Centre Stream Publishing
1st Publication of 7 book
Miracles For Breakfast Series
A Sneak Peak
Miracles for Breakfast: The Journey Continues
Danny Brooks grew up in a tough blue collar neighborhood, in the west end of Toronto, Canada in a suburb called Mt. Dennis. One of eight children, he was raised in a strict Pentecostal Holiness family. Danny often jokes that he had a drug problem at a very young age, in that he was drug to Church 5 times a week. His Dad, who had a tough past, and one time rounder before finding his faith, raised his children with a strict admonition of doing what is right according to the Bible. Growing up, Danny went off the rails, rebelling in the 60’s, getting involved with drugs, and being in the music industry felt he had a license to be stoned. As written in an earlier autobiographical book Miracles For Breakfast: How Faith Helped Me Kick My Addictions (published by John Wiley & Sons 2008) Brooks had over 40 friends and acquaintances who died of overdoses, car accidents while under the influence and in some cases, murdered. Sinking deeper into the drug world, Danny was hard pressed to pay some drug debts and turned to crime that landed him a 15 month jail term at The Guelph Reformatory in 1972. Upon his release he never used the needle again, however started drinking heavy and eventually using Cocaine and Valium. His wife Debi got him into the Donwood Rehabilitation Center for Drugs and Alcohol April 8th 1987 and leaving May 8th , 1987, Danny has remained clean now for over 30 years.
After reading every self-help book he could get his hands on, Danny decided that he wanted to write songs that edified and helped people much like the books he enjoyed reading by W. Clement Stone, Napoleon Hill, Norman Vincent Peale and many more, but his favorite motivational author is Denis Waitley, who has endorsed his newest book, Miracles for Breakfast: The Journey Continues. Two years ago Danny and Debi formed an idea for writing a new 7 Book Miracles For Breakfast Series that would be part inspirational, motivational, sharing from life experiences and underscoring that no matter who you are, what you have done, no matter how far down you have sunk, there is nothing that you and God can’t get together and work things out to get back on a happy and winning track.
Chapter 1 of Miracles for Breakfast: The Journey Continues starts off with this: There is a Time and a Place for Everything. Adversity is the bridge to greatness. We all go through difficult
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and trying times and it is seldom convenient. Nevertheless, later we see how it fashioned certain ideas and added some muscle to our character. God works in amazing ways and uses our adversity that we may get a better understanding in all things. He is well acquainted with grief and adversity. Adversity is the bridge to greatness! The book starts off with Danny having a heart attack as he was finishing his show on the stage of Austin Texas’, famed Threadgills, May 2nd 2010. He managed to finish the show, load up his van, albeit with much effort. Would go on to work 5 more weeks in extreme Texas heat that was a record drought and heat wave. 100 days of 100+ degree heat. Getting back to Canada, Danny discovered he had 5 completely blocked main arteries in his heart. He was warned while awaiting admission into the Trillium Hospital for a quintuple heart bypass, not to go out into the heat as the humidity would rob him of the little oxygen his heart was receiving. That he could have a heart attack and die. The book shares another remarkable experience and then settles into a powerful easy to read motivational, instructional book on overcoming addictions, failure and realizing ones dreams. This book, as is this series, is going to help families, and individuals who are struggling along with Corporations who have a large number of employees suffering with addictions that impair their work productivity.
Recording artists, touring as Texassippi Soul Man’ Danny Brooks & Lil Miss Debi, apart from clubs, house concerts, coffee houses, Festivals and Church recovery programs, the Brooks go into prisons, rehabs and halfway houses on every tour and share the same principles in their songs and books, that “if you have breath in you, you have dreams to realize”. “Dream with your sleeves rolled up” is another phrase Brooks likes to encourage his audience with.
After years of touring, test marketing these ideals in music, receiving awards, nominations . Recently Danny was inducted for a 2nd time into the Blues Hall of Fame in Clarksdale MS for "Great Blues Artist from Texas"! His first induction was as Blues Ambassador for Ontario Canada in 2009. While having a blue thread though all his music it is a mix of Southern Soul, Rock, Americana, R&B and Gospel. Now Danny and Debi want to complete their Miracles For Breakfast series; the next book being The Lonely Battle is already written and deals with the specific time frame of admitting there is a problem, the steps involved in getting into rehab and the crucial 2 year period of rebuilding. This is slated for a Spring 2018 release. Other books started are The Stories Behind the Songs, and Lil Miss Debi’s Everyday Cooking for Everyday People.
This series of books gave birth to the idea for their new ‘Music Motivation Presentation’. The Brooks’ feel this presentation will help Corporate America as they see it helping in the venues where they perform. Apart from their riveting, ‘leave it all on the stage’ performance style, their motivational message in one word is BELIEVE! “Think it, write it, believe it, achieve it.” Danny and Debi Brooks will lift you up and put a smile in your spirit! More information here, Music Motivation Presentation.
Danny and Debi Brooks are available for speaking engagements! Speaking engagements that are unique! The Brooks prefer to share their program through positive motivational conversation, emphasized with the soulful, Americana inspired original music which re-inforces the words of wisdom in a manner that captures the attention of those who might otherwise find it difficult to accept .