Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Review: Twice A Slave by:Tippit/Willis
About the Book:
Sammy Tippit and Randy Willis tell the raw-boned epic, based on their own ancestors, that gives American history a new face and a fresh voice.
When the son of a Cherokee slave determines to find his purpose and discover his identity, he becomes a slave a second time. This fictional account of the life of Joseph Willis is rooted in early American history and filled with drama: a forbidden romance, faith molded by tragedies, and the courage to forgive. A half-English/half-Cherokee slave changes the course of Louisiana history when a fresh wind blows across his heart.
About the Author:
Sammy Tippit is the author of 13 non-fiction books, which have been translated into more than 20 languages. He has pioneered evangelism in some of the most difficult regions of the world. He's married to Debara "Tex" Tippit, and they have two children and five grandchildren. Tippit's ancestors worked with Joseph Willis to form some of the first Evangelical and Baptist churches in Louisiana.
Randy Willis is the fourth great-grandson of Joseph Willis and his foremost historian. Randy Willis is single and is the father of three sons and four grandchildren. "Twice a Slave" is dedicated to each of them by name.
Agerton Willis fell in love with Ahyoka, they got married and together had Joseph. Seems like a simple, happy, God fearing family, right? Well it would except for the fact that Agerton fell in love with an Indian, a slave Indian. Marriage to a slave or even a person of a different race was illegal but the two of them didn't let that stop them. They found a small church and happily joined into their union. They were truly in love and within one year, their precious Joseph was born.
Joseph Willis can do anything that a Cherokee or a white man could possibly do, he is no different than the next guy. Joseph led a great life, he loved his neighbors and he loved God. As Joseph gets older things in his life start getting harder for him, and the teasing that use to be so easily ignored has now become brutal for him. Before long, the Torys and the Patriots factor into the equation and not only does he have to battle the locals, the war begins to rage around him. As a result Joseph develops a hard outer layer from growing so bitter about how he is treated by others, but his faith grows with each ill word.
This book is a riveting read! I loved every single solitary page of it. It was an amazing story involving a real family with God's threads running through each generation, that I found fascinating! If you would like to purchase this great book, you can do so here.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Book Fun.