It’s not often that many find life after death. But through the loss of his wife, Carl Mathis found the inspiration and the dedication to
not only raise two successful sons, but to turn his turmoil into triumph for
himself and those around him. While waiting on someone to come to his rescue—of
hurt, depression and pain—he realized that the only person who could rescue
him… was himself.

Life Is What You Make It is a heart-wrenching story of one man’s journey to glue his life back together after
it had been broken into a thousand pieces. At a time when Mathis could have
made excuses for his struggles and shortcomings, he chose to use them as
stepping stones to get back on the mountaintop. This book will bring your
personal fears and failures to the forefront, make you accept responsibility,
and condition your mind to make the right decisions moving forward. In this
life, you define the norm! Let the next chapter of your life be one of purpose,
prosperity and fulfillment. Your life is what you make it, so create your own definition!

Life Is What You Make It teaches life lessons and would be
a great read for people of all ages who are seeking inspiration
and motivation. Carl speaks with a voice of experience.”
—Deena Marie Beresford,
Director of Library Service, Academic Institution


*Also available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon*

About the Author

If he would have thrown in the towel in 2005,
Mathis would have never published his debut novel Life is What You Make It: Build a Better Life for You and Your Family,
or his upcoming book Life is What You
Make It: Seven Steps to Moving Forward
. In addition to his most recently
published works, he also writes feature stories for The Royal Chronicle, his church’s monthly newsletter. Carl Mathis
seeks to not only give people hope and encouragement for a season, but for a
lifetime. He currently serves as a minister and elder at Holy Ghost Tabernacle
Ministries in Goulds, FL. For speaking engagements or to find out more about
Carl Mathis, visit
or email

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Comment by carl mathis on September 27, 2010 at 1:44pm
I am truly humble and appreciate your kind words. Thank you Sheldon. Have a God bless day.


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