Shirley Caesar An Autobiography: Book ReviewWritten by Angelique Watkins
Shirley Caesar, An Autobiography: "The Lady, The Melody, & The WORD"
(ISBN 0-7852-7155-4 http://www.thomasnelson.com and http://www.nelsonword.com)
Shirley Caesar understood growing up in poverty,losing a parent(major bread winner) at an early age, having a semi-invalid mother, living in a world of predjuice but she knew how to hold on to Lord Jesus Christ. This book is very inspiring and I would recommend it to families who are struggling, those who have lost a parent, women, mothers and choir attendants. Your local church could consider starting/or adding books to their library for those to check out and this would be one that I would recommend. Quoted from "Shirley Caesar Autobiography" In 1984, Shirley traveled to Middle East and on a tour cab driver warned I wouldn't talk about Jesus in Jerusalem, because He Was a troublemaker. "Miracle Worker" Shirley Caesar tried to sing power and holy instead of singing "Jesus" but Holy Spirit told her, "If you're ashamed to own Me before these people in Israel, then I'll be ashamed to own you before my Father in heaven." Shirley, threw her head back and began to s-h-o-u-t name of Jesus and she'll never forget thrill of hearing thousands of Jews call name of Jesus. Their are scriptures to brighten your days and heavy loads.
When Compassion Leaves......Written by Parmatman Shri Sat-Chit-Atman
When compassion for all living creatures leaves heart of man, light of discriminative faculty dies, flower of free will fades, aroma of virtue evaporates and life loses its true purpose.
Ignored and unheeded, soul, sinks into a deep slumber and dehumanized man degenerates into an unethical automation, pulled by visible self-interest and pushed by evil powers of antariksha (outer space).
A moral blight descends on collective conscience of community, politics of power replaces religion of spirit. Culture becomes a paper-flower, while civilization, subverted by a soulless economics, is reduced to an empty shell.