Memoir Narrates Victory over Adversity, Poverty

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C. G. Coker’s new book “Beaten But Not Broken” is a compelling, honest account of hard work and success.

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Stories of overcoming adversity are timeless, and with the publication of his new memoir “Beaten But Not Broken: YAHWEH Jireh- ‘The Lord Provides’” (published by AuthorHouse) author Calvin Coker adds another chronicle to that genre.

An excerpt from the book:

“There I was on Valencia Road, sliding in the street upside down during the morning rush hour. There was gas leaking from a ruptured gas tank and glass and fire sparks flying around my face, some popping against my eyeglasses. All of this was happening in seconds, but it seemed like eternity.”

In this humble and transparent story, Coker deals with the [racial inequality and bigotry that many blacks faced in the South during the 1960s and 1970s. He discusses a level of poverty that a large number of black Americans experienced and many today can relate to.

“‘Beaten But Not Broken’ has a message that we should never surrender to the beatings faced in our lives,” Coker says. “At some point, perhaps, we may all feel beaten down at times, during these times, we can bend, but should never consider ourselves broken.”

With hundreds of copies already sold, “Beaten But Not Broken” is available now from major online booksellers.

About the Author

Calvin Coker was the son of a sharecropper in Sardis, Alabama and was the last of 15 children. Even though the family was extremely poor, Coker’s father advocated strong faith in God, higher education and hard work as the means of climbing out of the clutches of a racially-dominated white society. Coker has worked in the church most of his life in some capacity. He has served as senior pastor, educator, encourager and inspirational speaker, discipleship pastor, pastoral counseling and executive pastor. Coker is also bi-vocational and has worked in the information technology field for over 28 years.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.


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