Running Away

The Memoir of a Bishop's Son

by Ulysses Stephen King & Jr.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/12/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 348
ISBN : 9781490871516
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 348
ISBN : 9781490871523
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 348
ISBN : 9781490871509

About the Book

“Ulysses’ honest candor about the Christian journey is refreshing! He supports the body of Christ in developing spiritual veracity while applying practical truths. Running Away is an authentic discourse exploring life behind the pulpit.”
—Vita Jones, Ph.D

For those sons and daughters who served alongside their parents in ministry and were left on the battlefield wounded with scars, you are not forgotten. There is healing for the soul and spirit, even in the midst of pain and disappointment.

Pastor King’s daring memoir goes beyond the religious slogans and Christian jargon that is so often used by popular celebrity-preachers, and he examines some of the views and stereotypes cast on pastors’ children who serve in the church. He shares his personal journey, emotions, and reasons for accepting the call to serve as the pastor of a historic classical Pentecostal church. He also attempts to answer the question, “Why do so many pastors’ children leave the church and run away from the call to serve?”

Running Away is a memoir of passion told by the son of a bishop who struggled to find his purpose and destiny in a denomination he no longer loved after the death of his father. The book looks at Pastor King’s personal tests, failures, and trials in ministry, and what it took for him to overcome some of the painful experiences of leadership.
Running Away is not a memoir of triumph or failure, but of truth—his truth. Pastor King takes a leap of faith and risk by being vulnerable in order to share his story with a broader and wider community, hoping his readers will understand his heart and love for his father, and the local church he faithfully served for over thirty years.

Running Away is a must-read for pastors with children and Christians who are often critical of them.

About the Author

Ulysses Stephen King Jr. is the pastor of Memorial Tabernacle Church in Oakland, California, where he has served for over thirty years. He is a graduate of Southeastern University and an activist for social justice and community outreach. He has done mission outreach in Nigeria, South Africa, and Haiti, and he continues to preach and teach throughout the United States.