All About Love: Favorite Selections from In The Spirit on Living Fearlessly

All About Love: Favorite Selections from In The Spirit on Living Fearlessly➸ [Reading] ➺ All About Love: Favorite Selections from In The Spirit on Living Fearlessly By Susan L. Taylor ➭ – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Forthan years, Taylor has shared her thoughts and life with readers in her column in Essence magazine This book draws from the breadth of those writings and relates how her faith has seen her through Forthanyears, Taylor has shared her thoughts and life Love: Favorite Kindle Ö with readers in her column in Essence magazine This book draws from the breadth of All About eBook Ê those writings and relates how her faith has seen her through many difficulties. A Harvest of Empowering InspirationWhen the NAACP in 2006 presented author and social activist Susan L Taylor with its President s Award, the organization publicly acknowledged what readers of Essence Magazine had been experiencing for nearly four decades Namely, that Ms Taylor is among the most effective, dynamic, and beloved human resources on the planet In All About Love Urban Books a rich of harvest of writings from Taylor s In the Spirit column, it s easy to see why A collection o A Harvest of Empowering InspirationWhen the NAACP in 2006 presented author and social activist Susan L Taylor with its President s Award, the organization publicly acknowledged what readers of Essence Magazine had been experiencing for nearly four decades Namely, that Ms Taylor is among the most effective, dynamic, and beloved human resources on the planet In All About Love Urban Books a rich of harvest of writings from Taylor s In the Spirit column, it s easy to see why A collection ofthan 80 empowering editorials and three bonus dialogues, All About Love is all about life as we know, live, dread, treasure, and live it Unlike too many book collections of short essays or creative nonfiction, this is not one aimed at demonstrating the intellectual profundity or virtuosity of the author These are the observations, emotions, realizations and affirmations by which generations of women and sometimes men have mapped out the course of their daily lives and established purpose for their existence They address such down to earth considerations as Family Affairs and Living Abundantly, but also tackleelevated yet essential meditations on subjects like Being Peace, and Self love and Social Action Ever a fearless witness to her life and times, Taylor notes in the introduction, A Bridge of Light, that, Human beings have made every corner of the planet a disaster zone, and human beings have the power and responsibility to clear and clean it up, set the Earth back on its axis We are not small or powerless We have the ability to transform our world Our personal and collective pain, the disorder all around us, are calls to get up and get moving Especially noteworthy in All About Love are the three conversations that comprise its closing epilogue One is Taylor in dialogue with Oscar nominated actress Ruby Dee another with educator and activist Cornel West and the third with the late master musician and spiritual instructor Alice Coltrane Each subject combines the articulated light of her or his illuminated spirit with that of Taylor s to produce flashes of useful insight that expand into waves of applicable principles and awareness Take, for example, Cornel West s response to Taylor when she asks him about the need for men to becomeemotionally honest, intimate, and self loving Most would rather languish in conformity, complacency and even cowardice But what is life for but to learn to love and be free and courageous At the end of February 2008, Taylor left her almost four decade position as the creative passion behind Essence Magazine to head the National Cares Mentoring Movement, an organization she founded as Essence Cares to help at risk youth As she journeyed from 1970 to 2008 toward that noble crossroad of change in her illustrious career, she became in 1999 the first African American woman to receive the Magazine Publishers of America s Henry Johnson Fisher Award In 2002, she won induction into the American Society of Magazine Editors Hall of Fame In many ways, All About Love is another kind of award, an eloquent summation of a triumphant career in one of the most demanding professions around In another possiblysignificant way, it is an open letter of uninhibited love and intentional compassion addressed to the denizens of the world from the heart and soul of one of the great women of our new millennial times by Author Poet Aberjhaniauthor of The Bridge of Silver Wingsand Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance My daughter, Joy, sent me this book and I love it The author speaks from her personal experiences of pain and change and growth She s been there, she understands and she s qualified to give you the straight scoop on dealing with life s crap and letting God be in control Ms Taylor has a knack for being direct, speaking to the realities of our inner thoughts the self doubts and criticism, our veneers of false confidence and false esteems, and the faces we wear to survive and protect ourselves My daughter, Joy, sent me this book and I love it The author speaks from her personal experiences of pain and change and growth She s been there, she understands and she s qualified to give you the straight scoop on dealing with life s crap and letting God be in control Ms Taylor has a knack for being direct, speaking to the realities of our inner thoughts the self doubts and criticism, our veneers of false confidence and false esteems, and the faces we wear to survive and protect ourselves from the werewolves that exist in our society She gently massages the heart, comforts the conflicting emotions, and peels away the layers that allow us to discover and reveal the true character of the person that God who created me intends me to be An assortment of essays from earlier works, this book promotes healthy love and living through personal introspection, self acceptance and passive subjugation to God s divine plan I have found many of my own thoughts about Love printed on these pages in ways I have failed to be able to articulate Some of the subject matter is uncomfortable for me, some of it I do not accept and some is irrelevant There are, however, new ideas and ideals that are intriguing to me I look forward to exploring t An assortment of essays from earlier works, this book promotes healthy love and living through personal introspection, self acceptance and passive subjugation to God s divine plan I have found many of my own thoughts about Love printed on these pages in ways I have failed to be able to articulate Some of the subject matter is uncomfortable for me, some of it I do not accept and some is irrelevant There are, however, new ideas and ideals that are intriguing to me I look forward to exploring these in hopes they can help me come to know those special souls that life has brought my way in a deeper,meaningful way

All About Love: Favorite Selections from In The Spirit on
  • Hardcover
  • 212 pages
  • All About Love: Favorite Selections from In The Spirit on Living Fearlessly
  • Susan L. Taylor
  • English
  • 15 March 2019
  • 1601621140