Marisha Mathis

Close to Home

Close to Home by Marisha Mathis
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For readers of:Priscilla Shirer, Joyce Meyer, James Baldwin
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About the Book

Close to Home presents a medley of allegories that entice readers to consider life from a greater perspective. Tiffany and Tristan are twins who have earned a promotion. Johnson is an entitled serviceman who is put to the ultimate test. Tiffany, Tristan, and Johnson soon learn the importance of obedience and humility when their lives cross paths at an untimely event. Shana reveals the dark side of blind love as she and a romantic interest pursue a lifetime together. Or so it seems! Deidre finds herself at a crossroad when she’s forced to choose between a lifestyle of security and stability or what she loves more than anything. Follow the journeys of Tiffany, Tristan, Shana, and Deidre as their decisions reveal the frailty of humanity with a call to action, believer or not, to closely examine life as we know it.

The read concludes with a poem dedicated to the "Deidre's" of our society.

About the Author

Marisha is a purpose-driven creative. She has found comfort and enjoyment in writing since childhood. She began writing poetry in middle school and continued into her adult years. She became a spoken word poet while attending college and began sharing her poetry publicly in 2010. Her first book of poetry and devotionals, Beauty for Ashes, was published in 2016.

An alumnus of North Carolina Central University, her educational background, field experiences, observation, life’s experiences, and walk with God have been the backdrop for writing. Writing topics typically address Christian living, hope, social issues, courage, transparency, honesty, and spiritual, as well as, personal growth.

Marisha understands the importance of uplifting others, balance, committing one’s self to God, and witnessing the transformation that is solely from Him. Her testimonies and desire to help others have been fueled by God’s redemption in her own life.

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