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Forty Acres and a Goat

By Will D. Campbell

288 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches

9781496815873 Paper $25.00

Paper, $25.00

A call with no steeple from the preacher with no pulpit

"A personality that manages to be reverent and revolutionary all at once."
--People
"It's people like Will Campbell and Andy Young, Charles Morgan and John Lewis who have brought the South as far as it's come in the past quarter-century.... They have been 'inside agitators' of the best sort, and they have agitated their fellow Southerners into realizing much of what is good and noble in them."
--Jonathan Yardley, New York Times

In Forty Acres and a Goat, Will D. Campbell picks up where the award-winning Brother to a Drag- onfly leaves off, accounting his adventures during the tumultuous civil rights era. As he navigates through the explosive 1960s, including pivotal moments like the integra- tion of Little Rock High School and the assas- sination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Brother Will finds his faith challenged. To further com- plicate matters, a series of jobs did not pan out as expected--pastorate in Louisiana, director of religious life at the University of Mississippi, and with the National Council of Churches--leaving Brother Will "with a call but no steeple." In an effort to find his place as a preacher, he moves his family to a farm in rural Tennessee and fashions his own unique style of ministry and a maverick relationship with God, land, and all his fellow pilgrims.

Will D. Campbell (1924-2013) was a Mississippi-born, Tennessee-based Baptist preacher, activist, author, lecturer, and farmer. Author of over fif- teen books, he won the Lillian Smith Prize, Lyndhurst Prize, and an Alex Haley Award; was a finalist for the National Book Award; and received the National Endowment for the Humanities medal from President Bill Clinton.

288 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches