Faith Leader, Author Reflects on Journey to Healing Through Jesus Christ in Debut Memoir

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Nodia Samuels shares her perspective as a young, black woman and Spiritual Baptist on love, family and God in ‘The 2nd Time I Fell in Love with Jesus.'

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The beauty of this work is that there is always another chance. So maybe you are about to fall in love for a 3rd or 4th time, who cares! At least there is the opportunity and room at the altar for you to try again.

Author and mentor Nodia Samuels has published her transparent and vulnerable journey from adolescent girl into young adult that reflects on her experiences grappling with her sexuality, personhood and relationship with Jesus Christ as a Spiritual Baptist.

A conversational and playfully written work, “The 2nd Time I Fell in Love with Jesus: A Testimony of a Pastor’s Daughter” captures the essence of Samuels’ crises and temptations as a teenager and, from her perspective as a black, Christian woman, sheds light on other critical issues women and girls face, such as sexual assault and abusive relationships. Samuels’ book is focused on teaching others that there is always an opportunity for second chances, showing readers how their past can be instrumental to who they become and highlighting the importance of introspection and spirituality.

“The beauty of this work is that there is always another chance,” Samuels wrote. “So maybe you are about to fall in love for a 3rd or 4th time, who cares! At least there is the opportunity and room at the altar for you to try again.”

Ultimately, Samuels’ book illuminates the unconditional love she found in God, contemplates the strength her relationships with her mother has given her in coping with adversity and empowers others to share, learn from and grow from their own testimonies.

“I highly recommend this book to people who can actually relate to being a ‘PK’ (Pastors Kid). You do not have to be a PK to fall in love with Jesus no matter how many times, you just have to WANT him, want change, want a better understanding of life period,” a reader wrote in a five-star review of the book on Amazon. “I read this book 2 times already! Keep soaring, the sky and beyond is the limit.”

“The 2nd Time I Fell in Love with Jesus: A Testimony of a Pastor’s Daughter”
By Nodia Samuels
ISBN: 978-1-5462-7898-6 (hardcover); 978-1-5462-7896-2 (softcover)
Available through AuthorHouse, Barnes & Noble and Amazon

About the author
Nodia Samuels is a group facilitator, public speaker and skilled mentor who has extensive experience working in residential treatment facilities with people who have substance use disorders as well as with survivors of domestic abuse and people who are homeless. Samuels is also a student pursuing dual master’s degrees in mental health and divinity, and she earned her bachelor’s degree in human services. A self-identified Spiritual Baptist, Samuels is passionate about helping others to identify their core challenges and setbacks in their lives so that they can overcome them with confidence and foster personal growth and self-actualization. To learn more, please visit http://www.nodiasamuels.com and connect with the author on Instagram.

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