Drawing inspiration from the women in the author's family, Grandma's Hands: Cherished Moments of Faith and Wisdom is Dr. Calvin Mackie's impassioned celebration of the enduring values of our elder generations, whose wisdom and experience bring a humbled perspective and clear direction to the challenges of our daily lives. The text of this book includes over 100 well-known proverbs, accompanied by the original thoughtful reflections of Dr. Mackie, with a direct application to twenty-first-century life. The pages are filled with glorious photographs of mothers and grandmothers in celebration of their unique cultural and maternal identity, surrounded with the love and affection of family. In each section, Dr. Mackie takes a familiar proverb and couples it with a passage from the Bible. The juxtaposition illustrates the biblical root of the common proverb alongside Dr. Mackie's own deeply personal observances of its truth, presented in relatable modern-day anecdotes from his life and his work.
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About the Author
A lifelong resident of New Orleans, Dr. Calvin Mackie attended Morehouse College, graduated Magna Cum Laude in mathematics, and is a member of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society. He was simultaneously awarded a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech, where he subsequently earned his master's and PhD in mechanical engineering. He has won numerous awards including, in a White House ceremony, the 2003 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring; in 2002 the Black Engineer of the Year Award for College Level Educator; the 2002 New Orleans Data News Weekly Trailblazer Award, and the Pi Tau Sigma/ASME Excellence in Teaching Award in mechanical engineering for 2000 and 2002. Mackie is currently a partner in Golden Leaf Energy (GLE), which promotes and distributes the ethanol fuel blend E85. Mackie continues in his role as Managing Partner of Channel ZerO Group LLC, an educational and motivational consulting company he co-founded in 1992.