A Diamond In God’s Dirt by Tiriq R. Callaway
Does perseverance characterize the strength of a man? What distinguishes life from purpose is how one perseveres despite faults, unforeseen circumstances and distressing environments. When left in perplexing situations the ultimatum is to either conform to complacency or individualize to overcome obstacles. In his real life accounts, Tiriq Callaway will take you on a journey through his most endearing childhood moments, growing up in a disadvantaged neighborhood & brave reflections on his family’s hard times. His tenacity & relentless fight to break free from all environmental barriers, struggling to finish college ultimately to graduate with his Master’s degree, and embarking on a vast spiritual reawakening is a compelling testament to the real fabric of a man.
Five Star Review on Amazon By Nina L. Washington
This book will keep you on the edge of your chair or bed as we witness Callaway’s manhood-childhood-manhood. The descriptive details and incredible ‘truth’ makes you stop, think, wonder, and ponder the experiences that many students encounter ‘before’ they step into your classroom. I would recommend this book to high school students and above and ESPECIALLY to educators. We journey through Mr. Callaway’s eyes, heart, soul, mind, and spirit. We travel through his life experiences and/or ‘relive’ some of our own childhood hardships (personal or friends). I encourage educators to read this so that they can journey into “uncommon” and “uncomfortable” territory-yet “the experiences of the truth”. We are invited to understand his household responsibilities, violence, police brutality, educational biases, lust, love, family and sibling relationships. Mr. Callaway places EVERYTHING on the table…’the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.’ This book will inspire young adults to turn many negative hardships into a challenge to defeat! Mr. Callaway’s detailed writing exhibits the spirit of a conqueror who found a piece of greatness within every experience. A must read for any young man (especially an urban young African-American man) coming into manhood- and reaching manhood! Uncomfortably ACCOMPLISHED!
About the Author
My first book A Diamond In God’s Dirt is available NOW ! Click the link below for the Kindle Edition of my book.