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From the Ashes of the Ghetto: A True Story of One Black Man’s Journey Through Life
This story of his journey from the streets of Harlem, NY to the suburbs of Washington, DC has given hope to hundreds of readers. At a time of unrelenting economic and social ills, Darryl encourages us to never give up.
A True Story of One Black Man’s Journey Through Life
Upper Marlboro, MD - What does it take to make it out from the trappings of the ghetto? Is it a state of mind? Is it an aggressive push by those who raised you? Is it a divine move of God? All of these questions are addressed in this soaring yet heart-warming and inspiring story by Darryl T. Jefferson. The Bible says "it's better to give then to receive" Jefferson couldn’t agree more. He also believes that it is better to be obedient then disobedient. The statement, “We all must reap the rewards and consequences of every decision we make”, was a major influence to Darryl’s successful sojourn out of the ghetto.
In his first ground breaking and inspirational book, From the Ashes of the Ghetto (Xulon Press, November 2010, ISBN 9781612153605, and $14.99 retail), author and minister Darryl T. Jefferson poignantly shares his journey through life's peaks and valleys. This story of his journey from the streets of Harlem, NY to the suburbs of Washington, DC has already given hope to hundreds of readers. At a time of unrelenting economic and social ills, Darryl encourages us to never give up; there is hope that we can make it through, if we just keep the faith. This book is currently available online at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble; in soft cover and eBook.
In addition to being an author and minister, Jefferson is also a powerful speaker, who shares his personal testimony with fervor. He has addressed organizations and Christian audiences on the east coast. Most notably, Jefferson spoke at a recent College Reunion Prayer Breakfast, in Washington, DC. In From the Ashes of the Ghetto, Jefferson invites readers to not give up, despite their current circumstances.
"When I look at the crime and violence in our inner-cities, I understand why these young African-American youth feel the way to do," Jefferson says. "But I also know that, these young people can succeed in life, if they get the guidance they need."
In an interview, Jefferson can discuss topics such as:
• From the inner-city streets to success.
• When life gives you a Tsunami, God can turn it into over-whelming blessings.
• How to keep hope alive, despite your circumstances.
• How education, dedication, and key relationships provide opportunities for young black men.
Darryl T. Jefferson has been a minister for seven years and was involved in ministry for over twenty years. He has been the guest speaker at a number of churches in North Carolina, Washington, DC, and Maryland. He and his wife are members of First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. In 1978, he received his B.B.A. degree from North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. Darryl and his wife Patricia have been married over 37 years; they have two children and two grandchildren. For more information, visit www.ministerdarrylj.com.
To schedule an interview or to receive a review copy of From the Ashes of the Ghetto, please contact the author directly; Darryl Jefferson at (301) 706-6961 or email@example.com