Between the Pews

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By Sylvia Edmondson-Holt

About the Book

Format Dimensions Pages
Softcover 6x9 256

This is an invigorating story. The author tells about growing up peacefully in a small Southern community during the Civil Rights Movement. Her childhood was protected from much of the Jim Crow, racism, and unrest experienced in the segregated South during that time. Founded by former slaves and colored Civil War veterans, these landowners created a safe haven, a thriving village for its African American residents. This environment hardly prepared her for what life was like outside this protective shield that she had become accustomed to.

She tells a moving, thrilling, and often touching story of how she dealt with life beyond this place. She exhibited great determination to rise above the many issues she faced while dealing with marriage, raising her children, and a struggle to grow up herself. Her children, being her most important spectators, watched as she tried to teach them by setting good examples.

About the Author

A retired registered nurse, the author served thirty-five years as a critical-care nurse and Telehealth coordinator. With degrees in nursing and theology from University of Tennessee and Life Christian Bible Institute, she has worn many hats. As a business owner, she was a member of Nashville Chamber of Commerce and National School Supply and Equipment Association.

A member of Faith Is the Victory Church in Nashville, Tennessee, she is a lead teacher in the preschool ministry and has appeared in two Easter drama productions.

A devoted matriarch, she is active in the lives of her children and grandchildren, traveling wherever she needs to in order to participate in their activities. Besides the arts, she loves to travel, read, write, and spend time with family and friends. She stated, ?I am filled with gratitude for the people God has put in my path. I believe he has ordered every step in his Word.?