Flowing Like a River
Thoughts of Bishop Kenneth W. Hicks
Kenneth W. Hicks with an Introduction by T.T. Tyler Thompson
W. Hicks served sixteen years as a UnitedMethodist bishop
in Arkansas and Kansas with distinction and grace, and to
this day encourages people to live every day with an attitude
of peace and justice. He doesn’t just want people to
talk about peace and justice issues, he wants them to put
those concepts into practice as commanded in the Bible: “Seek
peace, and pursue it” (Psalm 34:14b NRSV).
his episcopacy, Hicks wrote regular columns in United Methodist
publications, and this book is a collection of his memorable
thoughts from those well-received messages. In these pages,
the reader is invited to discover Hicks’s appreciation
for God’s extraordinary gifts; his wonder as to the
glory of Christian holidays; his observations of the full
responsibility of being in leadership in the church; and his
desperate need for humankind to wake up and see what peace,
justice, prayer, hope, and love can do. The reader is in for
a real treat with this book—there is poetry in the thoughts
of Bishop Kenneth W. Hicks.
Born and raised in southeast Kansas in an Evangelical United
Brethren household, Kenneth
William Hicks joined the Methodist Church
in 1946 after which he entered and completed studies at Iliff
School of Theology in Denver. Prior to being chosen as a United
Methodist bishop in 1976, Hicks most ably served in pulpits
in Colorado and Nebraska. He and his wife, Elaine, live in
Little Rock, Arkansas, and are the parents of two daughters.
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208 pages and 14 photographs
for Phoenix International.