Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: November 14, 2017
Hardcover / e-Book
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Non-Fiction Biography | Non-Fiction Inspirational
An intimate book of inspiration by one of the great cultural
icons of our time
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 Godâ€™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 spiritâ€”a man whose life lessons
and insights into scripture are a gift offered with
generosity, humility, and love.
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