Archive for November, 2008

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Some See God’s Will in Obama Win

November 30, 2008

barack-obama102.jpgThe day after Barack Obama was elected president, Larry Younginer knelt in front of the congregants at his suburban Atlanta church and offered a prayer of thanks. “Lord, we have again come to you in prayer, and you have heard our cries from heaven, and you have sent us again from the state called Illinois, a man called Barack to heal our land,” said Younginer, a 62-year-old retired information systems worker at Coca Cola in Atlanta. 

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Captured Terrorist Reveals Plan was to Kill 5,000 in Mumbai

November 30, 2008

taj-mahal-hotel2.jpgThe only terrorist captured alive after the Mumbai massacre has given police the first full account of the extraordinary events that led to it – revealing he was ordered to ‘kill until the last breath’. Azam Amir Kasab, 21, from Pakistan, said the attacks were meticulously planned six months ago and were intended to kill 5,000 people.

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With the Obama Election, Evangelicals Seek a Role as Faith in Politics Enters Historic Era

November 30, 2008

Mickey Sheridan is in denial. In the weeks since the election of Barack Obama, the 58-year-old self-professed “holy roller” refuses to acknowledge the Illinois senator will soon be inaugurated as America’s 44th president.

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AP: Clinton to Get State Nomination Monday

November 30, 2008

hillary-clinton131.jpgPresident-elect Barack Obama planned to nominate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton as his secretary of state on Monday, transforming a once-bitter political rivalry into a high-level strategic and diplomatic partnership.

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No God–And No Abortions, by Lisa Miller of Newsweek

November 30, 2008

lisa-miller-newsweek.jpgBefore the election I wrote a piece for NEWSWEEK.com about white evangelicals and abortion. In that piece, I predicted that conservative Christians would not move in large numbers away from the Republican Party because of their fundamental theological and cultural objections to abortion. 

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Pastor who Helped Get ‘Under God’ in Pledge of Allegiance Dies at 97

November 30, 2008

rev-george-docherty.jpgThe Rev. George M. Docherty, credited with helping to push Congress to insert the phrase “under God” into the Pledge of Allegiance, has died at 97.

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Giants’ Plaxico Burress Accidentally Shoots Himself in the Thigh

November 30, 2008

plaxico-burress-522.jpgSuper Bowl star Plaxico Burress accidentally shot himself in the right thigh and spent Friday night in a hospital, another dramatic turn in a tumultuous season in which the New York Giants receiver has been fined and suspended.

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Mourning a Good Friend, and Trying to Make Sense of the Wal-Mart Stampede

November 30, 2008

damour.jpgJdimytai Damour was a big man — 270 pounds, by one account — but he was a gentle giant to his friends, who said he loved to chat about movies, Japanese anime and politics. 

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November 25, 2008
Black Christian News/BCBC National Bestsellers List

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The Top
50 Black Christian Bestsellers List (Non-fiction)
(Based
upon Amazon.com rankings, BarnesandNoble.com rankings, and BlackCBC.com
rankings.)

For the Week of November 16, 2008 through November 22, 2008.

How we calculate the Black
Christian News/BCBC Bestsellers List:
Very simply, we
combine the rankings of Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and
BlackCBC.com for each book. Once we get the combined number, we rank
the books according to the lowest number.  We have found, down
through the years, if a book is truly a bestselling book, it will be a
bestselling book across the board, via online stores and in
brick-and-mortar stores. 

As
you know, making a major bestsellers list actually increases book
sales. So, Congratulations!

SPECIAL NOTE: All
of the books that we rank, which is a list of over 300 Christian books
written by African-Americans, with the exception of one, are on
Amazon.com. About 30 of the Christian books written by 
African-Americans are not on, or are not ranked on
BarnesandNoble.com, indicating that it is not selling through
BarnesandNoble.com. In order to have a fair bestsellers list, we want
to encourage all authors and publishers to make sure their books are
sold through BarnesandNoble.com, as well as Amazon.com and BlackCBC.com.

