People Get Ready: Twelve Jesus-Haunted Misfits, Malcontents, and Dreamers in Pursuit of Justice

Posted on July 3, 2024 by PLT Staff

Meet twelve activists whose faith transformed twentieth-century America.

In a political climate where Christianity is increasingly seen as reactionary, People Get Ready offers a revolutionary alternative. Narrated by some of the most galvanizing voices of the current moment, this collection of succinct and evocative biographies tells the stories of twelve modern apostles who lived the gospel mission and unsettles what we think we know about Christianity’s role in American politics.

As the spiritual successor to Can I Get a Witness?, People Get Ready presents a diverse cast of twentieth-century “saints” who bore witness to their faith with unapologetic advocacy for the marginalized. From novelists to musicians to scientists, these courageous men and women rose to the challenges of their times. Just so, readers will reflect on their legacies in light of the challenges of today.


Ansley L. Quiros on Florence Jordan
Carolyn Renée Dupont on Bruce Klunder
Jemar Tisby on Tom Skinner   
Mallory McDuff on Rachel Carson  
Mark R. Gornik on Allan M. Tibbels 
Jane Hong on Mary Paik Lee  
Jacqueline A. Bussie on Flannery O’Connor  
Peter Slade on Pete Seeger
Ann Hostetler on Toni Morrison
Daniel P. Rhodes on Jack Egan
Lauren F. Winner on Sarah Patton Boyle
M. Therese Lysaught on Ramon Dagoberto Quiñones

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