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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Eddie Connor: A Man on the Move - He's Purposefully Prepared to Persevere

Purposefully Prepared to Persevere by Eddie Connor

Review by Tavares S. Carney

Roadblocks vs. Detours

Purposefully Prepared to Persevere is an autobiographical testimony of author, Eddie Connor’s, personal journey from being diagnosed with a potentially terminal illness to the man he is today. Between the covers of Purposefully Prepared to Persevere, readers will learn who Eddie Connor was a boy, traveling with him as he shares the emotional, physical and spiritual transitions that transpired from then until now. He shares the diagnosis, the treatments, actions of friends and family and so much more. The best part about this book is that Eddie Connor shares what was going on in his mind, body and spirit at varying stages, from diagnosis to deliverance. Eddie is a very engaging writer, using language that is very relatable to youth and young adults. His words are very encouraging.

I recommend this book to readers who need inspiration after what seems like a life storm. Eddie explains, through his own account, how faith, positive thinking, healthy living and a positive environment all play a part in healing and overcoming.

About Eddie Connor

Eddie Connor was born in Southfield, Michigan but grew up in Kingston, Jamaica. The British Education that Eddie received during his formative years in Jamaica can be attributed to his thirst for knowledge. As a product of a divorced family, Eddie realizes that he was not born with a "silver spoon" in his mouth, but was raised by a strong mother, who instilled in him lifelong values and the importance of governing himself as a positive individual. His mother, Dr. Janice K. Connor (author of "Propelling Faith"), has been a missionary to Jamaica for the past twenty-five years, and has raised her son to be a standout man of excellence.

As an Author, Educator, Evangelist, Motivational Speaker, Poet, Radio and TV Host, Eddie Connor shares his story of overcoming cancer in his three books, "Purposefully Prepared to Persevere", "Collections of Reflections: Symphonies of Strength, Volumes 1-3", and "E.CON the ICON". Eddie encourages youth to overcome life's obstacles on his radio program, "Youth On The March" which broadcasts on AM 1500 WLQV (, every 2nd Saturday of each month, from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. in Detroit, Michigan.

Today, the 20-something author, minister, inspirational speaker and amazing human being continues to share his triumphant story of how he made it to Hell and back.

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1 comment:

  1. Powerful testimony by this young brother!