Hitting rock bottom is not an experience one would willingly want to go through. However, those who have been through the lowest of lows can attest that hardships and setbacks are nothing but necessary steps toward the pinnacle of success. In the case of Paul Lamar Hunter, a published author and inspirational personality, it is shown that one’s faith and resilience can lead to a life of purpose and triumph.
Born in 1970, Paul Lamar Hunter was raised in Racine, Wisconsin as the nineteenth child of James and Louise Hunter. Growing up with twenty siblings, Paul had a childhood that was far from pleasant and comfortable. Quite the contrary, he would find himself being intimately familiar with poverty, neglect, and tragedy. However, these seemingly tragic themes would soon be the driving force behind his roaring success.
After the deaths of his father and brother, Paul Lamar Hunter’s mother diverted herself from grief by giving all her time and energy to the homeless shelter she founded. The said shelter was initially grounded in the vision of stabilizing influence for her family and providing respite for the downtrodden. Unfortunately, as time went by, it became a breeding ground of dysfunction.
One would think that all the setbacks clouding his journey would leave Paul Lamar Hunter feeling disheartened and dejected. However, this laudable figure proved to be a man of incomparably resilient mindset and steadfast disposition. With his unwavering spirit and unshakeable faith, he eventually earned a degree in Business Administration from Upper Iowa University. Since then, life began blessing him in ways he could never have imagined.
Instead of feeling bitter over his previous struggles and difficult past, Paul Lamar Hunter has been embracing them with a grateful heart. According to him, he would not have become the man he is today if he had not endured all those hardships. Looking back, he realized that the obstacles trailing his path only prepared him for the success he would soon be achieving.
Now, Paul Lamar Hunter is the proud father of four adult children and the distinguished author of a book that has touched lives and sparked inspiration. In an interview, he said that his autobiography, “No Love, No Charity: The Success of the 19th Child,” was written to honor his mother’s story. “I wrote this book in response to my mother’s story, ‘Love and Charity, The Life and Story of Louise Hunter and The Love and Charity Homeless Shelter,’ which was written by Dennis James Woods,” he explained.
Since its release, Paul Lamar Hunter’s “No Love, No Charity: The Success of the 19th Child” has been garnering accolades from renowned publications like Ebony magazine, Black Enterprise magazine, SA Express News, Radar Online. Moreover, the author himself has appeared on several television shows, including Face The Truth, Living 808, Good Things Utah, The Morning Blend, Travis Smiley, Tom Joyner, and “Fox and Friends.”
Widely acknowledged for being fond of his readers, Paul Lamar Hunter is available for speaking engagements and book signings. Through these events, he can get a glimpse of how his book has impacted those it was meant to inspire and uplift. His written work is currently up for grabs at Barnes & Noble through Amazon and iTunes.
Aside from his book, Paul Lamar Hunter also shares his beautiful story through his out-of-state visits to the Boys and Girls Club and youth organizations. This visionary, being a source of optimism and kindness, proves that not only does he have a character of steel, but that he also has a heart of gold.
In the coming years, Paul Lamar Hunter wants to continue sending across the powerful message that the limits of nature and nurture are expanded by faith, determination, and fortitude. True enough, this beacon of hope shows that past setbacks are a great opportunity for a comeback.