As an African American woman, you may not realize that God did a marvelous thing when He ordained that you should live at this time in the history of the church and the world. You are highly favored, and now is the time to take back the reality of Gods favor on you, on us as African American women, on our families, and on our churches. Written from the passion of her heart, Debra Berry warmly shares with you the opportunity for restoration. Be Restored is based on her study of Nehemiah, a servant who accepted Gods calling to bring restoration to Israel after they were released from captivity. Be Restored clearly draws stark similarities between plights of the children of Israel and the African American race at the start of the new millennium. You will understand how some of the faithful followers of God achieved success in exile, while you identify with those who were physically free yet locked in prisons of hopelessness and despair. Restoration must start with one woman at a time. The voice of the Lord and the voices of our God-fearing ancestors call us to continue the struggle for the restoration of our people. We can only do this by the might and power of the God who loves us.
A popular Bible teacher and speaker, Debra Berry, is the director of publishing administration for the Publishing Division of the Sunday School Publishing Board, National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Through speaking engagements, including the Sisters Who Care network of Womans Missionary Union, she helped launch a powerful sisterhood for African American women throughout the United States. Berry, a retired lieutenant colonel, is the first African American woman to serve as a chaplain in the US National Guard. A master of divinity graduate, she is the International Program Chair, Baptist World Alliance (BWA) 16th Youth World Conference, Singapore, 2013. A BWA Youth Executive Committee member, she also serves the BWA Commission on Human Rights Advocacy as a member.