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"One of the most original books I've read in a long time...[Charles Marsh] has reminded us of what is required to keep America moving toward social justice."—Bill Moyers
"[Marsh] traces the influence of faith on the civil rights movement and argues that the spiritual underpinnings of that movement can serve as a source of moral energy today...an argument for the enduring power of progressive Christianity."—Ruth Graham, Slate
"Among the finest studies of the civil rights movement...Marsh writes lucidly and lyrically, fusing theology and history with a vigorous and unobtrusive intelligence."—Books and Culture
"A stirring account of Christian faith in action...the author makes a fervent pleas for spiritual renewal and recommitment."—Christian Science Monitor
"This book will want to make you stand up and should; and kneel and pray; and then go out and do something remarkable."—Lauren F. Winner, author of Girl Meets God and Mudhouse Sabbath
"[Marsh is] part historian, part raconteur, and part preacher...I found myself both moved to nostalgia and stirred to action as a I read his gripping account."—Philip Yancey, author of What's So Amazing About Grace