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Other noteworthy titles.

African Wisdom: 101 Proverbs From the Motherland by Tokunbo Adelekan

Judson Press, July 2004 $11.00, ISBN 0-817-01461-6

Adelekan, who is of African descent, is an assistant professor at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary; and here he offers African proverbs that the reader will treasure and refer to over and over.

40 Days to a Life of G.O.L.D. (God-Ordained Life Development)

by Ed Gray, Judson Press, July 2004 $15.00, ISBN 0-817-01463-2

Gray, a preacher and radio personality, has compiled a spiritually stimulating book that advocates that we all can experience fulfillment in our lives through reliance on God. He uses biblical verses and provides inspirational acronyms as a way of developing faith and eradicating mentally inhibiting toxins.

He-Motions: Strength for Men, Solutions for Women by T. D. Jakes

G. P. Putnam's Sons, July 2004 $19.95, ISBN 0-399-15196-6

Jakes blends encouraging advice with stories from the Bible and presents a guidebook tot all those men "who struggled through tough times." With the understanding that most men strive daily to overcome the challenges and pressures that hinder them from reaching their full potential, Bishop Jakes's goal, here, is to help men realize they don't have to fit in to any outside image of being a man. He-Motions allows for emotional emancipation and holistic growth.

Sapphires and Other Precious Jewels: Discover and Celebrate the Beauty of Women of African Descent by Terri McFaddin

WaterBrook Press, January 2004 $12.99, ISBN 1-578-56599-5

McFaddin uses 12 jewels mentioned in the Bible to help women of color to build self. esteem and embrace their inner beauty, true worth and strength. She writes, "What is rare and valuable in Black women is developed by time, heat, and pressure and even volcanic upheavals in their personal lives."
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Publication:Black Issues Book Review
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Date:Sep 1, 2004
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