A Life To Love

Title: A Life To Live – Inspirational Romance

Author: Toni Shiloh

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 10, 2015)

Number of Pages: 117 pages

ASIN:   B00UI8K16W (EBook)

ISBN-10: 1505364159

ISBN-13: 978-1505364156

About The Author:

Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), an Air Force veteran, and a member of the body of Christ. She spends her days hanging out with her husband and their two boys. She likes to volunteer at her children’s school. When she’s not writing, she’s reading. An avid reader of Christian fiction, she writes reviews on her blog and enjoys helping other authors find readers.

About This Book:

Mia is headed to the famed Nottingham for a month long vacation. She never imagined she’d run into her high-school sweetheart thousands of miles away from her home town. Why would God throw them back together? Caleb always regretted the way things ended with his high-school girlfriend, Mia. After a chance encounter in the streets of Nottingham, Caleb feels God is giving him a second chance to right the wrongs he committed. Unbeknownst to him, Mia has secrets that may require his forgiveness. Will her past overshadow his wrongs? As Mia and Caleb work through old hurts and broken hearts will they let the blessing of forgiveness redeem their relationship?

A Life To Live Book Review:

“A Life To Live” is an inspirational romance with a well-formed theme about the power of forgiveness. I always love about how Authors incorporated the Word of God that was provided throughout the book. The story line is absolutely a recognizable one in this current times of today. As a reader, you can relate with the Characters who felt the pain and hurt from that kind of behavior was well-written. The characters were “real” and “fascinating”. The female readers will appreciate the charm of a handsome hero’s. Nottingham, England seemed a strange place for these two characters to end up but it worked and as a reader I really enjoyed learning more about England. It even have made me thinking about wanting to go for a visit.

“A Life To Live”, is a short read but this novella will make you to realize about of all the blessings we have around us. God brought us here to live life, enjoy life and bring joy into our life. This is an opportunity to travel all over the world, and be able to smile again.The character of Mia decide to takes the year off and take the opportunity travel abroad, she visited all the places her mother had planned for their trip together; however Mia will be traveling alone due to the fact that her mother passed suddenly. This is an uplifting love story between two people who were torn apart by way of life beyond their control. Through it all, they discover the power of Jesus’s love and forgiveness for their sins. They find each other again after 10 years of separation. Subsequently learning to forgive one another for their transgressions, they find romance for each other. Then and only then do they discover the peace that God gives thru his Son, Jesus, and attain true love. “A Life To Live” represents a narrative of tremendous substance, promise, and redemption. Toni Shiloh have a God-gifted talent of creating a narrative that involves heartache, disappointment and loss within a context of respect, serenity, and jubilant is truly encouraging making this an awesome and optimistic reading experience. I am definitely looking forward to reading more books from Toni Shiloh.

Pain Ain’t Pretty But It Was My Best Teacher

Title: Pain Ain’t Pretty But It Was My Best Teacher – Inspirational

Author: Tamara Armour

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 13, 2016)

Number of Pages: 146 pages

ASIN:   B01GESAD6C (EBook)

ISBN-10: 1533098646

ISBN-13: 978-1533098641

About The Author:

My name is Tamara Armour and I wrote, A Woman Loves until a Man Lies for hurting women. I was tired of seeing good women being dogged out by manipulative men. Also I wanted to give women a real book that dealt with dating, men and relationships. I wanted this book to be a book that women could relate to, laugh at and most of all grow with. If women all over the world can read my book and say that they have healed or grown from my book then the book was successful! Enjoy and please if this book has helped you please write a review on Amazon or any other book site that carries my book.

About This Book:

In this life we are going to suffer some bruises and some scars that cover our souls. Some of us may feel as if there is not an inch of our souls or minds that does not have a scar on it. That is where this poetry book comes in. You have been through so much in life that you need words to describe what you have been through. God speaks to us but sometimes life, people and our emotions get in the way. But through these words of hope, strength and true emotion let God speak to you and wrap his words around your body. Let his anointing come through these words as ointment that will begin to heal your wounds no matter how long ago they occurred.

God let me move out the way so that you can speak. In Jesus name I pray Amen.

