Title: Facing Our Future
Authors: Jeremiah Hopes & Zack Reynolds, Jr.
Publisher: Real Models Publishing
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"Facing Our Future: Building Strong Black Men in the Twenty-First Century" Jeremiah Hopes & Zack Reynolds, Jr
I will say I am a black female and was given this read by one of the authors ....to read and give a honest review. All I can say is wow, this is one excellent read on its subject. These authors really put it all out their for our 'black men.' Now what do I mean by that?...Just pick up this read "Facing Our Future' and you will see how well this novel is laid out for our 'Black Men in the Twenty-First Century.' The read starts with a foreword by Chance W. Lewis, A note to our Readers and Introduction. Then the reader is given a Part 1 [Man Your Facturing Men, It's Called MENtoring For A Reason & The Man Of The House]...Part II [What If I Can't Dribble, Dunk, Run Or Rap? Let's Talk About Sex, & Handle Your Business], Part III [Brilliant or Broken & Don't Get Mad...Get Busy!] then the Epilogue. All I can say after all is said and done...you must read this novel for yourself to see how well these authors put it out there for the 'Black Man.' I found this read full of some good advice.
Will we be able to build strong black men in our generation? Will their be older and wiser people out there to be able to help, mold and shape us into what is needed for the black man today? One thing for certain...we need to push forward. And from this read the reader will get all of that and more.
I love this quote I read from the epilogue...
"...It is our aim to help them to help them to be the imitable leaders, husbands, fathers and mentors that they are designed to be....The young black males of today are our future and they are worth the effort that it will take...We must not stand back and complain about the plight of black males when we can use the same energy to create positive change. It is only when we take personal ownership of the problems facing the black male community that we can begin to see statistics reversed and mindsets changed. In order for the black lives to matter to others, they must first matter to us!"
There is so much more in this read that is so very good to read. Would I recommend "Facing Our Future: Building Strong Black Men in the Twenty-First Century, by: Jeremiah Hopes & Zack Reynolds, Jr.?" YES,YES and YES! This is a wonderful good novel for all 'Strong Black Men' to read.