Higher Is Waiting - Tyler Perry

Higher Is Waiting

By Tyler Perry

  • Release Date: 2017-11-14
  • Genre: Christianity
Score: 4.5
From 100 Ratings


In this intimate book of inspiration, Tyler Perry writes of how his faith has sustained him in hard times, centered him in good times, and enriched his life.
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. 
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.


  • Lovely coming from a great one

    By allTmighty
    This book a wonderfully put together. I love the stories and analogies that made this book an easy read( didn’t have to look up too many words! Haha). Anywho, I give this book 5 stars because this made me want to believe in myself wayyyyy more than I originally have, not to mention lots of self discoveries and epiphanies! I encourage everybody to read this one!
  • Hope

    By Lutherg
    I understand now why God told me to pick up this book, at this time and season. I’ve seen it before; but the time was right to read it now. I was reminded through this read, though I enjoy the work that I’m doing right now to pay bills, my heart turns to/long for my dream in music and entertainment. I find myself sitting in my job, dreaming about what God has called me to be. Thanks for reminding me that every step I take, brings me closer to “now turn around and look.” v/r Luther N. Gripper
  • A good read

    By suzzyevans10
    Practical life lessons are shared that either relate to or can be done by anyone. The book makes you examine your life and how you can become a better person and citizen ultimately causing you to reach your destiny. It’s not about how to get rich but strategies and qualities that successful people use or have. I would recommend this book for a book club.
  • Inspirational

    By Rasdawn
    Thank you Tyler for taking the time to share your heart and your story. You have enriched my life beyond expectation. I am filled with gratitude for the journey of my life. You’ve helped me tremendously during a difficult period of loss and given me an ‘aha’ moment to fulfill my inner calling. You are a gift from God to us all. Thank you.