This is a parable about an African American male who grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, basically poor but relatively happy like so many of his peers who played and worked together while dreaming lofty dreams of making a better life for ourselves. Through learning to have faith in God and the proper guidance from family, the church, teachers and a community that expected high achievements from the youth of that community, the die had been cast.
Dr. Cartwright was able to develop a huge desire to be the best that he could be and to live a righteous and prosperous life despite his humble beginnings. In this book he used many Biblical principles to remind the public of the living Word in hopes of lifting others up in their daily struggles to succeed.
He has unselfishly opened himself up to scrutiny by revealing some of his own darkest moments and how he was able to overcome, hoping to illuminate a path of self redemption and grace that is available to us all.