 
If
you feel that your book is not being ranked with the over 300 books
that are ranked each week, please e-mail the title of your book, the
author’s name, and the ISBN number to blackcbc@blackchristianbookcompany.com.

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The Top 50 Black
Christian Bestsellers List (Non-fiction)

  1. Before
    You Do: Making Great Decisions That You Won’t Regret, by T.D. Jakes
    (Atria)
  2. Quiet
    Strength, by Tony Dungy (Tyndale)
  3. Left
    to Tell, by Immaculee Ilibagiza (Hay House)
     
  4. Gifted
    Hands: The Ben Carson Story (Zondervan)
     
  5. The
    Faith of Barack Obama, by Stephen Mansfield (Thomas Nelson)
  6. Reposition
    Yourself, T. D. Jakes (Atria)
     
  7. Standing
    Tall-A Memoir of Tragedy and Triumph, C Vivian Stringer (Random House)
  8. Take
    the Risk, by Dr. Ben Carson (Zondervan)
  9. Come
    On People, by Bill Cosby & Alvin F. Poussaint (Thomas Nelson)
     
  10. Commanding
    Your Morning by Cindy Trimm (Charisma House)
  11. My
    American Journey, by Colin Powell (Ballantine Books)
  12. Think
    Big, by Dr. Ben Carson and Cecil Murphy (Zondervan)
     
  13. Understanding
    the Purpose and Power of Women, by Myles Munroe (Whitaker House)
  14. Understanding
    the Purpose and Power of Prayer, by Myles Munroe (Whitaker House)
  15. The
    Rules of Engagement by N. Cindy Trimm (Creation House)
  16. Applying
    the Kingdom, by Myles Munroe (Destiny Image)
  17. Soul Fitness, by Frederick D. Haynes III (Judson Press)
  18. Ten
    Commandments of Working in a Hostile Environment, by T.D. Jakes
    (Berkley)
  19. Letters
    to Young Black Men, by Daniel Whyte III (Torch Legacy Publications)
     
  20. God
    In My Corner: A Spiritual Memoir by George Foreman (Thomas Nelson)
     
  21. God’s
    Gonna Make You Laugh, by Noel Jones (Destiny Image)
  22. How
    Did I Get So Busy? by Valorie Burton (Waterbrook Press)
  23. Give
    It Back! by Kimberly Daniels (Charisma House)
  24. No
    More Excuses, by Tony Evans (Crossway Books)
  25. Talks Your Dad Never Had with You, by Harold D. Davis (Moody) 
  26. Always
    Sisters, by CeCe Winans (Howard)
  27. Secrets
    of an Irresistible Woman, by Michelle Hammond (Harvest House)
  28. The
    Real Deal, by Billie Montgomery Cook (Judson Press)
  29. Why
    Not You? by Valorie Burton (WaterBrook Press)
  30. TOUCH,
    by Rudy Rasmus (Thomas Nelson)
  31. Life
    Overflowing, by T. D. Jakes (Bethany House)
  32. Our
    Love is Here to Stay, by Tony & Lois Evans (Multnomah Books)
     
  33. What’s
    Really Holding You Back? by Valorie Burton (WaterBrook Press)
  34. Click,
    by George C. Fraser (McGraw-Hill)
     
  35. Matters of the Heart, by Juanita

    Bynum (Charisma House)

  36. His
    Lady, by T. D. Jakes (Berkley)
  37. Promises
    From God For Single Women, by T. D. Jakes (Berkley)
       
  38. Clean
    House, Strong House by Kimberly Daniels (Charisma House)
     
  39. Letters to Young Black Women, by Daniel Whyte III (Torch Legacy Publications) 
  40. Quiet Strength, by Rosa Parks (Zondervan)
  41. Moving
    Up, by Suzan Johnson Cook (Doubleday)
  42. From One Brother To Another, by William J. Key (Judson Press)
  43. The
    State of Black America 2007: Portrait of the Black Male (Beckham
    Publications Group)
     
  44. He-Motions, by T. D. Jakes

    (Putnam)

  45. Sister Wit, by Jacqueline Jakes

    (FaithWords)

