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True vine : a young Black man's journey of faith, hope, and clarity

Author: John W Fountain
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
The national correspondent for "The New York Times" tells the story of his childhood on the tough streets of Chicago and the influence of his grandparents who founded a church called "True Vine" to bring the word of God to the neighborhood.

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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fountain, John W., 1960-
True vine.
New York : PublicAffairs, ©2003
Named Person: John W Fountain; John W Fountain; Fountain family.; Fountain family.; John W Fountain
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John W Fountain
ISBN: 1586480847 9781586480844
OCLC Number: 51046948
Description: xviii, 372 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Genesis. The tree of life --
Holy rollers --
Soul man --
Good times roll --
From amazing grace --
Boyz in the hood --
Puppy love --
Sunday mornings --
Bullied but blessed --
St. Mel --
Love and basketball --
Robin --
Little rascals --
pt. 2. Lamentations. Rated PG --
School dazed --
Rats --
Dead ringer --
Insufficient funds --
Born again --
Wedding bells --
The Cleavers --
Back on the block --
pt. 3. Exodus. Aid day --
Youth news --
Shots fired --
The vine --
After birth --
The Wright stuff --
Champaign dreams --
Farewell to K-town --
pt. 4. Revelation. Ann Arbor blues --
Sweet home Chicago --
One last dance.
Responsibility: John W. Fountain.
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Growing up on some of the meanest streets in Chicago, John Fountain was a father at 17, a college dropout two years later and a welfare case soon after that. This is the story of how his faith gave  Read more...


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