Tyler Perry’s Higher Is Waiting: Passages of Inspiration

Tyler Perry’s Higher Is Waiting: Passages of InspirationHigher Is Waiting Published by Spiegel & Grau on November 14th 2017
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Christian, Inspirational, Memoir, Self-Help
Pages: 224
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An intimate book of inspiration by the one and only Tyler Perry—actor, producer, director, philanthropist, and the creator of Madea.

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.

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Penguin Random House. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Please note that all opinions are my own. 

Higher Is Waiting is written from Perry’s personal experiences. The book itself is divided into four main sections:  Planting, Nourishing, Branching out and Harvesting. Each brief chapter of the book illustrates a lesson, an experience from Perry’s life, and then it closes with a recap, a consideration and often a verse. While labeled a Christian book, Higher Is Waiting is for just about anyone who desires even more from life and who wants to take control and understand their life experience.

In Higher Is Waiting, Mr. Perry shares his own story with readers – his struggles with money, abuse, his career, his dreams, and his unwavering love for his mother.  He never gave up on his dream and no matter where others are in their journey or the climb, he encourages others to do the same.

I have not had a chance to read Higher Is Waiting yet as my copy just arrived today, but I have read the reviews of others and I know it’s going to be a great book full of laughter and tears at the same time. If you are a Tyler Perry fan, you will not want to miss out on his new inspirational book. Here’s what Mr. Perry himself had to say about his new book:

If you are interested in reading this book, I highly suggest you scroll down to the giveaway below and enter to win a copy for yourself.  Best of wishes to you all. 🙂

About the Author: Writer, actor, filmmaker, playwright, songwriter, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Tyler Perry is the mastermind behind nineteen theatrically released feature films, twenty stage plays, nine television shows, and a #1 New York Times bestselling book. His creative empire has won over audiences and built communities from the Tyler Perry Studios home base in Atlanta, Georgia, throughout the world. His unique blend of spiritual hope and down-home humor continues to shape his inspiring life story, connecting with fans across the globe and always leaving space to dream. Since 2006, the Perry Foundation’s aim has been to transform tragedy into triumph by seeding individual potential, supporting communities, and harvesting real change. The foundation supports education, clean water, health, agriculture, girls’ and women’s rights, technology, arts, culture, and globally sustainable economic development, both in the United States and around the world.

You can find Tyler Perry on the following sites:

Website  /  Facebook  /  Twitter

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