Books: Lord, Hold My Hand

Go TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN (303 pp.) —James Baldwin—Knopf ($3.50).

This was one place in sinful Harlem where God was in command: "The saints, arriving, had rented this abandoned store and taken out the fixtures; had painted the walls and built a pulpit, moved in a piano and camp chairs, and bought the biggest Bible they could find. They put white curtains in the show window, and painted across this window, TEMPLE OF THE FIRE BAPTIZED. Then they were ready to do the Lord's work."

No member of the storefront church labored harder than Deacon Grimes. In the South he had tomcatted...

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