  46. Spiritual Lessons for My Sisters, by Natasha Munson (Hyperion)
  47. Dry
    Bones Dancing, by Tony Evans (Multnomah)
  48. Delivered
    To Destiny by Kimberly Daniels (Charisma House)
  49. How to Be Blessed and Highly

    Favored, by Michelle Hammond (Waterbrook Press)

  50. 7 Things Young Black Women Do To Mess Up Their Lives, by Daniel Whyte III (Torch Legacy Publications) 

The Top 50 Black Christian
Bestsellers List (Fiction)

(Based upon Amazon.com rankings, BarnesandNoble.com rankings, and
BlackCBC.com rankings.)

For the Week of November 16, 2008 through November 22, 2008.



  1. You Can Do It! by Tony Dungy (Little Simon Inspirations)
  2. The Other Side, by Jacqueline Woodson

    (Putnam)

  3. A
    Sin and a Shame, by Victoria Christopher Murray (Pocket Star)
  4. Staying Pure (Payton Skky, #1), by Stephanie
    Perry-Moore (Lift Every

    Voice/Moody)

  5. Temptation, by Victoria Christopher Murray (Walk
    Worthy)
  6. True Friends (Carmen Browne #1), by Stephanie Perry
    Moore (Lift Every

    Voice/Moody)

  7. The Pastor’s Wife, by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
    (Pocket)
  8. Strongholds,
    by Vanessa Davis Griggs (Kensington

    Books/Dafina)

  9. Watercolored Pearls, by Stacy Hawkins Adams

    (Revell)

  10. If
    Memory Serves, by Vanessa Davis Griggs (Dafina)
  11. Perfect Joy (Carmen Browne #4), by Stephanie Perry-Moore (Lift Every Voice)
  12. Saved
    Race (Payton Skky, #3), by Stephanie Perry-Moore (Lift Every
    Voice/Moody)
  13. Nothing
    But Drama, by ReShonda Tate Billingsley (Pocket

    Books)

  14. Sober Faith

    (Payton
    Skky, #2), by Stephanie Perry-Moore (Lift Every

    Voice)

  15. Redemption by Jacquelin Thomas

    (NAL)

  16. Speak
    To My Heart, by Stacy Hawkins Adams (Baker Book House)
  17. Joy, by Victoria Christopher Murray (Walk Worthy Press)
  18. The Ex Files, by Victoria Christopher Murray
    (Touchstone)
  19. My Brother’s Keeper, by ReShonda Tate Billingsley (Pocket Books)
  20. Grown Folks Business, by Victoria Christopher
    Murray (Touchstone)
  21. Let the Church Say Amen, by ReShonda Tate
    Billingsley

    (Pocket)

  22. Sweet
    Honesty (Carmen Browne #2), by Stephanie Perry-Moore (Lift Every
    Voice/Moody)
  23. I Love My Hair!, by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley (Little, Brown Young)
  24. Simply Divine, by Jacquelin Thomas (Pocket)
  25. Rhythms
    of Grace, by Marilynn Griffith (Revell)
  26. Have a Little Faith, by Jacquelin Thomas

    (Pocket)

  27. Sweetest Gift (Payton Skky #4), by Stephanie
    Perry-Moore (Lift Every

    Voice/Moody)

  28. Truth Be Told, by Victoria Christopher Murray
    (Pocket Books)
  29. Up Pops the Devil, by

    Angela Benson (Avon

    A)

  30. Miracle’s Boys, by Jacqueline Woodson

    (Putnam)

  31. Blessings in Disguise, by

    ReShonda Tate Billingsley
    (Pocket)

  32. Second Sunday by Michele Andrea Bowen (Walk Worthy Press) 
  33. Everybody Say Amen, by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
    (Pocket)
  34. Saved Folk in the House, by Sonnie Beverly (Grand Central Publishing)
  35. He’s Saved…But Is He For Real?, by Kimberley
    Brooks (Kimani

    Press)

