Spiritual Guidance from Tyler Perry

Spiritual Guidance from Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry gives spiritual guidance in "Higher Is Waiting".

When I was asked by Review Wire Media, for Penguin Random House, if I wanted to review Tyler Perry’s Higher Is Waiting, I knew I couldn’t say no. I first fell in love with Tyler Perry before I even knew who he was. How? Because I fell in love with a no-holds-barred, speaks-her-mind grandmotherly type woman that I saw in a movie. Yes, Madea. Madea will tell you exactly how it is, and back it up with “prescriptures”. Then I found out that she was actually Tyler Perry. I knew he had talent, and the more of his movies I watched, the more I realized how grounded in faith this man is. I’m pretty sure my family has watched every movie he has produced. I knew I wanted to read Higher Is Waiting, and that it would be great. I was not disappointed.

Higher Is Waiting, Tyler uses metaphors, and stories from his life to help us understand God’s lessons. He shares his relationships with family, and pieces of his life, both good and bad. At the end of each chapter, there are questions, and scriptures, to help us see how these lessons apply in our own lives.

I have to admit, him using a tree to break down the different parts of the book (“Planting Seeds”, “Nourishing the Roots”, etc.) really captured me. I love trees and this metaphor helped me to see the ways that I could grow in Word. The book is a wonderful devotional, but it’s really more of a guidebook. It helps you see the steps you should take next, to find what’s missing in your spiritual connections.

This book, Higher Is Waiting, is one I know I will return to, again and again. Because of this, I put it on the same shelf as my Bible, where it is within reach, readily available when I need it. If you are looking for a spiritual ‘self-help’ book, Higher Is Waiting, is the book to get. It will help you reach higher in both your daily life, and your spiritual life.

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  1. Robyn L says:

    My favorite Christmas carol is O Holy Night

  2. Jana Leah says:

    My favorite is Diary of a Mad Black Woman.

  3. Jana Leah says:

    My favorite carol is Carol of the Bells.

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