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Book details
  • Genre:RELIGION
  • SubGenre:Christian Life / Women's Issues
  • Language:English
  • Pages:200
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781943612680

Lessons in Living

Ordinary Women, Extraordinary God

by Dr. Cynthia Parker White , Amelia Y. Neal, Cheryl D. Williams, Janice Parker Watson, Kathleen L. Williams, Magenta Black, Mona L. Stallworth, Sharion Thurman Reeves and Valerie Dorn Roberts

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Overview
Lessons in Living, Ordinary Women, Extraordinary God is an anthology written by and for women. Each woman, in her own way shares her story of how God took an ordinary event and taught her an extraordinary lesson that she was able to apply personally for her own growth and to share with others potentially facing similar life situations.
Description
Lessons in Living is a faith based anthology with a central theme of how God uses the seemingly ordinary things and events of life to teach extraordinary lessons.The anthology had its beginnings in what we affectionately called the Sisterhood Project, an attempt to give women who desired to write a voice and a safe haven in which to thrive, to be nurtured and mentored as writers. The group is almost evenly divided between first time and previously published writers. Lessons in Living became the vehicle for this group of women to get their "feet wet" as authors without the challenge of the entire publication process being a barrier. The final group of nine, whittled down from the twelve who initially answered the call via social media, are from several states along with our nation's Capitol. Although we come from different backgrounds we as women share similar life experiences that have molded and made us into the women that we are are. Some of those experiences threatened to break us, but our faith kept us and we learned lessons worthy of sharing with others and affirming more deeply our connection as women and that indeed we are our sister's keeper.
About the author
Dr. Cynthia Parker White is a native of St. Petersburg, Florida and graduate of Gibbs High School (1970). She earned a B. A. (1973); M. A. in School Counseling (1979); and Certification in Educational Leadership (1998) all earned at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. She earned an Educational Specialist degree in School Counseling (1995) from University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg; Education Specialist in 2004 and Doctor of Education in 2005 both in Educational Leadership from Argosy University, Sarasota, Florida. She is a member of: Pinellas Professional School Counselors Association, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and serves on the Board of Governance for Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA). Dr. White is also a member of the Professional Woman Network (PWN) where she trained and earned certification in Diversity and Women’s Issues. She is the author of Healing for My Hurt: A Journey to Wholeness/Finding My Father, Finding My Self and Big Boys DO Cry: The Struggle of Growing up Black and Male. In addition she is a co-author in the following PWN books: How to Break the Glass Ceiling without a Hammer: Career Strategies for Women; Leaders in Pearls: How to Be a Change Architect; Boys to Men: The Guide for African American Boys and Second Chance Living: Out of the Darkness, Into the Light. Additionally, she has edited or co-edited the following books: Her Story Her Way: What Makes You Fat by Magenta Black; Black People Don’t Read by Janks Morton and Ivory Toldson, Ph. D. and Overcoming the Odds: No Excuses, Find a Way by Charley J. Williams, Jr. Dr. White is the President/CEO of Dr. Cynthia Parker White & Associates, LLC, a consulting firm conducting seminars and workshops on women and family issues.
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