Richard Toney - ( R.L. Toney) is an African American poet, writer, and inspirational speaker.
A growing and emerging voice guiding and teaching many to hear and follow their passions spiritually. Equipping them to see God’s voice in everyday moments.
Beyond traditional beliefs and established religious boundaries he searches the Word to centre his words, his writings, on the relationship of God with man and man’s desire for God in himself.
As a speaker and ordained minister, he offers wisdom and insights with one thought.
Do you dare answer?
When did you first start writing?
I begin writing poetry and short stories in High School. Kind of as a way to divert time from boredom between classes. Sometimes, even completely ignoring the teaching that was going on.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Bread for Adversity is something I'd like to think of as the next step in learning about my faith. The collection was brought about due to a trying time in my life. Feeling like there was little to get me thru it, I retreated to what was my first passion reading and writing. It was in this finding or renewal of faith, i decided to share the voice with others. You Can Do all things You Put Your Mind to.
One Question Burns when misfortune strikes. It begins as an honest assessment. Yet quickly devolves into fault finding because people want to know. Who's in Control? Who gets the final decision? Who do I blame? I think the answer may surprise you.