*The talented sister team Tina and Erica Campbell (aka Mary Mary) have now merged as a literary duo with their new book “Be U!”  In it they encourage readers to be their God intended best which entreats one to be honest, be beautiful, be intentional, be strong and be you!

The vocal power, fashion forward style and youthful appeal of Mary Mary added a freshness and a jolt to the gospel music industry when they quickly rose to fame in the year 2000.  Although they were rooted and grounded in the church, their sound soon broke the traditional gospel mold and crossed over into pop and R&B.

In the book, Mary Mary glides through personal journeys that have waged tremendous victories in their lives.  From growing up in a crowded low income home in Inglewood, California to escaping a house fire, a risky child birth, maintaining marriage and the challenges of parenthood; this talented twosome has endured it all with the grace of God and an unwavering faith that they credit to the strength of their dear mother.

Grammy award winners, Tina and Erica, trade personal stories interwoven by scriptures and passages of verses from their many hit song as a prelude to each chapter in Be U.

Tina emphatically shares a truth that took her many years to embrace:

“God made me just the way that I needed to be, where we are now is not where we always were, but everything that we started with before we became Mary Mary was just what we needed to make a great impact, to make our mark in the world to use our voice to help encourage and uplift someone to draw them closer to God and to help them be their best self!”

Tina shares how she and Erica hope to extend their mission beyond the book; “Through our Be U brand, we want to encourage you to be your best self, and your best self definitely ain’t goin’ under the knife to change what God made beautiful!”

Although Be U is an empowerment tool, it also renders space for reflection and personal growth through journaling.  Tina expounds on this:

“When you reflect on who you are, how you are, where you are, what your perspectives are, what your strengths are, where your lack is, it is then that you’re able to write this down and reflect on that.  This is when you can really see who you are and how you need to be.”

The sisters are involved in further outreach via the Mary Mary Foundation. They also continue to appear on BET’s Sunday Best and this fall look for the Be U Collection at Walmart! For more news, go to www.Mary-Mary.com

Want to take the gold medal at being yourself, click here for details on owning your own copy of Be U by Mary Mary. “Be U” is published by Howard Books, a division of Simon and Schuster.