From the earliest meetings of the Civil Rights Movement to offering the benediction for the first African American President of the United States, Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery has been an eyewitness to some of the most significant events in our history. But, more important, he has been a voice that speaks truth to power--inspiring change that moves us forward.
In Singing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land, you will find Dr. Lowery's most enduring speeches and messages from the past fifty years including Coretta Scott King's funeral and the benediction given at President Obama's inauguration. This book, however, is not simply a collection of words. It is the heart of a movement and a call to a new generation to carry the mantle--for all people.
Words matter; words combined with action matter the most. This powerful truth is engagingly affirmed in Rev. Joseph Lowery’s book of selected social gospel sermons and speeches and in the chronicles of some of the mighty work he has done for Civil Rights and for peace with justice.
--Johnnetta Betsch Cole, President Emerita, Spelman College and Bennett College for Women
True activism is an action of the heart and passion for our most sacred rights. Dr. Lowery stands among the 21st century leaders who have faithfully protected and preserved those rights for others. Through his service as a preacher, activist, historian, and counselor to presidents and mayors, he inspires others to a life of service and public duty. --Shirley Franklin, Former Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia