From the Hood to the Hill: A Story of Overcoming

From the Hood to the Hill: A Story of Overcoming Review

Barry Black credits his strong spiritual beginnings to his mother's prayer at her baptism when she asked God to bless the child within her. Using vignettes and illustrations from family, education, religion, the military, and politics, Black presents a determined and unyielding faith in his Creator. His confidence in God's control of his life led not only to amazing achievement but also to abiding peace when things didn't work out as planned.

From the Hood to the Hill describes the obstacles and unlikely paths that led Barry Black to become: a two-star Navy admiral; the only African-American to ever serve as U.S. Navy Chief of Chaplains; and the first person of color in the nation's history to serve as Chaplain of the U.S. Senate. Inside each chapter, he offers the lessons he has learned.

Title:From the Hood to the Hill: A Story of Overcoming
Edition Language:English

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  • Adrian

    The life and advice of Barry C Black the current 62nd chaplain of the U.S. Senate (2016). The book is a mixture of autobiography and lessons on spirituality, growth, and perseverance. Barry Black grew...

  • Karen

    I just got this from the library so when I finish The Friday Night Knitting Club, this is next!...

  • Randy Corn

    This is something of a memoir by the current Chaplain of the United States Senate. I saw this book discussed on Book Notes a few years back and was very impressed with the author. He rose from inner c...

  • Betsy

    This is another excellent book by our U.S. Senate Chaplain. It does have some autobiographical information but I would say it is mostly a great informational, educational book for anyone in a leadersh...

  • Mary

    This is not so much an autobiography as it is sermonettes on the subject Lessons I Have Learned. It's good, though, because of the content. Rev. Barry Black has led a very intentional, Bible-based, G...

  • Vannessa Anderson

    The three boys—likely candidates for incarceration or early death. The five girls—likely candidates for unwed pregnancies and welfare. And with a sigh, she closes the folder and puts it away. This...

  • David

    I don't read that many biographies, and even fewer autobiographies.I heard about this book when Chaplain Barry Black was interviewed on the radio. I went out and purchased the book the same day. It is...

  • Stanley Turner

    Several reviewers thought Black was holding something back, and I tend to agree with them. I kept wanting more information on his life in some areas and it was lacking. Not the best autobiography I ha...

  • Q. D.

    This book is an interesting survey of the principles this man of integrity followed from poverty to prosperity, growing up in Baltimore to ultimately live in Woodbridge, VA. The story of his life is u...

  • John

    What an amazing testimony! This book is also packed with scripture based helps, suggestions, and tips for not just getting through life, but for excelling in whatever plan God has set out for you. Jus...