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Indie Soul Magazine Book Review: “Back To The Scene Of The Crime”Author Debrayta Salley by Phinesse Demps

”Unforgiveness Kills, Forgiveness HEALS”

There are tons of books that come across my desk on the regular and only a few that gets me excited about reading their work. But when an author like Debrayta Salley comes around, it definitely adds to my excitement list even more! Why? Well, when you write books from a spiritual and godly standpoint, you’ve definitely got my attention! Salley does just that. Not only is her writing phenomenal, she is one of the nicest people you could ever meet. She is about family, love, and community! As you can see, there’s no doubt that all these great qualities about her reflects in her work.
As her book cover suggest and highlights the scripture, Mark 4:22: ‘For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open.” Her latest book, “
Back To The Scene Of The Crime” touches on four key points: forgiveness, compromise, heartbreak, and low self-esteem. As she mentions in the book, “To move forward from where we are, we must first acknowledge the need for change”. That says it all!
One thing you will notice with Salley’s writing is that it is NEVER about what SHE says. But by introducing God into the conversation, she helps us to remember that all we do is supposed to be done in God’s glory. The cited scriptures help to show the reader what God’s thinking is on the matter. This is not a quick read but more of a meditation and reflection. Trust me, I had to put this book down a few times just to think about what I just read! It definitely gave me cause for pause.
Chapter 6,”Unforgiveness Kills, Forgiveness HEALS”, is by far thee BEST chapter! This is a MUST for everyone. If you are on social media, you will see all sorts of people speaking out of pocket and speaking subliminally in many ways. However, forgiveness is the key. According to Salley,“Get over it! Forgive them already. They have moved on with their lives and you are still angry about what they did to you!
” Whoa!
Do yourself a favor and pick up this book or better yet hire Salley to come speak at your next event! For more information on bookings or to get a copy of the book: email
, Follow on Twitter: @DeeSalley.
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