What’s the one area from your past that you keep getting your flesh caught in over and over again? Where are you still wounded and bleeding? The good news is that the most unanticipated and rewarding turns in the story often start with the ugliest beginnings.
Growing Up Ugly is an inspirational coming-of-age memoir that traces the upbringing of a painfully shy child with chronically low self-esteem—a Black boy reprimanded for daydreaming too much and raised in a struggling inner-city New York neighborhood who eventually grew to become an artist, a leading educator, and an award-winning scholar. This is a book for anyone who has ever been underestimated, bullied, abused, or simply overlooked.
An illustrated children’s book that tells the simple tale of an old gray owl who limits the boundaries of his everyday life to a hollow in an old dry tree. That’s all there is, until his encounter one day with a dying butterfly that falls from the sky, altering the boundaries of the owl’s life forever.
Weaving together common-sense prose, solid scriptural exposition, and candid personal testimony with unique parables and anecdotes, this simple book in its second printing tells the good news of God’s great love, freely offered to all who seek its shelter.