Dr. King, leaders applaud Parker’s pro-life book
Dr. King, leaders applaud Parker’s pro-life book
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January-February 2021A Pastor’s Notes: God Calls the Church to Stand Boldly for Life is a timely and timeless collection of life-affirming articles that will stir pastors to seek and find the courage to lead congregations and communities to embrace the sanctity of life,” said evangelist Dr. Alveda King, director of Civil Rights for the Unborn. “It is a toolkit must for the discerning servant leaders of today.”

The volume is a collection of pro-life blogs by Joseph Parker, AFA director of intercession and outreach. AFA scheduled the book’s release in time for January, Sanctity of Human Life Month.

Dr. Ray Rooney, AFA digital media editor (afa.net/thestand), said “Fewer and fewer in number are those who are willing to stand firm about God’s revelation of Himself and His will as revealed in the Bible.

“Pastor Joseph Parker is one of those few. … You will see both his righteous loathing of abortion as well as his ardent fervor for the sanctity of life.”

Many Christian leaders and pro-life advocates have read and affirmed King’s assessment. This book is an invaluable tool for pastors and churches to gather insights into biblical truths, the sanctity of life, and ways to engage the culture.

Attorney Allan E. Parker Jr., president of the Justice Foundation, said, “This is a book of wisdom, wisdom born of pain – the pain of abortion – and the study of the Word of God. You can find life, healing, joy, and vision in this book.”

A Pastor’s Notes is exceptionally well-written and challenges us as people of faith to stand for life,” said Rev. E. Charles Cotton, presiding elder, South Mississippi Conference, AME Church. “I particularly like the fact that Rev. Joseph Parker shows his conviction through living out his faith and being persistent in taking a stand with much passion for life.”

Tim Wildmon concurred: “I don’t know another Christian leader or pastor more committed to ending abortion in our nation. For many years, Joseph Parker has proven himself a steady, prayerful, righteous man of God as he contends for the lives of pre-born babies.” Wildmon is president of AFA and American Family Radio.

According to Joe Langfeld (See feature here.), executive director of Human Life Alliance, Parker “challenges faith leaders to share with their congregations the singular reality of human existence – how we’re all created in the image and likeness of God.”

“There are few times that history demands aggressive biblical leadership from a nation’s pulpits, and this moment for America is now,” remarked Star Parker, columnist, author, and founder of UrbanCURE. “A Pastor’s Notes challenges pastors, spiritual leaders, and the church as a whole to much more fervently get involved with taking a strong stand for protecting life.”

“This new book by Joseph Parker is important because it shouts a truth that many in the Christian community don’t want to hear,” said Mark Crutcher, president of Life Dynamics Incorporated. “His book is a warning that, right now, the American church is whistling past its own graveyard. We had better listen.”

Bishop Patrick Wooden, pastor of Upper Room COGIC of Raleigh, North Carolina, summarized the book: “Joseph has written a book that reveals his character and courage. … Many in his circle would rather he either change his views or keep them to himself. Joseph has done neither. He speaks for the God of the Bible on the sanctity of human life. I pray that all will read this book. It is an indispensable part of every preacher’s library!”   

Learning more
Joseph Parker hosts The Hour of Intercession on American Family Radio. He and his wife Birdie lead the Festival for Life events and pastor Bethlehem AME Church in Winona, Mississippi.

A Pastor’s Notes: God Calls the Church to Stand Boldly for Life will be available January 15 at afastore.net or 877.927.4917.