"IN CHRIST": FIRST EDITION OF ACROSS THAT BRIDGE, INSCRIBED BY JOHN LEWIS
LEWIS, John. Across that Bridge. Life Lessons and a Vision for Change. New York: Hyperion, (2012). Small octavo, original white paper boards, original dust jacket.
First edition of this collection of advice and life lessons by Congressman Lewis, inscribed on the half title: "To Bill, In Christ, John Lewis 8-9-13."
"Faith, patience, truth, love, peace, study, and reconciliation: these are the buckets into which Lewis pours his message about 'the inner transformation that must be realized to effect lasting social change.' A civil rights pioneer and Georgia congressman, Lewis (Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of a Movement) seeks to inspire nonviolent activism in a time that he regards as the most violent in history. For his audience, Lewis targets Occupy protestors, and members of the movement will draw lessons from the anecdotes that are the heart of the book. At its best, the book provides a testament to the power of nonviolence in social movements, with moving personal accounts of the Freedom Rides, such as when Lewis describes being physically beaten in South Carolina or sitting out a 40-day sentence in the unrelenting Parchman Farm prison in Mississippi" (Publishers Weekly).
A fine inscribed copy.