Not yet 25 years old, Jerrica Russaw has written her first book, "Life without Parole: The Journey to Freedom."
"Do you feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders?" the Liebrty County resident asks. "Do you feel bound by your circumstances? Do you feel tormented by unresolved issues? Are you smiling in public but dying privately? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book is for you."
"I started writing the book on Jan, 4, 2016, and wrote it in 30 days. Every chance I got, I was writing. I was also working three jobs at the same time," Russaw said.
Russaw said she wrote the book because she has gone through many things.
"The book is a step-by-step guide to achieving spiritual freedom. As I was writing, I was achieving freedom and helping others. It makes the book so authentic because I was going through it," she said.
"God also gave me a ministry called The Righteous Movement in January, the same time he gave me the inspiration for the book. The Righteous Movement ministry is simply a beacon of light in a negative and dark world," she said.
"In a world where we’re surrounded by negativity via social media, ‘reality’ shows and secular music, many find difficulty choosing the walk of purity and righteousness," Russaw said.
She said her ministry’s goal is to help men and women live the types of life that she believes God wants them to have.
"TRM understands that everyone has a unique journey." she said.
Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. TRM has a live Facebook session designed to encourage people to live righteous lives while giving them the tools doing so.
"I encounter so many people who are burdened and need hope, and I let them know Jesus is the way and the light." Russaw said. "Everything they need is in him. I encourage people to try Jesus for themselves and to get to know him," Russaw said.
Raised by Debra and Jerry Russaw, early she said she learned early about the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
"Life without Parole: The Journey to Freedom" can be purchased at Amazon. You may also visit The Righteous Movement website, trmove.com, to learn more about the ministry. You can also follow Russaw on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram under #therighteousmovement.
Russaw is a 2014 graduate of Tuskegee University in Alabama.
"I am so grateful God gave me the inspiration for this book," Russaw said.