Deniece London faced many difficult challenges as a child, growing up without a father present and being raised by her single mother, who was sent to prison. She encountered depression, getting involved with drugs and entering bad relationships, which only made things worse. But Deniece kept a journal of all the obstacles she faced, hoping her life would change. Deniece rededicated her life to Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, followed His leading, and became a high school teacher at a low-income area school to assist the youth on how to overcome challenges like she did. She understands that we “overcome him by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony” (Revelation 12:11). While traveling around the world, Deniece wrote A Child Prepared to Teach, which is a compilation of stories from her transparent, real, and raw perspective in hopes to transform people’s lives through the love, redemption, and hope of Jesus Christ.
In a world of so much cover-up and denial of experience this book is so refreshing. If you have a story and if you have gone through challenging days, you will find this book inspirational and confirming. Deniece London has excelled through many obstacles in her life. Most of us hide our stories and protect our pains. But here in this intriguing book, Deniece spares no pain to bring the reader into her life. Through significant family drama, moving from one state to another to find stability, Deniece perseveres. Perhaps that is the theme of this book—perseverance. No matter how many times you get knocked down and pushed back, stand up tall. There is always another move to make. Read and rejoice with me as you read this epic tale of perseverance.
Bishop Alexis A. Thomas