Title: One Sunday At A Time (Forever Divas Book 2)
Author: E.N. Joy
Publisher: Urban Renaissance (March 29, 2016)
Number of Pages: 288 pages
About The Author:
E. N. Joy is the author behind the “New Day Divas,” “Still Divas,” “Always Divas” and “Forever Divas” series, all which have been coined “Soap Operas in Print.” She is an Essence Magazine Bestselling Author who wrote secular books under the names Joylynn M. Jossel and JOY. Her children’s book titled The Secret Olivia Told Me, written under the name N. Joy, received a Coretta Scott King Honor from the American Library Association. The book was also acquired by Scholastic Books and has sold almost 100,000 copies.
About This Book:
What does crazy look like? Let Deborah tell it, it’s the reflection that looks back at her in the mirror. She has a career she loves, two beautiful children and a handsome and successful husband. Her life seems to be the blueprint almost every woman she knows would kill to live. But working full-time, being a full-time mother, full-time wife and a full-time Sunday only Christian seems to be taking its toll on her. With all the scheming and shenanigans Deborah orchestrated to get this lifestyle, she might have to come up with a whole set of new ones to maintain it. Lynox is Deborah’s husband who she thanks God for putting back into her life after a game of cat and mouse that defies the laws of romance. He feels that all Deborah needs is to let her hair down, maybe make some new friends and live a little. When Deborah agrees and then suspects Lynox of having an affair with the woman that he suggested she form a friendship with, will he live to regret his own advice?
One Sunday At A Time Book Review:
In the beginning of this narrative “One Sunday At A Time”, we discover that Lynox Chase was getting ready to leave his wife, Deborah and also taking their two sons with him for their safety. Deborah wasn’t happy at all and the rage was building up inside. It really pained Lynox badly to see his wife acted out like that. He didn’t have any idea how Deborah’s emotions and behavior could shift so erratically. In his mind, Lynox wondering why he and Deborah could experience a joyful night together in the world, but suddenly Deborah would wake up angry at the world? How could a single little thing that threw her off schedule or was not in sync send her on a rampage? That is in the world of Mental Illness really manifested. Usually the loves ones of that person have to deal with and pick up the pieces. I can relate because that how my life was dealing with my mental illness from major depression disorder and anxiety. I have trouble of handing my anger and I decided to go to treatment with a psychiatrist and a therapist so I can be on the road of recovery. I salute Author E. N. Joy in focusing the subject of Mental Illness through her Characters especially focusing on the African American and the Church Community since it is consider to be a taboo. Also nobody don’t want to talk about mental illness. Deborah Chase was trying to be a super woman by taking on roles as a wife, mother, career woman and a Christian. But she couldn’t handle all of that task and started to have a mental break down. She believe that she pray away the illness and have the Holy ghost that she is cure. Faith without work is dead. Prayer without work is dead. Having the Holy-ghost without work is dead.
“One Sunday At A Time ” is one of those books that you get a sermon that ministers to the readers of the importance about therapy and healing. This narrative takes us on a tumbling expedition. The Author E. N. Joy takes the readers into the circles of mental illness, which often times are taboo in the African American Community and the Church Community. I can relate to the Character of Deborah Chase, I suffer from depression and anxiety and I decided to seek a medical professional that are licensed in Mental Health. Some folks criticized me for seeking help from a professional instead of seeking help from God. Some believe that Christians especially in the black community that as a Christians, you should not have any problem. God has already healed us. When we pray to God, He is telling us that we as Christians need to walk in it. We need to walk in our healing and walk in our deliverance. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” The Holy Spirit in each one of us is renewed, It’s re-created in Christ. We must be willing to retrain ourselves according to our spirit of Christ of Christ instead of our old self and traits. Our help will always comes from the Lord, but the Lord puts people and resources right here on earth to help us. Deborah’s adventure is full of surprises and emotional catastrophe. E. N. Joy really created the Characters marvelously and well developed that I can relate to their struggles, anguish, highs, and lows. Just like the character Mother Doreen mentioned to Deborah Chase, it times for us to walk in our healing and walk in our delivery. When we are dealing with illness such as Mental Illness, it is great to communicate God in prayers but God answers our prayers by sending people and resources to help us in our walk in our deliverance and healing. There is nothing wrong seek professional help that are licensed in Mental Health. God wants us to take care of our temple as well our mind so we can do God’s ministry to build up His kingdom. I recommend individuals that love a great Christian Fiction story then “One Sunday At A Time.” There were a lot of great messages from the Characters that minister to me to help me with my spiritual walk with Christ. I am looking forward to read more books by this anointed author. I now have to purchase and read the first book “When All Is Said and Prayed” in this series.
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