Book Reviews for Pressing Reset 2017-04-27T11:13:05+00:00

“Dr. Charley Hames, Jr. is the kind of leader we need and a voice that is essential to hear. He is a person of character, and this is why I tapped him to lead the Oakland chapter of the National Action Network.”

–The Rev. Al Sharpton
Renowned civil rights leader & host of MSNBC Politics Nation

“We live in a time where are uncertain about the demands that we face from day to day. We need a light that will encourage us so we don’t have to remain stuck in our condition. Dr. Hames is that prophetic voice that encourages us through his new book on how to press reset. Dr. Hames’ new book gives insightful and practical advice on what to do when life forces you to start over again.”

–Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif. U.S. Representative, California’s 13th congressional district

“So many people on the keyboard of life want to press delete over their mistakes. So many adversaries want to press backspace when they see you making progress, but my dear friend, this book is helping the reader do what no button can…..RESET!”

–Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant
Senior Pastor of Empowerment Temple AME, Baltimore, MD

I applaud Dr. Hames for writing such a relevant and timely book. Pressing Reset is possible in all our lives and relevant throughout our lives. Thanks for such an encouraging lesson in life.

Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO,
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan, Inc., Oakland, CA

Dr. Charley Hames, Jr. came into Oakland, CA, loving mercy, doing justly, and walking collegially with the ecumenical family of Christian leadership. I have seen him weather the storm of a beginning pastorate and mold the Beebe Memorial Cathedral community into a national pulpit where the most respected voices of the gospel proclaim hope and high inspiration to a historically oppressed people. I believe you would do yourself well by reading this book and purchasing a copy for those you care about.

Rev. Dr. J. Alfred Smith, Sr., Senior Pastor Emeritus,
Allen Temple Baptist Church, Oakland, CA

Life is made up of a series of complexities and opportunities to explore new avenues by pressing reset. We are indebted to Charley Hames, Jr. for his intellectual honesty and transparency as he instructs us to start over again.

Rev. Dr. Ralph Douglas West, Senior Pastor,
The Church Without Walls, Houston, TX

Rev. Dr. Charley Hames, Jr. is one of the most progressive ministry minds in the U.S. His messages transcend race, gender, class, and spiritual background. In the text contained in his book, I’m sure all who experience it will be blessed. The churched and unchurched, the spiritual freshman and the spiritual scholar will reap the wisdom contained in this writing.

Wright L. Lassiter, III, President
Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI

In Pressing Reset, my friend, Dr. Hames, shares his personal testimonies in order to shed light that we are all the same…we all experience moments of darkness when we feel alone. Dr. Hames reminds us that we can turn our power back on when we accept that God is working in that darkness to allow us a moment to reset and become more connected to our purpose than before the darkness. This is a great read if you want to grow closer in your relationship with God!

Terri J. Vaughn, Actress and Producer