Cotton Patch For the Kingdom: Clarence Jordan's Demonstration Plot at Koinonia Farm

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Inspired by Clarence Jordan ever since she was introduced to his words in high school, Ann Louise Coble presents an in-depth history of Koinonia, highlighting its roots in the Christian faith.“If more Christians aspired to the same ideals that Koinonia was built upon, our faith would turn our hearts even farther from greedy self-enrichment to radical change. Coble's study of Jordan and his "demonstration plot" bears this out in fine detail.”--Robert Rhodes, Starland Hutterian Bretheren Paperback. 240 pages.

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david robinson Jul 4th 2019

A Welcome Contribution to a Fuller story of Koinonia

The word 'Fuller' in my subject line in intentional. On the one hand, it refers to the scope and depth of the accounts of Clarence Jordan's multi-faceted life works. On the other hand, it gives recognition to the role of Millard and Linda Fuller at Koinonia and beyond. Add to that the involvement of Jimmy Carter and the hundreds to thousands of other individuals whose involvement has contributed to the legacy of Koinonia, as residents, workers, members, customers, donors, and other forms of support. This account supports a cohesive understanding of the linkages between Koinonia (Farm and now Partners) to Habitat for Humanity and Jubilee Partners. In reading this book, my earlier perspective about the man and the community has been both broadened and deepened. I find this a timely education in light of some of the recent regressive developments. It sharpens the realization that Jordan's mission was fundamentally proactive. That's a vital part of the story. Today's resistance and protest activities might increase their effectiveness if the core concept of striving for objectives was a more defining basis for actions.

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