To read The Substance of Faith is once again to experience Clarence Jordan at his best: the flashing witt that could illuminate even as it entertained, the blazing concern that knew how to lay its burden on the heart of even the causual listerner, the biting irony that pierced shame and pretense, the depth of spirit that saw fresh meaning in the most familar passage of Scripture. With in the pages of this book, you'll discover the basic themes of Clarence Jordan's life: "Incartational Evangelishm", the "God Movement" and his prophetic insight into the enemies of authentic faith, such as Mammon. Dallas Lee has brought all this together from what Clarence Jordan siadn in the pulpit, classroom and lecture hall.
"Every sermon in this book is a blossoming flower with thorns- a flower revealing God's love and a thorn in the side of those who are unwilling to incarnate God's love to others."
— Jimmy Carter
from the foreword
"Clarence Jordan deeply affected my family through his phenomenal intellect, insights and concern for human beings. Habitat for Humanity would not exsist today without his unique vision and determination to make Christianity relevant in today's time."
— Faith Fuller,
Briars in the Cotton Patch:
The Story of Koinonia Farm