Seven Pivots Toward Courage, Community, and Change
Published by: MennoMedia
Imprint: Herald Press
How can we harness the energy for change that lives in each of us?In Soul Force, nonprofit leaders Reesheda Graham-Washington and Shawn Casselberry offer seven pivots that unleash the creative energy within us toward courage, community, and change. Building on Gandhi and Martin Luther King’s concept of a power mightier than ourselves, Soul Force moves us from barriers to bridge-building, self-centeredness to solidarity, consuming to creating, and maintenance to movement. Packed with stories from the authors’ work with Communities First Association, L!VE Café, and Mission Year, Soul Force invites readers on a journey from the societal shackles that bind to the Spirit who frees. From those working at the grassroots to those leading at the grass tips, Soul Force offers a compelling and practical model for personal and collective transformation.
“Reesheda Graham-Washington and Shawn Casselberry are grassroots leaders who were living out Soul Force long before they wrote about it. Their voices and leadership are what we need at this critical time. If you want to unleash the power of change in your life and community, this book is a roadmap.” ~Leroy Barber, Reviews
“Soul Force is a clear call to action for individuals and communities. While many are feeling despair about our current political, religious, and social climate, Reesheda Graham-Washington and Shawn Casselberry remind us that small, intentional pivots can make a significant impact for change.” ~Michelle Warren, Reviews
“Soul Force is what we need—and we need it right now! This is more than a brilliant set of principles or a stunning social strategy. Soul force was the secret strength that propelled the great social movements of Gandhi’s and Martin Luther King’s day. But can it be lived out by ordinary people, in everyday lives, at such a time as this? Reesheda Graham-Washington and Shawn Casselberry have given us the pathway forward, and it is surging with the Spirit’s love and hopefulness. This will be the handbook for the movement.” ~Paul Sparks, Reviews
“Because they truly live the message that is narrated in Soul Force, Reesheda Graham Washington and Shawn Casselberry are extremely well-qualified to speak to the soul of the justice movement. More than a description of what’s possible, Soul Force offers the tools needed to both enter and shape the movement. This book is the good news that the watching world is desperate for.” ~Jer Swigart, Reviews