Across That Bridge

Across That Bridge

In this heartfelt book, Lewis explores the contributions that each generation must make to achieve change.

Author: John Lewis

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 0316510939

Category: Self-Help

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Now in paperback, with a new introduction by Congressman John Lewis, ACROSS THAT BRIDGE is the winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work/Biography. In turbulent times Americans look to the Civil Rights Movement as the apotheosis of political expression. As we confront questions of social inequality there's no better time to revisit the lessons of the '60s and no better leader to learn from than Congressman John Lewis. In Across That Bridge, Congressman Lewis draws from his experience as a leader of the Civil Rights Movement to offer timeless guidance to anyone seeking to live virtuously and transform the world. His wisdom, poignant recollections, and powerful ideas will inspire a new generation to usher in a freer, more peaceful society. The Civil Rights Movement gave rise to the protest culture we know today, and the experiences of leaders like Congressman Lewis have never been more relevant. Now featuring an updated introduction from the author addressing the current administration, Across that Bridge offers a strong and moral voice to guide our nation through an era of great uncertainty. "The most important lesson I have learned in the fifty years I have spent working toward the building of a better world is that the true work of social transformation starts within. It begins inside your own heart and mind, because the battleground of human transformation is really, more than any other thing, the struggle within the human consciousness to believe and accept what is true. Thus to truly revolutionize our society, we must first revolutionize ourselves. We must be the change we seek if we are to effectively demand transformation from others." ---John Lewis in Across That Bridge
Categories: Self-Help

Across That Bridge

Across That Bridge

ACROSS THAT BRIDGE A Vision for Change and the Future of America CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS WITH BRENDA JONES chachette BOOKS NEW YORK BOSTON To my wife, Lillian, My parents, Eddie and Willie Mae Front Cover.

Author: John Lewis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781401303747

Category: Political Science

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Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work/Biography. In Across That Bridge, Congressman John Lewis draws from his experience as a prominent leader of the Civil Rights Movement to offer timeless wisdom, poignant recollections, and powerful principles for anyone interested in challenging injustices and inspiring real change toward a freer, more peaceful society. The Civil Rights Movement gave rise to the protest culture we know today, and the experiences of leaders like Congressman Lewis, a close confidant to Martin Luther King, Jr., have never been more relevant. Despite more than forty arrests, physical attacks, and serious injuries, John Lewis has remained a devoted advocate of the discipline and philosophy of nonviolence. Now, in an era in which the protest culture he helped forge has resurfaced as a force for change, Lewis' insights have never been more relevant. In this heartfelt book, Lewis explores the contributions that each generation must make to achieve change.
Categories: Political Science

Gripping Nature

Gripping Nature

Maybe we could get our bikes across that old bridge. It's only ten feet wide, it's got a dirt road across it that is mud now, not even a railing and its 200 feet above the river, a raging flooding river. Babe our bikes weigh a 1000 ...

Author: James Crandall

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595793280

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

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Pulling out from the shelter, the mountain altitude and the weight of the train brings a monotonous sound , the sound of the steel wheels bumping each joint of the rails, creating a hypnotic effect. The passengers are unable to see the mountain beauty. The wine and the hypnotic sound have several passengers napping, and the horror cascading through the mountain meadow goes unnoticed. Suddenly, the avalanche comes crashing through the windows. Breaking glass flies through the compartments in the middle coach cars. The train is lifted off the tracks and thrown sideways as if it were a toy. The train suddenly stops in its tracks Motionless, the train sits victimized by Mother Nature, unable to move. The bright sunlight is clouded by a cloud, a cloud not of vapor but of snow and ice. Tons of frozen ice has covered the entire train in an instant. Buried beneath one of Mother Natures tools of torture, entombed, the passengers and crew are rendered helpless and at her mercy. Perched one thousand feet above Donner Lake, pushed to the edge, and hanging partially rolled over to one side, the train and her passengers are truly helpless
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Hearings

Hearings

What is the normal traffic across that bridge ; is it in large loads ? Col. Kutz . I do not know the particular traffic across that bridge . Mr. Sisson . Do you believe that once in a century there will be a load of 20,000 pounds over ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations

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ISBN: UOM:39015069442914

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District of Columbia Appropriations

District of Columbia Appropriations

The District of Columbia has ample bridge facilities across the Potomac . Your suggestion indicates that it may be sufficient for Maryland and Virginia . That is for them to decide . Certainly it is not a matter for the District to ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations

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ISBN: LOC:00172902820

Category: Washington (D.C.)

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Marketplace Miracles

Marketplace Miracles

He talked to his friendDan,who lived there, aboutJohn's plans to walk across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. “I don't think they let people walk across that bridge,”the friendreplied. This was not the response Ronhad expected.

Author: Rick Heeren

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9781441225238

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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When the New York Times wrote a front-page account of Elk River, Minnesota's faith-filled transformation, Rick Heeren was the city's leader behind the scenes. Here, he shares his story and many other motivating how-to accounts of businesses, schools, and communities that have put God at the center of their vision and seen miraculous turnarounds. See how one company in Minnesota planted 600 churches in the Ukraine. Discover how a real estate developer turned a foreclosed mall into a focal point that would change a city. Learn how one woman's self-published book blossomed into a movie, and how a pastor's idea for a motion picture camera led to $200 million to make his first major film. Heeren also shares practical ideas for readers who catch his enthusiasm and passion for bringing about transformation in their own communities. After reading Heeren's book, you'll see why with God, nothing is impossible!
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Ethics and Advocacy

Ethics and Advocacy

At the beginning of Across That Bridge, Lewis says he is often asked, “How did you do it? How did you hold to nonviolence ... ? How is it possible to be cracked on the head with a nightstick ... and not raise a hand one time in ...

Author: Harlan Beckley

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666702989

Category: Religion

Page: 350

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Ethics and Advocacy considers the connections and differences between critical reflection or moral arguments or narratives and advocacy for particular issues regarding justice and moral behavior and dispositions. The chapters in this volume share an interest in overcoming polarizing division that does not enable fruitful give-and-take discussion and even possible persuasive justifications. The authors all believe that both ethics and advocacy are important and should inform each other, but each offers a divergent point of view on the way forward to these agreed-upon ends. Our shared goal is to avoid academic withdrawal and to speak relevantly to the important issues of our day while halting—or at least mitigating—the disruptive discourse—almost shouting—that characterizes our polarized current society.
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District of Columbia Appropriation Bill for 1936

District of Columbia Appropriation Bill for 1936

The District of Columbia has ample bridge facilities across the Potomac . Your suggestion indicates that it may be suflicient for Maryland and Virginia . That is for them to decide . Certainly it is not a matter for the District to ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations

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ISBN: UCAL:B3637091

Category: Washington (D.C.)

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Categories: Washington (D.C.)

District of Columbia Appropriation Bill for 1936

District of Columbia Appropriation Bill for 1936

The District of Columbia has ample bridge facilities across the Potomac . Your suggestion indicates that it may be suflicient for Maryland and Virginia . That is for them to decide . Certainly it is not a matter for the District to ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Appropriations

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ISBN: MINN:31951D03538175B

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Hearings

Hearings

It does not provide authority otherwise necessary to engage in bridge construction . ... That would give a State highway department authority to construct an interstate bridge across a navigable stream without authority from their own ...

Author: United States. Congress. House

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ISBN: UOM:35112104242203

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