Godstrong - how to develop and deploy God-powered resilience to trump serial personal adversities, challenges, tragedies ad trials
An inspirational, motivational narrative of how a secret personal relationship with God enabled Sam to overcome serial adversities, challenges, tragedies and personal trials. Sam an inter-ethnic child grew up motherless in a hostile West African community but walked the hard and difficult road to a triumphant life. He now shares the secret of self reliance and personal relationship with God. More
Godstrong is an experience-enriched story of resilience, perseverance, faith and triumph over serial adversities, challenges, tragedies and trials faced by Sam Japhets from infancy to adulthood. The book reveals the heart-wrenching struggles of an infant caught in between two feuding families of two powerful ethnic groups of West Africa, the Igbos and the Ashantis. The traumatizing effects of ethnicism are told with clarity from the eyes of Sam, the infant witness who lived to tell it all. Sam grew up motherless, and lost his infant brother weeks after his mom disappeared from home forever. Sam lived an anguished life. But he discovered the power of personal relationship with God which was totally different from church proceedings. This personal God taught Sam the virtue of self reliance and resilience. Even though Sam seemed to be plagued with adversities and strange challenges, he kept advancing in life. He shares the secrets of self reliance in this book.
Sam further exposes the intricacies, struggles, lies, misrepresentations and falsehood of parochial religious faiths. His narrative explores the Pentecostal, Charismatic, Catholic, Anglican and traditional African Paganism in the context of his upbringing. He reveals how his socio-cultural and spiritual upbringing shaped his worldview leading to exposure to serial adversities, challenges, tragedies and trials. The triumph of Sam over the deluge of problems encountered in several nations, tribes, and two major continents makes for life transforming reading. Is faith more powerful than doubt? Is reliance on God better than self reliance? What if God never answers prayers? What should the majority disfavored by God do? Can God fail his child? What if he does, how can you extricate yourself from your adversities? Are Preachers necessary as divine lobbyists? How dangerous are the Pentecostal and Charismatic brands of Christianity? Is God a Christian? Can you be godly without being a church member? How about bugs, can you eat them for snacks all your life? What were Sam’s secrets in triumphing over his problems? Find motivational and biblically provocative answers in the book, Godstrong.
Sam’s intelligent and insightful narrative provides very well illustrated principles. His rational, life altering ideas are tried, tested and backed by overwhelming real life evidence from Sam’s life, ministry and law studies. The book takes the reader through cultures, politics, religion, history, theology, psychology and other fields of endeavor. You will laugh, cry, cringe, concur, dissent, understand, and be enlightened. But best of all, you will find gems of solutions to your serial predicaments and unfavored status. You will be made Godstrong by the time you put down this book.