My Story, My Song: Mother-Daughter Reflections on Life and Faith

My Story, My Song: Mother-Daughter Reflections on Life and Faith

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by Lucimarian Roberts
     
 

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What's the secret to living a spiritual life? So much is happening in our world—we o? en get distracted and listen to voices other than the voice of God.

"If we want to be disciples of Jesus, we have to live a disciplined life," Nouwen asserts. In the spiritual life, discipline requires conscious eff ort to keep every area in life from being fi

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What's the secret to living a spiritual life? So much is happening in our world—we o? en get distracted and listen to voices other than the voice of God.

"If we want to be disciples of Jesus, we have to live a disciplined life," Nouwen asserts. In the spiritual life, discipline requires conscious eff ort to keep every area in life from being fi lled. It means creating space in one's life for God.

Nouwen identifi es 3 essential disciplines for maintaining a life of discipleship: solitude, community, and ministry.

In solitude, disciples learn to listen to God through prayer. They come to realize they are beloved sons and daughters of God.

In community they learn to celebrate and practice vulnerability and forgiveness. A? er they have experienced solitude and community, disciples feel God's call to minister to a hurting world. God empowers them to do amazing things.

This encouraging, insightful book inspires Christians to practice solitude, community, and ministry. The result, Nouwen promises, is a fruitful, Spirit-fi lled life.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Good Morning America coanchor Robin Roberts and her mother, Lucimarian Roberts, encapsulate resilience, faith, and generations of joy in this slim and inspirational volume. Lucimarian, 87, reflects concisely on a life buoyed by her deep love of music as well as her commitment to her faith and civic service. The same musicality that steadied her as a young woman growing up in the segregated South before marrying her husband of 53 years (who was also a Tuskegee Airman) informs her descriptions of life traveling all over the world before making a home that was eventually imperiled by Hurricane Katrina. Excerpts of biblical passages and lyrics from her favorite spirituals add a devotional quality to the main narrative that is both endearing and uplifting. That the health challenges of both Roberts women are not addressed until late in the book underscores the main theme of the book: that victories surmount despair. The stories from journalist Robin about her mother add a sweet and conversational tone to the book. (Apr.)
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"Lucimarian Roberts, mother of “Good Morning America’s” Robin Roberts,  shares the story of her life and how she keeps herself spiritually centered during difficult times. Robin Miles narrates in a calm, soothing voice that stresses the joy and pain of Roberts’s experiences—especially during her childhood in the segregated South, when music became her personal inspiration. Daughter Robin Roberts reflects upon her mother’s stories, completing them and showing how a mother-and-daughter relationship can seem to be divinely woven. At the end, Lucimarian Roberts rewards the listener with five bonus tracks in which she herself speaks and sings, completing her devotional." 
D.Z.  © AudioFile Portland, Maine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780835811071
Publisher:
Upper Room Books
Publication date:
04/01/2012
Pages:
143
Sales rank:
608,160
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts may be best known as the mother of broadcast journalist, Robin Roberts. However, the 87-year-old has achieved success in her own right, serving as the Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and as a board member for numerous organizations. Lucimarian Roberts was born and raised in Akron, Ohio, where she earned a scholarship from the publishers of the Akron Beacon Journal and became the first person in her family to attend college. She graduated in 1946 from Howard University in Washington, DC, and married Lawrence Roberts, a member of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, with whom she raised 4 children. Lucimarian Roberts lived through the Great Depression, segregation, the civil rights movement, and many personal challenges. These experiences helped shape her unique perspective on life.

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