Barry C. Black (From The Hood To The Hill: A Story Of Overcoming) went from poverty and public housing to a distinguished career as a chaplain of the US Senate and retiring from the US Navy with the rank of two-star admiral. He is certainly a man who knows what he is speaking about and has penned a book that brings hope to others who are suffering. I often find myself rolling my eyes while reading books by people who have observed hardship, but are actually clueless on how it feels to go through trials and tribulations. Not only does Rear Admiral Black know how it feels to live without the little luxuries some take for granted, but also has experienced doing without the necessities. My favorite part of each chapter is his "action plan" that reinforces what he has said with a practical application of faith. My thoughts went to 2 Corinthians 5:7 ~ "We walk by faith, not sight." and the knowledge that faith is not only passive, but also requires action. That verse can literally mean putting feet to your faith and stepping out to use the trials God is allowing you to undergo as He leads you in your journey Home.
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