Freestyle by Michael W. Waters Wins Two USA Best Book Awards

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In Freestyle, Michael W. Waters comments on current issues from his perspective as a pastor, husband, father, and expert on hip-hop culture.

Waters seeks to restore hope by pointing toward the active presence of God in places like the inner city.

Fresh Air Books is pleased to announce that Freestyle: Reflections on Faith, Family, Justice, and Pop Culture by Michael W. Waters has won two 2014 USA Best Book Awards. Freestyle was named a Finalist in the Social Change and Religion: Christianity categories.

Freestyle is a collection of essays in which Waters comments on current issues from his perspective as a pastor, husband, father, and expert on hip-hop culture. He seeks to restore hope by pointing toward the active presence of God at work in places such as the inner city, where hope seems absent.

Michael Waters is founding pastor of Joy Tabernacle African Methodist Episcopal Church in Dallas. Featured in Ebony magazine as an emerging leader, Waters has been interviewed by NBC Nightly News, BBC’s Newshour, and National Public Radio. His writings have been featured in The Huffington Post, The African American Pulpit, Feasting on the Gospels, and Becoming Fire: Spiritual Writing from Rising Generations.

USABookNews.com, the premier online magazine featuring mainstream and independent publishers, selected winners and finalists of the 2014 USA Best Book Awards from books published between 2012–2014.

Fresh Air Books, an imprint of Upper Room Books, provides resources for people who long for deeper meaning in their lives. This imprint serves Protestants, Catholics, and Orthodox Christians, as well as spiritual seekers and adherents of other faiths.

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