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People Get Ready
Twelve Jesus-Haunted Misfits, Malcontents, and Dreamers in Pursuit of Justice
Edited by Peter Slade, Shea Tuttle, and Jacqueline A. Bussie
Foreword by Charles Marsh

HARDCOVER; Published: 1/10/2023
ISBN: 978-0-8028-7904-2
Price: $ 24.99
366 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 5.5 x 8.5
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Meet twelve activists whose faith transformed twentieth-century America. 
In a political climate where Christianity is increasingly seen as reactionary, People Get Ready offers a revolutionary alternative. Narrated by some of the most galvanizing voices of the current moment, this collection of succinct and evocative biographies tells the stories of twelve modern apostles who lived the gospel mission and unsettles what we think we know about Christianity’s role in American politics.  
As the spiritual successor to Can I Get a Witness?, People Get Ready presents a diverse cast of twentieth-century “saints” who bore witness to their faith with unapologetic advocacy for the marginalized. From novelists to musicians to scientists, these courageous men and women rose to the challenges of their times. Just so, readers will reflect on their legacies in light of the challenges of today.  

Contributors: Jacqueline A. Bussie, Carolyn Renée Dupont, Mark R. Gornik, Jane Hong, Ann Hostetler, M. Therese Lysaught, Charles Marsh, Mallory McDuff, Ansley L. Quiros, Daniel P. Rhodes, Peter Slade, Jemar Tisby, Shea Tuttle, and Lauren F. Winner.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Charles Marsh
Ansley L. Quiros on Florence Jordan  
Carolyn Renée Dupont on Bruce Klunder   
Jemar Tisby on Tom Skinner   
Mallory McDuff on Rachel Carson  
Mark R. Gornik on Allan M. Tibbels  
Jane Hong on Mary Paik Lee  
Jacqueline A. Bussie on Flannery O’Connor   
Peter Slade on Pete Seeger   
Ann Hostetler on Toni Morrison   
Daniel P. Rhodes on Jack Egan  
Lauren F. Winner on Sarah Patton Boyle   
M. Therese Lysaught on Ramon Dagoberto Quiñones  
List of Contributors
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Publishers Weekly
“The sharp biographical sketches affirm that Christian faith can fuel progressive action and illuminate the complexities of Christian progressivism. The stories will inspire and discomfit.”
“The 12 people profiled in this fascinating collection of biographical essays were indeed, as the title suggests, ready to pursue justice, often against great odds. . . . All. . . are well served by the authors of their profiles[,] . . . who do not hesitate to point out flaws while nevertheless celebrating their subjects’ many contributions.”