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Tyler Perry is known for his Christian plays with the star Madea. Madea quotes scriptures and packs a gun in her purse. While homeless he stepped out on faith to produce his first play. While we many know him as Madea, Tyler Perry grew up in New Orleans and as a young child he suffered abuse in his new book, Higher Is Waiting he writes a memoir with a collection of teachings that he has learned about faith. The book is divided in four parts:
- Planting The Seeds
- Nourishing The Roots
- Branching Out
- Harvesting The Fruit
Written like a devotional Tyler Perry leaves you with questions to think about.
My favorite teaching in part four is talking about living out your faith. God is dealing with me concerning this and its clear that faith without works is dead.
What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but does not have works?
I was inspired by reading this book and I know you will be as well. It helped to put my spiritual walk in perspective. I also enjoyed reading the teaching on the Leaf, Branch and Root. I am in a time in my life where I had to decide who’s who is my life and this reflection couldn’t come at a greater time. Perry states that Leaf people are the folks in your life for only a season. Branch people may stick around from one season the the next, but if a storm rolls through it’s possible they’ll break apart and I’ll lose them. Root people may be hard these people hold you up they are strong, resilient, and powerful. His question in the end made me go further.
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