What Others Have Said About "Bringing The Light Into A New Day"


"The fundamental need for all humans to feel a sense of value, worth and significance is paramount in human pursuit. The historical damage done by years of oppression, displacement and abuse on the black race in the Americas, has made the journey exceptionally difficult. Lathardus Goggins II in this work makes a major contribution to making the journey much easier for this and the next generation."

Dr. Myles Munroe, President/Senior Pastor & Author: Bahamas Faith Ministries

"Bringing the Light Into a New Day: African Centered Rites of Passage is an important book in the evolving African centered rites of passage movement; and must be read by all students and practitioners of African centered rites of passage."

Paul Hill, Jr.

Founder, National Rites of Passage Institute- Cleveland, Ohio; Author of Coming Of Age: African American Male Rites of Passage

Great resource. I've referenced this book many times over in my struggle to bring insight and understanding to urban youth and the many who are called to serve them!

Steve Fitzhugh

Founder, Power Moves & President, Covenant Village Retreat



"Bringing The Light Into a New Day: African Centered Rites of Passage, offers a solid foundation for beginning a Rites of Passage Process. This book was written with the belief that the most valuable asset our community has is our youth."

Elder Emily-Diane Gunter

National Exec. Dir., Rites of Passage Youth Empowerment Programs of America (African American Women On Tour); Author of Superlearning 2000


"Lathardus Goggins II has brought "light into a new day," with his intriguing new book, Bringing The Light Into A New Day: African Centered Rites Of Passage. Using strong combination of scholarly insight and quotes from some of Black America's greatest achievers, Lathardus lays the foundation for his instructive summation. Fundamentally, Lathardus uses African Centered Rites of Passage to provide a route for the uplifting of the race. This book will cause you to think, and may cause you to change the way that you think."

Darryl L. Mobley, CEO

Family Digest/Family Digest BABY magazines, and the Family Minute radio show

"Through his book, Bringing The Light Into A New Day: African Centered Rites of Passage, Lathardus Goggins II focuses on developing "family based, community linked" models to light pathways toward cultural self-knowledge.... We can applaud Goggins for this book's well researched content. The book is loaded with contemporary and historical metaphors, ancient proverbs, biblical references, and autobiographical accounts."

Dr. Mwalimu J. Shujaa

Executive Officer, Council of Independent Black Institutions; Director, DIRECT Megar Evers College; Editor of Too Much Schooling Not Enough Education.

"If you are concerned about African American youth, read this book!"

Tavis Smiley - Host, BET Tonight, author and commentator

  What others have said about the workshops and lectures
facilitated by Dr. Lathardus Goggins II:
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