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Sweet Pineapples: Uplifting New Memoir Recounts Black Family's Use of Faith to Overcome Societal Adversity.

Written by Dr. Martha Meeks-Light, ‘Sweet Pineapples’ proves faith’s overwhelming ability to always prevail over life’s struggles. Through her insightful stories, vignettes and quips, Meeks-Light provides a light of hope for readers who are also facing their own testing times.


Boynton Beach, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/10/2014 -- While Dr. Martha Meeks-Light can today boast a successful family, a glittering career in education and two Doctorates to her name – growing up in a black family initially put her future against the odds. With a wealth of experience and knowledge to share about the power of faith, Meeks-Light has compiled her family’s story into a bold and compelling new memoir.

‘Sweet Pineapples’ is told in chronological order, documenting many generations of a family who refused to ignore faith during the times they needed it the most.

In her debut book, Martha Meeks-Light weaves a story of hope, faith and family legacy. She captivates her audience with a courageous journey, recalling the challenges she faced both in crisis and parenthood. Overcoming great adversity and family burden, this uplifting account of how one woman's faith brought her through the darkest days and how she found love in spite of overwhelming odds will leave readers inspired.

After making the bold decision to fulfill her education on the day her first grandson was born, whilst having eight children of her own, marks a poignant crossroads on her journey. Now, Martha continues her journey by encouraging faith and promoting strong family values.

Her remarkable story of never giving up on her dreams is a testimony to the ability of anyone to achieve academic and professional achievements, even when the odds are stacked against them.

As the author explains, she is confident her own story can offer solace to those searching for answers to their own adversity.

“Everyone faces troubles; my family is certainly no stranger to them. However, by placing our fate in the hands of God we have emerged more victorious than we ever imagined. I hope my family’s story offers inspiration and empowerment for others to do the same,” says Meeks-Light.

Continuing, “The power of God can and will lead you through any of life’s dark patches, even when you feel like there is no hope left. Happiness can be found, whatever life’s external pressures appear to be.”

Reviews for the book have been extremely positive. For example, one reader commented, “In spite of all the crisis and challenges she incurred along the way with a teenage husband, a retarded daughter and the tragic death of 2 children, yet showing how in spite of the obstacles. She had a firm foundation that extended from the roots of her strong family. This book ends with a message about faith in God, love, family and thirst for education and wisdom is needed to cope with all challenges of life.”
‘Sweet Pineapples’ is available now: http://amzn.to/1dgjObc.

About Dr. Martha Meeks-Light
Dr. Martha Norfus Meeks-Light is a well-respected former elementary school teacher and recipient of six degrees, including two PhDs. She is an iconic advocate of education and lifelong resident of Boynton Beach, Florida where she resides with her husband, Charlie. She enjoys reading, dancing and spending time with her children and grandchildren.