Rick Wallace Ph.D, Psy.D.

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Born in the late 60’s to a fifteen-year-old mother and an absent father, I was taken in at the age of nine months by my great grandparents. They adopted me when I was two.

I was precocious as a child and I’m sure my grandmother would add, quite loquacious. My grandmother took advantage of my inherent ability to learn and my inexorable desire to talk. She sat me down at the age of two, switch in hand, and began to teach me the story of the creation as revealed in Geneses 1-3. Once I had it committed to memory, my grandmother taught me to recite it with passion. She then took me from church to church, put a microphone in my hand and made me recite it before the congregation.

My grandmother said she was being obedient to the prompting of the Holy Spirit in teaching me the Bible, thank God she did.

My grandfather was the one who taught me how to be a man. Born in 1909, he had to stop schooling in the second grade to help his parents who sharecropped. Because of this he stressed education and achievement. Though he passed away at the age of 83 in 1992, he is still very much with me. My grandmother passed recently, in March 2010 at the age of 92.

I am a proud father of seven ranging in age from 2 to 31. I consider each one a blessing from God. You will be introduced to each one individually through my writings. My children are a constant reminder of how much God loves me.

Thanks to my grandparents, I had a wonderful childhood. I was given an immense appreciation for scholarship and carried the natural gift of athleticism. Throughout school, I put both to use.

I have been blessed both in athletic achievement and in the attainment of academic knowledge. Both have contributed to my advancement in life.

I feel it necessary to give honorable mention to four people who had an enormous impact on my life. Ms. Geraldine François, my 4th-6th grade teacher. Ms. François was an accelerated learning teacher who saw something special in me and refused to accept anything less than my best. This included my handwriting. She said no one would ever discern the depth of my intelligence if they were not able to decipher my handwriting. To this day, my handwriting is identical to hers and most women find it humorously unbefitting a man.

Mr. Brewer was my seventh grade history teacher. He instilled the intrinsic value of self-discipline. Mr. Brewer was a former college instructor who discovered that many college students, especially those of color were unprepared to take on the transition to a less restricted learning environment. He decided to resign his position and teach and prepare younger students at the seventh grade level. Thanks to Mr. Brewer, I found that regardless to ability, one who lacks self-discipline would be overcome by failure. He insisted that obedience, punctuality, diligence and patience were all keys to success.

Ms. Williams-Leonard, my high school journalism instructor, took an interest in me. She was married to one of my football coaches. She knew that my biological father was not a part of my life and suggested that as a way of dealing with the situation, I should write an article on absentee fathers. I wrote the article entitled The Invisible Father. Ms. Leonard was instrumental in getting the article published in several publications including one national publication (Teen Magazine). That article eventually inspired my first book, “The Invisible Father : Reversing The Curse of A Fatherless Generation”, written during my incarceration.

Lastly, Ms Dewberry, my eleventh grade English teacher. Ms. Dewberry had the reputation for being the toughest teacher at the school. Students would literally cry when they received their schedules and found that they would have Ms. Dewberry. I took it as a challenge. Within the first week Ms. Dewberry noticed something within me worth cultivating. As Ms. François, she pushed me. I remember a specific conversation in which she said, “Rodrick you possess that something special, that intangible asset that will allow you to soar beyond the clouds, you are a young black man with limitless potential. Don’t ever allow anyone to tell you that you can’t. The words “you are not good enough “ will never apply to you. Whatever your mind conceives, you will achieve.” I took that to heart. I have been successful, in sports, school, and business. by the grace of God, I have only scratched the surface.

There are many more past accomplishments and achievements, however my focus is forward. Just as the Apostle Paul, I no longer look behind, but I look ahead.

I founded The Odyssey Project and 100 Men of Purpose because there seemed to me to be an ever-widening gulf between the church and those in need of the power and guidance of the numerous ministries within the church. I decided to invest my energy into meeting people at their point of need regardless to religious affiliation, or the lack thereof. Not only has my commitment allowed me to walk in purpose and power, I have witnessed men who have been written off by friends, family members, and society in general, are learning to walk in their destiny as protectors, leaders and spiritual coverings for their communities with a fervency and unparalleled passion. There is a revival brewing on the horizon.

100 Men of Purpose is special to me. The concept comes from the great revivalist, John Wesley. Wesley once said, “Give me 100 men who fear nothing but God and hate nothing but sin and we will change the world.” Wesley went on to ignite the Methodist movement, the greatest revival of his time. I’m looking for men who fear nothing or no one who are willing to walk in purpose.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the inner city in Houston, TX. That inner city environment had a great impact on my passion to write on social and philosophical issues. The secular paradigms that are rampant in the inner city are diametrically opposed to the Christian views that were established in the home in which I was reared.

