MARY BANKS’ book is part-memoir and part-testimonial tips based on her years of recording life events. It is also filled with stories that her relatives told her as a young girl. This book encourages people to learn to never give up and to strive for the very best. She writes that some of our problems may be there for a long time in order to teach us and in order for us to see how long it takes our hearts to become humble. This book is filled with unexpected experiences, love, pain, and even rejection. She compels people to check their circle for people who drain energy. This book encourages you to learn from mistakes. She shares testimonies in order to bless others. It talks about how we are all born to love and how people learn how to hate. The book also teaches that success is not about the size of your house, car, closets or bank account. This book is evidence that success is not about your possessions but rather about relationships. It encourages forgiveness to gain complete love and peace within yourself. Mary goes into details about experiencing the Covid-19 pandemic. She encourages everyone to never give up. This writing persuades the reader to enjoy life because it is the gift that God gave you.
Mary Banks is the third child born to an African American family in Chicago. After her parents separated by the time she was seven, she was eventually raised in a single-parent household. Her home had strict guidelines. Mary compels people to surround themselves with positive people. She graduated from DePaul University. She has 5 degrees including a Doctorate in Divinity. She retired from a Law Enforcement career after 30 years. She is a background actor for television. She tutored and mentored high school children in several Chicago Public Schools. She has modeling and motivational speaking experience. She is a Christian, Minister and has taught bible classes for over 20 years.
She volunteers in many capacities in her community. She has made mistakes but kept the power of resilience and learned from each of her mistakes. Even though she was quiet as a child, she grew up to boldly witness to gang members on the streets of Chicago. She has put her own life in danger for others. Her hope is that this book will allow people to know that they are never alone.