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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.

Risher, Sharon, (author.). Emmons, Sherri Wood, (author.). Waters, Michael W., (writer of forward.).
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Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville 364.152 Ris (Text) 32604000206256 DCTPLD AD New Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780827243231
  • ISBN: 0827243235
  • Physical Description: xv, 127 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: St. Louis, Missouri : Chalice Press, [2019]

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"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."
Subject: Emanuel AME Church (Charleston, S.C.)
African Methodist Episcopal Church > South Carolina > Charleston.
Hate crimes > South Carolina > Charleston > History > 21st century.
Mass shootings > South Carolina > Charleston > History > 21st century.
Racism > South Carolina > Charleston > History > 21st century.
African Americans > Crimes against > South Carolina > Charleston > 21st century.
Gun control > United States.
Forgiveness > Religious aspects > Christianity.

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