Higher Is Waiting
Author: Tyler Perry
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Number Of Pages: 201
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 televisions shows, and a #1 New York Times best-selling 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.
About This Book:
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.
The Book Review About Higher Is Waiting
“Higher Is Waiting” is written from Tyler Perry’s personal experiences. The book is branched into 4 main components: Planting, Nourishing, Branching out and Harvesting.Without exception, every chapter that is brief draws a picture in the readers’ mind a life lesson, from Tyler Perry’s life experiences, and closes with a recap, a consideration and often a verse. Despite the fact it has a Christian mind-set,“Higher Is Waiting” is for anyone who desires more from life, who wants to understand and take control of their life experience. In the process of life just like each of us, Tyler lived through difficult times. Lessons were presented and perhaps not understood until years later. Tyler was blessed with strong female role models who had extraordinarily well-founded beliefs of faith. At the same time, currently his life may be considered a success, it may not be, (the same as for each reader,) until he took responsibility. The lessons he learned, illustrates and shares, help the reader to look back and find their own lessons.The chapter on Protecting Your Dreams resonated with me when I decided to published my book, as did the uplifting words to never quit, to endure moving forward. Bring to light by putting it into actions to live your dream even if on a smaller scale. I also treasure the chapter on Leaving The Nest, paying attention to the signs and signals about time for change. We have a choice about how we view what is and what has happened in our lives.
Tyler Perry~What a man, what a testimony! This has got to be one of the best inspirational book I have ever had the privilege of reading. It’s a simple read with short summary that can be read in less than a few minutes with scripture and food for thought after each one to think on though, it just left me wanting to read on! This man is such a wonderful role model of triumph over hardship with grace and grit. I wish more individuals can read his story and know that there is a better way to get out of poverty and disparaging life situations~this man is one class act and leaves the reader wanting to aspire to higher. I wasn’t expecting to shed so many tears- all happy tears. There’s so much I could write. God was definitely with Tyler Perry when he started to write “Higher Is Waiting”. “Higher Is Waiting” is definitely needed to be written and at this current time. If you’re thinking about giving up on your dreams, or afraid to move forward, read this book. If you believe in the power of prayer and faith, you need to read this book. God is so awesome. There are several passages from the book that I already taught to my Mental Health Group at Metropolitan Hospital in the inpatient unit. Be that as it may, there’s one that stood out the most, it was at the very beginning- “Stand. Listen. Wait patiently. Keep waiting.” Confirmation. I needed this. I know higher is waiting and I will definitely keep climbing.