Grace & Mercy Brought US Through

by Phyllis Jean Robinson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/29/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 232
ISBN : 9781449041212
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 232
ISBN : 9781449041229

About the Book

Grace and Mercy Brought Us Through is loosely based on the life of my great-grandfather Rev. Aaron Davis.  Rev. Davis was born into slavery and grew up during the Civil War.  He received freedom with the Emancipation Proclamation and became a circuit riding minister with the Methodist Church in Mississippi.  His life as a preacher is well documented , but little was known about his personal life.  My Mother wrote a short story about her grandfather and she stated that his Mother was named Tena and his Father was named Indian Charlie.  From this information I filled in the blanks and found a fascinating story that took me from Senegal West Africa, through the Middle Passage, through plantation life in Mississippi, through the life of Native Americans in Mississippi and the Black Seminoles in Florida and on to the life of a Black circuit riding preacher. With every word I wrote I realized that God's Grace and Mercy really did bring us through and made us strong people.

About the Author

My name is Phyllis Jean Robinson.  I live in Chicago, Illinois.  I am fortunate to have a supportive family  who is my cheering section.   They include my Mother, Ann Brown, my daughters and sons-in-law Belinda Robinson Jones{Rev. Melvin) and Kelley Ann Robinson Baker (David) and my beautiful grand daughter Vashti Kaylis Baker. 
This is my fourth book and my first book of historical fiction.  My other three books are romance novels.