Dear Mom

1 Dec

Dear Mom,

I am just so incredibly, overwhelmingly proud of you. This book that you have written is a force in the world. You have created something that can change things. And that is big, it is amazing, it is awe-inspiring and motivating.



Note: Moving the Rock: Poverty and Faith in a Black Storefront Church by Mary E. Abrums is available now on Amazon and in bookstores. It’s a book of life stories of African-American women from a storefront church in Seattle’s Central District. It’s about faith and poverty and healing and what it means to be a woman and what it means to be a mother and a daughter and a sister. It’s beautiful. It’s moving. It’s full of truth. It’s hopeful. It’s one of the rare glimpses we have of what it is like to be black and poor in America.  It teaches through stories– which is the best way to learn, and the best kind of stories to read.

Moving the Rock by Mary E. Abrums

PS– This picture of the book is cut off. The cover painting– which is incredible– includes the little girl whose face you can just start to see here…

PPS– For more information, see the University Week article/interview.  (Thanks, skhor, for pointing it out in the comments.)


2 Responses to “Dear Mom”

  1. skhor 1 December 2009 at 9:18 pm #

  2. Mary Abrums 2 December 2009 at 8:09 am #

    Since you were my main editor, you must take credit as well. In your lifetime and with your wonderful ability to express yourself in writing, you will write many books. Although this is probably my one and only, thank you for helping to make it so special. All my love, mom

    P.S. Thanksgiving–we are thankful for you every single day!

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