Pain Ain’t Pretty But It Was My Best Teacher Book Review:

“Pain Ain’t Pretty But It Was My Best Teacher” is a collection of poetry created by Tamara Armour. These collection of poetry can empower you during your painful moments to become your best teachers in the purpose of you to be a conqueror. In the Book of the 2nd Corinthians, the 3rd Chapter and the 4th through the 6th verses related about the title of this book “Pain Ain’t Pretty But It Was My Best Teacher” mentioned, “And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward: Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.”

Many of us are so panic-stricken about pain.We are doing the best we can in order to withdraw having painful experiences in our lives.As a consequence,still the way we are living is directing us to exactly what we are trying to avoid.Most individuals are in a repeated state of psychological pain. Along with the more we try to avoid pain, the more we will find ourselves in pain, as a result of by avoiding pain we can’t find out what is the cure for pain. Through those painful experiences have so much lessons to teach us.Pain signify that something is going wrong with ourselves.Pain identify to the fact that we need to take action so as to change the way we are living–to stop doing some things and start doing some other things. Consequently pain is not bad, contrary to what most people believe. As a matter of fact, pain is the best teacher. Once in a lifetime by paying attention to your pain that you can discover your euphoria, for the reason, that pain can empower you to realize what you have been doing something wrong, and this realization can empower you become more intelligent. Suffering define as problems, and to solve problems you need to change your mindset.This is the main reason why individuals don’t have the courage to face their their innermost fears and deal with their life problems are usually not willing to change their way of thinking. they don’t have to use their reasoning that much. Even in history of mankind you will discover that the greatest minds to have walked on earth were those most in pain. Pain will force those individuals to ask questions and seek for answers. Pain pushed them to imagine life from a whole different perspective. We don’t have to be afraid of pain.We surely can accept pain and embrace it. This does not define you to become a masochist. It does not define you to desire pain in your life. It just define you that when you are going through pain, you should not try to avoid facing pain or discover ways to distract yourself from pain. Instead, allow pain to show you what that pain has to show you.

Sadly most of us are progressively trying to lead astray ourselves from sustain our selves. For the reason that we have knowledge of that if we do otherwise, we will have to come acquainted with a great amount of negativity: fears, worries, anxiety, everything that makes us be at disadvantage. Remarkably we decide to waste most of our time distracting ourselves.We are busy watching TV, consuming products, partying… we keep on doing all sorts of things, no matter how stupid, just so we can avoid a moment of being lonely. However unless we learn to listen to our pain we will never going to overcome it, and unless we make a decision to overcome from our pain, we aren’t going to mature and grow into something better out of ourselves.We all need to find some balance in our lives to inquiry about our pain. Pain is just a symptom and it is only temporary. We should be willing to search for its causes without a doubt if we want to relieve ourselves from that pain. Pain doesn’t suppose to be pretty but it suppose to allow us to learn from that pain.

Keys To The Kingdom: Get Your Kingdom Keys and Receive Power

Title: Keys To The Kingdom: Get Your Kingdom Keys and Receive Power –Inspirational/Christian Living/Christian Books&Bibles

Author: Keshian Scott

Publisher: Fountain of Life Publisher’s House (October 14, 2013)

Number of Pages: 82 pages

ASIN:   B00FXA6I9E (EBook)

ISBN-10: 0978716213

ISBN-13: 978-0978716219

About The Author:

Minister, singer, and accomplished author, Keishan Scott, fifteen, is a young man of vision, ambition, and spirituality. A classic example of the anointing operating in Scott’s life is when he was just six, he was called by God in prayer into the gospel ministry; now he has preached for more than half of his life—eight years. Within those eight years, Scripture has manifested that “a child shall lead them.” When he was just thirteen, his first published book, Keys to the Kingdom: Get Your Kingdom Keys and Receive Power, appeared in the top 60 percent of books purchased on Amazon. Available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and bookstores worldwide, Keys to the Kingdom (2013) continues to resound and minister in encouraging ways to thousands of diverse individuals, both nationally and internationally. Minister Keishan Scott is a licensed minister under Grace Cathedral Christian Fellowship and Apostle Sammy C. Smith. He serves in ministry at Grace Cathedral Ministries Sumter under Bishop Anthony Gibson.

