In this inspirational memoir, Dr. Shawn Joseph shares his journey—from growing up in poverty to becoming the first African American superintendent in the city of Nashville. Drawing lessons from Joseph of the Bible, he aims to inspire readers to hold on to their faith and believe in the power of God's promises even as they endure difficult times.
Joseph engages the reader, drawing him through his childhood, college years, and into the workforce, culminating with his appointment as superintendent and transition into a faculty appointment at prestigious Fordham University. His story will resonate with readers, with the lines between his life and Joseph's story well-drawn and will uplift any reader who has ever faced adversity.
This is a book that every parent, particularly parents of children of color, should give to their children to help them understand that God's promises can be achieved in their life if they maintain their faith and develop an ability to persevere.