  36. Prime
    Choice (Perry Skky Jr. #1), by Stephanie Perry Moore (Lift Every
    Voice/Moody)
     
  37. Playing
    God, by Michelle McKinney Hammond (Harvest House Publishers)
  38. Happy
    Princess (Carmen Browne #5), by Stephanie Perry-Moore (Lift Every
    Voice/Moody)
  39. Nothing but the Right Thing, by Stacy Hawkins Adams (Revell)
  40. Divine Confidential, by Jacquelin Thomas (Pocket)
  41. Pressing
    Hard (Perry Skky Jr. #2), by Stephanie Perry Moore (Dafina)
     
  42. With Friends Like These, by ReShonda Tate
    Billingsley (Pocket)
  43. A Lova’ Like No Otha’, by Stephanie Perry Moore (Walk Worthy Press)
  44. I Know I’ve Been Changed, by ReShonda

    Tate
    Billingsley (Pocket Star)
     

  45. Church Folk, by Michele Andrea Bowen (Walk Worthy Press) 
  46. Seasons,
    by Bonnie Hopkins (Walk Worthy Press)
  47. Holy Ghost Corner, by Michele Andrea Bowen (Walk
    Worthy Press)
     
  48. One
    Prayer Away by Kendra Norman-Bellamy (Lift Every Voice/Moody)
  49. Zora’s Cry, by Tia McCollors (Lift Every Voice/Moody) 
  50. Blessed
    Trinity by Vanessa Davis Griggs (Dafina)

All
of the books listed above can be bought at www.BlackCBC.com, www.Amazon.com,
www.BarnesandNoble.com
or at fine bookstores everywhere.

Remember, each book that you buy through
BlackCBC.com helps our African brothers and sisters on the continent of
Africa, because 10% of all profits go to one of these four ministries:

    1. WORLD VISION

    2. SAMARITAN’S PURSE

    3. FEED THE CHILDREN

    4. SAVE AFRICA’S CHILDREN

    5. JEWISH
VOICE

    6. LIFE
TODAY

Thank
you for your support!

One of the missions of
Black Christian News and Black Christian Book Company is to see many
people come to Christ for salvation and for their lives to be changed.
If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, please read
the following: “For God
so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”

(John 3:16). “Believe on
the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved”
(Acts
16:31). 

 
Black Christian News/BCBC Bestsellers List

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Black Christian News/BCBC National Independent Publishers Bestsellers List

www.BlackChristianNews.com

www.BCNN1.com

www.BlackCBC.com

 
The Top
50 Black Christian Independent Publishers Bestsellers List
(Non-fiction)
(Based
upon Amazon.com rankings, BarnesandNoble.com rankings, and BlackCBC.com
rankings.)

For the Week of November 16,
2008 through November 22, 2008.

Independent Publishers or Small
Publishers
are terms often used to describe publishers
with annual sales below a certain level. Commonly, in the United
States, this is set at $50 million, after returns and discounts.
Independent publishers or Small publishers are also defined as those
that publish an average of fewer than 10 titles per year, though there
are a few who manage to do more.

The terms “independent publisher” or “small publisher” are often used
interchangeably, with “independent press” defined as publishers that
are not part of large conglomerates or multinational corporations.
Defined this way, these presses make up approximately half of the
market share of the book publishing industry.  Many small
presses rely on specialization in genre: fiction, poetry, or
limited-edition books or magazines, but there are also thousands that
focus on niche non-fiction markets.

 
As
you know, making a major bestsellers list actually increases book
sales. So, Congratulations!

 
If
you feel that your book is not being ranked with the over 300 books
that are ranked each week, please e-mail the title of your book, the
author’s name, and the ISBN number to blackcbc@blackchristianbookcompany.com
 
 

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Breaking News and Top Stories at

The Top
50 Black Christian Independent Publishers Bestsellers List
(Non-fiction)
 

  1. Letters
    to Young Black Men, by Daniel Whyte III (Torch Legacy Publications)
     
  2. 7
    Things Young Black Women Do To Mess Up Their Lives, by Daniel Whyte III
    (Torch Legacy Publications)
     
