PEARL DEBI Listen To My Dream

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Listen To My Dream

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9780981973715: Listen To My Dream

Every once in a while, down through the pages of time, the life and works of one man forever changes the lives of millions of people. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was such a man. WHY WOULD AN OLD WHITE LADY WRITE A CHILDREN'S BOOK EXTOLLING DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.? The answer is simple: the hurt in a wounded soldier s eyes. This is her story of why she wrote Listen To My Dream I remember the day I helped black soldiers, soldiers who had given their young bodies for their nation, courageous men from places like California and Washington state, into my car and took them for a short ride to the local dairy bar for a long-anticipated ice cream cone. For months they had languished in the hospital, living for any opportunity to get out. I remember the profound hurt I saw in their eyes when they saw hanging from the shop s two front windows, signs they had never before seen: Whites Only. I had grown up with it; it was just the way things were. But through their eyes I saw ugliness and hate. I felt angry stares from the nearby cars, heard unknown voices whispering, What s a white girl doing here with a Negro in the front seat? They didn t know that the soldier couldn t get out he lost his legs fighting a war for them. What I saw through their eyes that day made me so ashamed. In rhythmic manner, Debi presents Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. s dream . She begins with the dream of a boy, the son of a preacher and a teacher born at a time when for many, dreams were just that: dreams with little or no hope of being realized. She continues as he grows, refusing to accept that and not only dreamed but labored to make that dream a reality. Throughout his life he shares his dream with others, inviting them to also dream and join him in his labors. Although in life he only reached the mountaintop his dream lives on and has become a reality for many over the years. Listen To My Dream will captivate readers young and old with its engaging storytelling and colorful artwork. Follow the life of the young boy that would become Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as he dreams, shares his dream and then lives and gives his life to make that dream a reality for others. This book will remind those who may have lived so long as to have forgotten the dream and will introduce the dream to a generation that has benefited from the dream without even knowing of it. The book is being Reprinted by arrangement with The Heirs to the Estate of Martin Luther King Jr., c/o Writers House as agent for the proprietor New York, NY. Copyright 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr; copyright renewed 1991 Coretta Scott King

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Debi and her husband, Michael Pearl, are international best-selling authors. Their books have been translated into over 30 languages worldwide. Together they have sold over 1 million books. They have five happily married children and a growing host of grandchildren. They, with the help of their children, author a free bi-monthly magazine which explores child training, marriage, Bible teaching, and natural healing. Asked for her credentials on child training she points to her five children. As goes the child so goes the future adult and the future parent. At every moment, parents holding little children are holding the future. Parenting, the most important and demanding job in the world comes on us by default. Ready or not, prepared or ill equipped, all parents produce fruit that lasts throughout eternity. It is like stopping everyone that walks down the street and seating them at a piano to play for five minutes. The melody or the dissonance goes on and on from one generation to the next unless someone takes the time to break the cycle and learn the skill... of parenting. Through books and tapes, the Pearls are training parents to break the bad habits passed down from former generations, and to recognize and emulate the wisdom of those who have gone before. The Bible and common sense are the foundations for effective parenting. The Pearls' first book on child training, To Train Up A Child, was published in August 1994 by No Greater Joy Ministries. To date, over 650,000 have been printed in English and Spanish. In 2004 she authored her first book without her husband a book on marriage, Created To Be His Help Meet which has sold over 350,000 copies in English and Spanish and has been published in several other languages through rights and licensing agreements. In 2006 the book was followed up with a Journal authored by Debi Pearl entitled The Help Meet's Journey: A Yearly Companion Journal for Created To Be His Help Meet. The Vision, Debi s first novel has reached the Amazon Top 100 5 times. It is the first book in a planned series. THE VISION, is a fast-paced, emotionally-charged love story between Asher and the beautiful Cheyenne who, along with their friends, have a vision to reach the lost and dying world before the fast approaching apocalyptic events make publishing the gospel impossible. This author s wild imagination takes you on a ride so real that you will find it difficult to separate fact from fiction. Indeed, The Vision is like a carefully-designed work of artful tapestry which includes actual historical records, current earth science, recent medical and herbal discoveries, today s international news, and crucial biblical prophecy, all of which lend a factual plausibility to the events taking place. You will be swallowed up in a world of natural herbal brews, looming threats of volcanic eruption, struggles to overcome against terrorists, and consuming grief when tragedy strikes one of their most beloved. Through it all, you will come to share their eternal vision. For those of you who want facts, the information boxes at the bottom of the pages make this novel a work of fiction and non-fiction. The Vision raises reality entertainment to a whole new level. Listen To My Dream is Debi s first children s book. She was asked, Why would an old white lady write a children s book extolling Dr Martin Luther King? I was young once, raised in Millington, Tennessee, 20 miles north of Memphis and followed Dr. King through newspaper articles, radio and TV.

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The book Listen To My Dream, a children's story about Martin Luther King, Jr, was published in December, 2009. The publisher is Pearl Books, LLC. The book covers the life of King from childhood through his death in 1968 and is written as a narrative poem. It opens with King asking his mother why he was black and wasn't treated like others. Later, his teacher encouraged him to dream big dreams to help others. He set his mind to do that very thing. As a 'colored man' (a term for Negroes at the time), he didn't have the same privileges in the south that whites had. Then when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white person and was arrested, King organized a boycott of the Montgomery bus system until blacks were treated the same as others. Eventually in 1956 the Supreme Court ruled that such discrimination was against the law. The children's part of the book is written as a poem, emphasizing the importance of setting goals and sticking to them. It ends after King's funeral following his murder on April 4, 1968. Listen To My Dream is a 40 page book written in two parts. The first poetic part, as mentioned above, outlines King's life and influence in bringing about racial equality. Part two gives more details about the civil rights movement and how King influenced it; this part is written as a narrative and has no pictures. Debi and Michael Pearl drew all the illustrations for the first part of the book. At times the poem only hints at something and then, a detail is given on the picture. An example of this is the statement that it was his teacher, Miss Lemon from Oglethorpe Elementary who prodded him on to have a dream and believe in it. The focus of the book Listen To My Dream is on King's part in bringing about civil rights. In that Martin Luther King should be recognized and remembered. --EzineArticles Susannah Singer

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