http://www.pariceparker.biz/ https://www.tatepublishing.com/

http://keishanscott.tateauthor.com/about-the-author/

http://www.graceupstate.org/ Grace Cathedral Christian Fellowship

http://www.gracesumter.org/ Grace Cathedral Ministries Sumter

Keishan Scott Ministries

Email: Keishan39@icloud.com

Telephone: 803-459-2655

About This Book:

Absorbing … If God said it then it is DONE! Going from the PIT to the PALACE is another way to receive Keys To The Kingdom because once set in motion you have went down for the last time. There is only one way to go and that is up! There are Key Points in Keys To The Kingdom you must know to obtain a profound relationship with The Holy Spirit. And, once obtained then you will gain Keys To The Kingdom. Once what was complicated is now easily accessed. A book inspired by God from the heart of a 12 year old Minister and a child shall lead them. This book is MAGNIFICENT order your copy today!

Keys To The Kingdom: Get Your Kingdom Keys and Receive Power Book Review:

“And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Matthew 16:19

This is an awesome Life Changing book that I have read recently. “Keys To The Kingdom: Get Your Kingdom Keys and Receive Power” is a perfect read for those individuals that want a revival or renewal in their Christian Living.This book is a very uplifting not only for the young people but also for anyone that are lost and dealing with obstacles in their life. This book have really empower me to become a conqueror after having problem coping with my daily walk of life. It is also help me to have knowledge of finding my pathway to God through these powerful keys of the Kingdom. This is a truly a life changing (renewal) manual that caused a transformation in the way that we glimpse about life. The purpose for Minister Keishan Scott to write “Keys To The Kingdom: Get Your Kingdom Keys and Receive Power” to empower the readers to get a better and profound relationship with God and for them to be able to receive God in His Eternity, and all of the signs and wonder that follow Him. The Keys To The Kingdom can be used to lock doors as well as open them. That key is faith and it is so necessary. Faith without works is dead. So without faith in Christ, that door to heaven is shut and barred. In the Book of John, the 3rd Chapter and the 18th verse mentioned“Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.” In the act of the apostles preaching the Gospel, those individuals who acknowledge in faith and repentance were granted access to the Kingdom of Heaven; yet those individuals who continued to harden their hearts and dismiss the Gospel of God’s saving grace were locked out of the Kingdom. In the Books of Acts, the 8th Chapter and the 23rd verse mentioned “For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in the bond of iniquity.”

One of the things that I love the most and that minister to me about The Keys To The Kingdom were about with those Kingdom Keys we are free in Christ. Christ has set us free from Sin and Death. Christ has set us free so we can love others. Freedom was given to us by Christ so we are free to do all things as long it contains to God’s word. We as Christians should not take our freedom for granted at all. He have given that to us for free and he didn’t have to do it. We should be Giving Him praise in advance because Christ didn’t have to do it but he has done that for us. So we should be grateful for our freedom. Not only that we have freedom but we also have forgiveness. Although we do things that doesn’t make any sense it may seem like it is all gone. The drawing power about that it is still there, although God can allows things seem like they may not be there. The reasons of that as quickly God gives us something and He can also take it away to teach us a lessons. God can see that it does not belong in your life or that isn’t helping taking your life to the next level. Keshian Scott mentioned in this book when he was called to preach at 7 years old but people told him that he didn’t have experienced enough to be ordained and not old enough. Keshian didn’t allow anyone to interrupt his calling from God. It doesn’t matter how old are you because God is looking at your heart. God can call people whenever and when He does call, you must follow. God told Keshian that he wanted him to preach and write a book. He trusted the Will of God and allow himself to receive wisdom, knowledge, and for the understanding of the Word of God. After completed reading “Keys To The Kingdom”, my life hasn’t been the same. I experienced growth in my personal life, professional life and most importantly my Christian faith. Thank You Keshian Scott for allowing God to guide the pen with your anointed hand to write a powerful messages about the Keys to The Kingdom. I pray that this book will ministers to somebody right now that don’t know Christ or struggling with their faith with Christ. This book will caused somebody to surrender their life to Christ and they too can experiences their own Keys To The Kingdom. This book is a must read for everyone desires to receive that special key in their life.

