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God is For Real, Man - Kids from city streets reveal startling insights into Bible passages...as they translate them into their own language
God is For Real Man - Kids from city streets reveal startling insights into Bible passagesas they translate them into their own language Author:Carl F. Burke GOD IS FOR REAL, MAN is for real, man. Thousands of people - of all faiths and none - who have bought this book say so. Why? Because Chaplain Carl F. Burke's street gang teen-agers made a book that's up=beat, down-beat, off-beat...Because they retell bible stories in their street gang language authentically...Because they speak their hearts and ... more »minds without restraint...Because the kids cool it with their elders, cut through adult hypocrisy...Because their humor stabs your heart and you quit laughing...Because their faith will grab you, too.
"Beautiful, poignant, comic, and religious." - Catholic News.
"After the shock, you're moved." - E.A. Zeile, the Lutheran Witness
"Poetic, prophetic, provocative for all readers." - Fr. William Cunningham, The Michigan Catholic
"Startling...Revealing." - The Baptist Record.
"Much in common with Boyd's 'Are You Running With Me, Jesus?' and Quiost's 'Prayers'." - Ave Maria
"You'll love this book." - The War Cry
"A teen-ager reply to God is dead." The Rev. Frederick J. Hannah, Baltimore Sunday Sun
"I love this book." - Sammy Davis Jr. on the Mike Douglas TV show.« less
Beverly B. (baeb47) - , reviewed God is For Real, Man - Kids from city streets reveal startling insights into Bible passages...as they translate them into their own language on + 204 more book reviews
This book, first printed in 1966, tells Bible stories in the language of "some of God's bad-tempered angels with busted halos to Carl F. Burke, Chaplain of Erie County Jail, Buffalo, New York." The language may be outdated, but the points still come across!! I enjoyed it.