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Book details
  • Genre:BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • SubGenre:Inspiration & Personal Growth
  • Language:English
  • Pages:75
  • eBook ISBN:9781623092856

Finding Valerie

Naked & Unashamed

by Valerie Bell-Smith

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Overview
Be empowered, restored, motivated… Author Valerie Bell-Smith is on a journey to self discovery. With a writing style that is both conversational and simplistic Valerie shares her story of faith, perseverance, love and appreciation of life. She is dedicated to inspiring others to live a life on purpose each and every day. “Finding Valerie” is the follow-up to the debut memoir “Dear Chris, Conversations with my son. Released in 2010, “Dear Chris” exposed layers of hurt and disappointment that ultimately led Valerie to pursuing her true life’s purpose, inspiring others. In “Finding Valerie”, the reader will experience a journey to self discovery through life’s ups and downs in a way that is both engaging and relatable. Upon experiencing the journey, readers will be encouraged to challenge themselves, step out of their comfort zone and take a chance to live the life they deserve, the life they were created for.
Description
Be empowered, restored, motivated... Author Valerie Bell-Smith is on a journey to self discovery. With a writing style that is both conversational and simplistic Valerie shares her story of faith, perseverance, love and appreciation of life. She is dedicated to inspiring others to live a life on purpose each and every day. Valerie desires to reach people who are broken and confused about where their life is leading them. Embracing yourself as God created you to be is the ultimate deliverance. By doing so, we release ourselves from past hurts and disappointments that hinder us from living our true purpose. “Finding Valerie” will encourage people to challenge themselves, step out of their comfort zone and take a chance to live the life they deserve, the life they were created for. Released with an accompanying music CD, Finding Valerie shares ten inspirational uplifting songs, set to jazz and R&B infused melodies. She hopes that readers will be blessed by the book and listen to the music, ultimately discovering the voice inside that propels them to boldly embrace their own life's journey. “Finding Valerie” is the follow-up to her debut memoir “Dear Chris, Conversations with my son. Released in 2010, “Dear Chris” exposed layers of hurt and disappointment that ultimately led Valerie to pursuing her true life’s purpose, inspiring others. “Writing to reach people where they are is what I enjoy the most. Whether I share through music or prose, I intend to share. I am not afraid to give of myself, exposing my most personal moments. Through my own trials and triumphs, God is using my story to touch the lives of others. This is my journey, come and go with me to a place of self discovery”, said Valerie Bell-Smith, author, singer.
About the author
Valerie is a singer and songwriter and author with a literary and musical focus on Rhythm and Praise. She began “Inspired by Valerie Music & Entertainment” as a result of searching for meaning and purpose in her life. Valerie desires to share her life story as a way of expressing God’s love and redeeming power to the world. Her music, entertainment, and writings are designed to motivate and encourage others with the message that a determination to remain focused in the face of adversity will always lead to true purpose and fulfillment, as God intends. Beyond entertainment, she is working toward establishing memorials for her late husband Elgin and their late son Christopher. She is the author of “Dear Chris, Conversations With My Son”, a memoir in honor of Christopher Jermaine Smith (www.dearchristhebook.com). The book is a series of letters that expose true emotions and the strength gained while caring for her terminally ill son and husband. Proceeds from the book will be used to establish an educational scholarship program for African-American males with physical disabilities. “LeBaron Lights”, to be named in honor of Elgin LeBaron Smith, will be a resource company that offers housing and job training assistance to low-income persons. Valerie currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her youngest son, Joshua, who is also the encouragement behind all of her endeavors. She is a member of Cascade United Methodist Church where she sings with the Cascade New Advent Choir, ministers with the United Methodist Women’s Missionary Group and the Christian Door Keepers Ushers Ministry.
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