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In Search of A Father by Terrence Wilson

 

This book is for every boy and man. For those who grew up with their father, it will enhance their appreciation of their father’s love. For those whose relationship with their father was less than what they desired, it will foster a desire to continue to work on that relationship. For those who grew up without a father or never even knew their father, it will introduce them toa Father who will never leave them nor forsake them.

Terence Wilson writes with compassion and a depth of understanding that come from his own struggles to become a man in spite of the absence of his father. Those who are suffering from the lack of a father in their lives will find inner healing, hope, and assurance in the teachings and testimony of this book.

Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant, Senior Pastor of Baltimore’s Empowerment Temple writes, “Fatherless families are America’s single largest source of crime and poverty. Terence Wilson’s resilience and self-motivation are an inspiration to anyone in search of a father. Restoring responsible fatherhood is a criticalpriority achieved by responding to the father heart of God. In Search of a Father is a timely book for a desperate generation.”

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 184
Vendor: Bridge-Logos
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 X 0.35 (inches)
ISBN: 0882709968
ISBN-13: 9780882709963

Author Info

Terrence Wilson is the founder of Wilstonian Enterprises (www.wilstonian.com), which exists to inspire individuals to be their best. He is an author, motivational speaker and life coach, and he has over thirteen years of experience working with churches, grassroots organizations, and youth groups across the United States. He is also a radio host; his broadcast, “Changing a Generation, confronts head-on the major issues of our time and our society. He and his family reside in the Metro-Detroit area.Find him on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/insearchofafather

 
 
Book Review by Linda Fegins
 
I  just finished watching the DVD, He Motions, the book written by preacher, author, T.V. host and motivational speaker, Bishop T.D. Jakes who has emerged as one of the pre-eminent spiritual leaders of our day. The DVD addressed the issues confronting men under social, emotional, spiritual and psychological siege. He noted that many combat the dismal affects of fathers being absent from the lives of their families (whether physically or emotionally . Thus, men who have no relationship with their father or responsible mentors struggle with many manhood issues which influence how they relate to women, family, their children and society.
 
That is why the reading of Terrence Wilson’s “In Search of A Father” timely message of hope and healing from a man growing up without the presence of his father in the home or significantly in  his life as a result of divorce, is a great book to read for fathers, sons, husbands, church leaders and the women who suffer the ill-effects of a man’s fatherless state and actions. The book examines the complicated and challenging task of manhood when one lacks a sound relationship with his father. However, the book does not leave the reader on a sour downcast note, but empowers and enlightens men. It inspires them and shows them how to trust God as their father. It is encouraging and inspiring that Terrence found the courage and strength   to receive wisdom and guidance about fathering from God the Father and that he has strived to  become the kind of man who will make a great father and husband to his present family. He serves as an encouragement for others that they can do the same.
 
The book provides basic real life answers on how to overcome the pain of rejection and to effectively deal with the issue to live a productive life. Significantly, as one of the endorsers of the book stated  it “empowers the reader to achieve spiritual freedom through developing a strong relationship with God as their heavenly Father”.  “In Search of A Father” would be a good tool for the church and male organizations to use in bible study or for workshops geared for men.

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Broken by Patricia Haley (Author)

#1 Essence bestselling author Patricia Haley takes sibling rivalry to a shocking new level as one man tries to heal his broken family in this compelling series based on popular biblical stories.

Don Mitchell is certain the Lord has a plan for him to reconcile his family, when his younger half brother, Joel, suddenly resigns as CEO of their father’s company. The gesture comes after Joel has nearly sent the enterprise into bankruptcy. Don’s first order of business as newly appointed head of DMI is to bring his estranged older sister home. It isn’t easy. Tamara has been running from the past for years. But once she is home, she plans to claim her rightful place in the multimillion-dollar family ministry—no matter what it takes or who gets hurt. Joel, meanwhile, is regretting his decision to step down and is doing everything in his power to resume his path to greatness. As Don finds himself waist-deep in the corporate mess Joel left behind, his love life is also in flux. He must balance a complicated friendship with Abigail, his right-hand woman at DMI, with a budding romance involving his beautiful business partner in South Africa. Just as Don begins to realize that forgiving and forgetting may be his greatest weapon, a terrifying ordeal rocks the family to its core, and they must turn to God and to one another for the answers.

BROKEN – Patricia Haley
Chosen Series, Book 3
Gallery Books
ISBN: 978-1-4165-8064-5
August 2011
Inspirational Fiction

About the Author 

 PATRICIA HALEY is the award-winning, Essence bestselling author of Nobody’s Perfect, Blind Faith, Still Waters, Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, and No Regrets. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Chicago.  She lives is in Pennsylvania with her husband and daughter.With an engineering degree from Stanford Univ. and an M.B.A. in marketing and finance from the Univ. of Chicago, readers are often surprised to hear that Patricia is writing novels, given her technical and business background.  She welcomes readers to visit her online at http://www.patriciahaley.com/ or join her Facebook fan page.

