, (PressExposure) January 08, 2008 -- Writing from a place of passion and commitment, CNN Contributor and nationally award-winning journalist, Roland Martin, inspires readers to believe that a personal relationship with God is, not only necessary, but mandatory to make it through lifeâs daily circumstances in his new book. Roland, the host of âThe Roland Martin Showâ on WVON-AM in Chicago, columnist and daily blog writer for Essence.com and commentator for TV- One Cable Network, is poised to launch his 2nd book entitled, âListening to the Sprit Within: 50 Perspectives on Faith.â
Dubbed the man with âa fresh perspective for the 21st century, â Roland has a sort of wit, knowledge and confidence that has made him attractive to hosts of all persuasions in the rapidly growing sphere of political talk. To that talk, he has added a broad spectrum of conversational topics, such as: urban culture and religion. In his latest literary installment, Roland has written a compilation of faith-based essays that are bold, honest and uncompromising in addressing contemporary issues from a Spiritual perspective. All the while, readers get an intimate peek into Rolandâs zeal and faith for the Word of God. Roland is honest, forthright and focused as he speaks candidly about what God has placed in his spirit - about the relevance of faith in everyday life, and how living a life for the Lord can have a positive effect on all aspects of our lives.
According to Rev, James T. Meeks, senior pastor, Salem Baptist Church of Chicago; Illinois state senator, âListening to the Spirit Within speaks to a generation today that has more wealth and knowledge than any other time in history, but often struggle with recognizing Godâs many blessings. An insightful guide, Roland Martin offers 50 perspectives on faith in one book that is a must-read!â
In âListening to the Sprit Within: 50 Perspectives on Faithâ, Roland reiterates Godâs desire to speak to us daily concerning our lives using varied methods; the Bible, children, church and even daily trials. More importantly, Roland elaborates on how mandatory it is that we possess a strong faith as well as an intimate and personal relationship with God in order to hear when God speaks to us.
With titles like, âDonât just thank God, represent Himâ, âA Spiritual lesson from Sex in the Cityâ, âOrdinary people, extraordinary Godâ, âA Spiritual graduationâ and âMarriage: a gift from Godâ, Martin invites readers on a life altering journey by showing readers how to embrace a spiritual perspective on everyday thoughts, trials, situations, decisions and circumstances.
Furthering that thought, Dr. Ralph Douglas West, pastor/founder, Brookhollow Baptist Church/The Church Without Walls, Houston, Texas, shares that, "Roland Martin is an exceptionally gifted journalist. He writes with wit and humor without blurring the lines of truth. His ability to see beyond the obvious is making him a favorite author to the learned and unlearned. The characteristic that best describes the writing of Roland is objective reality."
About Roland Martin Rolandâs first book is entitled, Speak, Brother! A Black Man's View of America. He is the former founding news editor for Savoy Magazine, and the former founding editor of BlackAmericaWeb.com, owned by nationally syndicated radio show host Tom Joyner and Radio One. With a strong interest in Christian issues, Martin pursued a master's degree at Louisiana Baptist University and he previously served as owner/publisher of Dallas-Fort Worth Heritage, a Christian monthly newspaper. He also has worked as managing editor of the Houston Defender and the Dallas Weekly, which he led to a number of local, state and national journalism awards. Mr. Martin has worked as morning drive reporter for KRLD/1080 AM; news director and morning anchor at KKDA-AM in Dallas; city hall reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram; and county government and neighbors reporter for the Austin American-Statesman
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To purchase âListening to the Sprit Within: 50 Perspectives on Faithâ, and to find out more about Roland Martin, please visit: http://www.rolandsmartin.com.
To read Rolandâs daily blog entitled, âThe Roland Reportâ, please visit:: http://www.essence.com