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Higher Is Waiting - Are You Ready Yet?

What is your strength during those moments when it seems that life's challenges have become overwhelming? How do you find your inner reserve of personal power to persevere? During a time in my life path where I presented these very questions to myself, life answered. Granted the opportunity to read and review the newest, inspirational literary work from an esteemed writer and philanthropic public figure, I accepted the gift of Higher Is Waiting from acclaimed celebrity author, Tyler Perry. Sharing creative talents, a love of nature, and strong desire to empower others, Tyler Perry is my mentor (in my mind). Higher Is Waiting, are you ready yet?

Thank you to Tyler Perry and the team from Penguin House Random Books for the courtesy of providing an Advanced Reader Copy for editorial content purposes.

Higher Is Waiting - Are You Ready Yet?

Thinking back, maybe 10 years ago or so, Tyler Perry first entered my radar. I'm not exactly sure how he gained my attention. Possibly from a friend visiting for the weekend equipped with each and every one of his stage plays available on DVD, well-known in the religious entertainment circuit. I was intrigued by the well-earned fame of this talented writer once living in the shelter of his car. Higher Is Waiting is penned as, "An intimate book of inspiration by one of the great cultural icons of our time."

"Higher Is Waiting is a spiritual guidebook, a collection of teachings culled from the experiences of a lifetime, meant to inspire readers to climb higher in their own lives and pull themselves up to a better, more fulfilling place. In this intimate book, Tyler Perry writes of how his faith has sustained him in hard times, centered him in good times, and enriched his life.

Beginning with his earliest memories of growing up a shy boy in New Orleans, Perry recalls the moments of grace and beauty in a childhood marked by brutality, deprivation, and fear. With tenderness he sketches portraits of the people who sustained him and taught him indelible lessons about integrity, trust in God, and the power of forgiveness: his aunt Mae, who cared for her grandfather, who was born a slave, and sewed quilts that told a story of generations; Mr. Butler, a blind man of remarkable dignity and elegance, who sold penny candies on a street corner; and his beloved mother, Maxine, who endured abuse, financial hardship, and the daily injustices of growing up in the Jim Crow South yet whose fierce love for her son burned bright and never dimmed. Perry writes of how he nurtured his dreams and discovered solace in nature, and of his resolute determination to reach ever higher.

Perry vividly and movingly describes his growing awareness of God’s presence in his life, how he learned to tune in to His voice, to persevere through hard times, and to choose faith over fear. Here he is: the devoted son, the loving father, the steadfast friend, the naturalist, the philanthropist, the creative spirit—a man whose life lessons and insights into scripture are a gift offered with generosity, humility, and love."

Simply recapped, the prevailing message of this inspirational read is- Higher is waiting for everyone. Written in four parts, Higher Is Waiting is a symbolic "Tree of Life" nurturing a journey as we better understand, Planting the Seeds, Nourishing the Roots, Branching Out, and Harvesting the Fruit. Factoring myself in as Perry's intended audience, motivation gained through reading Higher Is Waiting, scripture reading, and my inner power to persevere inspire my conviction to "Staying in the Climb".

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