At the roots of African American Christian life is a powerful force of soul, a dynamic spirituality that provides joy and hope. This African American spirituality empowers a celebration of life that transforms culture. The dynamic experience of African American churches establishes a new kind of freedom that sets an example for all other peoples in their struggles for liberation from the world's shackles. Soul Survivors is a stirring call to celebrate the depths and diversity of spirituality found among African American Christians.
Carlyle Fielding Stewart III is Pastor of Hope United Methodist Church in Southfield, Michigan. He is the co-founder of the Detroit Black United Methodist Youth Scholarship Committee which has awarded over $150,000 in scholarships to black United Methodist youths in the Detroit area.