July 2011 Book Pick

The Only Prayer I’ll Ever Pray: Let My People Go

The Only Prayer I’ll Ever Pray: Let My People Go is a stirring call for blacks in America to critically examine their loyalty and dedication to religion and to begin adapting a lifestyle centered on rational thinking. It is time to break the chains of mental bondage caused by religious dogma. This book is a compelling presentation of practical reasons using a common sense approach that encourages blacks in America to disregard their need for religion. It provides a perspective on the harmful influences of religion. Author Donald R. Wright addresses the effects organized religion, primarily Christianity, has had on blacks in America from slavery to the present. He gives a brief but concise explanation as to how slaves were converted to Christianity. He has decoded this Matrix called religion. This book presents the case as an advocate for an alternative view.

The author explains a part of his life’s journey that began in 2002 and how it brought forth significant changes and new interests. The book explores questions many Christians have wanted to ask, but are afraid, or if certain ones are asked, they are told to just have faith.

In 2004, after another disturbing church experience, this author made a commitment to be a more knowledgeable Christian in lieu of being a handicapped Christian; totally dependent upon pastors, preachers, and teachers for interpretation and instruction regarding the Bible. This commitment lead to a discovery of the many contradictions in the Bible. A contradiction makes truth difficult to attain. Further study lead to a thorough evaluation of Chistianity.

This book provides compelling definitions of religion; covers the mis-education of Christians; religious loyalty of blacks; the influence of preachers and the mega church; and black men and the church. It challenges the so-called moral authority of religion and the deprivation of children having the freedom to choose a religion or reject religion in its totality. It is a quest to invigorate thoughts that will move our society toward positive change.

Donald R. Wright, former deacon in a Baptist church, has been on a truth-seeking journey regarding religion and its practices for the past five years. He graduated from Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and is a professional engineer. He currently owns an engineering consulting firm in Houston, Texas. Wright and his wife have been married for 29 years and they have one daughter. He is a native of Fayette, Alabama.


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