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D. L. Augustine was born in Lexington, KY but raised in Columbus, Ohio.  Her journey at an early age led her down a dark path until she found Christ.


The path to change was long and winding but today Mrs. Augustine is a Minister of the Gospel, author, radio talk show host, and a playwright.  Her path to victory was not easily found or won but with over 30 years of walking with Christ behind her, she totally credits the mercies of God for her new life.  D. L.’s goals are to continue her writing career but to eventually transition into the film industry

The Josiah Effect:
The Josiah Effect:
The Josiah Effect: Powerful Novel Fuses Faith and Fiction, Proving God’s Determination to Heal. Masterfully crafted by D.L. Augustine, ‘The Josiah Effect’ follows the story of a successful Child Psychiatrist and a ten-year-old boy– Josiah means ‘God heals’ in Hebrew; an apt name for the young protagonist in D.L. Augustine’s new novel. ‘The Josiah Effect’ straddles both fact and fiction to reach into readers’ own adversity and allow them to view God and his ability to heal in an empowering new light.
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Amazon Reviews

Out of 5 starsThis is an amazing book. I don't finish a book very often ...

By . on January 25, 2016


This is an amazing book. I don't finish a book very often because I lose interest but this book I finished in 3 days, couldn't put the book down. The book made me laugh, cry and makes you think about your past. The self reflection I experienced reading this book taught me that I was not letting go of my past life experiences and that was preventing me from moving forward. I feel a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. There are a few more issues in my life that I have to let go and I know with God's help that will happen. I am sooooooooo looking forward to the next book.


5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!

By Danielle Smith on February 4, 2015


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This book was a great read! The characters were believable and I was able to connect with all of them. Great story line and I am excited to read the next part of the series.


5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars

ByCarmen Hugginson June 15, 2015

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Could not put this book down


5.0 out of 5 stars BySerena King on April 23, 2016

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Great book. Things we should all think about and have a back-up plan.


5.0 out of 5 starsI loved this book and could not put it down

By Angela T.on October 8, 2015

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I loved this book and could not put it down. I cannot wait until the second book comes out.


5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read!

By Venita Alderman Sadleron July 16, 2016

Format: Paperback

The Josiah Effect

D.L Augustine

This was my first book by this author and I really enjoyed this book. Looking at the perspective of a ten year old boy was really mind opening for me, he loved his mother but was unsure of the love she had for him, so he wrote a letter to GOD for help. I was blown away. Then you have the mother and the therapist side of the situation. A good read, something to make you think. I am looking forward to the sequel to this novel.

~Venita Alderman Sadler

Victorious Ladies Reading Book Club



5.0 out of 5 starsIf you want an inspiration this is your book!

ByStubbornbullon August 12, 2016

Format: Paperback

This is my first book by this Author. I could not put it down. I read it in two days. Robin had a tough childhood which in my opinion is what made her become a child psychologist. All the trials and tribulation the characters in the book faced brought them closer to each other and God. I laughed, cried, and just was inspired by this book. I also can relate to this book and can't wait to read more from this Author. I am a member of Victorious Ladies Reading(VLR). Hopefully, one day I will meet the Author to get a autographed copy. Happy Reading!

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