THE GREEN ROLLER by Roark Dradford


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An imaginative creation of Negro sermons and characters, which the author prefaces by declaring it has no foundation in fact, legend or folklore, this has all the qualities of his earlier books, in the warm understanding of human frailties, the human attributes of the Lord, and the down to earth aspects of religion. The story of the Green Roller precedes the sermons, which read like spirituals, and tells of his mighty preaching his discussions with the Lord. The sermons themselves wander in their texts but contrive new interpretations for Bible stories, for moral lessons, and give their congregations tangible, homely examples to illustrate their points. A specialty item, to be called to the attention of old admirers of this author.

Pub Date: April 13th, 1949
Publisher: Harper