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

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Good book

It was a very good book, would recommend the book to other people. Thank you

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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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I WILL NOT FEAR By Melba Pattillo Beals

I found this book to be so enthralling. Ms. Beals strength of character and faith in the Lord Jesus as her strength in reflected in every line. Despite the hardships she has endured as a woman of color in a terrible era of our country’s history, at no time is there a hint of bitterness or sadness, just all glory to God for seeing her through one difficulty after another. She is a child of God and it is reflected in every line. I would so love to meet her one day.

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A Beautiful woman who stood firm for her rights

we all need to remember how many precious lives suffered for the freedom's we take for granted every day may we learn more of and from all who paved the way

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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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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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Full Stop Hallelujah!!!

Melba tells her story as if she is in the company of friends over coffee. I loved her testimony to her faith in God through every danger, hardship, fear and tragedy. God came through for Melba every time!!!

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Amazing

One of the best books about the civil rights movement and beyond I’ve ever listened to…it’s amazing how she weaves her faith into every step—so inspirational!