Bernadict Quarles and Carol L.S. McKnight’s newly released “Joy of the Journey: Awakening” is an encouraging and interactive devotional experience

“Joy of the Journey: Awakening” from Christian Faith Publishing authors Bernadict Quarles and Carol L.S. McKnight is an uplifting message of faith that offers a historically relevant examination of spirituals presented in a manner that will engage the spirit.

“Joy of the Journey: Awakening”: an engaging and empowering opportunity for spiritual reflection and growth. “Joy of the Journey: Awakening” is the creation of published authors Bernadict Quarles and Carol L.S. McKnight.

Bernadict Quarles is the proud mother of nine with her husband, Bryant L. Quarles, Sr. She has devoted her entire life to service and advocacy, as well as nearly twenty-five years to educating and mentoring youth. Quarles founded Beta Qoph Global Society and obtained her Bachelor of Arts and master’s studies in English literature. She is also the published author of “The Chronicles of Maya and Quincy.” She is a recipient of the Aspire Award 2013 and Empress Menen Award 2018.

Carol L.S. McKnight is wife to Alfred McKnight. She is an aunt, a sister, a friend, a retired US army veteran, and an entrepreneur. McKnight holds several degrees, including a degree in human behavior. She especially loves mentoring young Black girls and helping them to build their self-esteem

Quarles and McKnight share, “Negro spirituals inspired this body of work. Negro spirituals served as a masked storyteller. These spirituals tell the stories of pain, hope, lost, and faith. This book is a part of a four-part series, Joy of the Journey. This volume is Winter: The Season of Awakening, featuring devotions that remind us to let go of the things that bring us pain. This includes relationships, habits, and choices that have hindered us from experiencing the full blessing of the Most High.

“This is an interactive devotional, encouraging the reader to explore their true self.

“Growing up, attending church with my grandmother, I remember the elders at the front of the church singing these old tunes. I can remember the orator calling to the audience and the congregational response. I remember feeling the spirit riding on the notes through the congregation as the orator moaned the words, ‘I love the Lord. He heard my cries.’ It felt like we were transformed into the throne room, crying at the feet of Christ. We were all connected on one accord. I can recall being filled with sorrow and joy.

“This volume explores tapping into areas in our lives that we need to cleanse and reset. Life is a journey and finding joy in the most challenging seasons require us to search deeply into our own hearts.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Bernadict Quarles and Carol L.S. McKnight’s new book is an encouraging opportunity for readers to heal and overcome past traumas.

Quarles and McKnight bring readers an inspiring resource for personal and spiritual growth through a motivating prayer experience.

Consumers can purchase “Joy of the Journey: Awakening” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Joy of the Journey: Awakening,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.


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