African-American Guide To Prosperity

African-American Guide To Prosperity

by C.A. Lofton


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ISBN-13: 9781420889260
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 08/08/2006
Pages: 60
Product dimensions: 0.14(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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African-American Guide To Prosperity 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Robert R. for Readers Favorite Ms. Lofton knows her target audience well. Raised by a cohort of strong, God-fearing and God-loving women, she reflects that strength and communicates it to her readers. She is an excellent teacher and has chosen a format that easily resonates with her audience. She teaches developmental reading and writing at City College of Chicago. Her "metaphysical approach" is using the Bible and God's messages to give comfort and purpose. She titles each lesson as a "Treatment," and she demonstrates her teaching skill in the organization and delivery of each lesson. Here is an example: Treatment 4. Tenet: What You Believe You will Receive. Metaphysical: Matthew 7:7 & 9:26; Mark 9:23; Deuteronomy 28:3 Cultural: Those who often expect the best, often experience the best! She follows this with a story of how her Great-granddaddy, John, competed with 200 men for a job during the Great Depression. She describes how hard he prepared for it and then got it! She goes next with an Affirmation: Jehova-Jireh! I won't yield to what I feel; I'll hold my good thoughts until they're real. Ms. Lofton ends each lesson with a practice. Practice: Replacing images of despair with hope. Excellent lesson. The book is short, 41 pages, and is useful as a reinforcement of the things her audience should be getting from church. For that group this book is fine; but, despite her messages that give the same positive thinking program used by so many present day healers, I think it will be ignored by the majority of black men and women who need it. Ms. Lofton dedicated her book to those who gave her love, encouragement, and security. They were healthy role models. Since slavery, the unfulfilled promises of Reconstruction (the opposite happened), and the civil rights movement that brought millions into the mainstream of American society, the schools and government have created a mindset of dependence and entitlements that have continued to cripple and treat blacks in ways that destroy the individual and the family unit. Their needs are complicated, and I have to say that Bible lessons aren't the answer but may be part of what keeps many in a new form of mental and emotional slavery.