Meet Oluchukwu – a sweet and happy 12-year-old Igbo girl living in a Nigerian village in 1754 with her parents and seven brothers. Two kidnappers snatch Olu and her brother Olaudah (Ledu) and sell them into slavery. Olu lands on a rice plantation in South Carolina, dreaming of escape and a reunion with her brother. Twenty years later, Olu escapes during the Revolutionary War, but will she ever see her brother again?
Meet Joanna – a biracial 11 year-old orphan girl living in London in 1807, the daughter of Olaudah Equiano, famed abolitionist (and Olu's brother). Joanna is introduced to British society at the House of Commons during the final passage of the Abolition of the Slave Trade bill, passionately presented by esteemed abolitionist William Wilberforce. Will the family separated by slavery ever be reunited? Will there be a remnant?
Months before September 11, 2001, many Greater New York churches were uniting together in one of the largest urban prayer movements in the world. So when disaster struck on that late summer Tuesday morning, the churches and people were already in place to comfort, heal and pray for miracles.Mac Pier and Katie Sweeting, coordinators for Concerts of Prayer Greater New York, write about their experiences in The Power of a City at Prayer. They explain how to build an urban prayer ministry, and they share powerful examples of how such prayer movements have dramatically influenced neighborhoods, communities and cities around the world--including New York City before and after September 11, 2001.
A short story about two women of diverse backgrounds who help each other cope with breast cancer.
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