Author Dr. Barbara Searcy Cothran’s Newly Released “From the Peach Fields to Becoming a University Professor” Offers Insights Into the Cycle of Hurt

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“From the Peach Fields to Becoming a University Professor: How God strengthened me through my struggles and turned my tears into a testimony” from Christian Faith Publishing author Dr. Barbara Searcy Cothran explores why people hurt other people. More often than not, it is because they are also hurting.

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“From the Peach Fields to Becoming a University Professor: How God strengthened me through my struggles and turned my tears into a testimony”, a revealing look into the vicious cycle of hurt, is the creation of published author, Dr. Barbara Searcy Cothran. Dr. Cothran is a native of Talbotton, Georgia who was raised as the eldest of five siblings. She graduated from Ruth Carter High School and attended Savannah State College, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Dr. Cothran received a Master of Education Degree from Berry College in 1978, an Education Specialist Degree from Lincoln Memorial University in 2003, and a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Christian Education from Jacksonville Theological Seminary in 2005. She began teaching in the Bartow County School System where she became Teacher of the Year at Kingston Elementary School and Adairsville Middle School. Dr. Cothran retired from public education in 2001 and began working at Shorter University where she was Director of Middle Grades Education and Director of Field and Clinical Placements. She wrote modules for two classes while at Shorter. She also worked with administrators to teach Introduction to Middle Grades Education classes at Rome Middle School, which helped introduce education students to middle school class rooms prior to student teaching. Dr. Cothran was married to the late Fred L. Knox. They have two children, Chederick Dion Knox who now resides in Cartersville, GA and Kiara Loud, who resides in Phoenix City, Alabama. Dr. Cothran remarried in 2010. She attended St. Paul Baptist Church for many years where she served as Minister of Children’s Church, Youth Director, Member of Christian Women in Action, Choir, Treasurer, and Financial Secretary. She currently attends Fellowship Baptist Church of Rome, Georgia.

“You too, may have had hurting words said to you that left you broken. Know that God can restore you and make you whole. God does not condemn but he wants to restore because he still has a plan for your life.” --Dr. Barbara Searcy Cothran

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Dr. Barbara Searcy Cothran’s new book explores the cycle of hurt.

When Dr. Barbara Cothran encountered a soul-shaking adversity, she started questioning whether or not God was hearing her prayers and seeing her tears. She was told that she was weak, that she had no faith, that she was clingy, and that she was fake. She was told that she had been in church all of her life, yet she still had not grown. This experience left her feeling depressed, broken and worthless. “From the Peach Fields to Becoming a University Professor,” Dr. Barbara Searcy discusses the adversities she has encountered throughout her past and the impact they had on her.

Most psychologists would agree that hurting people hurt other people. It is a difficult truth that offers a solution to the perpetual cycle of hurt. For those who have been victimized by others, it is likely that those responsible were hurt by others and they have not been able to deal with their own demons. Those who were bullied become bullies. “From the Peach Fields to Becoming a University Professor” will enable readers to confront the adversities in their lives and break the cycle of hurt.

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Consumers can purchase“From the Peach Fields to Becoming a University Professor: How God strengthened me through my struggles and turned my tears into a testimony” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “From the Peach Fields to Becoming a University Professor: How God strengthened me through my struggles and turned my tears into a testimony”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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