"Wow I have just finished reading Church Folk in Love What a tremendous book In poetic prose and rhyme, Deb Hardy has got it She has actually captured the feelings, senses, and atmosphere of a time gone by I remember the days, growing up in my home church, when I was coming into manhood and the rush of emotions that welled up inside me. In an amazing way, she has made this reader catapult back to youthful days You will love it Kirk U. Thompson, Pastor, Abundant Life SDA Church Philadelphia, PA Deborah Hardy uncovers our human spirit with her daring, yet vulnerable style; exposing while soothing; divulging while protecting; agitating while healing. Kwame Ronnie Vanderhorst, CoFounder, Prepare Our Youth, Inc. This unique collection of short stories and poems captivates our true-life relationship experiences. They concisely, yet in a rich and clever way, tell stories of young love and the challenges faced by couples as they grow and mature in love. The stories, some humorous, others reflective, allow the reader to identify their own experiences. At the same time, the writing yields tidbits of wisdom. Karen E. Fulton, LICSW, Social Worker Church Folk in Love is a touching, healing, spirit filled book that will inspire and encourage each reader as they experience their life's journey. Debbie, I applaud and thank you for allowing God to enrich your ministry and empower others through your creative project. Cynthia Powell Hicks, M.A, PH.D. CFIL provides a mirror in poetic lines to engage us in reflection on some of the interesting contours unique to church life. We can relate in many ways to the traditions and scenes that are reminiscent of black cultural life in America. In addition, the writing reveals a broad knowledge base and interesting insights into human behavior and the complexities of human relationships. Jimmy Ferguson, Pastor, Berea Temple SDA Church Baltimore, MD Church Folk in Love is an inspirational reading experience that will take you back to those dreamy-eyed days. After reading CFIL, I realized again how blessed I am to be a church folk in love. Walter Hardy, Husband For more information about Church Folk in Love, the author and BenMykel Media Ministries, please visit www. Benmykel.com.