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No Hiding Place: Empowerment and Recovery for Our Troubled Communities

Williams, Cecil, 1929- Laird, Rebecca

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ISBN 10: 0062509675 / ISBN 13: 9780062509673
Published by HarperSanFrancisco, San Francisco, 1992
Condition: Fair Hardcover
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Octavo in black boards in b & w and green wrappers (mostly white spine); 228 pages, [8] pages of plates: illus.; 24 cm. In English. || Interersting association copy inscribed by Williams to the late S.F. Civil Rights activist Carlton Goodlett; also signed by Cecil Williams on ffep. || Abstract: "This is the true story of Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco, an inner-city locus of self-transformation and action, where Williams has been the Minister of Liberation for twenty-nine years." Very good copy in fair dust jacket; brown liquid stains on DJ especially obvious on verso jacket; DJ is moderately soiled and has some shelfwear and light indentations; 1/2" closed tear to cover at the lower spine joint; very light brown liquid stain to bottom edge of pages; top edge is dust soiled; foreedge is mostly clean with very light dust soil; o/w collectible copy despite its wear DJ is solidly in one piece; despite liquid damage to jacket, leaves are clean, crisp, bright and free of marks and creases; binding is tight and square; a gently loved copy in a well used DJ. Bookseller Inventory # 85298

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Title: No Hiding Place: Empowerment and Recovery ...

Publisher: HarperSanFrancisco, San Francisco

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fair

Dust Jacket Condition: fair

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st ed.

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The nationally known minister shares his insights and ideas for helping crisis-ridden cities recover through community-based programs. 40,000 first printing. $40,000 ad/promo. Tour.

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The pastor of Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco, which is nationally known for the success of its community activism, speaks of the spiritual power that drives the church's innovative recovery programs. In a colloquial, often earthy narrative--written with freelancer Laird and interspersed with vignettes of men and women who find help overcoming their addictions at Glide--Williams recounts his own troubled history as an African American, and the epiphany that prompted him to fashion a "theology of recovery." Under the leadership of the spirited Methodist minister and his Asian American wife, recovery efforts begun 25 years ago have burgeoned into a variety of self-actualization programs, ranging from drug abuse treatment and AIDS prevention to "empowerment" for African Americans. Williams speaks candidly as a black man and father and stresses with contagious enthusiasm that "there is no stopping a group of people marching forward armed with the Spirit and girded with the truth." Photos not seen by PW. $40,000 ad/promo; author tour.
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