Open My Eyes, Open My Soul

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December 31, 2003


Mixed media product, 224 pages


0071469451 / 9780071469456


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Main description

Open My Eyes, Open My Soul is a poignant collection of stories and poems about the human family and the challenges and triumphs of overcoming racism and strengthening our connections. With contributions from human rights advocates, celebrities, and writers from all walks of life, Open My Eyes, Open My Soul features writing from:

  • Muhammad Ali
  • Maya Angelou
  • Rev. Michael Beckwith
  • Robert Kennedy
  • Margaret Cho
  • Dr. Bernie Siegel
  • Stevie Wonder

Author comments

Yolanda King, the first child of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, has performed or lectured throughout the United States and around the world.

Elodia Tate is a writer who has worked extensively with the natural health community, using the power of storytelling to encourage others to embrace a natural health approach.

Back cover copy

"This book will encourage R.E.S.P.E.C.T. for one another."--Aretha Franklin

"Open My Eyes, Open My Soul is a collection of stories and poetry that has all the nuances of a family reunion. Its contributors are as diverse in their perspectives as the color of our skin. Still, there is an undeniable family resemblance! Reading it will remind you of the poetry in our diversity!" --Bishop T.D. Jakes Sr.

"During a time of spiritual, emotional, and world upheaval, Open My Eyes, Open My Soul comes as a calming balm in the midst of the storms. It speaks to the spirit, it touches the deeper fibers of our soul, and its words will transform your heart."--Les Brown

"With Open My Eyes, Open My Soul, the reader takes a ride through a veritable garden of enlightened insights. The book provides a reason to hope, at a time when we need hope so badly."--Marianne Williamson

"These stories and poems illuminate the lives of people struggling to make meaningful connections by reaching out with courage and love across the chasms of race, religion, culture, boundaries, and other man-made barriers. . . . Learn the empowering lessons of unconditional love, hope, and healing herein, and know that you too have a vital contribution to make to the creation of the Beloved Community."--Coretta Scott King, from the Foreword

Copyright 2014 McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC


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