An ill-advised relationship with a married man in the church sent Ebony down a path of regret, which led to an unplanned pregnancy. When the pressure of being the pastor’s daughter and carrying a married man’s child weighs upon her, emotions flare. Shortly afterwards, she threatens to publicize the entire affair, deciding to bear the consequences of the matter.
After an untimely event, and unprecedented conviction, Ebony is forced to confess as she battles with thoughts of betrayal to God, the church, and herself.
Was this a novel or biography? The events that took place in this story happen so often in church that it is sad. As Ebony Rose told her story I wanted to feel sympathy for her, but I will admit most of the time I was angry with her. And then she would say some of the most profound things through her personal confessions that let you know none of us are exempt from falling prey to sin. Through those confessions I got to see a broken person who was in need of the love of our sweet Savior. They way Ebony opened up her heart to let people who are involved in sin know that they need to flee from it, was beautiful. She didn’t hold back or try to sugarcoat her experience. What she went through millions of people are going through now and Ebony let’s them know they are not alone and that they must repent and surrender to God to be made whole. The Pastor’s Daughter lets you know you can’t be holy if you are not whole.
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Reviewed by Cheryl E. Rodriguez for Readers’ Favorite
T.K. Ware’s Run the Race: 50 Days of Inspiration conveys the truth of the Bible coupled with motivational and imaginative insights. Each day starts with an enticing title that tempts your curiosity, such as “Aspire and Inspire,” “Live and Thrive,” and “Are you Motivated or Stagnated?” Right out of the starting block, you are challenged by what motivates you, encouraged to always be yourself, and to discover your potential. Along the way there are famous quotations and ample passages of scripture to encourage you in your daily walk or sprint to your next destination, or the marathon of life. No matter what kind of race you are in, the mind can create weighty burdensome obstacles. Run the Race is the quintessence of Hebrews 12:1, reminding us to throw aside all unnecessary weight, anything that entangles us, allowing us to run our race with endurance.
Run the Race: 50 Days of Inspiration is both scriptural and subjective. T.K. Ware’s passion to pen a message of motivating force is realized. The writing style is creative, eloquent and poetic at times. The ongoing theme of faith without actions is dead is woven throughout the text. Ware focuses a great deal on mindsets and harmful thoughts. He repeatedly reminds the reader to let go of encumbrances and wrong thinking and to concentrate on destiny, goals and purpose. Ware pens several nuggets of truth, and shares many insightful idioms as well: “Just because you cannot discern an exit, doesn’t mean one isn’t provided.” However, my favorite quote is “Life is beautiful if you can enjoy its diverse moments of felicity.” T.K. Ware inspires you to run your race well and at your own pace.