Interview with Ayodeji Adesina

What are you working on next?
I have been working on the second volume of iDeclare (iDeclare 2) which has just been completed and currently being printed. At the same time, I am working on the next volume, which will be titled, 'iDeclare Joy'
Who are your favorite authors?
Ellen G White
Rebecca Brown

However, I enjoy reading devotionals and autobiographies, and these are usually by different authors
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Knowing I have another opportunity to touch another life for Christ
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Connecting with friends, preparing sermons, chilling out with my family
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Usually through online searches or recommendations from friends.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was called 'Omo Oba' and written as a school drama whilst in Secondary School in Nigeria.
What is your writing process?
I usually write when I feel inspired. I do a lot of online research on various topics as I write my sermons. I also read the Scriptures quite regularly too, then I try to reflect on what I have read and I write based on what is impressed upon my mind by the Holy Spirit.
How do you approach cover design?
I rely on trusted Christian brothers who have the relevant skills in this area. I only review their concepts and give the final approval for their designs.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
There are three books that made such deep impression upon me and that have shaped my Christian walk:
1. Final War by E.G White - As a young Christian, following my 'born again' experience, this book stirred my heart about end time events and how to be prepared for Christ's coming.
2. In the Footsteps of a Prophet by Jerry Savelle - this book changed my perspective permanently on what it means to live a life of faith
3. Fresh Wind Fresh Fire by Jim Cymbala - I read this book toward the time I was called to serve as a Church Pastor. This book made a great impression on me on the need for reliance on the Holy Spirit in order to be successful in ministry work.

In addition to these book, there are other books by Ellen G White that I found deeply revealing, such as Desires of Ages and the Great Controversy. I also found revealing Rebecca Brown's book, 'He came to set the Captives free'.
What do you read for pleasure?
I try not to read for pleasure as my of my work life and ministry life revolves around reading.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
All my e-reading is done on my iPad.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I mainly rely on word of mouth and direct sales when I go around to minister in various Churches.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Nigeria and enjoyed a deeply spiritual upbringing. This I believe is often reflected in my sermons and writings.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing poems and dramas whilst in Secondary School, around the age of 11
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me is getting positive feedbacks from readers who have been blessed from my writings and sermons.
Published 2016-04-19.
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Books by This Author

iDeclare 2
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 5,480. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Prayer
A collection of another 100 Scriptural declarations, 'iDeclare 2' equips you with prophetic words that can change your world. Truly confession brings possession. Confessing these Biblical truths will radically change the life of the reader.
iDeclare
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,310. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Prayer
A Collection of 100 Scriptural Declarations: This short book will lift the clouds of forgetfulness from the reader’s mind and bring a realisation that in Jesus, we are more than conquerors! As believers, the Scriptures assure us that if we declare a thing, believing it with all our hearts, God will establish it. So with faith you may unlock the miracles of these Bible-based declarations.