The Only Prayer I'll Ever Pray: Let My People Go is a stirring call for blacks in
America to critically examine their loyalty and dedication to religion and to begin adapting a
lifestyle centered on rational thinking. It is time to break the chains of mental bondage caused
by religious dogma. This book is a compelling presentation of practical reasons using a
common sense approach that encourages blacks in America to disregard their need for religion.
It provides a perspective on the harmful influences of religion. Author Donald R. Wright
addresses the effects organized religion, primarily Christianity, has had on blacks in America
from slavery to the present. He gives a brief but concise explanation as to how slaves were
converted to Christianity. He has decoded this Matrix called religion. This book presents the
case as an advocate for an alternative view.
The author explains a part of his life's journey that began in 2002 and how it brought forth
significant changes and new interests. The book explores questions many Christians have
wanted to ask, but are afraid, or if certain ones are asked, they are told to just have faith.
In 2004, after another disturbing church experience, this author made a commitment to be a
more knowledgeable Christian in lieu of being a handicapped Christian; totally dependent
upon pastors, preachers, and teachers for interpretation and instruction regarding the Bible.
This commitment lead to a discovery of the many contradictions in the Bible. A contradiction
makes truth difficult to attain. Further study lead to a thorough evaluation of Chistianity.
This book provides compelling definitions of religion; covers the mis-education of Christians;
religious loyalty of blacks; the influence of preachers and the mega church; and black men and
the church. It challenges the so-called moral authority of religion and the deprivation of
children having the freedom to choose a religion or reject religion in its totality. It is a quest
to invigorate thoughts that will move our society toward positive change.
Donald R. Wright, former deacon in a Baptist church, has been on a truth-seeking journey
regarding religion and its practices for the past five years. He graduated from Tennessee State
University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and is a professional
engineer. He currently owns an engineering consulting firm in Houston, Texas. Wright and his
wife have been married for 29 years and they have one daughter. He is a native of Fayette, Alabama.