New book examines Barack Obama’s unlikely ascent to the presidency and the unsuccessful assault on his character
Author Jermel W. Shim’s new book is entitled, “Whom God Has Blessed, Let No Man Curse: His Name ‘Barack,’ Means Blessed”
Shim adds his unique perspective to this examination of the preconditions that led to Obama’s election, the impact that election had on race relations and on the detractors who relentlessly assault the President’s character. “This book is unique,” says Shim, “because it explains the extraordinary ability of President Obama to effectively deal with his detractors.”
As Shim argues, every aspect of Obama’s personal background should have eliminated him as a presidential contender. However, certain circumstances allowed him to overcome these personal and political obstacles. Indeed, Obama continues to overcome obstacles as he withstands the constant stream of attacks from his detractors.
Shim uniquely explores the following themes throughout Whom God Has Blessed, Let No Man Curse:
* The connection between race and disrespectful behavior exhibited toward the President. * The wisdom, mental discipline and ethical conduct Obama has adopted when dealing with detractors. * The challenges and obstacles Obama overcame to be elected in both 2008 and 2012. * The unlikely sources of help Obama received on his ascent to the presidency. * The role of spirituality or/and metaphysical powers on Barack Obama’s life.
Shim has published byline articles in the printed news media to support or is relevant to Whom God has Blessed Let No Man Curse. Some of these articles are posted on his website under the Blog page.
Jermel Shim is a former mechanical engineer who has embarked on a new career as an author. Following his retirement in 2010, he embraced his passion for politics and human behavior and immersed himself into his new writing career which culminated in two books: A New Perspective on Race-related Problems in Corporate American Companies (Outcast Publishing) and Whom God Has Blessed Let No Man Curse (Infinity Publishing).
Born in Jamaica, Jermel was educated at Queen’s University, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, graduating in 1979 with a BS degree in mechanical engineering. Following his graduation from Queen’s University, he moved to the US where he began his engineering career with Gilbert/Commonwealth, Reading, Pennsylvania and later with Dominion Resources, Inc., Richmond, Virginia. Following his retirement, Jermel and his wife relocated to Clermont, Florida. For more information, visit www.jermelshim.com.
Whom God Has Blessed, Let No Man Curse is available for purchase through Infiniti Publishing and Amazon.com.
Here Mr Shim says “Obama is our first Black President” that is not totally correct, First off Obama is 1/2 Caucasian, his Mother was Caucasian from Hawaii and his Dad black from Kenyan. Which then doesn’t make him our first black President, as you say in your book but black and white. Tell me why people tent to forget the part that Obama is 1/2 white?? Even in your book you do not mention that he is 1/2 white no part of that is in your book about Obama.
I would not mind a black President at all like Mr. Cain or even Mrs C. Rice then that would make not only her our first woman President but it, would make her our first truly black President. I like her a lot she is smart and gets along with other leaders and seems to know how to handle a crisis after all she’s been through a lot in the White House.
I was very upset that Mr Shim wrote in this book and made me feel as though he was saying ALL white people are racist. That to me makes him a racist in my mind for saying it that way. I have a lot of Black friends and Spanish friends so as you see I can’t be racist!!!!!!!!!! I am sure a lot of white people have black and Spanish friends, which also means the black people have white people as friends!!!!! which means we are not all racist as Mr Shim seems to claims whites are in his book.
On 9/11 President Bush protected our country and did not back down or they would have taken over USA . Is that what you wanted Mr Shim?? President Bush told them if they attacked our country he would go after them, that is exactly what he did!!!!!!!!! He did not back down!!! Gotta Love Bush for that, he is not scared!!!!!!!
Katrina well, President Bush cared for the people and what happened there. You can’t blame President Bush for a natural disaster and they appreciated what he did for them when Katrina hit. President Bush also cares for our Military. He bikes and has the men and women over to his ranch and talks to them and their families to see how they are doing He cares!
Cut the pay of the Military that takes care of us, protects us and the all the people that say bad things about them, is down right Un-American President Obama!! Shame on you!!! Where was that in the book?
Where is your President in a crisis Mr Shim? Seems he can’t lead! He always gives a line for the enemy not to cross then still does nothing about it. The Russians are in Ukraine killing and destroying the country what is Obama doing really to help the people in Ukraine. Where was the President and Hillary when our American people called for back up in “Bosnia”? It was a terrorist attack Mr. Shim!!!
Obama is not hated, disrespected or resented as much as other Presidents check it out read and study Mr Shim. Obama tend to blame everyone else for his failures, he has been in the White House long enough to start to grow up and take blame for himself for what he does. Obama is not a leader!!!!!! What’s he doing about Putin and Ukrain?
I could go on and on but I think you get the picture that I don’t agree with Mr Shim’s writing of Obama!!!!
