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The Resource For such a time as this : hope and forgiveness after the Charleston Massacre, Rev. Sharon Risher with Sherri Wood Emmons ; foreword by Rev. Dr. Michael W. Waters

For such a time as this : hope and forgiveness after the Charleston Massacre, Rev. Sharon Risher with Sherri Wood Emmons ; foreword by Rev. Dr. Michael W. Waters

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For such a time as this : hope and forgiveness after the Charleston Massacre
Title
For such a time as this
Title remainder
hope and forgiveness after the Charleston Massacre
Statement of responsibility
Rev. Sharon Risher with Sherri Wood Emmons ; foreword by Rev. Dr. Michael W. Waters
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Language
eng
Summary
"The instant her phone rang, Reverend Sharon Risher sensed something was horribly wrong. Something had happened at Emanuel AME Church, the church of her youth in Charleston, South Carolina, and she knew her mother was likely in the church at Bible study. Even before she heard the news, her chaplain's instinct told her the awful truth: her mother was dead, along with two cousins. What she couldn't imagine was that they had been murdered by a white supremacist. Plunged into the depths of mourning and anger and shock, Sharon could have wallowed in the pain. Instead, she chose the path of forgiveness and hope - eventually forgiving the convicted killer for his crime. In this powerful memoir of faith, family, and loss, Sharon begins the story with her mother, Ethel Lee Lance, seeking refuge in the church from poverty and scorn and raising her family despite unfathomable violence that rattled Sharon to her core years later; how Sharon overcame her own struggles and answered the call to ministry; and how, in the loss of her dear mother, Sharon has become a nationally known speaker as she shares her raw, riveting, story of losing loved ones to gun violence and racism. Sharon's story is a story of transformation: How an anonymous hospital chaplain was thrust into the national spotlight, joining survivors of other gun-related horrors as reluctant speakers for a heartbroken social-justice movement. As she recounts her grief and the struggle to forgive the killer, Risher learns to trust God's timing and lean on God's loving presence to guide her steps. Where her faith journey leads her is surprising and inspiring, as she finds a renewed purpose to her life in the company of other survivors."
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Risher, Sharon
Dewey number
364.152/3409757915
Index
no index present
LC call number
BV4647.F55
LC item number
R57 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Emmons, Sherri Wood
  • Waters, Michael W
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  • Emanuel AME Church (Charleston, S.C.)
  • African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Hate crimes
  • Mass shootings
  • Racism
  • African Americans
  • Gun control
  • Forgiveness
  • African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Emanuel AME Church (Charleston, S.C.)
  • African Americans
  • Forgiveness
  • Gun control
  • Hate crimes
  • Mass shootings
  • Racism
  • South Carolina
  • United States
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For such a time as this : hope and forgiveness after the Charleston Massacre, Rev. Sharon Risher with Sherri Wood Emmons ; foreword by Rev. Dr. Michael W. Waters
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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on1079876403
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 127 pages
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9780827243231
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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For such a time as this : hope and forgiveness after the Charleston Massacre, Rev. Sharon Risher with Sherri Wood Emmons ; foreword by Rev. Dr. Michael W. Waters
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1079876403
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 127 pages
Isbn
9780827243231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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