Cover

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pp. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. 2-7

Contents

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pp. vii-9

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-x

This book would never have been possible without the sincerity, enthusiasm, wisdom, and friendship of the Reverend Floyd Knowlin. He believed in this project rom the start and encouraged his community and his family to accept my presence...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-5

In the summer of 1994, I was vacationing with my family at a historic inn on Pawleys Island, not far rom Georgetown, South Carolina. The inn was as intimate and restful as we had been told. The veranda was wide, the living room filled with books, and the ocean right at the door....

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1. People and Places [Includes Image Plates]

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pp. 7-38

I always carry a silver key that opens the side door of a pink, lat-roofed former furniture store near the corner of Winyah Street and Highway 17 in Georgetown, South Carolina. The paint has faded, and some shingles are missing rom the mansard roof, but glory lies within. It is...

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2. "Lord, I Wish I Had a Prayin' Church Tonight!"

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pp. 39-80

After a circuitous drive I arrived at Hickory Grove Chapel for my first revival meeting. Still a bit shakrom my experience at the burned church, I walked in and sat down on the side near the altar. Most of the lights were of and I was the only one there. I sat quietly and wondered if someone...

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3. Life, Death, and Renewal

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pp. 81-117

In August 2003 I received this message rom Reverend Knowlin on my voice mail: “God Bless you, Lanzano Family. This is your black pastor in South Carolina. Hello Joy! Hello my boy, Francis! Hello Mister Stanley! Stanley, could you call me? I have something important to tell you. I’ll be at...

Stanley F. Lanzano

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pp. 118-137