Bookshelf: Tyler Perry’s Higher is Waiting

I am so excited Tyler Perry’s book Higher is Waiting released yesterday and I got my copy. As a lover of books and a huge fan of Tyler Perry, I can’t wait to delve into the intimate look into his life and learn from his teachings.


About Higher Is Waiting

An intimate book of inspiration by one of the great cultural icons of our time
Higher Is Waiting is a spiritual guidebook, a collection of teachings culled from the experiences of a lifetime, meant to inspire readers to climb higher in their own lives and pull themselves up to a better, more fulfilling place. In this intimate book, Tyler Perry writes of how his faith has sustained him in hard times, centered him in good times, and enriched his life.
Beginning with his earliest memories of growing up a shy boy in New Orleans, Perry recalls the moments of grace and beauty in a childhood marked by brutality, deprivation, and fear. With tenderness he sketches portraits of the people who sustained him and taught him indelible lessons about integrity, trust in God, and the power of forgiveness: his aunt Mae, who cared for her grandfather, who was born a slave, and sewed quilts that told a story of generations; Mr. Butler, a blind man of remarkable dignity and elegance, who sold penny candies on a street corner; and his beloved mother, Maxine, who endured abuse,
financial hardship, and the daily injustices of growing up in the Jim Crow South yet whose fierce love for her son burned bright and never dimmed. Perry writes of how he nurtured his dreams and discovered solace in nature, and of his resolute determination to reach ever higher.
Perry vividly and movingly describes his growing awareness of God’s presence in his life, how he learned to tune in to His voice, to persevere through hard times, and to choose faith over fear. Here he is the devoted son, the loving father, the steadfast friend, the naturalist, the philanthropist, the creative spirit—a man whose life lessons and insights into scripture are a gift offered with generosity, humility, and love.
Higher is Waiting


Penguin Random House is giving one lucky reader of Teacups and Fairy Tales a copy higher Is Waiting. Simply enter via the giveaway form below. NOTE: If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. GOOD LUCK!!!

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Rebecca is a boy mom, traveler, Disney addict, chocolate lover, and tea drinker. She lives in Florida and enjoys good food, good music, and a great book. Her goal in life is to live in the moment and to always be open to new things.


  1. This seems like such an interesting book. I like that it is so honest, and him talking about his faith and how it helped him with his career is great to read.

  2. I love to read memoirs and this one by Tyler Perry is sure to be full of inspiration and heart. Always fascinated by the real lives and thoughts of folks in the public eye- they are so much more than how they’re portrayed in the media.

    • So very true. I like that Tyler Perry doesn’t shy away from his beliefs.

  3. Milena Barrett says:

    Oh, I would love to win! I like reading books such as this one. You really don’t know someone unless you know where they came from!

  4. I like his movies, they make me laugh, especially Madea! I didn’t know he had a book coming out, so cool!

    • He is a great writer as well as actor. This book is turning out to be really good.

  5. This seems like a great book! I love Tyler Perry, so I will have to check this one out.

  6. I love Tyler Perry! I’m definitely a fan. This book seems like it would be a really interesting read. I’ll have to check it out.

  7. Tyler Perry has some life and is such an inspiration. I’d love to read this.

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