Clarence Jordan (1912-1969) was a true American prophet. Reared in the heart of the Southern Baptist Church, he passed up the options of scholarship or traditional ministry to found an interracial Christian community in Americus, Georgia, Koinonia. Through his sermons and his rip-roaring vernacular translations of Scripture -- his so-called "Cotton Patch" version of the New Testament -- Jordan laid out a revolutionary vision of the gospel and invited his readers to join the costly adventure of discipleship. Joyce Hollyday, who lives Pisgah Forest in North Carolina, is an Associate Conference Minister in the United Church of Christ. She is the author of numerous booksHollyday, Joyce is the author of 'Clarence Jordan Essential Writings' with ISBN 9781570754975 and ISBN 1570754977.