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I Will Not Fear

My Story of a Lifetime of Building Faith Under Fire
Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
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In 1957, Melba Beals was one of the nine African American students chosen to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. But her story of overcoming didn't start - or end - there. While her white schoolmates were planning their senior prom, Melba was facing the business end of a double-barreled shotgun, being threatened with lynching by rope-carrying tormentors, and learning how to outrun white supremacists who were ready to kill her rather than sit beside her in a classroom. Only her faith in God sustained her during her darkest days and helped her become a civil rights warrior, an NBC television news reporter, a magazine writer, a professor, a wife, and a mother.

In I Will Not Fear, Beals takes listeners on an unforgettable journey through terror, oppression, and persecution, highlighting the kind of faith needed to survive in a world full of heartbreak and anger. She shows how the deep faith we develop during our most difficult moments is the kind of faith that can change our families, our communities, and even the world. Encouraging and inspiring, Beals' story offers listeners hope that faith is the solution to the pervasive hopelessness of our current culture.

©2018 Melba Pattillo Beals (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Excellent book must read thoroughly enjoyed it going to buy the book for collection give it to my friends

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Amazing story of God's provision and protection

Read with conviction and told with courage and faith, I Will Not Fear tells the story of one of the Little Rock Nine, something, honestly, I was a bit ignorant about. Ms. Patillo Beals tells one story after another of how her deep commitment to and trust in a faithful God not only provided, but protected her. This is the story of not only a deeply committed woman of faith, but a woman of undeniable courage, selfless bravery, and fierce determination. I was truly amazed at how these horrific things kept happening, yet she never gave up or gave in. She's my hero.

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I will not fear!

Moving! Uplifting! Inspiring. Well written. An American Treasure! Thank you for breaking this barrier and for listening to God!

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  • Larry
  • Winter Springs, FL, United States
  • 03-04-18

An insightful walk through history

Melba provides real life accounts of her horrifying experience as one of the Little Rock Nine. She is a true testament of undying faith in GOD as she shares many miracles throughout her life.

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A LIFE LESSON

There are times when a book comes along that entertains as well as teach you just a little bit about history. My history and yours. My parents and grandparents taught me what life was like during another dark part of US history. Miss Melba does a wonderful job at chronicling her life. Do not pass it up , this book is an excellent read!

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Faith not Fear

An amazing story of courage and faith that her grandmother instilled in her at an early age. That faith carried her through each unbelievable challenge. My own faith was strengthened through reading this book. I am so grateful she wrote her story.