  3. Little
    Black Survival Guide for Single Saints, by Kimberley Brooks (Driven
    Enterprises)
  4. Standing
    in the Need of Prayer: A Celebration of Black Prayer (Free Press)
     
  5. 7
    Levels of Promise for the Overcomer, by Arthur L. Mackey (Mackey
    Productions)
  6. Who
    Stole My Joy? by Sandra Steen (Bridge-Logos Publishers)
  7. Healing
    Our Broken Village, by Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III (St. Paul Press)
  8. From
    Private to General, by Jerry Curry (Believe Books)
  9. Be

    Restored, by Debra Berry (New Hope Publishers)

  10. African-American
    Pastoral Care, by Edward Wimberly (Pilgrim Press)
  11. It’s All in

    Your Mind, by Tom Benjamin

  12. From
    Performance to Praise, by Joe Pace (Serenity Publishing)
  13. Raised
    from the Dead, by Frank Turner (Zoe Life Publishing)
     
  14. The
    Best Sex of My Life, by Lindsay Marsh (Trafford Publishing)
  15. Letters
    to Young Black Women, by Daniel Whyte III
    (Torch
    Legacy Publications)
  16. False
    Roads to Manhood, by Frank Chase Jr. (FC Publishing)
  17. Man
    Up! No Excuses – Do the Work, by Demitri C. Kornegay (Xulon Press)
  18. How
    to Deal With A Difficult Woman, by Tanya White (AuthorHouse)
  19. Respect:
    Gaining It and Sustaining It, by Niyi Taiwo (Xlibris)
  20. Letters
    to Young Black Men: (Leaders Guide) by Daniel Whyte III (Torch Legacy
    Publications)
  21. Dear
    Rhonda, by Demitri C. Kornegay (Xulon Press)
  22. Money Under the Car Seat And Other Things to Thank God For (Torch Legacy Publications)
  23. The
    Kneeling Mind by Eric A. Lambert, Jr. (CLC Publications)
  24. The
    Virtuous Girl, by Danita Evangeline Whyte (Torch Legacy Publications)
  25. From
    Ashes to Glory, by Barbara Smith (Tate Publishing & Enterprises)
  26. Black
    and Free, by Tom Skinner (Xulon Press)
  27. Mo’
    Letters to Young Black Men by Daniel Whyte III (Torch Legacy
    Publications)
  28. Shadow
    Living…Paintings of Grief, by Deborah Slappey Pitts (Harobed House)
  29. Willing
    to Wait, by Demonica D. Gladney (New Horizon Publishers)
  30. Stress:
    Climbing Out of Its Pits with God, by Dr. Steven Haymon (Greater
    Insight Publishing)
  31. Becoming
    a God Magnet, by Harvey Katz (Believe Books)
  32. Seven
    Essential Relationships, by Howard Katz (Believe Books)
  33. The General’s Lady, by Charlene Curry
    (Believe Books)

  34. Diary
    of a Woman Pastor, by Sheritha Bowman (Xulon Press)
  35. The
    Winning Spirit, by Lisa Lindsay Wicker (BookSurge)
     
  36. Successfully
    Raising Young Black Men, by Kevin D. Barnes, Sr (Torch Legacy
    Publications)
  37. The

    Diva Dating Manual, by Myia J (CreateSpace)

  38. Show

    Me A Family, by Denise P. Isaac (Xulon Press)

  39. The
    Christian Olympics, by S.E. Gregg (Xulon Press)
  40. Tara
    and the Place of Irish Kings, by Gail Owen (Sunshine Publishing)
  41. LIFE…What’s
    Up With Yours?, by C. NaTasha Richburg (AuthorHouse)
     
  42. For
    Love and Money, by Bellandra B. Foster (Pleasant Word)
  43. Who’s
    Renting Space in Your Head, by C. NaTasha Richburg (AuthorHouse)
  44. To
    God be the Glory, by Regina Mixon (Affordable Publishing)
  45. Innovative Lessons for Youth Ministry, by Lorraine Thomas (Asta Publications)
  46. The
    Priority of Praise and Worship, by Ron Kenoly (Parsons Publishing House)
  47. Ridiculous Situations, by Raina T. Shaw (Ministry In Art)
  48. Called to Be Light in the Workplace, by Kevin Wayne Johnson

