AUTHOR: Tonya R. Godwin-Baines

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Tonya R. Godwin-Baines is a registered nurse, psalmist, and ordained minister who was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Tonya is also a motivational speaker and conference facilitator of “THE FACES OF GRIEF”. Tonya has appeared on CNN with Anderson Cooper, FOX 8 Cleveland and Channel 3 News, and TCT Television. Tonya is happily married to Tommie and blessed with three children, Richard (A’ngelece), Kodi, Kourtney, and newborn grandson Prince Richard III and adorable bonus grandson Prince Kaiden.


From Grief to Grace

This book is birthed out of the greatest trial of my life. I lost my daddy, Robert Godwin Sr. in front of the entire world via Facebook Live on Resurrection Sunday April 17, 2017. From this unimaginable pain, I lost my faith in God, distanced myself from church (became a backslider), and I was very angry. Grief is a lifelong journey, and while I’m yet navigating its path, I’m directed by God to write about my pathway back to grace.