Find this author online @: www.patriciahaley.com or on Facebook: Patricia Haley -Glass

Book Review by Linda Fegins

 In this third installment of the Chosen series, Broken by Patricia Haley, readers are re-introduced to the Mitchell family, an African American family living in Detroit, Michigan, who own a multimillion business and ministry. However this powerful family is plagued with issues of family strife, anger, sibling rivalry, infidelity, impact of divorce on everyone, difficulty in forgiving transgressions, and learning to  let go of the past and to forgive .

I loved the characters created as Haley’s savvy craftsmanship and the real life issues lead me to become so engaged that I disliked a few as though they were real persons I knew. After reading Destined  prior to Broken, I read with expectancy to see how Don Mitchell would attempt the task of mending this broken family and put the family business together again  in light of the  challenges of conflicting plans and attitudes of the siblings and complicated relationships and loyalties. So engaging was this inspirational novel in which, Patricia Haley has based the story on King David  and the family drama that surrounded him, I recommended that my Christian book ministry club read the book. While a few disliked some characters such as Tamara ( me too) and could not grasp how a training ministry could do  the level of billion dollar business mentioned ( not me), they found the novel intriguing and suspenseful, filled with real life biblical issues, which kept them glued to the last page. Many decided that they just had to read the prior novels of the series.

 Patricia Haley has penned not just a great story, but one that subtly, yet profoundly if that makes sense, addresses how we struggle and respond to issues of betrayal and rejection and the scriptural importance of forgiveness and walking in faith and love without preaching to us. There was indeed so much truth in the book to make the fiction feel real.

  November 11,2011 by L.Fegins

Having read Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, Destined, Broken and thereafter, lastly  Chosen, I needed to ask this inspirational and thought provoking writer a few questions.

 Why did you select Detroit for the home of the family?

Ans. All my novels are based in areas where I’ve lived and/or traveled. It adds an extra piece to the story when I can incorporate elements of the city.  My books are primarily based in Detroit, Chicago, and Philadelphia.

 What lead you to create this series?

Ans. Inspiration for the Chosen series came from one of my all time favorite characters in the Bible, King David. He is an imperfect man plagued with family tragedy, personal failures, and constant battles. Yet, he is remembered as someone highly favored by God.  I’m equally intrigued by his son, Solomon. I’m equally intrigued by King David’s son Solomon who managed to squander away his noteworthy position of power, wealth, and godly favor after succumbing to his weakness for women. Joel plays the role of Solomon in Chosen and Destined as the son of Dave Mitchell. At the conclusion of Chosen, readers weren’t satisfied with only an epilogue ending. They wanted more. So, Destined was born. Then, I couldn’t stop with just tales of the Mitchell men. In Broken, the women have something to say as well, particularly the high-spirited estranged daughter, Tamara. 

  What suggestions do you have for writers on the business side and the creative write side?

Ans. My suggestion to writers is that writing is the creative side. and publishing is all about business. You have to understand the difference and recognize that having talent on one side might not carry over the other. You may be a great writer and lousy businessperson. Fear not, that’s why you’d want to get an agent and shop a deal for as long as it takes to get published. If you’re confortable with conducting the business component, then you have the options of self-puslishing or seeking a mainstream publisher. How much time, support, investment capital, and patience will dictate the path best suited for you. No matter whether you publish or get published, do your homework. Understand how costs, royalties, contracts, and other key elements work. You are your most trusted advocate.

 Do you have any writing courses?

Ans. Periodically I teach writing workshops at conferences. I tend to focus on getting writer’s started. Although I don’t do courses on a regular basis, I highly recommend venues such as the Iowa Writer’s weekend summer courses. I went a couple of times early in my writing career and it was very instrumental in helping me begin learning the craft.

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Reclaiming Lily by Patti Lacy

Two Women. Two Cultures. A Troubled Teen

About the Book

A storm the size of Texas brews when Gloria Powell and Kai Chang meet in a Dallas hotel. They have come to discuss the future of Lily, the daughter Gloria adopted from China and the sister Kai hopes to reclaim. Kai is a doctor who had to give up her little sister during the Cultural Revolution and has since discovered that an inherited genetic defect may be waiting to fatally strike Lily.

Gloria’s relationship with her daughter is tattered and strained, and the arrival of Kai, despite the woman’s apparent good intentions, makes Gloria fearful. Gloria longs to restore her relationship with Lily, but in the wake of this potentially devastating diagnosis, is Kai an answer to prayer…or will her arrival force Gloria to sacrifice more than she ever imagined?

About the Author

Patti Lacy graduated from Baylor University in 1977 with a BS in education. She taught at Heartland Community College in Normal, Illinois, until she retired in 2006 to pursue writing full time. She and her husband, Alan, have two grown children. Visit Patti at http://www.pattilacy.com.

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