‘Grandma’s Hands’ packed with wisdom from women great in faith

Drawing inspiration from the women in the author’s family,

  • Grandma’s Hands: Cherished Moments of Faith and Wisdom
  • (Acanthus Publishing, 2012) is New Orleans author Calvin Mackie’s impassioned celebration of the enduring values of our elder generations, whose wisdom and experience bring a humbled perspective and clear direction to the challenges of our daily lives.

    Grandma’s Hands includes more than 100 well-known proverbs, accompanied by Mackie’s thoughtful reflections and filled with glorious photographs of mothers and grandmothers in celebration of their unique cultural and maternal identity, surrounded with the love and affection of family.

    In each section, Mackie has taken a familiar proverb and coupled it with a passage from the Bible. The juxtaposition illustrates the Biblical root of the common proverb alongside Mackie’s own deeply personal observances of its truth, presented in relatable modern-day anecdotes from his life and his work.

    He presents perspectives that might have fallen on deaf ears as “antiquated” or even “obsolete” are presented anew, in a refreshingly relevant, thought-provoking, and genuinely useful light. Through an interweaving of personal and historical contexts, Mackie’s stories and reflections guide the reader to an intimate understanding of all that he has learned from the influential women in his life.

    Grandma’s Hands is undoubtably the book to get in every hand, to share for generations and with each extension of the family. BuyTheBook

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