I was precocious as a child, which led to a great deal of anatomizing the plight of the people in my periphery. It would be this type of analytic thinking conjoined with teachers that pushed be to achieve; that leading to the culmination of publishing countless articles and four books to this point.
When did you first start writing?
I have been writing in creative format as long as I can remember. As far as formal writing, my first published article was in high school. My first nationally published article "The Invisible Father" was in high school as well. That topic led to my first published book bearing the same name.
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Where to find Rick Wallace Ph.D, Psy.D. online

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Born In Captivity: Psychopathology as a Legacy of Slavery
Price: $21.99 USD. Words: 95,450. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Slavery, Nonfiction » Social Science » Social psychology
Born in Captivity is my 19th book to reach publication, and it is also the most in-depth and comprehensive book thus far. It is a reflection of the more than 50,000 hours of research conducted over the last 20 plus years. In this book, I confront the darkness that is normally avoided at all cost — psychopathology as a legacy of slavery.
5 Remarkable Steps to Financial Freedom
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,280. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance / investing
In this mini-book, Dr. Rick Wallace quickly lays out a five step plan of action that will allow any person to fast track their progress to financial freedom and long-term financial health.
Special Education As a Socioeconomic Weapon
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 13,650. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2017. Categories: Essay » Sociology
Dr. Rick Wallace tackles the controversial issue of targeting at risk, and socioeconomically challenged youth, especially Black males, to be assigned special education tags, such as ADHD, Opposition Defiant Disorder, and more --- for the purpose of increasing school revenue and simultaneously increasing the risk of the child becoming incarcerated later in life.
Your Mind is the Genesis of Your Destiny: An Introduction to the Power of Thought
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,850. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
This is another installment in Dr. Wallace's collective expressions of the power of the human mind to change the course of life in specific and defined detail. Dr. Wallace has been immensely successful in helping his clients change their lives by using a highly specific and dependable approach that targets a person's thought patterns. In this short-book he explains how it works.
Living Life at the Next Level ~ Learning How to Live Life at the Level of Your Design!
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 6,600. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Confidence & self-esteem
In this concise presentation, Rick Wallace, Ph.D., Psy.D. addresses some of the core issues that serve as impediments to personal growth. In his years of counseling, Dr. Wallace discovered that there are some common denominators associated with the failure of individuals to actualize their innate potential, and he engages them head on in a succinct, yet lucid and powerful way in this book.
10 Herbs & Spices to Aid Weight Loss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Nutrition
Dr. Rick Wallace presents 10 common household spices that have properties that help boost the body's metabolism, manage blood sugar levels and more.
10 Essential Elements of Healthy Weight Loss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,790. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » healthy living
With obesity having reached epidemic proportions in America, many Americans are looking to lose weight in order to improve their health. The problem is that many of them are finding it quite challenging to reach their desired weight. Dr. Rick Wallace goes into detail in this report; revealing key essentials necessary to accomplish healthy and sustainable weight loss.
The Working of All Things
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Exegesis & Hermeneutics, Essay » Literature
Dr. Wallace carries the reader through a step-by-step exegesis of Romans 8:28. Dr. Wallace is no stranger to this passage, having published his powerful sermon 8 in 8; underlining eight powerful doctrines revealed in Romans chapter eight. Here he provides great lucidity to Romans 8:28.
The Power of Christian Healing Affirmations
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,940. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Warfare
There are many debates among theologians and laymen alike concerning what the Bible says about healing. Does supernatural healing still take place? Can words spoken in faith carry the power to heal? Is all sickness and disease due to the immediate sins of the one being afflicted? These are just some of the questions that Dr. Rick Wallace addresses as he explores.
When Your House is Not a Home
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 24,560. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Marriage, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Love & Marriage
In this powerful book Dr. Rick Wallace engages the enigmatic issues that most marriages face, but instead of applying secular solutions to spiritual issues, Dr. Wallace comes straight from the only infallible source of true authority on the matter, the Bible. This book has the power to transform any marriage.
Elevation Through Revelation
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,690. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Ministry / General
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(Bishop) Dr.Rick Wallace has compiled some of his most inspirational material and put it all in one place. This is a power packed book; filled with words of inspiration, encouragement, and empowerment.
Renewing Your Mind: The Dynamics of Transformation
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 9,150. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
(Bishop) Dr. Rick Wallace explores what the Holy Scriptures have to say about the way we think. He sheds great light on Romans 12:2; bringing lucidity to Paul's command to be transformed by the renewing of your mind. This book is a power packed revelation of the power of Gods Word to transform the lives of Believers.
The Invisible Father: Reversing the Curse of a Fatherless Generation
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 35,270. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
(Bishop)Dr. Wallace addresses the epidemic of absentee fathers in America from a biblical perspective. He offers practical, but powerful advice on how to confront this devastating plague that has come down on an entire Generation.

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