I Serve You Just As My Mother Did
The Woman Who Discipled A King
About the Book
People all over the world know about the man in the Bible named David, one of the greatest leaders of all time. People who rarely read the Bible know the David and Goliath account. And, who hasn't read some of his writings in the Psalms?
This poet, musician, warrior, king, has had an influence way beyond his generation. But who influenced him? Who taught him, shaped him and molded him into becoming such a man?
Dr. Tolbert says, it was his mother, but who was she? In this book, Dr. Tolbert does an incredible job of helping us learn who she really was. You will find this revelation astounding. Once you start reading this book you will not be able to put it down. It's a winner!
~Rev. Dr. Stanley B. Long is Pastor Emeritus of South Bay Community Church of Freemont, CA, which he founded in 1985. He serves as Executive Director of the Urban Outreach Foundation equipping thousands of pastors, leaders, and churches with coaching, courses, and curriculum for personal and church growth.
About the Author
La Verne Tolbert, Ph.D., recognized as a leader in the field of Christian education, Dr. La Verne Tolbert is president of Teaching Like Jesus Ministries, Inc. a parachurch ministry that equips teachers and leaders in the local church. She has extensive experience in local churches as a Christian education pastor/director and has conducted workshops and seminars for churches, denominations, and education ministries throughout the United States.
Dr. Tolbert earned her Master of Arts in Christian Education and Ph.D. in Christian Education from Talbot School of Theology/Biola University, where she also taught as an assistant professor. Students twice nominated her for Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. She was also an adjunct professor at Azusa Pacific and La Verne Universities.
Tolbert’s writing career began in New York’s magazine publishing world as an editor-reporter for Family Circle and beauty and health editor of Bride’s Magazine. Her latest book, I Serve You Just As My Mother Did: The Woman Who Discipled A King (Xlibris) was born out of listening to Scripture during daily devotions. The answers she found revolutionized her appreciation of the Psalms. She is author of several books and curricula including her classic text, Teaching Like Jesus: A Practical Guide to Christian Education in Your Church (Zondervan), which is in its 18th printing and currently being updated. How to STUDY and Understand the Bible in 5 Simple Steps Without Learning Hebrew or Greek (etaworld.org) is said to be one of her best books yet!
Dr. Tolbert is host of the YouTube Program, “Sunday School Made Simple,” where she teaches the upcoming Sunday School lesson to approximately 20,000 adults weekly. As Vice President of Editorial for UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), the Christian African American media company, which provides Christian education resources for the African American community world-wide, she is responsible for enhancing Bible study curriculum for more than 10,000 ecumenical congregations.
In 2013, Biola University awarded Dr. Tolbert the Priscilla Ruby Award for excellence in teaching and mentoring during Biola’s celebration of National Women’s History Month. In 2019, she received the Distinguished Christian Educator Award from Presiding Bishop Emeritus Charles E. Blake, Sr., Pastor of the West Angeles Church Of God In Christ in Los Angeles for recognition as a professor, scholar, ministry mentor, teacher of teachers, and preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Dr. Tolbert’s most cherished roles are wife, mother, and grandmother. Married to Elder Irving Tolbert, the couple has two daughters and six grandchildren.