The uniqueness of the black Baptist Church is without a doubt a blessing from God. Her many stories and journeys of faith are without a numerical counting that's tabulated. Yet God, in his infinite wisdom orchestrates the lives to bring glory to His name and a powerful testimony to their life's story. Such is the case in this "journey of faith." -Author If you need to be re-energized by the fact that even if the plantation is your location for a time in your life, it does not have to be your permanent home. You can move from a life of subjugation to one of total and complete liberation physically and spiritually under the Lord. Dr. Murphy leads the way. -Dr. William T. Perkins, Dean/President Morehouse School of Religion, ITC Atlanta, GA When I first observed the author during the days of his humble beginnings in Detroit struggling to obtain theological education through the Tennessee School of Religion, Detroit Extension, I saw an eagle harnessed by barnyard fowl, and try as he might, he could never be comfortable in the shadow of a bantam's dwellings. He would be an eagle trying to sit on a sparrow's nest. Paris L. Smith is now flying where God has summoned. -Dr.
Allen B. Green, Pastor of the Second Baptist Church, Erie, PA This is one of the most powerful writings of this day because of the contents within shared from the writer. All that I am is rooted and grounded in the spiritual wisdom and strength of my hero and pastor. If ever there is a life that needs transcended to the pages, I believe that it is the life of Dr. William H. Murphy Sr. -Bishop William H. Murphy, Jr. Pastor of the New Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church International, Pontiac, MI