RESPONDING TO THE CALL
About the Book
I am amazed and fascinated by the variety of calls that each person experiences and makes during his or her lifetime. We are all bombarded by calls, yet I realize that we cannot exist without them. This book’s chronology of the variety of calls speaks to one specific call—the call to salvation. Many from different lifestyles, social status, and points of view responded to this call and experienced a rewarding and complete life in service to God. The path to this enriched life was not easy for the many that chose to accept the call. Persecution, imprisonment, beatings, and other atrocities are documented and outlined between the covers of this book. Yet irrespective of the obstacles, perseverance and victory won the day. From a biblical perspective, God began the call in the book of Genesis. Through his divine foreknowledge, he knew what man’s response would be, yet he still made the call. The accounts of the many trailblazers described in this book have left their footprints in the sands of time as a testimony that decisions made have eternal consequences. The author hopes that close examination of the lives lived will be a source of encouragement to respond positively to the call.
About the Author
Dr. Milicent J. Coburn was born in Pleasant View, St. Andrew, Jamaica, West Indies. She is the mother of two adults. Dr. Coburn was an elementary school teacher in Jamaica prior to migrating to the United States. She had about becoming a Child Psychologist but pursued her passion – teaching. Dr. Coburn attended Housatonic Community College and graduated with a Certificate and an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. She received a Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Bridgeport and a Master’s Degree at Southern Connecticut State University. She completed a second Master’s Degree and a Doctorate in Christian Education at Biblical Life College and Seminary. Currently she is a kindergarten teacher at a Bridgeport Public School. Dr. Coburn attends Refuge Temple Church of God in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She teaches Sunday school and volunteers in the Shelter Ministry, where she assists in preparing meals for the homeless.