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About the Author

Jeanne Davis has been a musician for over fifty years, teaching, playing the organ and directing choirs. At the age of fifty-five, she became a Methodist minister in Dallas, Texas. She found her voice in the pulpit as a preacher. She is a widow with two adult children, a grandchild, and a great-grandchild.

About the Book

The word that Brother Jeanne brings is simple, sometimes humorous, and very insightful. Some of the issues that Jeanne addresses are: How do you find hope for joy and peace when the world around you is so chaotic? How can a Christian always act with love and kindness in the midst of meanness? How does God's Grace touch our lives? With humor and a very mature wisdom Jeanne attempts to answer these questions in her essays. She also employs preacher stories from her husband, David Davis, and her father, Lance Webb. You can find hope in this straightforward read. You can be touched and engaged and even entertained as you see the word that Brother Jeanne has to say!

Book Review

Cynthia B. Astle
Priceless Wisdom from a True Spiritual Elder!

"A Word from 'Brother' Jeanne" brings the kind of sage life experience that's much needed in today's information-rich, but wisdom-poor, society. From a long line of Methodist preachers and the daughter of a bishop, "Brother" Jeanne proves the value of a strong family background, particularly a family that's as grounded in faith as hers. She also emphasizes the importance of a supportive faith community in which one both receives and gives. Many "spiritual but not religious" young people could benefit from the ways that the author describes how belonging to a church eases loneliness and hardship in a cold and cruel world.

"Brother Jeanne" draws much of this wisdom from her life experiences, often by a severe test of her own faith. She tells personal stories with wit and insight, moving from the specific to the universal in ways that will enlighten receptive readers of any age. "Senior saints" may especially find encouragement from this book, as the author candidly talks about grieving after the death of her husband of many years, and coming to terms with multiple infirmities. She proves that though the flesh may weaken, the spirit can actually strengthen in weakness by allowing God to take over.

Begun as a column for her local church newsletter, "A Word from 'Brother' Jeanne" transcends the confines of its time and space to bring an eternal message of forgiveness and hope. Few authors mine both the riches and the dross of their lives as well as Jeanne Webb Davis has. She is a true spiritual elder with a priceless "word" to share with those who will listen.

Sister Mary
Lift your spirit with A Word from "Brother Jeanne"

Jeanne Davis shares the wisdom from her heart, experienced through the ups and downs of a lifetime. She demonstrates how faith make a difference in the way we experience our joys and difficulties, our questions and convictions. Her personality shimmers through her stories with humor, excitement, acceptance and love. Brother Jeanne will lift your heart, I promise!


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