a civil rights activist Arrested 45 times in his life Lewis was a strong proponent of the nonviolent approach to political change Even as times and opinions changed he stood by his creed of nonviolence and a faith in a beloved community Jon Meachum was granted numerous interviews with Lewis and we truly get to see the soul of the man Deeply religious he felt called to put his life on the line in the service of what Lincoln called the better angels of our nature The book is much than a history lesson It is a religious treatise spelling out the reasoning behind his belief in the nonviolent approach It is a testament to a man of strong convictions a man that Meachum compares to the saints As Meachum himself says in the Author s Note it is an appreciative account of the major moments of Lewis s life in the movement of the theological understanding he brought to the struggle and of the utility of that vision as America enters the third decade of the twenty first century amid division and fear This isn t an easy read And the pictures included show just how violent the times were But it is a truly necessary book that needs to be read to understand the history of the movement and the importance of the man If Lewis was a Moses we are reminded of the need for a generation of Joshuas to rise up and carry on the fight especially in this tragically divided time An article in today s NY Times reminds us that democracy is not a given It can be taken away and there are those right now that seek to do just that Lewis fought to make sure America became a true democracy My thanks to netgalley and Random House for an advance copy of this book

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review His Truth Is Marching On His Truth Is Marching On Summary Õ 5 Nonviolence Reverend James Lawson and Martin Luther King Jr to put his life on the line in the service of what Abraham Lincoln called the better angels of our nature A believer in hope above all else Lewis learned from a young age that nonviolence was not only a tactic but a philosophy a biblical imperative and a transforming reality At the age of four Lewis ambitious to become a minister practiced by preaching to his family's chickens When his mother cooked one of the chickens the boy refused to eat it his first act he wryly recalled of nonviolent protest Integral to Lewis's commitment to bettering the nation was his faith in hu. His Truth Is Marching On is to my knowledge the first book to be released since the passing of civil rights activist and Member of Congress John Lewis In this book the author Jon Meacham calls Lewis as others have also begun to do an American Founding Father of the 20th21st Centuries and a saint because of his willingness to suffer and potentially die for others This book is not a traditional cradle to the grave biography it mostly covers Lewis s civil rights yearsIt begins by covering Lewis s early days as young boy who wanted to become a preacher and who actually preached to his chickens on his family s farm As a teenager he became disenchanted with the preaching he heard from most pastors that mostly focused on the afterlife and not the here and now Dr Martin Luther King Jr was a noted exception to that rule King preached about the here and now especially on what Christianity had to say about segregation and Jim Crow Lewis s new found mentor inspired him to get involved in the civil rights crusadeThis book also covers the nonviolence training he received by the Rev Jim Lawson his participation in the Freedom Rides his speech at the 1963 March on Washington his role in Freedom Summer the Selma campaign in 1965 and the beginning of the Black Power years of the late 1960s when his influence in the movement began to waneReaders will notice that this is a very uote heavy book You will read alot of Lewis s own words as he recalled how events occurred at the time either from interviews he did with Meacham or from his autobiography As was mentioned earlier this is not a full length treatment of his life however Meacham briefly covers his post civil rights career in the Epilogue A longer definitive book that covers his entire long life is neededThe book closes with an Afterword written by John Lewis It is just as compelling as his New York Times piece that was published the day of his funeral The Afterword gives readers their marching orders on how people can continue to make sure their society remains a just oneUltimately I view this book as spiritual follow up to Meacham s recent book The Soul of America The Battle for Our Better Angels John Lewis s legacy and influence will continue to teach future generations how we can rise above the dark forces in society Thanks to NetGalley Random House and Jon Meacham for a free ARC copy in exchange for an honest review This book will be released on August 25 2020Review first published in Ballasts for the Mind Secret Diary of a Grumpy Old Woman young age that nonviolence was not only a tactic but a philosophy a biblical imperative and a transforming reality At the age of four Lewis ambitious to become a minister practiced by preaching to his family's chickens When his mother cooked one of the chickens the boy refused to eat it his first act he wryly recalled of nonviolent protest Integral to Lewis's commitment to bettering the nation was his faith in hu. His Truth Is Marching On is to my knowledge the first book to be released since the passing of civil rights activist and Member of Congress John Lewis In this book the author Jon Meacham calls Lewis as others have also begun to do an American Founding Father of the 20th21st Centuries and a saint because of his willingness to suffer and potentially die for others This book is not a traditional cradle to the grave biography it mostly covers Lewis s civil rights Grumpy Old Women yearsIt begins by covering Lewis s early days as Trap Origin #5 young boy who wanted to become a preacher and who actually preached to his chickens on his family s farm As a teenager he became disenchanted with the preaching he heard from most pastors that mostly focused on the afterlife and not the here and now Dr Martin Luther King Jr was a noted exception to that rule King preached about the here and now especially on what Christianity had to say about segregation and Jim Crow Lewis s new found mentor inspired him to get involved in the civil rights crusadeThis book also covers the nonviolence training he received by the Rev Jim Lawson his participation in the Freedom Rides his speech at the 1963 March on Washington his role in Freedom Summer the Selma campaign in 1965 and the beginning of the Black Power

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review His Truth Is Marching On His Truth Is Marching On Summary Õ 5 Manity and in God and an unshakable belief in the power of hopeMeacham calls Lewis as important to the founding of a modern and multiethnic twentieth and twenty first century America as Thomas Jefferson and James Madison and Samuel Adams were to the initial creation of the nation state in the eighteenth century He did what he did risking limb and life to bear witness for the powerless in the face of the powerful not in spite of America but because of America and not in spite of religion but because of religion In many ways Lewis made his vision a reality and his example offers Americans today a map for social and political change. His Truth Is Marching on John Lewis and the Power of Hope By Jon Meacham John Lewis AfterwordOne of humanity s immovable bastions of hope and future progress has moved on to the next part of his journeyJohn Lewis The author of His Truth Is Marching on John Lewis and the Power of Hope has provided us a way to review this man s life journey and goals within the context of his time experiences and those carried forward by his people as they raised him up At the end of his life he has blessed us as a nation made us better as a people whether we accept that or not it is simply truth Having a means to better learn his story his struggles failures and victories his method of engaging in good trouble unfolds in this book The afterword of the book is authored by John Lewis himself It is a confident and hopeful push to all readers to continue to create that Beloved Community find the way forward which will be uniue to each of usAll politics aside we have all been loved by him He left his words as evidence of his faith in us to bring about the best good from the choices we have before us Jon Meacham s book gives a worthy reflection of this important man reminding us that not only are the shining stars importantthe ordinary stars taking extraordinary measures to ensure everyday progress for all are just as important and shine just as longA Sincere Thanks to Jon Meacham Random House and NetGalley for an ARC to read and review


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  • Hardcover
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  • His Truth Is Marching On
  • Jon Meacham
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  • 09 December 2020
  • 9781984855022