From the Hood to the Hill: A Story of Overcoming

From the Hood to the Hill: A Story of Overcoming

by Barry Black

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From the Hood to the Hill is Chaplain Black's story of overcoming unpromising beginnings in the ghettos of Baltimore. His travels through uncharted waters exemplify God's power for change. Read his story and discover how you, too, can move toward unprecedented satisfaction through a living faith in God.

"With Barry Black, you don't just hear a sermon, you see the sermon. That sermon is captured vividly in this story of his life. A life shaped by love, humility, confidence, courage, strength, and hope." - from the Foreword, THOMAS R. CARPER, US Senator

"Barry Black is a leader among leaders. Brilliant and articulate, yet humble and approachable, he is a force for integrity, goodness, and compassion on Capitol Hill . . . this narrative, From the Hood to the Hill, is a fascinating read." - DR. RICK WARREN, Best-Selling Author, The Purpose Driven Life, and Pastor, Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, CA

"Chaplain Barry Black embodies the best of the American Spirit and the Christian tradition-a man of great erudition who has never forgotten his humble roots; a man of great faith who remains open to all the wisdom of all people; a man of great seriousness who knows how to laugh. The Senate and the country are grateful for his service." - BARRACK OBAMA, US Senator

"From a wonderfully unique man comes a powerfully unique story. Barry Black is a testimony to God's faithfulness and grace." - MAX LUCADO, Pastor, Oak Hills Church, San Antonio, TX

"This is an inspiring autobiography by an outstanding man of God, a great leader, a powerful preacher, and a true patriot . . . Barry Black is my cherished friend. I'm honored that he succeeded me as Chaplain of the United States Senate. From the Hood to the Hill is a stirring and power-packed book of the way God uses whom He chooses." - DR. LLOYD J. OGILVIE, Former US Senate Chaplain

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781418577285
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 08/20/2006
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 554,783
File size: 415 KB

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From the Hood to the Hill: A Story of Overcoming 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although this isn't the first hood to success story, this one is well needed at a time when questions are being leveled at the churches integrity as well as the expected failure of the Black-American male. Chaplain Blacks faith, determination, and personal integrity has encouraged me and I'm expecting this book will be used to encourage many of our youth. You will also learn from these pages that Bill Cosby is absolutely right, studying is the key to success and parents play a great importance in a childs future. Thank you for Mrs. Pearline Black.
MarthaL on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book after hearing the author speak at the Memorial Day Service at the Crystal Cathedral. I highly recommed this book and the the viewing of that broadcast. This is must have for church or school libraries. Very inspirational. Contains much wisdom for anyone wanted to be informed on leadership.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an incredible story of overcoming obstacles, and of one man's personal faith which enables him to be such a respected presence on Capitol Hill. US Senate Chaplain Barry Black shares the secret of his success and what it means to be a true leader. I highly recommend this book!!!