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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

New Memoir From Black Army Chaplain Shares a Message of Hope, Faith and More

James Darren Key reflects on growing up in Los Angeles and serving in the Army in ‘A Long Way from Crenshaw’

James Darren, author of A Long Way From Crenshaw

Nationwide — Author and U.S. Army chaplain James Darren Key highlights 40 lessons and stories about race, love, honor, and faith to inspire people during changing times in his new memoir A Long Way from Crenshaw: Lessons and Stories about Race, Love, Honor, and Faith for These Changing Times (published by WestBow Press).

With the purpose of being accessible to all, the author writes in a conversational style. Exploring how life can change, and not always positively, he demonstrates how the human spirit can overcome those circumstances.

Additionally, Key speaks candidly about growing up Black in California in the 1970s and 1980s. Wanting to empower others, the author examines his own weaknesses and fears.

Through this study, he hopes to help people:

• recognize failures and successes along their journey;
• approach race and diversity with sensitivity and courage;
• heal from an unhealthy relationship before starting a new one;
• face trials and controversy with unshakable faith.

“Today our nation is in pain. Still suffering from COVID-19, racism/police brutality, and political division. My book offers not just hope, but answers and solutions to problems concerning race, love, honor, and faith in a clear and concise manner,” Key explains.

He adds, “The wide variety of lessons and stories will inspire and encourage the reader to keep the faith and never give up or lose hope because victory is around the corner.”

About the Book
A Long Way from Crenshaw
By James Darren Key
$33.95 Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 228 pages | ISBN 9781973690610
$17.95 Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 228 pages | ISBN 9781973690597
$3.05 E-Book | 228 pages | ISBN 9781973690603
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
James Darren Key is an inspirational speaker and commentator on race, politics, relationships, honor, and faith. His writing and commentary have been featured in a number of different outlets, including USA Today, and American Forces Network (AFN) Korea. His military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and one combat tour in Iraq. He earned a doctor of ministry (politics and religion) and his master of divinity degrees from Howard University School of Divinity, and his master of theology in world religions from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is also the author of Touch and Go: From the Streets of South Central Los Angles to the War in Iraq. He lives in Fort Riley, Kansas with his wife, Simone, and has two children, James III and Amara. More information is available on his website at DrJamesDKey.com.

Press is a strategic supported self-publishing alliance between HarperCollins Christian Publishing and Author Solutions, LLC — the world leader in supported self-publishing. Titles published through WestBow Press are evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication through Thomas Nelson and Zondervan. For more information about WestBow, visit WestBowPress.com or call 844-714-3454.

For press inquiries, contact (760) 927-6519 or drjamesdkey@gmail.com