Soul Care In African American Practice
by Barbara L. Peacock
In the midst of our hectic, overscheduled lives, caring for the soul is imperative. Now, more than ever, we need to pause―intentionally―and encounter the Divine. Soul care director Barbara Peacock illustrates a journey of prayer, spiritual direction, and soul care from an African American perspective. She reflects on how these disciplines are woven into the African American culture and lived out in the rich heritage of its faith community. Using examples of ten significant men and women―Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Darrell Griffin, Renita Weems, Harold Carter, Jessica Ingram, Coretta Scott King, James Washington, and Howard Thurman.
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Barbara L. Peacock
Dr. Peacock’s preaching and teaching opportunities have included:
- Speaker at Women’s Luncheon hosted by Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook at the Hampton Ministers Conference
- Spoke in Isiolo, Kenya
- Women’s Services and conferences
- Prayer conferences
- C.A.L.L.E.D. to Teach trainings
Dr. Peacock holds a Doctorate of Ministry from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. Her dissertation emphasis was Spiritual Direction and Soul Care. Dr. Peacock lives in North Carolina with her husband, Mr. Gilbert Peacock and together they have a daughter, son-in-love, granddaughter and grandson.
Dr. Barbara L. Peacock
Author: Soul Care In African American Practice
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