Xulon Press Author Releases A Book On An Ex-Priest’s Journey to Marriage

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Emmanuel Babatunde shares his life story.

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It challenges the reader to look closely at how young candidates for the Catholic priesthood can be when they commit their lives to celibacy.

Emmanuel Gbadebo Ayinla Babatunde D.PHIL (Oxon); PhD (Lon).’s book, Kelebogile – I am Grateful: An African Journey through Celibate Priesthood to Married Life ($21.49, paperback, 9781545647936; $9.99, e-book, 9781545647943), is now available.

Kelebogile – I am Grateful: An African Journey through Celibate Priesthood to Married Life follows the lives of two Africans from different parts of Africa and different Christian sects. Emmanuel was an extroverted Nigerian man, and Kelebogile was an introverted South African woman. Emmanuel is an ex-Catholic priest and Kelebogile is the daughter of a Methodist Pastor.

Nevertheless, they married, and Kelebogile – I am Grateful offers commentary on the ongoing dialogue that celibacy may not be made a condition for the Catholic Priest. It challenges the reader to look closely at how young candidates for the Catholic priesthood can be when they commit their lives to celibacy.

Emmanuel Gbadebo Ayinla Babatunde D.PHIL (Oxon); PhD (Lon). was born in Imeko, Ogun State of Nigeria as the last of three sons in a Catholic family. He became a priest, was sent to Oxford to study Anthropology and received two PhDs. He met Kelebogile, PhD. in Nutrition, and they are married with four children. Babatunde has also written Culture, Religion, and the Self: A Critical Study of Yoruba and Benin Cultures in Change as well as Women’s Rights Versus Women’s Rites: A Study of Circumcision Among the Yoruba of Southwestern Nigeria.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Kelebogile – I am Grateful: An African Journey through Celibate Priesthood to Married Life is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.

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