Amazing Grace: A Tribute to You, The Story of Us by D. Michele Jackson, Book One of The Travels to the Promise Trilogy
How do you trust God will never fail you?
Lyrical and poetically-charged, “Amazing Grace” is a memoir of love, loss, and rebirth. As a farewell of sorts,
D. Michele Jackson, an only child, writes about how her life is forever changed after her mother’s death. A woman of great faith, D. Michele knew firsthand the power of prayer to overcome trials and tribulations. D. Michele always turned to God; she would pray, and God would answer. Nearly every prayer was responded to until one prayer—a prayer that wasn’t answered—led her to have a deeper, more meaningful take on things. With this new relationship, one with more give and less take, one where prayers aren’t answered, D. Michele discovers that the Lord has a plan and a path for her.
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Book Reviews: Amazing Grace: A Tribute to You, The Story of Us
Midwest Book Review
Faith is simply a powerful thing. “Amazing Grace: A Tribute to You, The Story of Us” presents Donna’s story of how her faith carried her through a dark time in her life and allowed her to move on after the devastating loss of her mother. Hoping to inspire faith and bringing light to Jesus’ greatest gift, “Amazing Grace” is worth the read for those going through a rough time themselves.
Praise from Grateful Readers
Carol Franklin says, “I received your book on Saturday and could not put it down…I just want to say thank you, and GOD has done great work through you.”
Carol Jones says, “We all have a gift given from God, and sometimes life has to take unforeseen turns before we realize our true talents…Donna, a registered nurse by trade, has, through an unforeseen turn, came across her GIFT. She has written and published a story that only she could.”
Val Parker says, “I can’t put this book down. It is so good with so many memories; it made me cry…excellent job…”
Retha Mae Farley says, “Wow. What a great book. I’m at a loss for words. You did a really good job. I know this is the beginning for you.”
Alberta Herde, RN, says, “I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed reading your book…I never experienced someone so in love with their mom and able to put it in writing. I never read anything like it before. It’s just beautiful… God bless.”
Zach Myers says, “This book is an inspiring story of a girl growing up in Philadelphia, PA, with her mother, who was her Rock and foundation in finding a strong bond with Christ. This book shows how in keeping Christ first, all things are possible. It takes you through how people can live with little and believe in Jesus and have so much; how if you put God first, He will make a change in your life. Mommie was a living angel who guided this young lady through the path of life, showing her the way to Jesus without pushing her.
If you love Jesus, this book will show you the faith you seldom see. It will inspire you to want to know Jesus more and want to become closer to Him. If you don’t know Jesus, this book will show you the love of Christ and how He can impact and change your life. This book reminded me or the relationship I had with my mother and how I coped with her passing and reiterated Jesus can and will see you through anything and everything, it shows Jesus is the light and the way to life and living.
Thanks for this production Donna, the book was an enjoyable read, and I am looking for more literature from you (the Writer) in the future! Highly recommended!”
Excerpt: Amazing Grace: A Tribute to You, The Story of Us
Every year on the anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, the footage of his historical moments ran all day on television. Mommie and I would sit on the couch and have our dinner after making it home from work and school. Together we watched the footage, and she explained the events. The tears I cried after learning people would hate me for the color of my skin! I did the same each year I heard the speech, “I Have A Dream.”
I left the couch and lay close to the television set. My mom would say, “Move back from that television. It’s going to hurt your eyes to sit that close.” I acted as if I didn’t hear her. I couldn’t move. The speech had begun. Mesmerized, I listened to the words of a great speaker. His words gave me hope, the eloquent articulation showed promise, and his leadership proved God to be well and living. Dr. King said something about “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
The speech did not conclude before he provided encouraging words that 1963 was a beginning. All grown up, I’ve stumbled to a place in history. I can now say little girls who fight hard become women who fight harder.
A Poem by Dr. Howard Thurman: Song of the Angels “When the song of the angels is stilled, When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and princes are home, and When the shepherds are back with their flocks, The work of Christmas begins: To find the lost, To heal the broken, To feed the hungry, To release the prisoner, To rebuild the nations, To bring peace among people, To make music in the heart.” Thank you, men of God. I paid close attention.
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Amazing Grace: A Tribute to You, The Story of Us by D. Michele Jackson. Genre: Memoir | eBook Release Date: May 05, 2020
Paperback Release: August 25, 2020, revised and updated
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About the Author
Celebrating twenty-five years as a professional nurse, Donna Jackson now adds the titles of podcaster, blogger, published author and politically active nurse to her accolades.
Having studied Sociology at the historically Black college: Tuskegee University and graduating from Charter Oak State College with honors, it is as a registered nurse opportunity lend itself.
As a legal nurse consultant, Donna represented herself pro se. The experience allowed the drafting of legal documents during historical time. It afforded her a voice advocating for health as she submitted an argument to the United States Supreme Court and Congress supporting amending the Nineteenth Amendment.
“Amazing Grace: A Tribute to You, The Story of Us” (Memoir) is the first book The Travels to the Promise Trilogy. In book two, Donna shares her experience in a novel based on a true story, “JOY: Jesus on You.” Donna is on a mission to encourage, educate, and empower.