My Journey From Darkness To Light

Title: My Journey From Darkness To Light – Christian Living

Author: Olabisi Obideyi

Publisher: Divine Grace enterprises Limited (April 13, 2013)

Number of Pages: 21 pages

ASIN: B00CCITBRG (EBook)

About The Author:

Following a Holy Spirit encounter in 2004, Pastor Olabisi became founder and senior pastor of Freedom House International Ministries She is also CEO of Divine Grace Enterprises Limited, a Christian publishing company dedicated to Christian book publishing, flyer designs, logos and other kingdom glorifying designs and print work. Further to her initial deliverance experience in the early part of year 2004, Pastor Olabisi had another stunning ‘open vision’ encounter of heaven and hell in the latter part of year 2004. Her amazing extended vision of heaven and hell now form the contents of her other popular book entitled Hell on Earth. The combination of her experiences has further strengthened her passion to spread the Good News of Christ’s deliverance powers across the world using all available avenues including television, radio, Internet and also through her Holy Spirit-inspired writings. Pastor Olabisi holds an LLB (hons) degree in law.

http://www.divinegraceenterprises.com/

About This Book

From Darkness to Light is about the extraordinary testimony of Olabisi Obideyi, an ordinary woman whose life dramatically changed when she experienced the deliverance powers of Christ Jesus. It is a must- read for anyone seeking genuine spiritual freedom and fulfillment of his or her life purpose.

My Journey From Darkness To Light Book Review:

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.” Revelation 12: 11&12

“My Journey from Darkness to Light” is a great personal testimony of Olabisi Obideyi during her spiritual journey from that darkness to the lighthouse. This personal testimony in the personal narrative that is a perfect read that can minister to anyone that are going through their own darkness. I can truly relate because I went through my own darkness through depression that I wanted to end my life because I thought I was a failure. Thank God that he interrupted my plan to end my life because God wasn’t finished with me. God have a purpose for my life. While I was reading this book, I can say that I am blessed, empower and also more satisfy that Jesus Christ crucifixion on the cross is the manifestation of his Agape Love. Appearing in the appointed time Jesus will reveal and deliver from the claw of Satan that wants to keep a soul bondage in Hell. Regardless of our trial and tribulation that come in our directions, God is faithful. I have in hand with this book “My Journey from Darkness to Light” in various ways truly been a blessings for me. As I was reading this personal narrative I felt a spiritual awakening. This narrative administer me clarity on my life. It made me to take meaning that in this life there are two things we need to be knowledgeable: There are evil and good; There are darkness and light. Beyond shadow of doubt, it most definitely drew me a better relationship with God than I have ever been in my journey as a Christian. Because of that I can said that my relationship with God grew profoundly. “My Journey from Darkness to Light” is one of those books that you need to read so you overcome from your darkness as a conqueror so you can go to that lighthouse. Thank You Olabisi Obideyi for sharing your personal testimony with the readers about your experiences during the darkness of your life to your breakthrough to the light.

Faith Is Evidence

Title: Faith Is Evidence

Author: Terri Thrash

Publisher: Creative Hearts Publication

Number of Pages: 338

ISBN-10: 0988800241

ISBN-13: 978-0988800243

ASIN: B007O9FFY6 (EBook)

About The Author:

Terri T. Thrash is a graduate of Southern University at Shreveport. She earned an Associate degree in General Studies with a concentration in Psychology as well as in Human Services with a concentration in Substance Abuse Counseling. She is currently completing a Bachelor’s degree. Terri’s debut novel, “Evidence”, reignited her desire and passion to write as well as to use her creativity to touch the lives of others. Terri writes with purpose and she writes to inspire. She embraces her passion to uplift as well as encourage others to walk in God’s divine purpose for their lives and to exercise their faith daily. Ms. Thrash resides in Shreveport, LA. She is a proud Christian mother. She writes to ENCOURAGE, EMPOWER, and INSPIRE.

