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Nobody cries when we die : God, community, and surviving to adulthood

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"When the screams of innocents dying engulf you, how do you hear God's voice? Will God and God's people call you to life when your breath is being strangled out of you? For people of color living each day surrounded by violence, for whom survival is not a given, vocational discernment is more than "finding your purpose" - it's a matter of life and death. Patrick Reyes shares his story of how the community around him - his grandmother, robed clergy, educators, friends, and neighbors - saved him from gang life, abuse, and the economic and racial oppression that threatened to kill him before he ever reached adulthood. A story balancing the tension between pain and healing, Nobody Cries When We Die takes you to the places that make American society flinch, redefines what you are called to do with your life, and gives you strength to save lives and lead in your own community"--back cover.

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Mount Morris Library 261.8 REY (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
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  • ISBN: 9780827225312
  • ISBN: 0827225318
  • Physical Description: xv, 190 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Saint Louis, Missouri : Chalice Press, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-190).
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword, a letter from a friend / Jimmy Santiago Baca -- Called to live -- Valley of death -- The game is rigged -- In the wilderness -- Grounded in new life -- Sources of inspiration and new life -- Calling others to new life -- Living into the Christian narrative.
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"When the screams of innocents dying engulf you, how do you hear God's voice? Will God and God's people call you to life when your breath is being strangled out of you? For people of color living each day surrounded by violence, for whom survival is not a given, vocational discernment is more than "finding your purpose" - it's a matter of life and death. Patrick Reyes shares his story of how the community around him - his grandmother, robed clergy, educators, friends, and neighbors - saved him from gang life, abuse, and the economic and racial oppression that threatened to kill him before he ever reached adulthood. A story balancing the tension between pain and healing, Nobody Cries When We Die takes you to the places that make American society flinch, redefines what you are called to do with your life, and gives you strength to save lives and lead in your own community"--back cover.
Subject: Vocation (in religious orders, congregations, etc.)
Social justice.
Christian leadership.
Ethnicity > Religious aspects > Christianity.
Leadership > Religious aspects > Christianity.
Church and minorities.


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