February 2010 Members’ Selection
Discussion: April 17, 2010
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Members’ Selection: February 2010
Book: Selling MY Soul
Author: Sherri L. Lewis
Review: Reviewed on April 17, 2010
Selling My Soul is a thought provoking read focusing of Faith, Family and Friendship. The main character, Trina is faced with several battles that are nothing but a test to her faith. Trina feels that she has to keep a job that goes against all of her morals and values to protect a friendship. She also feels that this job is the answer to paying off some bills that have pilled up due to her mom being diagnosed with Cancer.
Little does she know that the Lord caused everything to happen just the way it played out to let her know that HE is still God. This novel is a great example of how people act out of fear instead of Faith. Walking by Faith is not just a saying; it should be a way of life.
Remember this: F.A.I.T.H: Full Assurance in the Heart.
F.E.A.R: False Evidence Appearing Real.
When Trina Michaels steps off the plane after her two-year missions trip in Africa, she realizes that other than longing to see her mother and her best friend, her heart aches to fly back to the place that now feels more like home than anywhere she’s… ever lived. And to the man who’s stolen her heart.
Her dream of a quick return to Mozambique fades within hours when Trina discovers that her mother has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Trina is forced to go back to her job as a publicist to cover her mother’s health costs.
She’s assigned a damage control client, Bishop Walker, a megachurch pastor accused of covering up a church sex scandal within his church involving the molestation of young boys. Representing him could cost Trina her most valued friendship, the love of her life, and her soul.
Sherri Lewis Bio
Sherri Lewis authored her first book at the age of six. Her family considered her pencil and crayon on brightly colored construction paper creation a masterpiece. She continued to enjoy writing short stories and poems throughout her young adult life.
Her writing was put on hold while she attended Howard University as an undergraduate, then medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The writing bug bit again a few years ago and pencil, crayon, and construction paper were replaced by laptop and printer.
After working almost fifteen years in the medical field, Sherri recently left her last position as a staff physician at a Georgia Department of Corrections’ Women’s prison to pursue writing and ministry full time.
Sherri’s life passion is to express the reality of the Kingdom of God through the arts including music, dance, film and television, and literature; and through sound biblical teaching. Her ministry thrusts include the message of the Kingdom, intimacy with God, intercessory prayer, understanding prophetic ministry, ministering emotional healing, and birthing individuals into their destiny.
Sherri is co-founder of the Faith-Based Black Fiction Writers of Atlanta with Essence Best-Selling author Tia McCollors. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.