"Every sermon in this book is a blossoming flower with thorns - a flower revealing God's love and a thorn in the side of those who are unwilling to incarnate God's love to others. These sermons will both comfort and challenge you into a deeper relationship with the Prince of Peace."
Jimmy Carter, from the Foreword
"He was highly entertaining, with a vivid, colloquial relevance - a great storyteller, with a grand sense of humor and a sly sense of irony. But underlying these extemporaneous sermons you also will recognize fresh scholarship on ancient ideas and a life lived where the light meets the dark."
Dallas Lee, from the Introduction
"Clarence Jordan had a rare combination of Biblical scholarship, passionate faith, and - most important - the courage to 'put that faith into action'. This is a priceless collection of his most important ideas, presented in his own words."
Don Mosley, Jubilee Partners
"Jordan said that to be a faithful Christian we must live our lives 'in scorn of the consequences.' 'Substance of Faith' is Clarence's timeless road map on what it takes for us to join up with the 'God Movement.'"
John Cole Vodicka, Prison & Jail Project
"Clarence Jordan deeply affected my family through his phenomenal intellect, insights, and concern for human beings. Habitat for Humanity would not exist today without his unique vision and determination to make Christianity relevant in today's time."
Faith Fuller, Producer/Director of 'Briars in the Cotton Patch: The Story of Koinonia Farm'