Ben Amor, The Urban Shepherd

He has come a long way both literally and figuratively from his days as a poor shepherd boy in North Africa, but Ben Amor is a symbol of what can happen when someone's American Dream comes true. The successful career man reinvented himself again after a dream in 1983 of children crying because they were dying of starvation. Unable to forget the sound, he founded Terra-Genesis Inc., a nonprofit agency that began as a way to try to end world hunger through technology.

Ben worked 10 to 12 hours a day 6 days a week, donating his own savings and soliciting funds from others, allowing him to establish the Family Well-Being Center at the Government Hill Association in San Antonio, Texas. He also developed a comprehensive database used by lawyers, counselors, doctors, clergy and other nonprofit agencies that help the needy.

Ben has his own experience with overcoming the odds, a journey he intimately describes in The Urban Shepherd. He shares his joys--and his sorrows--from humble beginnings working hard to survive in Tunisia, serving in the Tunisian Air Force, and moving to the United States to live. Through sharing his personal journey adjusting to a new culture, toxic relationships, professional and personal setbacks, and balancing school, work, and family life, Ben aims to empower readers to reach for their own version of the American Dream.

Event date: 
Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Event address: 
306 Pearl Parkway
Suite 106
San Antonio, TX 78215
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ISBN: 9781457545344
Availability: Special Order
Published: Dog Ear Publishing - January 11th, 2017

The Urban Shepherd

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