About the AuthorZara R. Broadenax is a bestselling author, ministerial visionary, entrepreneurial trailblazer, altruistic philanthropist, spiritual counselor, and leadership expert. She was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She attended Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting. She received her Masters of Science in Management from Troy University. As an author, Zara contributed to 2 Amazon International Best-Selling books, Beyond the Woman and 100 Voices of Inspiration, Awakening &Empowerment. She is placing the finishing touches on her first children’s book, School Days, and currently working on a 30-day devotional God Speaks to be released soon. Zara holds several awards and certifications. She is a highly decorated veteran with 20 years of service with multiple diplomas in Leadership and Management from various leadership schools from within the Department of Defense. Zara holds a Yellow Belt certification in Lean Six Sigma. She holds 2 certifications from Defense Acquisition University: Senior Program Management and Introductory Information Technology. Zara is a 2015-2016 Inductee, VIP Woman of the Year Circle for the National Association of Professional Women; a 2017 Member of Continental Who’s Who; and a 2017 Woman of Excellence of Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide. Zara is married to Timothy and is the mother of two beautiful daughters, Jacqueline and Sabrina.
ExcerptAs an only child with a single parent, I knew the odds were against me. I knew that not having a father in the house or my life had marked me to be unsuccessful. However, I was determined to be successful. I wasn't going to fail and that is where pride found the open door. Pride is a very dangerous thing. It can hinder you in asking for help. It can conjure up truths that you didn't know existed within you. It can have you make decisions that aren't completely thought through. Pride displays a person that is contrary to who you believe yourself to be. Pride had set up camp in my life, and I didn't know it until what I thought was too late.
About the BookBeauty for Ashes is the inaugural book in The Father's Daughters Anthology Series. Eight women gather together to show how God transforms wounds for worship, pain for praise, and tragedy for triumph. These real-life experiences show sour lemons turning into sweet delights. It is a testament to how life changes for the better when faith allows God to comfort, heal, and love His daughters.
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