W h a t P e o p l e A r e S a y i n g . . .
"Return to Glory offers young people an opportunity to see history and themselves in a new light. By exposing the deceptions that we have come to accept as truth, Joel Freeman and Don Griffin challenge young people to think about who they are and what life is truly about."
"The book you now hold in your hands is the product of much research. I encourage every African American to read this powerful book. Don and Joel have captured the essence of the pain of the black experience in America and have given us a road map to wholeness. You will not exit this gripping book the same way you came in. I also encourage every non-African American interested in racial healing to read Return to Glory. It will enhance their understanding of what people of color deal with on a daily basis."
(DR. J) ERVING
"Don Griffin and Joel Freeman have courageously revealed some little known facts that I think are relevant to the psyche of all Americans. With the ever-rising tide of suicides among African American males and other societal reflections of low self-esteem, this work is very timely and should provide all of us with pride and a desire to work together for the good of our entire society."
S. CARSON, SR., M.D.
"Return to Glory packs a powerful punch! It’s a must-read book for the youth of today. It tells it like it is from the root to the fruit. It’s a true champion."
"Return to Glory takes African Americans on a high speed trip to consciousness, history and self-worth…The work should serve as a component for the rites of passage to every young African American male who is in search of their heritage and destiny. With every turning of the page the reader is brought closer to enlightenment."
"Joel Freeman and Don Griffin have dared to navigate, those of us who really care about truth, through the often uncharted waters of race and healing. This well-written collaborative effort will do much to fill the void that is keeping a community from reaching its full God-given potential."
"It’s about time we had a book like this! It is going to be hard for some of us to read this because the truth is always hard to face up to in real life. But this is a real life book about how a nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal have dealt with their African American brothers. Understanding what is wrong is the first step to reconciliation and hope."
"Outstanding, Intriguing, Informative! This dynamic book will serve well in reaching our young minority men. Thank you Joel and Don!!!"
PHILLIP H. PORTER
"We whites have done terrible things to black people, and racial friction in America is part of the price we must pay. It does no good to blame our ancestors; if we in this generation would only do what is right and just, friction between the races would end quickly. But how to change deeply ingrained patterns of thought, that is the problem. The place to begin is knowledge. To the extent that we know the truth, we are freed to change our ways. Return to Glory offers illuminating insights into the past. The book will do more than boost the self-esteem of African Americans. It will enlighten us whites and, one may hope, free us from the tyranny of ignorance and prejudice and cruelty."
"One of the most impactful ways that we can invest in the future of this nation is by investing now in the development of African American young people. This book makes such an investment. I applaud Joel Freeman and Don Griffin in undertaking this very vital project."
"After a few generations away from Africa, losing one’s culture means taking or killing the root of the tree, which deadens the tree. But God, the author of truth, will always reveal that which is hidden -- African History and it’s influence on the world. There has been a fight to regain the lost image of a rich history and gain the dignity of a nation that through its people were, in this country, forbidden to be African and not allowed to be American. Don Griffin and Joel Freeman have added another piece to the puzzle of all the hidden pieces that God is putting together. Thank you Don and Joel for this treatise!"
"Return to Glory is an idea whose time has come. I believe that the work will be an effective tool for not only enlightenment to African American youth, but also healing in the church. Don Griffin and Joel Freeman have brought to the kingdom for such a time as this."
"Return to Glory is an informative, thought-provoking book that everyone should read with openness."
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