Recent Reviews for Johnny R Bodley
Mothers of Writers / Saving Gray - Volume 1 (Book) - 4/4/2009 4:04:38 PM|
Johnny, Thank you for sharing your this soulful journey. Most of us will go though these feelings someday...and every time a Mother transitions, a little piece of us goes with her.
Mothers of Writers / Saving Gray - Volume 1 (Book) - 7/30/2007 10:00:53 AM
This is so beautiful! It touched me so deep within bringing those memories of my Mother and her journey home. I too grieves her to this day. I published a poem about her in my first book of poetry.Echoes of an Era. Her echoes of life lessons still ringing in my thoughts encouraged me to continue my dream in writing. This was beautiful Indeed! I do hope you get a chance to read my book of poems.
Mothers of Writers / Saving Gray - Volume 1 (Book) - 7/30/2003 10:10:57 AM
It was beautiful. Of course, it touched me deeply because I knew her and the
for over 30 years. And, it made my memories feel so real. I'm at work
trying to hold back the tears. Tears of sadness and fond memories! God is
If I Should Die Tonight: The Untold Stories (Book) - 7/22/2003 8:35:15 AM
Your book is not only enlightening, and revealing of the historical south during tumultuous times, but it ties in to the way troubled youth grew up in the south, and the obstacles they had to overcome. You had a
second chance, and have made your life a role model to those who feel there is no hope. You turned your life around to help others, what better way to pay tribute to those who loved you and guided you through
M Murphy Ed.D. Director of Shelton State Community College Wellness Center.
If I Should Die Tonight: The Untold Stories (Book) - 7/21/2003 9:36:46 PM
I was in your class with mrs. murphy and I just want to say that I understand what you have gone through. I grew up differnt but also the same.I wasnt treated badly by other people but my on father. I am now in school and I too have over came alot. I honestly feel that anyone came accomplish thier dreams if they work hard at it. Hell, you nor I was born with a silver spoon in our mouths but look at where we are today and I think that it is by the grace of God that you and I are here today to tell our stories. I also had abuse,not only physical but emotional.I had to raise myself. It was hard for a 14 yr old girl to make it through without parents, but Ill tell you one thing that my parents taught me, I will learn from their mastakes and I will one day be a wonderful mother.
If I Should Die Tonight: The Untold Stories (Book) - 7/13/2003 9:55:12 AM
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If I Should Die Tonight: The Untold Stories (Book) - 2/27/2003 6:36:25 AM
Johnny, These Eyes is a really great and excellent book because like when you were going through all those things it was like I was there with you. Especially that part about when you went to Mt. Meigs, and when that evil man burst your thighs. I wish he could have felt your pain. I just took a moment to say a prayer for you. I know it was hard back then but I really felt sorry for you when you didn’t have any clothes and had to eat out of the garbage cans. That’s when I cried for you the most. But when I read about when your mother died my eyes were red all night like fire. But if I could have just jumped into the book I would have given you a big hug because I love you very much with them pretty green eyes. I pray that God bless you more than He already has… From your best friend Ashley Lewis 10 years old… The end!
If I Should Die Tonight: The Untold Stories (Book) - 2/24/2003 8:22:47 AM
The book “These Eyes” was very inspirational for my nine-year-old son Benjamin and me. I attended one of his seminars at (Christian Community Church) on December 20th, 2002 after reading the book twice. Listening to him I realized that threatening to send my son off to reformatory school because of his impulsive actions would be a big mistake. That it would only make him worse. With this information coming directly from Johnny, someone who has experienced this first hand I know it’s fact. Also by reading “These Eyes” I was very emotionally touched by the things society would put an eight-year-old through, whether it was back in the day down south or 2003 up north, all the horrible things he had to see, hear, and experience at such an early age. I was very sadden deeply at the many struggles of life he had to face at such early stages of his life. The book has taught me to be more appreciative and grateful of my own childhood years, and for those of my 3 and 9 year olds. My son was eight years old when I purchased the book and to read about an eight-year-old child going through what Johnny went through was very touching. I am very grateful to the Lord for letting me get to know Johnny and become part of his life. He indeed is a very special person. I also thank the Lord for sparing his life and for him reaching back out to help other people. May God forever keep him as well as bless him in all that he does.
If I Should Die Tonight: The Untold Stories (Book) - 1/15/2003 6:26:54 AM
I have known Mr. Bodley for a while and he is a great person as well as a great author. I wish Mr. Bodley great success.