RALEIGH, N.C. (PRWEB) January 11, 2013
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.” These words by Helen Keller are further epitomized by Bennett G. Edwards, a man who, despite experiencing verbal, physical and sexual abuse, achieved success in different areas of his life. Edwards shares his remarkable journey in his newly published autobiography, titled A Hill of Beans.
“This autobiography of my life story is for all of the people who have been put-down or discouraged by family, friends, classmates, or society at large,” states Edwards. “I hope that it will help you to not give up on your hopes and dreams. May it strengthen your faith in God, yourself, and your fellowmen.”
In his growing years, Edwards has been a scarred boy. He has fallen victim to bullying, molestation and utter rejection. He is no alien to terribly insulting words from people around him, even from people closest to him. Once, his mother and her friends were looking at his awful school grades and they simply exclaimed that he “will never amount to a hill of beans.” Such hurtful words inspired the title of his book.
Today, Edwards has transformed himself and become successful beyond anyone’s expectations. He has appeared and/or been featured on different media such as National Geographic TV, MediScene, Scientific American Frontiers, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Raleigh News and Observer, Time Warner TV, and Channel 5 TV in Raleigh, N.C.
Humbly inspiring, A Hill of Beans is Edwards’ own testimony that trial and suffering is never a hindrance to dreams. Readers who feel trapped in their difficulties will find strength, hope and encouragement in his story.
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About the Author
Professor Bennett Edwards always wanted to be the Renaissance man or the 4D man seeking competence in four key areas: physical and/or athletic skills; artistic expression; knowledge and intellectual learning; and serving God and attaining the wisdom, spirituality and peace that lies therein. For him, God top’s his list and everything else is vanity. Despite being told he was retarded and failing two grades, he has earned four degrees. After being bullied and told he was too little and too slow, he played professional football. He sang professionally and was a successful teacher, academic administrator and researcher. He has numerous published research articles. He taught Sunday school and has witnessed in jails and prisons. Alcohol addiction brought him to the gates of hell but through God’s grace and mercy, AA and NA, he is alive, well and has a story to tell.
A Hill of Beans * by Bennett G. Edwards
Publication Date: 10/31/2012
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