The Cotton Patch Evidence: The Story of Clarence Jordan and the Koinonia Farm Experiment (1942-1970)

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Reprinted in 2011, The Cotton Patch Evidence is Dallas Lee's artful telling of Koinonia Farm's first 28 years history brings to light the suspense and drama of the early struggles against materialism, militarism and racism. Includes a foreword by Clarence and Florence Jordan's youngest son Lenny, who spent his childhood at Koinonia. A new afterword by Koinonia Director Bren Dubay brings added insight on life at Koinonia today. Paperback. 250 pages.


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Blynn Field Sep 29th 2020

The Cotton Patch Evidence

This is a book for our time (the 2020s) when racism is in the headlines almost every day. Well-written by Dallas Lee, the setting is a farm where a group of Christians (primarily Baptists) formed a community in the 1940s, with the intention of "living like the apostles". This meant welcoming black members. Through the years, the farm attracted many people wanting to follow the teachings of Jesus, but also attracted the Ku Klux Klan in abusive ways. The book's descriptions of the Klan's bombings and brutality in dealing with members of the community are shocking indeed.

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