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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Bringing Up Mother by Beverley Johnson - Book Tour - Exclusive Excerpt - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hello, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Beverley Johnson and her new book, “Bringing Up Mother,” here on FAB!!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $15 Amazon OR Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Beverley and to increase your chances of winning!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Wishing you all lots of good luck in this fabulous giveaway!!

Bringing Up Mother

by Beverley Johnson


GENRE:  Religious Memoir



Beverley learns about God in Kindergarten and invites Him to come to Jamaica and give her her own Bible story. She goes home each day and waits at her gate for Him to show up. Will He show up, and will she be ready for her story if and when He does?



Around that time, I was also having major problems reconciling the God of the Old and the New Testaments. My issue was that I saw people in and around Toronto who looked like the Jesus I encountered in Jamaica, namely the Jewish people. I even lived, worked, and went dancing with some of them. I learned not to mention the name of Jesus in their presence, because they did not believe in Him. How could the whole Bible be taken seriously if the people of the Old Testament did not believe in the New Testament? How could this be? It was too confusing for me. In confusion, I said, “I wash my hands clean of the whole thing.”

I was angry with God for causing all the uncertainty about who Jesus is. I told God I didn’t want anything to do with the Bible, because He couldn’t get things straight. If Jesus is of you, then why or how could you allow His own people to deny Him to this day, while the rest of the world is more or less embracing Him? Even though I was running from God, I knew Jesus was real, but where did I stand among the teachings of learned rabbis and Jewish scholars? I saw them walking to the synagogue early in the morning and on the sabbath. They looked so wise, so knowledgeable, so committed in their holy attire, and I feared I could not attain to such a high standard of knowledge, dedication, and holiness.

Still, I believed I had the right to be angry with God and, in rebellion, to live as I pleased. When asked what my religion was, I responded rather abruptly, “I’m not religious.” After responding like that one day, a still, small voice inside of me said, “That’s right, you are not religious. You seek God and the truth, not religion.”



Beverley was born and raised in the rural parish of Clarendon, Jamaica, where she attended the Content United Brethren Church and its Basic (Kindergarten) school, better known as Sister Betty's school. Growing up, she attended York Town Primary and Denbigh Junior Secondary school, now Denbigh High School. She migrated to Toronto, Canada, as a young adult. A graduate of the University of Toronto and OISE, she is an Elementary teacher by profession, and also a Sunday school teacher. She enjoys reading, writing, travelling and working with children.







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