The Cotton Patch Evidence

The Story of Clarence Jordan and the Koinonia Farm Experiment (1942-1970)

By Dallas Lee

Foreword by Lenny Jordan

Afterword by Bren Dubay

The Cotton Patch Evidence

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  • ISBN: 9781610976428
  • Pages: 254
  • Publication Date: 8/25/2011
  • Retail Price: $30.00
Web Price: $24.00
Web Price: $24.00

The Cotton Patch Evidence

The Story of Clarence Jordan and the Koinonia Farm Experiment (1942-1970)

By Dallas Lee

Foreword by Lenny Jordan

Afterword by Bren Dubay

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781610976428
  • Pages: 254
  • Publication Date: 8/25/2011
  • Retail Price: $30.00
Web Price: $24.00

About-

The story of Koinonia Farm and Clarence Jordan is as important today as it was in 1971 when Dallas Lee first recorded the history, shortly after Jordan's death. This is a story of the enduring witness of Christian communal living that continues to influence the faithful around the world.
 
In 1942, Clarence and others set out to live as the early apostles, following Christ's teaching and sharing all things in common. Everyone was welcome. When word spread that a Negro farmhand shared their communal table, the consequences exploded fast and hard as the Ku Klux Klan came calling with bombs, gunfire, and boycott.
 
This edition concludes with a new afterword by director of Koinonia Farm Bren Dubay that highlights the continuity of Koinonia's original mission today, despite all the challenges and changes since 1942.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Clarence Jordan's spiritual pilgrimage is told engagingly and effectively, with the kind of humor, earthiness, and realism that were so much a part of Clarence. . . . Here was a man who lived his faith 'in scorn of the consequences.' He was, indeed, a man for our times."
--Robert G. Bratcher, American Bible Society (from the 1971 edition)
 
"A fiery furnace of a story, of blazing journalistic chops and storytelling magic. Lee is the Luke to Koinoinia's incarnation of the Gospel."
--Dennis J. Hassell, author of The Glory Man (a musical drama about Clarence Jordan and Koinonia Farm)
 
 "An unflinching look at Christian persecution on a south Georgia farm, Dallas Lee's account of Koinonia Farm and Clarence Jordan is a must-read for anyone interested in matters of faith, justice, and relevant religion."
--Faith Fuller, director of the documentary Briars in the Cotton Patch

Contributors-

Dallas Lee
Lenny Jordan
Bren Dubay

Bio(s)-

Dallas Lee is retired from a career as a reporter, news editor, and speechwriter. He knew Clarence Jordan, interviewed him several times for articles, and lived at Koinonia Farm off and on for two years. He spent a year researching the Koinonia story, and later compiled for publication The Substance of Faith, and Other Cotton Patch Sermons by Clarence Jordan. Dallas lives in Atlanta with his wife, Mary Carol.

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