    (Writing for the Lord)

  49. A
    Voice from the Village, by Carla Jeanee` Bradley (Apostolic Experience
    Publishing)
  50. Publish
    and Market Your Christian Book, by Tamika Hall (Leading Lady
    Publications)

 The Top
25 Black Christian Independent Publishers Bestsellers List
(Fiction)

(Based upon Amazon.com
rankings, BarnesandNoble.com rankings, and BlackCBC.com rankings.)

For the Week of November 16,
2008 through November 22, 2008.


  1. Something
    on the Inside, by T.N. Williams (Urban Christian)
  2. Dance
    to Destiny, by Sherri Lewis (Urban Christian)
  3. Divorcing
    the Devil, by Dwan Abrams (Urban Christian)
     
  4. Battle
    Of Jericho, by Kendra Norman-Bellamy (Urban Christian)
  5. In
    Greene Pastures by Kendra Norman-Bellamy (Urban Christian)
  6. Me,
    Myself and Him, by E.N. Joy (Urban Christian)
  7. He’s
    Fine…But Is He Saved?, by Kimberley Brooks (Driven Enterprises)
  8. Keeping
    Misery Company, by Michelle Larks (Urban Christian)
  9. From
    the Extreme, by Renea Collins (Urban Christian)
  10. Soon
    and Very Soon, by Sherryle Kiser Jackson (Urban Christian)
  11. Guilty
    of Love, by Pat Simmons (Urban Christian)
  12. Happily
    Ever Now, by Nicole Rouse (Urban Christian)
  13. Troubles
    Won’t Last Always, by Michelle Taylor (Urban Christian)
  14. Secret
    Sisterhood, by Monique Miller (Urban Books)
  15. The
    Rose of Jericho, by Vanessa Davis Griggs (Free to Soar)
  16. The
    First Lady-Confessions of a Preacher’s Wife, by Mikasenoja (AuthorHouse)
  17. The
    Midnight Clear, An Anthology, by Kendra Norman-Bellamy (KNB
    Publications)
  18. Only
    True Love Waits, by Dwan Abrams (Publish America)
  19. The
    Twelfth Window, by J.M. Norwood (AuthorHouse)
  20. Expectations,
    by Toni V. Lee (Pleasant Word)
  21. The Thanksgiving that Almost Wasn’t, by Daniella Whyte (Torch Legacy Publications)
  22. Love
    Me to the Altar, by Tamika Johnson-Hall (Leading Lady Publications)
  23. The
    Divine Order, by Tina R. Newsome (iUniverse)

  24. Womb
    Child, by Alethea Pascascio (Queen Publications)
  25. Unequally Yoked, Lorraine Thomas (Zoe Life Publishing Company)


All of the books listed above can be bought at www.BlackCBC.com, www.Amazon.com, and www.BarnesandNoble.com.

Remember, each
book that you buy through BlackCBC.com helps our African
brothers and sisters on the continent of Africa, because 10% of all
profits go to one of these four ministries:

    1. WORLD VISION

    2. SAMARITAN’S PURSE

    3. FEED THE CHILDREN

    4. SAVE AFRICA’S CHILDREN

    5. JEWISH
VOICE

    6. LIFE
TODAY

Thank
you for your support!

One of the missions of
Black Christian News and Black Christian Book Company is to see many
people come to Christ for salvation and for their lives to be changed.
If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, please read
the following: “For God
so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”

(John 3:16). “Believe on
the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved”
(Acts
16:31). 

 
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Pop Winans Recovering from Massive Stroke, Heart Attack

November 25, 2008

pop-winans.gifGrammy-nominated gospel singer David “Pop” Winans, patriarch of the iconic first family of contemporary gospel music, is making what doctors consider a miraculous recovery from two strokes, seizures and a heart attack, said his son, the Rev. Marvin Winans, on Wednesday in an exclusive interview with The Detroit News.

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