Dancing in the Darkness: Spiritual Lessons for Thriving in Turbulent Times

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5.64 X 8.72 X 0.63 inches | 0.56 pounds

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About the Author

Otis Moss III built his ministry on community empowerment and social justice activism. As senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Moss spent the last two decades practicing and preaching a Black theology that unapologetically calls attention to the problem of mass incarceration, environmental justice, and economic apartheid. Hailed as one of the "twelve most of effective preachers in the English-speaking world" by Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary, he has been cited by Chicago Magazine as one of the city's thirty most influential people. He is an NAACP Image Award recipient, award-winning filmmaker, poet, and professor of homiletics at Mercer University McAfee School of Theology. He is married to Monica Brown, and they are the proud parents of two children.


"Otis Moss III shows us how we can attune ourselves to God's spiritual direction. He delivers prophetic and life affirming experiences to help us achieve justice and salvation."
- Dr. Teresa L. Fry Brown, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Bandy Professor of Preaching, Candler School of Theology at Emory University

"Moss takes the words from our ancient Scriptures and prophetically applies them to our most urgent moral battles and choices; in ways that makes the Bible come alive again."
- Jim Wallis, Inaugural Chair and Director of The Georgetown Center on Faith and Justice

"Deeply spiritual and socially radical, Moss's sermons and writings speak to this nation like no one else. This book is a wonderful gift to us all."
- Dr. Obery Hendricks Ph. D, author of Christians Against Christianity: How Right-Wing Evangelicals Are Destroying Our Nation and Our Faith

"Rev. Moss III draws from a deep prophetic well and delivers spiritual nourishment that we all desperately need. Moss shows us how to apply the aspirational ideals of the Gospels to address the raw structural oppression confronting our sisters and brothers."
- Dr. Rami Nashashibi, MacArthur Fellow and Founding Executive Director of the Inner-City Muslim Action Network

"By making the timeless plea to embrace joy in the face of danger, Moss situates Dancing in the Darkness in the enduring legacy of blue note sermons, Negro spirituals, and religious hymns that subvert oppression and transform struggle into spiritual resistance." -- Sojourners Magazine

"His carefully developed messages build logically, and his words of inspiration seem fresh and attuned to present realities...Moss' advice to "dance in the dark" is timely and hints at a brighter tomorrow."--Booklist

"Positive, hopeful, and affirming"
- Kirkus Reviews