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A Free Choice That Can Change Your Life! Leaving the Secular Wilderness illuminates the stark differences between secular living and living in faith to God and Jesus. It provides a succinct overview of the Bible along with some of the reasons people may have misconceptions about what being a Christian is all about. Whether you have left a life of faith-as the author did for 39 years-or have never experienced faith, this book offers many surprises. Learn why the secular/Christian arguments between evolution and creationism should be ignored-and should not be an impediment to anyone choosing to have faith. There are descriptions of the differing versions of the Bible, and some gentle pokes at Christians, from an author who possesses many secular perspectives that most lifelong Christians do not have. If you have ever been curious about Christianity and churches, this concise, enlightening book can provide insight about the beautiful life available to everyone through a free, yet priceless choice!
This book presents the story of Gladys January Willis-from early childhood to retirement as a university professor and administrator. It chronicles her experiences as a Black girl born and reared in Jackson, Mississippi, as well as her educational sojourn in college and graduate schools, and a career in higher education and entrance into Christian ministry as an ordained chaplain. In Chapter IX of the book, Willis writes:
It is no secret that in my racist and segregated community the majority-White system promoted its message loudly and clearly-on the public buses, in the segregated school system, in employment practices, in segregated eateries, in housing developments, in business transactions, and in the political arena. One of the most impacting experiences in my life, after the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, was that of exercising my right to vote. Because of the cherished right to vote as an American citizen, whenever there is an election, exercising my right to vote is a top priority. I am sure that my Black home environment played a vital role in the way I came to think about life in general and my own life in particular.
She credits her maternal grandmother, Henrietta Young Hedrick, as her primary role model. Mama, as she was called, "was a proud Black woman who demanded that she be respected. Her boldness was undaunted and communicated her respect for herself and her demand for the same from others, regardless of who they were or their station in life."
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