Crossing the Tracks Virtual Book Tour with Dolphus Weary, July 23 – August 17, 2012

This virtual book tour is for Dolphus Weary, author of Crossing the Tracks: Hope for the Hopeless and Help for the Poor in Rural Mississippi and Your Community. Co-authors are Josh Dear and William Hendricks. (June 2012, Kregel Publications)

About the Book

An inspiring story of how God called one man to “go back and make a difference”

Dolphus Weary knows from personal experience just how harmful racial division can be. Growing up in rural Mississippi, he leared that if poverty, hunger, and disease didn’t kill him, racism, bigotry, or the Klan just might. So when a college basketball scholarship gave him the opportunity to get away from the broken, racially divided city of Mendenhall, he jumped at the chance. But he couldn’t outrun racism.

Eventually God called him back to his hometown–to the city where the railroad tracks not only separate economic classes but also represent a divide in the church. Believing that prejudice is ultimately a spiritual issue, Weary went back to Mississippi and worked to break down racial divides and promote productive dialogue, greater understanding, and ultimately racial reconciliation. The founder and part-time president of R.E.A.L. (Rural Education and Leadership) Christian Foundation, Weary helps ministries and communities realize that a “kingdom mentality” is possible only when we stop limiting God’s work to a denomination or racial group.

Crossing the Tracks offers an insider’s look at Weary’s life and experiences. It recounts both the heartbreaking and victorious events that helped him overcome the odds. Profoundly honest and never more timely, this book encourages Christians to partner together to turn the ugly legacy of racism wherever it is found into a beautiful community of hope.

About the Author

Dolphus Weary (DMin, Reformed Theological Seminary) became one of the first black students ever to graduate from the all-white Los Angeles Baptist College. In 1971, he received a Masters of Religious Education Degree from Los Angeles Baptist Seminary and a Masters in Educational Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. He returned to Mississippi to work with Mendenhall Ministries, devoting his time to developing his impoverished Christian community. His autobiography I Ain’t Comin’ Back details these early years. Now an ordained minister, Dr. Weary serves part time as the president of R.E.A.L. Christian Foundation and part time as the major fundraiser for Mission Mississippi. He and his wife, Rosie, live in Jackson.

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Conversations LIVE! with C. A. Webb
8:00 p.m. EST

Week of July 23rd

Monday, July 23, 2012
All the Buzz Reviews

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Create a Unique Experience

Thursday, July 26, 2012
WordThirst Literary Journal with Ashea Goldson
8:00 pm EST
(347) 324-3749

Friday, July 27, 2012

Week of July 30th

Monday, July 30, 2012
Written Voices Blog

Wednesday, August 1, 2012    RESCHEDULED
Sol Searching Radio Show with Pamela King
7:00 pm CST
(347) 539-5014

Friday, August 3, 2012

Week of August 6th

Mondy, August 6, 2012
Chatting with Sidne, the Book Reviewer

Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Authors and Reader’s Book Corner

Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Black Writers Showcase

Week of August 13th

Monday, August 13, 2012
Black Authors Network with Ella Curry
8:00 pm EST
(646) 200-0402

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The Author’s Hideaway

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Friday, August 24, 2012
Faith A Believer Book Club (FAB)
10:30 am CST/11:30 am EST


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