Remember these are my opinions not the opinions of the publishers or anyone else. I am entitled to my opinions the same as Rush Limbaugh or anyone else. Even if you don’t like the opinions I gave.
You’ll love the book if you are an Obama fan if not then I wouldn’t suggest buying it unless you’d like to see what Mr. Shim has to say.
I received this book free from Smith Publicity for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review just an honest one. The opinions I have expressed are entirely my own and no one else’s.
A Well-Thoughtout Book On President Obama, His Rise, and His Destiny
Whom God Has Blessed, Let No Man Curse by Jermel Shim is a rare book on Obama. Many have written about him, the 2008 and 2012 elections, his administration, etc., but Shim’s has the courage to talk about his destiny to not only lead America but change it, and the people who try and fail to bring him down.
Barack Obama’s rise to the Presidency is one that would never have been possible in any other nation on Earth. He is the most honest, hard-working, hope filled leader we have ever had, and Whom God Has Blessed highlights upon this. The book begins by discussing his path to his destiny, then how his opponents try to push him over the racial cliff, then how the rest of his second term will go, and finally the lessons we can learn from Obama. I agree with Whom God Has Blessed about how Obama has endured the most criticism of any President, not based on policy but on race.
I found this book based on faith, both Christianity and Buddhism, and that Obama is a blessed man in these regards. For more strictly informational readers, this book’s ideological standpoints are solid, with Shim’s vast knowledge of politics obvious. The work and research, the thinking, that Mr. Shim put into Whom God Has Blessed shines through in each line. His arguments, moderately based, makes him a perfect spokesperson for the cause of racial equality in America.
Barack Obama offers lessons on life and leadership that no political figure has since Lincoln. Shim’s argument is that we need to follow these lessons to follow our own destinies, and to end the racial, and economic, divide that plagues America. It is not only enough that minorities can eat at a restaurant, they need to be able to pay for the food. It is not even definite that the poor are able to vote, due to Voter-ID having the possibility of taking the right away from 23 million Americans.
Whom God Has Blessed, Let No Man Curse is an informative, well researched book on Barack Obama’s rise and destiny to the Presidency, and the lessons he offers to all of us. Shim’s courageous book makes him a new voice in the fight for racial and economic equality in our generation, and I look forward to future books coming from him.
Reviews for Whom God Has Blessed Let No Man Curse
by Kimberlee Hicks, Pacific Book Review
If you ask the average white man or woman living in America if racism is still a significant problem in today’s society, a large percentage of them would say no. If you ask a person of color the same question, you’d get a completely different answer. Barack Obama emerged victorious from the 2008 election, the first African-American president of the United States. In a time when laws restrict minority voting abilities and immigration is a hotly contested item, the timing could not have been better for a man of Obama’s unique experience to take the stage. His interracial background made him the ideal candidate to bridge the gap between the races and move them forward into a new period of enlightenment.
It would not be an easy task, as President Obama would find himself facing many detractors; their vitriol more personal and more vicious than that aimed at any other president before him. In his book, ‘Whom God Has Blessed, Let No Man Curse’, author Jermel W. Shim gives a detailed account of the myriad ways in which the president’s foes have attempted to thwart him throughout his administration, identifying the clear reason for their motivation as nothing other than racism.
His claims are compelling; no matter how numerous or terrible their failures, no other president has faced the determination of their opponents to see them fail at all cost, or outright opposed at every turn, even on issues beneficial to their cause. Nor has any other president been the subject of such personal invective and defamation, and the racially charged nature of their attacks – questioning the circumstances of his birth, and his religion – expose just how far we still have to go as a nation. That few of his supporters speak against this behavior only emphasizes the author’s point that while we have finally evolved to a place where we can elect an African-American president, there is still a vein of racism in our society we need to address.
The author has faith though, not just in President Obama’s ability to overcome whatever obstacles his detractors throw at him, but in his divine calling to his elected office. The title of the book is something Shim takes literally – that the president is a blessed man, and his successes are due to a destiny preordained for him by God. Those who attempt to destroy him are doomed to fail because of this.
Because of the large spiritual focus, this book’s best audience would be those of a similar temperament, although the ideological rhetoric is sound. The author has a tendency to belabor some his points, and there are some obvious editing issues, but there is no denying his passion for the subject, nor his knowledge of politics, which makes him an excellent spokesman for the cause.
In the closing chapter of his book, Shim outlines the Buddhist code of living known as the Noble Eightfold Path, guidelines for conducting your life in order to achieve happiness. Politics seem to be more divisive now than ever, our system of checks and balances bringing us to a standstill instead of serving the purpose for which it was intended. Shim not only identifies a major problem in the system, he provides us with an answer. It may not be a simple one, but if everyone abided by principles that emphasize integrity instead of dishonesty, our country would be better for it.
Anyone with an interest in politics and race relations who believes in fate will find their faith for the future of our country bolstered by this book’s inherent trust in President Obama’s destiny.