Publisher: ‎Precocity Press

“I am grateful to Susan Shankin and Precocity Press for her excellent work on design and interior layout and for working with me to bring this project to completion.”

Occasionally, we come across a true story that seems so improbable that it falls under the heading of a popular saying, you can’t make this stuff up!

From a childhood in Appalachian poverty to becoming an internationally recognized champion for marginalized people, her life will both inspire and challenge the reader. Kathy’s indomitable faith in Jesus Christ and unshaken conviction in the love of God and the biblical theology of equality, has guided her from impoverished communities in Dallas to the sweltering cities of Nigeria. Read the accounts where transformation replaced hopelessness and despair in neighborhoods and cities where systems of oppression dominated for generations.

At a time in history where connectivity is more available than ever before, our world is fractured almost beyond recognition. Even within the Christian faith, the simple instruction of Jesus to “love one another as I have loved you” has diminished in frightening ways. The B.R.I.D.G.E. theological framework, Dudley’s brilliant presentation in the second half of this book, is a gift to anyone who aspires to be an agent of love and reconciliation in both a broken world and a splintered Christian fellowship.

Let her words encourage us all to be people who are doers of the word, not just hearers, tearing down the walls that divide, and building bridges of trust, faith, and unity.

About the Author
Dr. Kathy Hodge Dudley is Founder and President of Imani Bridges (IB), founded in 2004. Between 1982 and 2002, Dr. Dudley founded and led Voice Hope Ministries and Dallas Leadership Foundation in Dallas, TX. She received her Doctor of Ministry from Bakke Graduate University (BGU) in 2005 and subsequently served as Africa Area Director and Professor of African Studies from 2005-2007. She later served as Director of Cross-Cultural Empowerment and Professor of Leadership and Community Development at BGU from 2010-2012.She has received numerous awards and honors throughout her career. She authored the “Urban Youth Development Manual” and contributed to other publications.Kathy is married to Sayres Dudley and they co-own Dudley & Associates, an executive search firm. She has two children and four grandchildren and lives in Frisco, Texas.