God Breathes Life
Bernard Brookes was born on the Caribbean Island of St. Kitts and lived there until age 12. Calypso rhythms and lyrics were his earliest musical influences. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in flute and composition. He is also a psychologist and author of two books which are available on Amazon.com: 1) I Am With You Always: Living by Faith in the 21st Century and 2) God, Self & Community: Revelation, Testimony & Practice. Dr. Brookes is a musician at the United Church of Christ of Seneca Valley in Germantown, Maryland, and performs with the group Treasures Of The Heart Ministries, and the group Brookes, Jones & Company. He has written more than 40 songs. His music includes poetry (spoken word), sung lyrics, flute improvisation, and stimulating rhythms and instrumental harmony. The subject of his songs focus on human relationships, and relationships with nature and with God. He was co-founder and former Executive Director of Center for Health and Development, a mental health agency in Massachusetts.