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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (17 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Shelly Leanne Narrator: Dion Graham Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2016 ISBN: 9781449802615
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During a time when black foreign preachers were banned from South Africa and branded as trouble-makers, Joshua Clay, a twenty-four-year-old preacher and level-headed leader, is sent to South Africa as a missionary to “civilize” the Africans. And as a young black man in the 1930s, Joshua knows this is a remarkable opportunity.

However, as he sets off on his journey with the many expectations of those at home weighing heavily on him, Joshua is unaware of the changes that lie ahead. Slowly, Joshua falls in love with the people, the country, and, much to his surprise, a South African woman.

Through it all, Joshua realizes the changes he is experiencing test his strength and faith and open his eyes forever to his true identity—and to the real meaning of God’s love.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A deeply felt novel, splendidly researched.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Outstanding! Shelly Leanne painstakingly has crafted an engaging story…making Joshua’s Bible one of the best fiction choices…Highly recommended.”

    Black Caucus of the American Library Association Newsletter

  • “Shelly Leanne does an outstanding job of capturing the reader…This book is sure to garner widespread acclaim.”

    Shades of Romance Magazine

  • “Not since Alan Paton’s Cry the Beloved Country has there been a more engaging narrative…with broad themes and vivid characterization.”

    Reverend Nolan Williams, Jr., co-editor of African American Heritage Hymnal

  • “What a wonderful novel! This is an uplifting story to be cherished by all readers.”

    William Holinger, author of The Fence-Walker

  • Named an ALA Top Book of 2004 by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association
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About the Author

Shelly Leanne, a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, the Du Bois Institute Fellowship, and the Carter G. Woodson Fellowship, she has spent time living in South Africa, Trinidad, and England and teaching in rural Kenya. She served as a Harvard University faculty member from 1997-2001, where she taught about human rights and about South Africa.

About the Narrator

Dion Graham, from HBO’s The Wire, also narrates The First 48 on A&E. Winner of more than a dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, he has performed on Broadway, off Broadway, internationally, in films, and in several hit television series. His performances have been praised as thoughtful and compelling, vivid and full of life.