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Overview THE SECRETS. THE STRUGGLES. THE VICTORY. DIARY OF A WOMAN PASTOR is for anyone who has ever struggled with their calling, purpose or questioned their place in ministry. The Bible makes it clear that God has a calling and purpose for each and every one of us. In DIARY OF A WOMAN PASTOR, Bowman candidly shares her personal journey of searching, believing, doubting, slipping and falling, and ultimately rising up and rediscovering God's true purpose for her life. Bowman's journey shows us how to press through the doubt, detours and distractions in order to reach our God-intended place of destiny.
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Studio: Xulon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.42" Weight: 0.53 lbs.
Release Date Nov 4, 2006
Publisher Xulon Press
ISBN 1600347525 ISBN13 9781600347528
Availability 86 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 21, 2016 02:34.
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More About Sheritha Bowman
Bowman is a Spiritual counselor and minister of the Gospel, facilitates workshops and renders the word of God nationally.
Sheritha Bowman currently resides in Germantown, in the state of Maryland.
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I Can See Clearly Now Nov 2, 2007
Diary of a Woman Pastor by Sheritha Bowman
Through uncommonly portrayed candor Sheritha Bowman invites you into her world. It is a world that many strive for, but may be ill-equipped to handle.
Openly she expresses challenges faced due to her skin color, extended living and the loss of her father to the legal system during her developing years.
It will be the apparitions of her past that threaten her future, as familial heartaches, the state of unknowing and hormones manifest in less that positive ways. Through her relationship with Christ, weights of her past will be lifted; but replaced with others.
Feeling that she is called to the pastoral office Ms. Bowman is encouraged by her husband and clergy mentor. Immersing herself into what she believes is her calling, our author will soon come to know that her path will not be as easy as she thought.
Along the road to finding true purpose we are privy to her public and private challenges. Through it all you will see a strong prayer life mingled with ardent praise and worship assisitng her in her times of need and thankfulness.
It will be through revelations of her journey that readers will come to understand that delay is not denial, nor are our mistakes to be hidden from the world. Those considering entering ministry in any form would be well advised to partake of the honest and heart-felt advice given by this most anointed woman of God.
Reviewer -- Dr. Linda F. Beed/On Assignment Reviews Author - Business Unusual
Candid, Humourous and Inspiring Jul 26, 2007
In the tone of one sisterfriend to another, playwright, publisher and former pastor Sheritha Bowman, infuses humility, transparency and humor in her latest book, Diary of a Woman Pastor. Bowman warmly welcomes readers into her virtual living room and transforms her journal/memoirs into an expose` where she recounts her journey from puberty to the pastorate - and beyond. Her comical yet truthful references to her own adult attention deficit (ADD) and near-addiction to cheesecake make Diary of a Woman Pastor a refreshing literary treat.
Bowman begins with a description of her formative years in urban Washington, D.C., where she lived in a loving, but somewhat malfunctioning female-headed household. She discloses how the lack of positive relationship models led her to experimentation with marijuana and promiscuous activity. She candidly describes the effects of a generational curse stemming from at least as far back as her grandmother which reached down to her and her siblings. Nevertheless, in the true spirit of the proverbial strong, black woman, her grandmother still manages to see that Sheritha attends church regularly, thereby planting a seed of righteousness which would later blossom into salvation and deliverance for her and other family members.
After a series of toxic relationships, Bowman weds and begins a family of her own. However, her marriage is threatened when she is haunted by specters from her childhood - insecurity, fear of abandonment and the like. While seeking and serving the Lord, she is delivered, layer-by-layer, from the damaging by-products of her past. She later bonds with two female pastors who temporarily mentor and usher her into her self-described mistaken appointment as pastor. On separate occasions, her relationship with each of them deteriorates causing her to delve more deeply into her soul, seeking and eventually acknowledging her true calling as a writer.
Although she realizes that her call to pastor was misinterpreted, many were blessed and enriched due to her faithful intentions and through God's grace. As she continues to seek spiritual guidance, Bowman attends a number of religious conferences and workshops which would confirm her anointed calling to minister - not from the pulpit, but from pages and stages. Finally, she boldly relinquishes her church and answers to the call to lead others to Christ through her gift of writing books, producing stage plays, and perhaps someday - movies.
Venus Mason Theus, Author of Brown Paper Bag, a novel Chocolate Pages Reviewer