Raising African American males : strategies and interventions for successful outcomes

by Harris, Theresa, 1956-

Format: Print Book 2012
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction LC2731.H37 2012
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  LC2731.H37 2012
Here are nearly four hundred of Rev. Lowell's all-time favorite anecdotes, jokes, and witty comments about religion, the Bible, clergy, churches, Sunday school, and related topics. There is a full index of subjects/keywords at the end of this book.This collection will be of value to you as you meet and communicate with others-whatever your vocation may be. Laughter is a powerful force, and it is yours to use whether you are a minister, a public speaker, a teacher, a salesman, an office worker, a psychologist, or a plumber! Samuel Butler once noted that human beings are the only animals that laugh and have a state legislature. We laugh because we sense the contradictions between the way things are and the way they ought to be. The same impulse that makes us religious also makes us humorous. As every skilled communicator knows, listeners remember the humorous illustrations in a talk, a lecture, or a sermon long after they forget the other content of the address. As Isaac Asimov, author of hundreds of books and lifetime collector of humorous anecdotes, once related, "Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments." Joel Goodman remarks, "Mirth can be a major tool for insight, changing HA-HA to AHA!"The laughter encouraged by this collection is supportive of human dignity. It is life-affirming and life-giving. And it is, to borrow a word from religion, prophetic. It comforts the afflicted and afflicts the comfortable. It ennobles our spirits and extends our love to others.And, above all, it is fun!So remember four simple words:Live Love Laugh
Additional Information
Subjects African American young men -- Education.
African American men -- Education.
Academic achievement -- United States.
Education -- Parent participation -- United States.
African American young men -- Family relationships.
African American young men -- Social conditions.
African American men -- Social conditions.
Publisher Lanham, Md. :Rowman & Littlefield Education,2012
Contributors Taylor, George, 1944-
Language English
Description vii, 107 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781607092988 (hardcover)
1607092980 (hardcover)
9781607092995 (pbk.)
1607092999 (pbk.)
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