Today, I have the privilege of introducing you all to an amazing historical book,
"Our Lady of Victory" by the talented and compassionate Shirley Harris-Slaughter
About the Author:
Shirley Harris-Slaughter's first book highlights her passion for history which led to her first published work, Our Lady of Victory, the Saga of an African American Catholic Community. But she wouldn't have been able to write this book had she not had the presence of mind to conquer the health crisis she found herself in.
She is an advocate for natural health and healing. Any problem that she had to face, she found her way out of it through sheer determination, common sense, and a couple of miracles.
I have had the pleasure in getting to know Shirley over the past year and have found her to be not only talented. but an incredible insightful and loving individual. There is much I can relate to her own personal story and have found her to be an amazing mentor and friend, filled with wisdom and guidance for all young writers out there today.
About the Book (from Amazon):
One act set in motion a chain of events that threatened one Catholic community's ability to thrive. It happened between 1945 and 1946 at the headquarters of the Archdiocese of Detroit in the Chancellor's office. Msgr. John C. Ryan called an emergency meeting with the cardinal... And so the stage was set for the years of turmoil that followed and the subsequent demise of this once vibrant church. Here comes the author who gives the reader an intimate look at her church, the township she grew up in, and its historical significance to World War II, Henry Ford's auto plant, migration from the south, and the housing crisis that was unfolding.
The reader is introduced to the pioneers of this West Eight Mile Community who helped shape and establish this community that shaped her. But the book takes a different turn as the research uncovers forgotten secrets...
Today (2014) this little church is in danger of closing its physical doors forever!! Stay tuned as this story continues to unfold.
I have not had the honor of reading this book yet, however, I have added it to my TBR list. We have all had that moment when a book strikes us, and excites us. This book has already done that for me in the brief review of the description.
I invite everyone to get to know Shirley Harris-Slaughter and pick up a copy of her book, "Our Lady of Victory" today!