Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Forbes pens new book titled 'Whose Gospel?'

The Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes Jr., a past NYTS Urban Angel, has recently penned Whose Gospel? A Concise Guide to Progressive Protestantism. In Whose Gospel?, one of America's greatest living preachers offers a compelling vision of progressive social change. Known as the "preacher's preacher," Dr. Forbes has tirelessly advocated progressive views on the crucial issues of our time -- from poverty, war, and women's equality to racial justice, sexuality and environment.

The Rev. Dr. Forbes is president and founder of the Healing Nations Foundations of New York and senior minister emeritus of the Riverside Church, in Manhattan, NY. The Rev. Dr. Forbes served as the spiritual leader at Riverside for 18 years before embarking on a mission of national and global ministry.

Dr. Forbes is also well known for his work on behalf of the National Council of Churches of Christ USA, the National Association of Campus Ministry, the American Baptist Churches, the United Church of Christ, the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the Episcopal Church, the Roman Catholic Church, the United Methodist Church and the Presbyterian Church (USA), where he has led numerous workshops, retreats and conferences. Based on the 1995 Baylor University poll, Newsweek magazine recognized Dr. Forbes as one of the 12 "most effective preachers in the English speaking world."

Among other honors, the Rev. Dr. Forbes has won the Alumni Day Award of Howard University for Distinguished Post Graduate Achievement in Ministry.

For autographed copies of the book, which are available through The Healing of the Nations Foundation for $20, plus $6 shipping and handling, call (212) 870-3060, or email

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