New book examines Barack Obama’s unlikely ascent to the presidency and the unsuccessful assault on his character

Author Jermel W. Shim’s new book is entitled, “Whom God Has Blessed, Let No Man Curse: His Name ‘Barack,’ Means Blessed”

Nationwide ( — The election of Barack Obama was an extraordinary historical event that garnered global attention, primarily because he was able to transcend a history of negative racial influence and bias, which thereby signaled a distinct change in modern race relations.  This remarkable event is the subject of the new book, Whom God Has Blessed, Let No Man Curse by Jermel W. Shim, which traces Obama’s improbable journey to the White House.

Shim adds his unique perspective to this examination of the preconditions that led to Obama’s election, the impact that election had on race relations and on the detractors who relentlessly assault the President’s character.  “This book is unique,” says Shim, “because it explains the extraordinary ability of President Obama to effectively deal with his detractors.”

As Shim argues, every aspect of Obama’s personal background should have eliminated him as a presidential contender.  However, certain circumstances allowed him to overcome these personal and political obstacles.  Indeed, Obama continues to overcome obstacles as he withstands the constant stream of attacks from his detractors.

Shim uniquely explores the following themes throughout Whom God Has Blessed, Let No Man Curse:

* The connection between race and disrespectful behavior exhibited toward the President.
* The wisdom, mental discipline and ethical conduct Obama has adopted when dealing with detractors.
* The challenges and obstacles Obama overcame to be elected in both 2008 and 2012.
* The unlikely sources of help Obama received on his ascent to the presidency.
* The role of spirituality or/and metaphysical powers on Barack Obama’s life.

Shim has published byline articles in the printed news media to support or is relevant to Whom God has Blessed Let No Man Curse. Some of these articles are posted on his website under the Blog page.

Jermel Shim is a former mechanical engineer who has embarked on a new career as an author.  Following his retirement in 2010, he embraced his passion for politics and human behavior and immersed himself into his new writing career which culminated in two books: A New Perspective on Race-related Problems in Corporate American Companies (Outcast Publishing) and Whom God Has Blessed Let No Man Curse (Infinity Publishing).

Born in Jamaica, Jermel was educated at Queen’s University, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, graduating in 1979 with a BS degree in mechanical engineering. Following his graduation from Queen’s University, he moved to the US where he began his engineering career with Gilbert/Commonwealth, Reading, Pennsylvania and later with Dominion  Resources, Inc., Richmond, Virginia. Following his retirement, Jermel and his wife relocated to Clermont, Florida.  For more information, visit

Whom God Has Blessed, Let No Man Curse is available for purchase through Infiniti Publishing and

Photo Caption: Bookcover and author Jermel W. Shim