This is not Jessica Angelique’s first book. She is the author of the successful The Road to Me: I know now why the caged bird sang detailing her life in foster care, her battle with cancer and the hardships of being a homeless single mother to two small children.
Due to be released exclusively on Amazon in the next 24 hours, Alas Peace Be Still is the heart – and often gut wrenching – account of Angelique’s reaction to seeing Oprah Winfrey interview critically acclaimed producer Tyler Perry.
The result is a moving and inspirational account of the author’s state of life, the realisation of the depth of her faith, her shift from balancing on the brink of suicide to embracing her life – even the parts she is not happy with.
Alas, Peace Be Still is not easy to read. At times Jessica Angelique’s despair and desperation are almost overwhelming – but she writes with such generosity and such truth you can not turn away. It is indeed a rare privilege to be able to share someone’s journey as they rediscover the truth of themselves.
Toward the end she writes:
“When you spend time with yourself, you get to know yourself and that’s what’s happening to me. I’m finally getting to know my true self. It also means that you learn how to love the person that you are.”
Jessica Angelique’s courage and honesty are a rare gem indeed.