By His Grace, For His Glory
By Vernessa Barnes
By His Grace, For His Glory parallels the life of Lois Coleman with the historical timeline of early Birmingham before the Great Depression and beyond the Civil Rights Movement, echoing calls for a better life. Confronted with the reality of racism, a seed of hatred took root in Lois’ heart and was watered by her experiences and the hate in heart took full bloom. Living during turbulent times in a community that was laden with the stress of poverty and racism, God gave Lois a vision to help break the cycle of poverty and abuse in her community. This book documents how this vision was transformed into a village. In By His Grace, For His Glory, Mama Lois shares how God helped her to overcome the hatred in her heart and allowed her to work with others throughout the greater metropolitan area to establish Grace House Christian Home for Girls, Inc., a ministry that would serve the city well for generations to come.