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Cloud of Witnesses by Jim Wallis & Joyce Hollday

New Revised Edition

Introduces a company of modern witnesses--saints, peacemakers, and martyrs who have embodied the gospel challenge our time: From Dietrich Bonhoeffer, martyr to the Nazis to Thomas Merton, the Trappist monk and prophet of peace: to Martin Luther King, Jr. and many others, from around the world.

--Through interviews and biographical profiles, Cloud of Witnesses introduces us to a company of modern witnesses--pacemakers, martyrs, saints--who have embodied the gospel challenge of our day. We meet Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker movement; Fannie Lou Hammer, champion of the freedom struggle in Mississippi; Thomas Merton, the Trappist monk and prophet of peace; and Martin Luther King Jr.

Some have endured persecution; Martin Niemoeller, the pastor who spent years as Hitler's prisoner; Jon Sobrino, who escaped the massacre of his Jesuit community in El Salvador; Brain Wilson, the peace activist whose legs were severed by a train carrying weapons to Central America.


All of them---whether from Africa, Asia, Latin American, Europe, or the United States--give proof and inspirational that the gospel can be lived in our time.