Saturday, February 05, 2011

Celebrating Black History: This Week's Featured Louisville Authors

President Barack Obama said in his State Of The Union address that just as we celebrate those going to the SuperBowl, we need to celebrate those going to science fairs. Jesus Saves Ministries is celebrating the mental acumen God has given people of color that is expressed in their creative writing abilities. So, make it a point to stop by this network during Black History Month.

Anytime you comment on any discussion this month, here or on the Jesus Saves Social Network, you will automatically be placed in our drawings to receive books by and about people of color. Louisville area authors have graciously contributed their works to bless God for His gifts, inform, encourage, and inspire a future generation of writers and promote reading among African Americans at large including Julia Royston, Dr. Dewey Clayton, Elayne Marchbanks, Karen O'Bannon, Hazel Parrish, Brenda Harris, Lonnie Clinkscale, and Charlene Hampton Holloway.

This Week's Featured Louisville Area Authors:

Everyday Miracles
By: Julia Royston

When you think of a miracle, what comes to mind? Naturally, blinded eyes being opened, deaf ears unstopped and other medically unexplained healing come to mind. Whether you know it or not there are miracles happening all around you. See with your heart as well as your eyes. Open the book and see the miracles unfold every day of your life.

Julia Royston is a singer and songwriter, author, motivational speaker and Louisville, Kentucky native.  To her credity, she has written original music for four music CD and authored three books.  Julia is an editor of a monthly online newsletter, "A Jar In the Potter's Hands" which is designed to encourage, enlighten and empower people to live their destined, abundant life.  Julia is a teacherlibrarian by profession and married to Brian K. Royston. 

The Presidential Campaign of Barack Obama
By: Dewey M. Clayton
In the early twenty-first century, race still occupies a dominant role in American politics. Despite this truism, presidential candidate Barack Obama was uniquely poised to transcend both race and party as the first African American to have a realistic chance of winning the presidency. Previous contenders running in the traditional mode of the Civil Rights Movement based their appeal primarily on African American voters. Obama, on the other hand, ran a deracialized campaign in an effort to appeal to voters of different backgrounds and political parties.
Clayton examines how race in American politics has changed over time and offers an explanation for why Obama’s candidacy offers a different roadmap for the future. The Presidential Campaign of Barack Obama provides students of politics, inside and outside of the classroom, a unique opportunity to explore the institutional and structural challenges an African American faces in becoming the president of the United States. This guide to major issues in Black politics and the ins and outs of the 2008 campaign provides the necessary contours for understanding how the highest elected African American official won office.”
Dewey M. Clayton is Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Louisville.  He is author of African Americans and the Politics of Congressional Redistricting and numerous scholarly articles.

By: Karen O'Bannon
Karen O'Bannon is a Dayton, Ohio native who resides in Louisville, Kentucky. In this revised edition biblical and life applicable commentary join the poetry to provide navigation to those who are seeking empowerment over the issues addressed in each story. It is already being said to be a great teaching tool and conversation starter for mothers and daughters.  

This book is divided into the following chapters:
Alter Call, which challenges women to rise to a higher standard
Love Me Knots, which examines the entanglement of love
Just Serious, which focuses on femal social issues
Personal Problems, which is a call to self-examination
Sincerely Yours, which recognizes higher love

Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus saves!


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