The Courage to Rise Again is a riveting account of the life of artist Bertha Harris. This masterfully written book unveils struggles, laughter, relationships, secrets, and triumphs. No matter what we face, God is able to bring us through it and give us victory, regardless of how hard the tests and challenges.
Psalm 46:1 reminds us, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
Bertha’s autobiography will keep you on the edge of your seat while bringing healing to your soul as it encourages every reader to have the courage to rise again. Bertha’s motivation to write this book stems from first hand experiences of horrors that the strong can inflict on the weak. Growing up as a black child Bertha was driven by poverty that blanketed blacks in the South, and living the life of a battered wife just to prevent her daughter from having to grow up in the same poverty she knew so well, Bertha battled the avenue of sexual harassment and abuse. Yet she rose above the pitfalls and the pain to share her experiences, in hope that some way she could help others who may still find themselves in the same predicament.
This book is a journey through Bertha’s life, illustrated with numerous photos and paintings from key times in her life.