"Justice is something every generation has to strive for."
A trailblazer in the civil rights movement, John M. Perkins led voter registration efforts in 1964, worked for school desegregation in 1967, and was jailed and tortured in 1970. He is no less zealous today as he sees a new generation of freedom fighters battling the same issues and the same systems he has spent his life working to correct.
Through his raw, personal stories spanning from the civil rights era to today, Perkins shows us that, though the fight is not over, there are many reasons to hope and to carry on the good work he and his contemporaries began more than a generation ago. He calls us to work for justice by living out God's redemptive love in all of our relationships.
"It all comes down to love," he says. "Love will always be our final fight."
"There aren't many people--other than Jesus and my wife--who I can say changed my life. John Perkins is one of them."--from foreword by Randy Alcorn
"At a time when the racial divide in the United States is widening into a chasm, I cannot think of a more needed message than this book."-- Philip Yancey, bestselling Christian author/speaker
"The light from within Dr. John Perkins shines so brightly that you can't help but be impacted."-- Judah Smith, lead pastor of The City Church;New York Times bestselling author
"This book reveals a critical narrative that must be engaged."-- Soong-Chan Rah, author of The Next Evangelicalism and Return to Justice
John M. Perkins is cofounder of the Christian Community Development Association, and founder and president emeritus of the John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation, Justice, and Christian Community Development in Jackson, Mississippi (www.jvmpf.org). An internationally known speaker and activist, he is the author of many books, including Let Justice Roll Down, named by Christianity Today as one of the top fifty books that have shaped evangelicals.