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by Langdon Clay,T. R. Pearson

Free eBook Year of Our Lord: Faith, Hope and Harmony in the Mississippi Delta download ISBN: 0982852827
Author: Langdon Clay,T. R. Pearson
Publisher: Mockingbird Publishing; Apparent First Edition edition (October 1, 2010)
Language: English
Pages: 94
Category: Biography and Memoir
Subcategory: Regional U.S.
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Lucas McCarty lives in the Mississippi Delta. YEAR OF OUR LORD could not have been released at a better time

Lucas McCarty lives in the Mississippi Delta. He is the only white congregant in the African-American Trinity House of Prayer Holiness church. Lucas is bereft of the ability to speak due to cerebral palsy. YEAR OF OUR LORD could not have been released at a better time.

Booking signing at Lemuria Book Store in Jackson, MS, 12/4/2010 Year of Our Lord (Faith, Hope, and . Mississippi Delta Photography by - Langdon Clay Text by - .

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Year of Our Lord book. Lucas is bereft of the ability to speak due to cerebral palsy, yet he sings there in the church choir. Thus is the subject of Year of Our Lord, a portrait of courage, acceptance and grace, rendered in the lyrical prose of . Pea Lucas McCarty lives in the Mississippi Delta.

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Lucas McCarty lives in the Mississippi Delta.

Lucas' involvement in a small Pentecostal African American Church in the Mississippi Delta has been chronicled in a photographic essay by a novelist, . Pearson, and a photographer, Langdon Clay, called Year of Our Lord: Faith, Hope and Harmony in the Mississippi Delta. Posted in: Disability Concerns Congregational Care. Ranchero (Minotaur Books, 2011). Beluga (Minotaur Books, 2012).

Lucas McCarty lives in the Mississippi Delta. He is the only white congregant in the African-American Trinity House of Prayer Holiness church. Lucas is bereft of the ability to speak due to cerebral palsy, yet he sings there in the church choir. Thus is the subject of _Year of Our Lord_, a portrait of courage, acceptance and grace, rendered in the lyrical prose of T.R. Pearson and the haunting photographs of Langdon Clay. _Year of Our Lord_ is a visual journey, exploring one of the poorest parts of the American South, a place that economic progress has left behind. And it is a spiritual journey, a revelation of a community that has replaced the hope for earthly prosperity with an abundance of faith in God and the life beyond. The Delta’s is a culture that can look upon Lucas and say, “God doesn’t make a mistake.” It is a place that in the face of abject poverty can proclaim, life offers “too much joy!” Year of Our Lord, then, is an opportunity to see into another’s world, and to embrace the best of it.
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allegro
This book is a masterpiece: visually, intellectually, emotionally. It is inspiring and hopeful and joyful and peaceful. Mr. Pearson has done it again. He has brought us people we will never forget, and who inspire us, and I need to tell him how much I love his gift.

Dear Mr. Pearson,
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Adrielmeena
Loved the insight into a different world Pearson brought to this read. You can explore the Mississippi delete region thru these people
LONUDOG
I bought multiple copies of this book to give to family from the Mississippi delta. The pictures evoke "home" and the story is inspiring. Great combination!
Bolanim
"Year of Our Lord: Faith, Hope, and Harmony in the Mississippi Delta" by T.R. Peterson is a visually stunning book, which examines the relationship between Lucas McCarty [who is White] and the other [all black] members of Trinity House of Prayer. It's a heart-warming portrayal of unconditional love, acceptance, and friendship.

Lucas is an extraordinary young adult. He was born with no heart rate, no tone, and no spontaneous respiration which resulted in Cerebral Palsy. However, despite his physical limitations the members at Trinity see Lucas quite differently. His body may be uncooperative and subject to involuntary movement, but his spirit is completely free. Lucas started attending the all black church when he was 10 years old. On his first day when the door swung open Lucas came in "on his knees" and "came in shouting." One member said, "He was the happiest thing they'd ever seen."

"Elizabeth McCarty had a mother's sense that her son was "locked up in there," she called it. The key was to find some way to let him out." Maybe singing in the choir allows the little boy trapped inside to speak directly to God in a mighty way. Definitely, the people at Trinity encourage him to express his adoration for the Lord uninhibited and with abandoned disregard for whether he was verbally coherent or not.

I smiled fondly while reading the author's early experiences at Trinity. He said, "The whole scene was so exotic and alien to me that I couldn't decide if things were coming entirely apart or falling rapturously together. " Having grown up in the Holiness Church, I still remember the long services, the choir marching in, the testimony service, and the olive oil. I laughed out loud when he said that, "Sister Hermenia then embarked upon a prayer that soon ascended from excited to something approaching hysterical." Those church mothers didn't play when it came to prayer. They would pray until somebody received a breakthrough or everyone was caught up in hysterical praise and worship. And, yes, when the Pastor came down from the Pulpit with olive oil on his hands there will be the laying on of hands and folks will be slain in the spirit.

Reading this book brought me great joy. With the age of "Mega Churches" it's hard to imagine that churches like "Trinity House of Prayer" are still thriving. I finished this book in total agreement with the author's sentiment, that just maybe, "One Sunday when the olive oil comes out and Bishop Knighten wades into the congregation, who's to say Lucas McCarty won't rise and walk?"

Disclaimer: This book was provided by the publicist in exchange for a fair review. Compensation was not exchanged.
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Shan
You have only to look at the photos in YEAR OF OUR LORD to see that the story the book narrates is one of faith, hope, love and optimism. Coupled with author T. R. Pearson's portrayal of the world Lucas McCarty lives in, this is a book that showcases in a real way how you can take what seems like a dire situation and create something beautiful out it.

McCarty's story and the world in which he lives showcases a sliver of the utopia that so many long for: a world where it is who you are and not what you look like or come from that is important. In spite of his challenges, McCarty displays hope and a love of life that we can all learn from.

YEAR OF OUR LORD could not have been released at a better time. We find ourselves dealing with hardships and difficulties everyday, but this book highlights that there is much more that unites us than divides us.
X-MEN
Nothing is better than a book that just flat out makes you smile so much it hurts! Great job! The pictures are Awesome the Story is great! Get this book you will enjoy it!