About This Book:

Evidence (Revised) The Extended Version, There are Secrets, Lies, and Deception all threaten to destroy the marriage of Taylor and her high school sweetheart, Keith Davenport. They have managed to live a very successful life in their five years of marriage and everything appears to be ideal… until Keith starts putting his career before Taylor and her strong desire to go back to church to grow spiritually with her husband. Things soon began to fall apart. Once the Taylor’s deep dark secret is revealed, Keith turns to their high school friend, Kimbrailee Whitmore for advice. But how can she possibly give advice when she holds secrets of her own… like hiding the abuse that she suffers at the hands of her husband, Treyvionne Whitmore, whose indiscretions with numerous women including his long-time mistress, Keisha Fullerton, has already devastated her marriage. As Taylor and Keith try to put back the pieces of their broken marriage, a sexy seductress Silvia Martinez tries to ruin their efforts. A life-altering act results in a deadly consequence that their marriage may not be strong enough to survive. Will EVIDENCE of the ultimate betrayal destroy their marriage? Or will the EVIDENCE of their faith keep them together?

Evidence Book Review:

Congratulations to Author Terri Thrash on writing such an anointed inspiration Christian novel. This book was written from that pen anointed from the Holy Spirit. Evidence is a definitely MUST read. It was a great pleasure for me in reading this wonderfully written book. I realize that this is a Christian Fiction book but this book really spoken the truth about things that we are dealing with. This book deals with being in a toxic relationship, domestic violence, dark secrets, lack of faith in God,Infidelity and HIV. There are a lot of life lessons that the reader can really learn from the characters. In the book “Evidence,” faith mentioned a lot. There is a familiar scripture in the book of Hebrews the 11 Chapter and the 11 Verse said“Now Faith is the substance of things hope for, the Evidence of things not seen.” Terri wants you to know that Evidence is not just a story written on pages. It is a remarkable experience and a journey worth taking.

Terri has a question for all of her readers, What happens when a life-altering act results in a deadly consequence and threatens to destroy everything you’ve built? This what happens to Keith when he cheated on his wife Taylor with their best friend Kim. He did that right after he was angry with Taylor from keeping a secret from him. Keith has his own problem with his marriage. He rather spend more time with his career than with his wife Taylor. Taylor wanted him to go to Church with her but he didn’t want to hear none of that. He will quickly get angry with her. All she wanted from Keith is for them to go to Church together. He also wanted to start a family but Taylor wasn’t ready yet. Keith was dealing with a lot of anger from past hurts that it was affecting him to have faith in God. They have been married for 5 years and there were lack of communication in that marriage. One of the best excerpts in the Evidence is when the Pastor mentioned in his Sermon, “Your faith has been strengthened today. Your broken marriage is being repaired today. There is something that you need to discuss with your husband , something that you have been holding back. It’s time to let it go. There are some things that you are about go through, but you have to have faith to get through it.”Regardless what we are going through in our circumstances that we must put our Faith in God that he will see us through. Trey played all the way up to the first championship game until he injured his knee during that game. He wasn’t the same at all. He always has anger issues and he was always aggressive, but Keith didn’t know that he was aggressive on and off the field. Trey was dealing with alcoholism in which it became worse soon after his injury. He became more angry and aggressive. He was more abusive towards his wife Kim. He became so envious toward Keith after he found out how successful he became at his law office and work closely with Kim. Since Trey was a toxic person that he knew that he treated his wife so badly that he tried to make it her fault. Trey behavior had some deadly consequences that affected not only him but others. Keith tried his best to persuade Kim to leave Trey but she didn’t want to leave him. She was just making excuses for his way of disrespecting her. Not only that she was physically abused but also mentally abuse as well. The lesson that I got from this book was that we don’t have to allow someone to abuse us at all. God wants the best for us in our relationship.

In Evidence, Terri shows us that there was a lot of hurt and anger from the characters. They allowed their past anger interrupt their relationships in their marriages. Terri had an illustration of Michael who is Taylor’s best friend as a devoted Man of God. Michael has been a blessing to both Keith and Taylor by counseling them to save their marriage. He mentions to Taylor “You sound like you are trying to blame God for your marriage falling apart. God didn’t tell you to deceive your husband. You made that choice on your own.” In life that when you mess up in your life, you can’t blame God for the choices that you made. You need to take responsibility. You are the one that creates your own mess and not God. You must put God first in everything. Terri makes sure to show you that God can take your wrong and make things right in your life if you put your trust in Him. Terri also teaches us about forgiveness. Regardless of what mistakes that we made, we must be able to forgive ourselves. If we hurt somebody by our behavior then we must pray for repentance and forgiveness. When we get mistreated or hurt by somebody then we must be able to forgive them. Forgiving somebody isn’t easy but we must be willing to do it. How we expect the Lord to forgive us when we can’t.

