Alabama and Beyond

Alabama and Beyond : Creating a Lasting Legacy

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The author has sometimes said, "I have not been bored since I was nineteen years old." This book explains why. The true stories given here, based on experience of multiple generations, not just theory, provide answers to questions such as these: Can an average person have a transformative encounter with God that lasts? Will I ever get married? Does childbirth have to be scary? Am I raising my kids well? What about the wayward child? What if money is tight? In the midst of family life, how can God use me? Members of this family have proven through several decades that God is faithful to His own. Come join in the journey and create your own lasting legacy. WHAT OTHERS SAY: As I read Alabama and Beyond, I am amazed and challenged as I read this book. I am a family oriented minister and would encourage any parent to glean the wisdom in parenting contained in the chapters of this book. The honor that is placed on family and her husband is simply refreshing. Ronnie Hoover, Chi Alpha Campus Pastor, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR (26 years) Alabama and Beyond is a refreshing book about the spirit of God dwelling in the life of Dottie Gravely. This book just draws you into the relationship Dottie has with the Lord and how it affects life's outcomes. A young mom or a grandmother would be encouraged, challenged, and comforted by the "points to ponder" after each chapter. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to be drawn into the Holy Spirit encounter. JoAnn Brant, Recruiter, Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC For several years, I had the privilege of serving the Gravely family as their pastor. The legacy Dottie describes continues in the lives of their children and grandchildren. Dottie's account of their journey of faith is truly a testimony of the faithfulness of the Lord. You will definitely enjoy reading Alabama and Beyond. Charles Lenn, Pastor First Assembly of God, Tuscaloosa, Alabama Dottie's story is warm and engaging and real. Whether the reader is a young mother needing encouragement for her decision to follow God's plan for her life and for raising her family, or a grandmother like me who finds humor, connection to memories of her own child rearing years. Dottie's memoirs are a reminder that He is faithful and good in all things. Kathy Behringer, Council Member, Town of Garner, NC Dottie's writings are a refreshing and comforting reading of how she found purpose from the legacy awarded her. The greatest legacy is not one of wealth and things, but a legacy of greater value is one that promotes "living with purpose." Alabama and Beyond reminds me of the importance of cherishing all life-time relationships, accomplishments, truths and values from those who touch my life. This book has the feel of home and gives the security of loving family and treasured traditions that "create a lasting legacy" for generations to follow. Missionary, C. Rose Boyd, Founder/Director, Operation Teaching Tools, Falcon, more

Product details

  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 17.27mm | 517.09g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508666342
  • 9781508666349

About Dottie Childers Gravely

Dottie holds a BA in Spanish and a Master's in Foreign Language Education from the University of Alabama. She has taught English and/or Spanish in Alabama and North Carolina public schools. In recent years she has served as part-time instructor for Central Carolina Community College. She and Allan, her husband of over forty years, reside in North Carolina. They have four grown children and three grandsons. She enjoys spending time with family, singing, writing, teaching Spanish and women's Bible studies, hiking, and playing guitar, piano, ukulele. Besides her own family, one of the passions of Dottie's life is helping the orphans and abandoned children of Sucre, Bolivia. She actively supports Shalom Es Mi Casa orphanage there. Dottie has enjoyed putting together Bible studies and reading many missionary biographies. Summaries of some of the biographies & studies are posted on her blog site. The biographies are formatted for individual or group studies with discussion questions and resources. The author's experience with possibilities available to public school teachers serving in the capacity of club sponsors, especially Christian club sponsors, has been encouraging and challenging. She has been faculty sponsor for First Priority chapters in both Alabama and North Carolina. She has worked extensively with child and adult evangelism and has had some training with both Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) and Evangelism Explosion (EE). Dottie has witnessed many around her with ordinary talents used in extraordinary ways when aligned with God's purposes. This books creates faith that anything is possible to him that believes and moves forward through more