Revive Our Hearts Podcast

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The Humanity of Christ

Leslie Basham: Nancy Leigh DeMoss begins today's Revive Our Hearts with a serious story.

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: In 1959, a journalist named John Howard Griffin changed himself from a white man into a black man. He used drugs, sunlamp treatment, and dye to darken his skin. He then spent six weeks traveling through the racially segregated southern states, posing as an itinerant black man. One description of this experiment said, “He left behind his privileged life as a Southern white man to step into the body of a stranger”

As he traveled he journaled the treatment and the reactions he received from people. Some of it was really awful. He was denied housing, transportation, work, even sometimes the use of restrooms. He experienced rudeness, racial slurs, violent threats, just because his skin was dark.

Griffin wrote about his treatment in a book, Black Like Me. As I read about …

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About the Teacher

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has touched the lives of millions of women through two nationally syndicated radio programs heard each day—Revive Our Hearts and Seeking Him. Her books have sold more than five million copies. Through her writing, podcasts, … read more …