ROSWELL, GA: Up Until Now: Inspired Stories from Real People on How to Embrace Your Fear, Move Forward and Transform Your Life rocketed to the top of the best seller lists in a number of categories in multiple countries including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Australia and more.
Up Until Now is a compilation of true stories from everyday people who were hurting, anxiety ridden, distraught and broken hearted Up Until Now…These amazing souls faced their fears and stepped out in Faith; mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally, and financially. That decisiveness of action facilitated massive transformation in a positive way.
Featured author Jack Smith Jr. shares his story along with others in this moving book, designed to give the reader a quick dose of inspiration.
Real people from all around the world share their true stories of pain, heartache, grief and loss. They share their moments of overcoming and creating a renewed hope and reality after the storm settles. It’s all Up Until Now…because their stories do not end there!
Through these stories of transformation, the reader will feel the genuine and authentic hearts of each of the authors as they write about job loss, navigating a messy divorce, surviving the death of a loved one, being financially devastated and more. All facing circumstances that seem overwhelming and unsurmountable.
The resounding theme of overcoming is captured in these emotionally charged stories. This book serves as a collective voice to anyone who is struggling, stuck, scared, depressed, and looking for something bigger while praying for some glimmer of hope.
About Jack Smith Jr.
Like any serial entrepreneur, Jack Smith Jr is responsible for a lot of things…probably too many to count.
He is a successful entrepreneur (that includes a Janitorial cleaning company, a frozen yogurt shop and an online business), who is also the Chairman of his non-profit organization, “The Art Of Charity.” In 2020, he formed this non-profit to help people that were going through a hard time due to COVID-19, while he was struggling to keep his own head above water. He feels that his calling from God is to help the less fortunate. Along with volunteering his time with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, he has found time to study Global Sports Management with New York University. He is a self-proclaimed Fantasy Sports guru who loves to play daily.
He is also a Pittsburgh sports fan but does not like the Steelers (yes, I said it). Jack lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his three daughters, Tesia, Zaynah, Iyonna and a crazy cat who likes to open doors and thinks he is a watch dog!