by Marquis L. Cooper



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/12/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 122
ISBN : 9781665502061
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 122
ISBN : 9781665502054

About the Book

How to save our men has been a topic of discussion that has taken place in schools, churches, community centers, social justice platforms, national initiatives, and other venues across this country for years. At some point in history, a seed of irresponsibility grew in our males. As a result of this seed still growing and getting out of control, many of our sons will not understand the vital role of becoming the priest, provider, and protector of their homes unless we change this epidemic now. You may be asking, “How do we change this epidemic?” The answer to this question starts with shifting the male back into his proper or rightful position in the household. Whether you realize it or not, the male was created to lead. In many homes across America, the family structure now looks like the following: You have the son (in an unknown spot), mother (in the father’s spot), daughter (behind her mother out of her spot), and the father (totally removed from the family; he has no spot). When this style of familial transfer takes place, it has a profound effect on the entire family unit, but mostly with the male. We can no longer make excuses for not reaching back to save our men; both the young and old. Through the power of being REAL and TRANSPARENT we can save the lives of countless males of all ethnic groups in this generation. If you’ve picked up this curriculum, then you’ve already answered the first call God has extended to you. I believe your life is being changed now as you prepare to not just read this book, but to hear the voice of the Lord. The time is NOW!!! IT’S DAYTIME!!

About the Author

Marquis is the Senior Pastor of Otter Creek Community Church in Little Rock, Ar. He holds a B.A. degree in Elementary Education from Philander Smith College, and a M. Ed degree in Counselor Education from UA Little Rock. While attending Philander Smith College he was a recipient of the Walton Delta Scholarship from 1994-1999. He is a licensed counselor for grades K-12 and presently serves as a school counselor at Don Roberts Elementary in the Little Rock School District. He wrote and published Guidance ~N~ Action in 2008, Sista Let Me Tell Ya, Bruh If You Only Knew in 2010, and R.E.N.E.W. (Removing Every Negative Emotion & Word) in 2012. R.E.N.E.W. is a curriculum designed for students ages 13 and up. In 2014, Cooper was featured in a book entitled “A Matter of Life or Death: Why Black Men must save black boys in public education”. In 2015, he was appointed to serve on the Suicide Prevention Council which was the first of its kind for Arkansas. Mr. Cooper has received many honors over the past few years. Some of which include: the JV Educational Leadership Award, Citizen of the Year Award, Moton Strong-Lee Hall of Fame Inductee, Character Education Partnership Award as a National Promising Practice in Washington, D.C., and the SRS Community Leader of the Year. Cooper is an accomplished educator. He has presented for multiple associations which include National Center for Youth Issues, TCA (Tennessee Counseling Association), ArSCA (Arkansas School Counseling Association), AEA (Arkansas Education Association), and the TCA (Texas Counseling Association). He has presented his workshop to thousands of educators, parents, and students since 2009. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is married to Karmen and they have four children.