Author Terri also touches on the subject of living with HIV in the book. She shows us through the characters that even if you are dealing with being HIV Positive that it don’t have to be a death sentence unless you claim it to be. She is teaching her readers that by having faith in God that you can speak life to your dead situation. With prayer and faith that you will be able to trust in Him to handle that situation. God gives us choices in life. It’s really up to you to make the right one. God is giving you another chance to work on your faith. This book is a great motivation for people who are living with HIV. People may look at you differently but your condition doesn’t have anything to do with who you are. It definitely doesn’t define you or who God has called you to be. It doesn’t stop what God has store for you but you had to believe that for yourself. I am so glad that I decided to read Evidence. This is definitely a great read. I recommend this book for those that are looking for a Christian fiction book to read. Also this book is great for those individuals that are looking for encouragements right now. This book is also a great motivational book that will help individuals to surrender their life to Christ Jesus. It will strengthen your faith with God through Christ Jesus.

Believing In Magic(My Story of Love, Overcoming Adversity, And Keeping The Faith)

Title: Believing In Magic(My Story of Love, Overcoming Adversity, And Keeping The Faith)Biographies&Memoir/Sports&Outdoor/Basketball

Author: Cookie Johnson

Publisher: Howard Books (September 20, 2016)

Number of Pages: 272 pages

ASIN:  B01CO34BAK(EBook)

ASIN: B01KGL9LZ2 (Audible Book)/Publisher: Brilliance Audio

ISBN-10: 1501274570 (MP3 CD)/Publisher: Brilliance Audio; MP3 Una edition(September 20, 2016)

ISBN-13: 978-1501274572 (MP3 CD)/Publisher: Brilliance Audio; MP3 Una edition (September 20, 2016)

ISBN-10: 150112515X (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 978-1501125157 (Hardcover)

About The Authors:

Cookie Johnson

Cookie Johnson is a devoted philanthropist, and, as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Magic Johnson Foundation, a passionate spokesperson whose focus is on addressing the health, social, and educational needs of underserved communities. She joins her husband, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, in the fight against HIV/AIDS by spreading the word on ways to help reduce new HIV infections in undeserved communities, educating minority women about the disease, and providing helpful tools for prevention and testing. Cookie also is the founder of CJ by Cookie Johnson, a premium denim line. The Michigan State University graduate lives with her husband in California; she is the mother to their three children, André, Earvin Johnson III (EJ), and Elisa.

Denene Millner

Denene Millner is a New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist whose insightful and captivating pieces have secured her foothold in the entertainment, parenting, social media, and book publishing industries. The former New York Daily News reporter and Parenting magazine editor and columnist has penned twenty-five books, including Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, co-written with Steve Harvey, among others. She has written for a plethora of national publications, including EssenceWomen’s HealthEbonyRedbook, and more. The founder and editor of MyBrownBaby.com, a website dedicated to Black parenting, lives in Atlanta with her husband and two daughters.

About This Book:

In her new memoir, Cookie Johnson, wife of NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson, shares details of her marriage, motherhood, faith, and how an HIV diagnosis twenty-five years ago changed the course of their lives forever. On November 7, 1991, basketball icon Earvin “Magic” Johnson stunned the world with the news that he was HIV-positive. For the millions who watched, his announcement became a pivotal moment not only for the nation, but his family and wife. Twenty-five years later, Cookie Johnson shares her story and the emotional journey that started on that day—from life as a pregnant and joyous newlywed to one filled with the fear that her husband would die, she and her baby would be infected with the virus, and their family would be shunned. Believing in Magic is the story of her marriage to Earvin nearly four decades of loving each other, losing their way, and eventually finding a path they never imagined. November 7, 2016 will mark a quarter-century since the announcement and Cookie’s survival and triumph as a wife, mother, and God-fearing woman. Cookie has never shared her full account of the reasons that she stayed and her life with Earvin “Magic” Johnson. Believing in Magic is her story.

