|Posted on Friday, April 25, 2003 - 7:43 pm: |
Out of the Shadows into the Light:
Bishop T.D. Jakes Unveils America’s Best Kept Secret
As the nation searches for sources of hope, comfort, and healing, Bishop T.D. Jakes unveils America’s best-kept secret, author Sharon Ewell Foster, whom he dubs “the Picasso of the pen!”
“Sharon Foster writes the books that make our spirits soar,” Jakes says.
It is high praise indeed for a man who appeared on the cover of Time magazine as “America’s best preacher” to call Foster’s writing inspirational.
As a novelist, Foster has earned a reputation among her growing and diverse fan base for good writing, wise insight, and refreshing humor. Though Foster writes fiction, her work has been compared to that of self-help guru Iyanla Vanzant.
Her latest effort, “Passing Into Light,” reveals the unparalleled richness of Foster’s inspirational writing style. With its message of comfort, courage, faith, and hope, “Passing Into Light” may be just what the nation needs at such a time as this.
Childhood crisis and grown-up courage collide in "Passing into Light,” an encouraging story of one woman’s passage out of darkness. Though this sequel to Foster’s “Riding through Shadows,” is filled with passion, suspense, and emotional fireworks, cover notes encourage readers to “expect a happy ending.” Publisher’s Weekly says readers will “enjoy this story of love, prayer, and healing."
With Jakes’ endorsement of her uplifting prose, it is likely that Foster will soon be, like the title of her latest novel, “Passing into Light.”
A single mother of two, a former Defense Department employee, and an expert trainer and public speaker, Sharon Ewell Foster makes her home in Maryland. Born in Texas and raised in Illinois, The Christy and Gold Pen Award-winning author of “Passing by Samaria”, “Ain’t No River”, and “Riding through Shadows” is a contributor to NPR talk show host Tavis Smiley’s “Keeping the Faith”; she also writes devotionals for Daily Guideposts. __________________________________________________