Author Archives: Ordinary Servant

Bullies, Suicide and “13 Reasons Why”

I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I decided to take a peek at “13 Reasons Why” on Netflix. And yes, I am well aware of all the negative commentary surrounding it. However, one thing I will say, is that I thought the series was well done. The writing, story, acting, […]

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Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

Paperback: 192 pages Publisher: Penguin Random House Price: $15.00 Purchase: Amazon | BN                 Description Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound […]

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The Prisoner’s Wife by Asha Bandele

Paperback: 240 pages Publisher: Washington Square Press Price: $15.99 Purchase: Amazon | BN               Description As a favor for a friend, a bright and talented young woman volunteered to read her poetry to a group of prisoners during a Black History Month program. It was an encounter that would […]

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Writing My Wrongs by Shaka Senghor

Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Convergent Books Price: $14.00 Purchase: Amazon | BN                 Description Shaka Senghor was raised in a middle class neighborhood on Detroit’s east side during the height of the 1980s crack epidemic. An honor roll student and a natural leader, he dreamed of becoming a […]

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Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Paperback: 272 pages Publisher: Anchor Price: $16.00 Purchase: Amazon                 Description “Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he’d had three months to write. It was due the next day. We […]

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Book Review: On Writing by Stephen King

Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Scribner; 10 Anv edition ISBN-10: 1439156816 Price: $17.00 Purchase: Amazon | BN               Description Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools […]

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What Side Are You On?

How many times have you heard… “I’m a Christian,” “I believe in Jesus,” “God speaks to me.”  But when you look closely, you see no evidence of Him. They profess Christ. They pray. They attend church faithfully, or not. They post Scripture memes on Facebook, and have all their Christianese down pat. Yet, somehow, they carry […]

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Book Review: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Scribner ISBN-10: 074324754X ISBN-13: 978-0743247542 Price: $17.00 Purchase: Amazon | BN               Description Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like […]

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Lust: A Seven Deadly Sins Novel by Victoria Christopher Murray

Series: Seven Deadly Sins Paperback: 368 pages Publisher: Touchstone (February 7, 2017) ISBN-10: 1501134108 ISBN-13: 978-1501134104 Price: $15.00 Purchase: Amazon | BN             Description From the NAACP Image award winner and national bestselling author Victoria Christopher Murray, a novel inspired by the seven deadly sins about a woman caught between […]

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Christianity Today

I don’t know about you, but lately, I see so much confusion within Christianity. What happened to the simplicity of the gospel? Where did it go? I was one of those Christians who never read their Bible, but in the past couple of years, I have been reading it diligently. To my surprise, I am slowly […]

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Another Gospel

They tell you to ignore and deny your sickness, depression, and pain. And when you pray, and nothing changes, it’s YOUR fault, because you don’t have enough faith. How many of you know that’s a bunch of hogwash? For whatever reason, some people have a hard time wrapping their minds around the fact that depression and anxiety is an illness and disability. […]

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