Tyler Perry, aka Madea makes us all laugh with his humor, but he has a lesson in his plays and writings. He has never been shy about his faith and includes it in his work.In Higher Is Waiting, Tyler Perry shares spritural lessons he learned as he grew up. The book is written in the style of a devotional with a story, lesson learned and scripture to back it up.
The book is divided into four sections using the analogy of a tree; planting seeds, nourishing the roots, branching out and harvesting the fruit.
Here are a few lessons from Higher is Waiting:
- Be aware of these different types of people in your life; leaf, branch and root people. Leaf people are those in your life for a short time, they are only around for a season and then fall off. Branch people are stronger than the leaf people but need care. They are around for much longer than the leaf people but won’t be able to weather very heavy storms. Root people are those who will always be there for you no matter the season of your life. The lesson here is that you can’t be upset with people for the role they play in your life, that’s just how it’s meant to be.
- Guard your dream from dream killers. Don’t just tell anyone your dreams, protect them and guard them with your heart. Open up to only people you trust and who will not belittle your dreams. Even those who are close to you may want to talk you out of your dreams. Pray for wisdom as you seek advice.
- Realize that there may be different ways to get to your dreams and be open to different ways of getting there.
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Publishing Date: November 2017
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Nigerian born, American raised author and blogger Luvvie Ajayi wows us with her keen sense of humor and truth in I’m judging you. She states a lot of things you’ll consider common sense but one has to realize that common sense isn’t always very common. Luvvie touches on many different topics and gives us advice in a humorous way.
As a Nigerian woman living in the States, I can relate to all the issues she’s brought up but I especially appreciate her appeal to a wider audience. She is real and unabashedly herself. Luvvie says all the stuff you’re thinking but can’t say cause you’re too polite or perhaps afraid of the backlash. I love that she’s so real and calls folks out for bad behavior.
Here are four reasons to read I’m Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi:
- Honesty / Candidness : Luvvie tells it like it is. She says that stuff we can’t say cause we have day jobs and reputations to protect. We are thinking it and are glad someone finally said it. For instance, in one chapter she calls out folks on social media who post ridiculous things or overshare.
- Humor : She is hilarious; Luvvie describes events in a comical and entertaining manner. She’ll keep you engaged with her humor.
- Advice: She tells you what to do. Luvvie suggests behaviors and ideas to do better.
- She’s Nigerian: Hey, I’m Nigerian and I love to see and shout out other Nigerians doing well! I’m especially proud that she’s from Ibadan, my home town.
Overall, of course I recommend this book 😉 it’s a great, light and funny read. Pick this up for your next plane ride; you won’t be disappointed.
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Publishing Date: September 2016