American Dream 2.0
A Christian Way Out of the Great Recession
by Frank A. Thomas
Is the American Dream still viable for me? This book looks at the American Dream—where it came from, why it is out of reach for most Americans, and how we can reclaim the fullness of its promise.
"Anyone concerned with the future of our nation must add this book to their personal library."—Dr. Otis Moss III, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago
Is the American Dream alive or dead; and if the American Dream is dead, what happens next?
Frank A. Thomas
Read the first chapter from American Dream 2.0, "The American Jeremiad and the Cultural Myth of America."
Dr. Frank Anthony Thomas has been an ordained minister and pastor for 26 years and currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church in Memphis, Tennessee.
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message of the Beloved Community is the contemporary vision of Jesus’s concept of the reign of God. Only the reign of God will bring us out of the Great Recession.
I walked away from American Dream 2.0 with a much better historical perspective of the national myth of the "American Dream," the work of Dr. King, and the black prophetic church tradition in general.
Samuel K. Atchison
As a pastor who is a student of King, pursues social justice in daily ministry, and has personally wrestled with the myth of the American Dream, I “get” Thomas. Yet even as I followed his discourse I was besieged by troubling and competing thoughts.
Listen to Frank Thomas. He’s tracing the history that points to the best future for all of us.