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Author: Tyler Perry
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Autobiographies
Named Person: Tyler Perry; Tyler Perry; Tyler Perry
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tyler Perry
ISBN: 9780812989342 0812989341
OCLC Number: 973917433
Description: xvii, 201 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Part one: Planting the seeds. Learning God is in control ; Talking to Jesus ; Asking ; Hearing the answer ; Standing --
Part two: Nourishing the roots. Honoring ; Protecting your dreams ; Releasing the past ; Feeling worthy ; Filling the house ; Taking one step at a time ; Learning in reverse ; Discovering the gift ; Planting what you want to grow ; Separating wheat from the tares : the Parable of the Weeds ; Clipping wings ; Finding faith without a road map ; Tuning in ; Unlocking the secret of a closed door --
Part three: Branching out. Looking in the right place ; Seeing through time ; Releasing filters ; Guarding your heart ; Trusting your soul GPS ; Answering God's questions ; Showing love ; Lighting the way ; Flying through rough air ; Leaving the nest ; Breaking patterns ; Reacting to damage ; Reading my book of revelation --
Part four: Harvesting the fruit. Giving back ; Embracing life ; Paying attention ; Picturing no regrets ; Finding treasure ; Cherishing the true gift ; Seeding for growth ; Digging deeper ; Writing to a friend ; Looking ahead ; Belonging in the room ; Finding your feet off the ground ; Remembering Mamma ; Lighting up the world ; Working with intention ; Staying in the climb.
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Abstract:

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.
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