Fort Washington, MD (PRWEB) March 21, 2012
All healing begins with truth and is sustained by faith. For the clergy who are on the edge of hopelessness and about to give up due to difficulty in fulfilling the myriad of roles they have to play, Pastor Harry Seawright has made a great contribution to freeing the pulpit & the pew from the pressure of pretense in Don’t Faint.
There are battles to fight, jealousy to deal with, hating and distrust that pastors must stand against. Not only that, there are temptations, hidden fears to overcome, political issues and concerns in the church as well as outside of the church that must be dealt with constantly. Seawright’s life is the perfect picture of a clergyman who overcame the urge to “throw in the towel”. In Don’t Faint, he offers words of wisdom that enabled him to lighten the burden of balancing family life and congregational responsibilities.
Seawright has faced challenges with his family, health, ministry, finances, and had to deal with inner struggles but his faith in God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit helped him through it all. Each step on his journey made him a stronger, faithful, and a humble servant of God. He took on a leadership role at an early age. He became a pastor at the age of twenty-one.
Don’t Faint demonstrates Seawright’s life as a beacon of light that will help pastors see during the dark times in their journey. He allows the reader to feel his hurts and pains, yet share his joy as he provides valuable lessons that will encourage the struggling pastor to remain steadfast while serving in the ministry. At equal turns authentic and candid, Don’t Faint is a gem worth keeping in every pastor’s bookshelf.
“Don’t Faint” is memoir, testimony and aspiration. Seawright speaks with passion from his own life-story to the realities of the human condition. The exhortation is to encourage and inspire in fellow members of “the cloth” steadfast reliance upon the extraordinary faithfulness of our gracious, loving God.
Adam Jefferson Richardson, Jr., 115th Bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church
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About the Author
Rev. Dr. Harry L. Seawright is the Pastor of Union Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Brandywine, Maryland, where he has served since 1986. He is a native of Swansea, South Carolina. He has spent over 30 years in ministry, specializing in community leadership, church construction and development. He is a spiritual leader, business man, community leader, world traveler, author and a family man. Rev. Seawright is the author of More Than Bricks and Mortar: Building a Church Without Losing Your Mind, 1996. He is a contributing author in The African American Devotional Bible, Meditation on Quality Leadership, 1997. And a contributing author in The Pastor’s Manual, The Pastor’s Role in Church Construction, 2000. He is been featured and quoted in the Afro-American newspaper, the Prince George’s County Gazette, the Christian Recorder, the Washington Post, the Maryland Independent newspaper and local papers in cities that he visit to preach and teach. He resides in Fort Washington, Maryland with his wife, the Reverend Sherita Moon Seawright. They are the parents of Shari Nicole and Harry Matthew. And they are the proud grandparents of Cameron Isaiah.
Don't Faint * by Rev. Dr. Harry L. Seawright
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Publication Date: January 30, 2012
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