Abiodun John Soretire

Biography

Abiodun John Soretire was born and bred in Abeokuta but on Divine instruction settled down in Ijebu-Ode with his wife, Abolanle, after their marriage in 2007. His race of eternity started in April 1994 in Disciples of Christ Bible Church. He served in various offices of student ministries like The Redeemed Christian Fellowship (RCF), Nigerian Fellowship of Evangelical Students (NIFES) and Nigerian Christian Corpers' Fellowship (NCCF) at different institutions and time, spanning over 8 years. He was ordained a Deacon in 2003 and started pastoring an assembly of GOFAMINT since 2011. His academic/professional qualifications include HND (Science Lab Technology), AIMLS (Medical Lab Science) and BA (Ed) (English). Presently, he is the GOFAMINT Region 14 Youth Pastor and Vice Chairman, All Nigeria Conference of Evangelical Drama Ministers (ANCEDRAM) Ogun State Chapter. He is happily married with one covenant son, IniOluwanimi Isaac. Some of his other titles include Sin of Martha and Seeing God through Nature.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I wouldn't be able to remember which one is the first or which one is the second. But I remember vividly that as an African child from the South-Western part of Nigeria, from a tribe called the Yorubas, our culture is replete with many traditional tales, most especially tales about animal kingdom which are told children in the oral African tradition format. These tales by moonlight were my first real encounters with stories.
How do you approach cover design?
I want something that will set the potential reader thinking. I don't like direct graphics that will just give the entire message away but such that will be metaphorical; bringing something with a thin line of attributive or functional similarity (to be deciphered by an attentive mind) from a different conceptual setting to stand in for the conceptual setting I'm writing from. For example, More Haste shows a punctured tyre as its cover image. But we are talking about marital trials. You can guess the cobweb of a link.
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Books

Sin of Martha
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,870. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
Meditation is a lost art in our rash-and-rush generation. This short piece simplifies things using Jesus’ visit to Martha and Mary as a case study. In simple, highly illustrative, powerfully penetrating and pithy language, it tells you what you miss by missing devotional times with God and what you need in keeping those devotional times with God. Honestly, it is a unique approach.
More Haste: The Marital Trials of Brother Segun
Price: Free! Words: 20,610. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Christian » General
A compelling story set in the Nigeria of the dawning years of the Second Millennium AD zeroing in on a young Christian, Segun, in what can best be described as "The Trials of Brother Segun: Premarital, Marital and Postmarital". The unputdownable novel addresses issues like Christian courtship, infertility, filiation, bereavement and trust in God.

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