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The Top of the Stairs

A Spiritual Memoir

Joshua A. McClure

282 pages
Deep River Books Llc

This spiritual memoir is a recounting of Joshua McClure's journey from early childhood to adulthood, spanning over eight decades from birth in 1931 in Brooklyn, New York to the present in Bradford, Rhode Island. Included are images of youthful challenges, church, family roots, siblings, Sunday school, and business, all woven together in awe-inspiring lessons of faith, hope, and love, commencing with the moment Joshua first met God, when he was just a boy.

“This remarkable memoir traces the fascinating journey of a poor boy to a highly successful visionary and inspirational religious leader. Written with grace, humility and candor, the book describes the transformation of a shy, insecure, fearful young lad into a bold, passionate, confident, secure man. The book is must reading if you are interested in learning what it means to have a life well-lived.” —Lawrence C. Grebstein, Ph.D., ABPP Professor Emeritus of Psychology

“McClure shares the most personal and sometimes painful parts of his life; a highly recommended story of one man's unwavering faith in God and the teachings of the bible.” —Raymond Uzanas, Writer, Photographer, Lecturer, Adventurer, and Author

The Top of the Stairs is a riveting biography chronicling the life and ministry of Rev. Joshua McClure...a must read for all who are seriously engaged in ministry as well as those who desire a deeper relationship with Christ. The impact of this significant gift to the body of Christ is immeasurable.” —Carl H. Balark, Jr., Pastor Ebenezer Baptist Church Providence, RI

Author Bio
Joshua McClure has authored a Christian Learning Library of nine award winning, highly acclaimed books. His book On Broken Pieces was a finalist in two categories of the 2018 International Book Awards along with On Holy Ground, winner of the “Religion: Christianity” classification. In 2015, he was awarded Doctor of Theology and Doctor of Christian Education degrees by the Evangelical Theological College of Africa, Ibadan, Nigeria. In 2010, he received the First Annual Heroes of Faith Life Achievement Award, by the Rhode Island State Council of Churches. Joshua presently lives in Bradford, RI.