John Perkin’s life illustrates the cost of discipleship and the transforming work of faith.
His brother died in his arms, shot by a deputy marshall. He was beaten and tortured by the sheriff and state police. But through it all he returned good for evil, love for hate, progress for prejudice, and brought hope to black and white alike.
The story of John Perkins is no ordinary story. Rather, it is a gripping portrayal of what happens when faith trusts a person into the midst of a struggle against racism, oppression, and injustice. It is about the costs of discipleship – the jailings, the floggings, the despair, the sacrifice. And it is about the transforming work of faith that allowed John to respond to such overwhelming indignities with miraculous compassion, vision and hope.