True Vine A Young Black Man s Journey Of Faith Hope And Clarity John W Fountain grew up on some of the meanest streets in Chicago where drugs crime decay and broken homes consigned so many black children to a life of despair and self destruction A father at se

  • Title: True Vine: A Young Black Man's Journey Of Faith, Hope And Clarity
  • Author: John W. Fountain
  • ISBN: 9781586482855
  • Page: 361
  • Format: Paperback
  • John W Fountain grew up on some of the meanest streets in Chicago, where drugs, crime, decay, and broken homes consigned so many black children to a life of despair and self destruction A father at seventeen, a college dropout at nineteen, a welfare case soon after, Fountain was on the verge of giving up all hope One thing saved him his faith, his own true vine True ViJohn W Fountain grew up on some of the meanest streets in Chicago, where drugs, crime, decay, and broken homes consigned so many black children to a life of despair and self destruction A father at seventeen, a college dropout at nineteen, a welfare case soon after, Fountain was on the verge of giving up all hope One thing saved him his faith, his own true vine True Vine is John Fountain s remarkable story of his childhood in a neighborhood heading south of his strong willed grandparents, who founded a church called True Vine that sought to bring the word of God to their neighbors of his mother, herself a teenage parent, whose truncated dreams help nurture bigger dreams in him of his friends and cousins, whose youthful exuberance was extinguished by the burdens they faced and of his religious awakening that gave him the determination to rebuild his life Today John Fountain is an award winning reporter for The New York Times, based in his hometown His return to Chicago marks how his story has come full circle, this time in triumph True Vine is an inspiring, moving, gripping story of one man s American dream a dream that all of us can share.

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      John W Fountain grew up on some of the meanest streets in Chicago, where drugs, crime, decay, and broken homes consigned so many black children to a life of despair and self destruction A father at seventeen, a college dropout at nineteen, a welfare case soon after, Fountain was on the verge of giving up all hope One thing saved him his faith, his own true vine.True Vine is John Fountain s remarkable story of his childhood in a neighborhood heading south of his strong willed grandparents, who founded a church called True Vine that sought to bring the word of God to their neighbors of his mother, herself a teenage parent, whose truncated dreams help nurture bigger dreams in him of his friends and cousins, whose youthful exuberance was extinguished by the burdens they faced and of his religious awakening that gave him the determination to rebuild his life.An award winning journalist, Fountain has been a national correspondent for The New York Times, based in Chicago 2000 to 2003 , joining the Times from The Washington Post He is currently a professor of journalism at Roosevelt University in Chicago Until recently, he was a tenured full professor at his alma mater, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Professor Fountain was formerly a visiting scholar at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston He is also working on his second book His return to Chicago marks how his story has come full circle, this time in triumph True Vine is an inspiring, moving, gripping story of one man s American dream a dream that all of us can share.

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    1. Very well written memoir of John Fountain about his life in a ghetto in Chicago and his eventual success as a family man, a minister and a reporter for the New York Times.


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