Believing In Magic(My Story of Love, Overcoming Adversity, And Keeping The Faith) Book Review:

“For God Is The Author And Finisher Of Our Faith” Hebrews 12:2

Believing in Magic is just in order that for Cookie Johnson as Magic Johnson’s wife. Earvin (Magic) and Cookie were shape into a perfect match for each other. “In Believing in Magic”, we get to learn more about Cookie. Most know her being Magic’s wife and EJ’s mother, nevertheless in this book, you will discover and vision her as a woman of God. With her faith in God that she will go to battle with Satan before she allows Satan to have control over her family. “Believing In Magic” is a story about love with a Christian Foundation that truly will empower every person who are reading this book. God truly guide two special people as husband and wife to create a life of love, Family, and God (not in that method). Through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Cookie Johnson is truly the MVP in her husband, Magic’s life. Magic was a gifted basketball player and extraordinary businessman, but with a Proverbs 31 wife standing beside his side and walking without exception is a blessings, he would not be the person we all have come to know as Earvin Magic Johnson. God will removes the person out of your life for your protection. He will direct the right person into your life. That’s why you shouldn’t rush into a marriage unless God make it happen. Cookie displayed by means of beyond acceptable to pursue your career goals and desires to have a relationship with a professional basketball player. Cookie you are a great examples of what a real woman fights (spiritually) for her marriage and family.

This well-written personal narrative by Cookie Johnson was an interested read left with every questions with answers. Be that as it may, I applaud for her courage to shared her side to this story and testimony.She has opened up her heart and her life which was full alongside with hurt and devastation as well with blessings and triumphs. Cookie Johnson represents her character as a conqueror and a walking testimony for many. This memoir can humbled the readers and made them to understand the power of being patient and having faith in God.During the time that I was a great fan of Magic Johnson in the late ’80’s, after reading this memoir I can now say that Cookie is a great examples of a virtue woman. Cookie Johnson was willing to share her story with us about their issues in the relationships which caused her a heavy heart from the very beginning. You can appreciated the fact that Cookie put her faith into action to empower her during the trials and tribulations. You have to acknowledge the facts that she leaned on her faith to direct during the troublesome times. Nevertheless, despite the fact she was going to great lengths to try not to paint a picture of Earvin as an emotional abuser. She put the focus on his good characteristics. Cookie Johnson had to endure a roller coaster of emotional abuse throughout the 30 plus years since they have known each other.There are many god-gifted, intelligent women get trapped in the same cycle of emotional abuse which mentioned throughout the entire book. You can appreciated and sympathize she really love her husband and willing to fight for her marriage. It is as a matter of fact of a typical interpretation for staying. As a consequence, some individuals will judge that person for staying in the marriage because their husband/wife are a millionaire. Besides if you are a truly a fan of Mr. and Mrs Earvin Johnson then you know that it isn’t true.

There were several incidents when Earvin clearly did not give any consideration to what Cookie are feelings. Keep on breaking off wedding plans, walking into a family gathering with his three year old son who no one knows didn’t know about including Cookie and introducing him all around. Cookie was scared that she will be left at the altar until the split second he finally shows up at the church. The emotional abuse she allow to condone is real. I remember that day in November, 1991 when Magic Johnson made an announcement he is HIV positive subsequently they have been married five weeks. I can’t imagine that it was a difficult time for both Magic and Cookie Johnson. At that time, the rise of deaths of AIDS complications from HIV wasn’t easy to talk about. It was consider to be a taboo especially in the Black Community and the Church Community. We all experienced loss from loved ones, friends or somebody that we knew died from this illness. Cookie mentioned about the fact how she was burdened with the fact that married five weeks and pregnant. When Magic originally confess to her he have bad news. She was in fear about the bad news that he wanted to leave her. Cookie did share what she was feeling about her feelings and turmoil after Magic undoubtedly humiliate her in front of their friends and then moved out after 10 years of marriage. However at that moment after two weeks he changes his mind and wants to move back. After reading Cookie’s story, I was left with the reaction that after counseling they are momentarily rock solid. As it may be for the reason that Cookie is finally standing up for herself as a woman and place confidence in that she can survive whether or not he is in the picture?