Books


Beth-Sarah Wright has written five books about the importance of authentic living in community life, in mental health and in in our daily lives. Authentic living not only maximizes intuitional health, community effectiveness and efficiency but boosts our individual health and joy quotients!

DIGNITY is a transformative set of ideas to help individuals and communities identify and address barriers to authenticity. 

The author was inspired by a question in the Episcopal Baptismal covenant: Will you strive to respect the dignity of every human being?  DIGNITY is seven actionable tenets (diversity, identity, growth, nurture, integrity, transparency, and yield) with which we can identify our purpose, articulate our aspirations, and equip ourselves and others for both the opportunities and challenges of honoring this covenant. They are prompts to be reflective about who we are and what we value. 

This practical guide will help the spiritual community bridge the gap between where we are, and where we want to be. For we know that “You can develop a healthy and robust community that lives right with God and enjoy its results only if you do the hard work of getting along with each other, treating each other with dignity and honor.” (James 3:17)

Praise for DIGNITY

“Dr. Beth-Sarah Wright uses her giftedness as a storyteller to speak clearly about dignity, allowing those who seek authenticity to have a concrete and sensible model to follow…. She invites readers into the bold work of courageously naming what needs to be named to facilitate healing and then to keep moving toward building authentic community.

Dr. Catherine Meeks, co-author, Passionate for Justice: Ida B. Wells as Prophet for Our Time, and Executive Director, Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing

I write about healing and being whole. I write about joy and the journey to love ourselves. I write about the intersection of faith and depression. I write to remind myself and others that help and hope and healing is always possible…no matter what! Come explore with me. Become who you are!

Praise for Beth-Sarah Wright’s books

Becoming Who I Am was a Georgia Author of the Year Award finalist (2016) in the Inspirational/Religious Category.

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This slim volume is full of infectious rhythms and memorable lines, but you will have to read it yourself to discover which ones are calling your name. Beth-Sarah Wright has done what all good writers do: she has found the universal story in her story and made an offering of it for the rest of us.
—Barbara Brown Taylor
author of Learning to Walk in the Dark

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“It was an eye opening book with down to earth story telling. The moment I began to read it felt as if I knew her. My favorite term is still “insidious martyrdom” from a Caribbean woman’s perspective it was piercing and authentic. The book changed my life. I don’t suffer from depression I fight it. And guess what I’m winning!” .

Samantha Gooden, Director of Marketing, FLOW, Barbados.

Beth Sarah Wright’s beautiful book “Me? Depressed? – A Story of Depression from Denial to Discovery” employs her personal narrative to demystify and de-stigmatize major depressive disorder. She shares honestly with the reader the complex and devastating thoughts, feelings, and physical effects of depression, healing and its recurrence. This is a wonderful vignette that describes the individual as well as the cultural and societal challenges that one intelligent, articulate, and brutally honest young woman faces while learning to cope with a chronic, recurrent illness that affects the brain, the mind, and the body.

 Mark Hyman Rapaport, MD, Reunette W. Harris Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Chief of Psychiatric Services, Emory Healthcare

As a licensed mental health counselor, I have worked with many people over the years within the African-American and Caribbean communities. I know how difficult it is for my own communities to recognize the effects of depression. I have several clients that ignored the symptoms. I applaud, Dr. Wright for sharing her experience and opening the doors to understand the positive results of seeking help. She has allowed others to recognize the symptoms within herself. I, thank her for honestly talking about depression and the effects on herself, family and professional life.

Amani Mungo, CAMS

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“Dr.  Wright’s clarity and guidance on the topic of depression is stellar.  This step by step guide  provides companionship,  inspiration, and hard data to illuminate  the path from recognition to relief.  Science and wisdom  combine beautifully  here in the bright and courageous voice of Dr. Wright.  She models resilience and faith as she educates and points  the way to real, practical help.

Kathy Malcolm Hall, MS
Licensed Professional Counselor
Certified Imago Therapist
http://www.kathymalcolmhall.com
678-687-5357

Executive Director
Malachi’s Storehouse
http://www.malachisstorehouse.org

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“I particularly like the way in which  Wright moves forward and backward in time and place, Jamaica, The United Kingdom and the United States of America.  She accomplished this device smoothly and seamlessly.  Kudos.  Equally so, I really admire the way in which she grounded the work in a Caribbean context, not only in Jamaica generally but also culturally embracing the Caribbean archipelago….  I welcomed the reference to the emergence of West Indian nationalism.  In so doing Wright makes “Weeping May Endure for a Night”, into a 21st century Caribbean novel and not just some book set in the global village.  She manages to retain … a sense of history, a remembrance of heritage and a sense of identity.  Literature is more than turning these ideas into means to an end – we leave this to historians – literature is all about en-fleshing our stories.  Fiction is just about writing stories.  Wright has been successful.  This novel is literature; Caribbean literature, no less.  It is equally post colonial literature in its emerging best.”

Philip Lythcott

2 replies to Books
  1. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself in your book “Becoming…” and in your Zoom call tonight with our Her Way of Love book club. Your poems allow me to see myself in your words.

    1. Thank you so much Linda! It was a joy to be on the zoom with Her Way of Love Book club. I appreciate your kind words. Be safe out there!

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