HIGH POINT, N.C. (PRWEB) November 27, 2018
Onyeje Ijaola’s, book, "My Journey to Victory" is a story of her overcoming grief and life’s challenges . To describe her work in general, this author has used the Bible passage, “Rise from the ashes and put on beauty. Clothe yourself with the garment of praise. Exchange sorrow for the oil of joy… Rise up in power and walk in the fullness of who God has created you to be.” -- Isaiah 61:3
Holy Fire Publishing (http://www.holyfirepublishing.com) releases the book "My Journey to Victory" 978-1-60383-576-3. It is an inspiring story of how Onyeje was first introduced to Christ and experienced transformation in life. This author tells her readers how, in the process of healing, she was able to harness her inner convictions’ strength and got her determination to live and start her life all over again along with the home and comfort she got from that transformation. This book, indeed, is this author’s commitment to helping people especially in their lowest time of grief, pain, and disappointment.
Through her book, Onyeje Ijaola serves as every woman’s voice--the woman who does not dare or does not have the guts to cry for help. Her work is an expression of her desire to hold the hand of another woman and tell her everything will be just fine. More so, this author hopes for the law to change--a change in favor of women in the African culture particularly the widowhood practices.
“My Journey to Victory” highlights the author's personal journey to survival in life. Onyeje shows the transition of practices, beliefs, and traditions from her grandparents’ era, to her and her siblings’ generation. She begins her story describing how women, during the time of her mother, were deprived of their right to study. Her childhood, as she describes in the first few chapters of her book, was a combination of happy and sad memories. She and her siblings were able to enjoy their right to study. But despite this, she experiences bullying in school because of a protruding umbilical hernia, which she described as “very ugly” each time she had her uniform on.
The message Onyeje wants to convey in her book is that she hopes for her readers to find hope, reassurance, comfort, and empowerment. For them to know that regardless of the situation they are in, God can bring them out and give them “His beauty from ashes.” In general, Onyeje conveys a message to her readers that healing and restoration are for everyone and, it was indeed, the price paid for every child of God. More so, her message tells her reader that it is for every individual to believe and release the burden. Specifically, this author is encouraging every woman to read her book so she can take one step at a time toward healing and eventually realize her worth in the world.
Onyeje shares her main objective in writing this book, “is for the women to find healing, comfort, and restoration.” She adds that she wants them to be able to know and relate that people, men and women alike, have their own story, and it is important “to go through the healing process the right way.” This author also wants to uplift the spirit of women, for them to rise up and take their place. Personally, Onyeje wants her children to read her story and fully understand who their mother is, the things she went through, and how she overcame her struggles. She has this ardent desire for her children to read her story because she believes that everyone must tell his or her own story and when they do, they may be unveiling treasure for another person’s healing and restoration.
Three main themes are highlighted in this book and these include grief, restoration and overcoming adversity. These themes also highlight the author’s main goal for the book. The objective brings awareness and focuses to widowhood, specifically in a majority of the African cultures.
Married to Olusegun Ijaola, with who she has three children, Onyeje Ijaola hails from High Point, North Carolina. She loves to meet with people and make new friends, cook, bake, sew, dance and go shopping. Aside from the aforementioned hobbies, this author is a volunteer of her church’s children’s department.
Who would have thought that she’d find passion and joy in writing when her educational background is quite far from being a writer. She finished Bachelor of Science in Accounting (BSA), earned the Associates Degree in Nursing or ADN, took and completed the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), and a Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN) student.
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