Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, . First Edition. Signed presentation from Goatley on the front endpaper: “To Rev. W.J. Toomer. God is with you! David Emmanuel Goatley. May 2000.” It looks like Rev. Toomer has also written Goatley’s name on the same page, along with his name and address in Danville, Va. Professor Goatley is a constructive theologian whose scholarship and practice is at the intersection of missiology, Black Theology, and leadership strategy. A globally recognized missiologist, he emphasizes cross-cultural experiential learning with indigenous communities to deepen understanding, broaden horizons, and strengthen Christian discipleship and leadership formation. In this book he examines the suffering of slavery and seeks a response to the question concerning where God is when the atrocities of human experience are beyond comprehension. The Rev. Willie James Toomer served as the pastor of Camp Grove Baptist Church and served as Pastor Emeritus until his death in 2019. He served as President of the Baptist General Convention of Virginia from June 1981 to June 1983. An uncommon book, scarce to find a signed copy. 8vo., pictorial red wraps; 129 pages. Item #57087
Very Good (two creases to front cover, first page bumped at lower corner; contents clean & tight).