Worthy of a Read: Beyond the Possible by Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani

beyond the possible
50 Years of Creating Radical Change in a Community Called Glide

I grew up in church and over the years I have visited hundreds of churches and been a member of a few. One thing I learned a long time ago is there is a real difference between Christians and Church Folks. You can tell the difference by the works that they do. Beyond the Possible, written by the two founders, Reverend Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani show how they took a dwindling all white congregation and transformed it into a diverse inclusive, welcoming congregation. The story chronicles how Williams moved away from the traditional trappings of church and moved toward an environment that incorporated forms of the arts that were viewed by some as in the realm of the secular. It is also a love story that shares Mirikitani’s journey from unbeliever to becoming an inspired partner because she shared the social vision that Williams espoused. The work that they have done in the empowerment of their community is a true testament to the impact of their ministry. The journey was not always easy, but it was always interesting and definitely worthy of a read.

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  • trish  On February 7, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    I’m so glad you enjoyed the book! It’s uplifting and inspiring to read about people doing work like this! Thanks for being on the tour!

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