Wednesday, November 27, 2019

THE FEAR OF THE LORD by Bukky Ekine-Ogunlana


Today is the day for Thanksgiving and I pray that all who are traveling to visit family and friends make a safe journey and return home filled with thanksgiving and gratitude in their hearts. When I think of Thanksgiving, I am reminded of family, our traditions, and the love we share. For the last 36 years I hosted Thanksgiving and on some years had has many as 50 people come and as low as twelve. It isn't the size of the crowd that counts; it's what you do with the time. Spend talking with the elders in the room. They have so much to offer. Encourage the littles to put down the phones or Ipads and ask their grandparents questions about their lives.
 
One of the traditions we have is immediately after dinner we go person to person and each one says what they are thankful for this year. At the end, we have a family prayer. I hope that whatever traditions your family has that you cherish them and cherish the family members present and those that couldn't be there for this special celebration.
 
Best Regards,
 
Dr. Mel
 
AUTHOR OF THE DAY
 
It isn't by coincidence that I chose THE FEAR OF THE LORD by Bukky Ekine-Ogunlana as the Author of the Day. As we approach the holiday season, I think it is important for us to keep our focus on the meaning of Christmas and why we celebrate it. For those who practice a different religion, I support that and this time of year then becomes a celebration for your beliefs. We live in troubled times; earthquakes, wildfires, hurricanes, riots, sex trafficking and more. So, when a book comes across my desk that holds  potential to help us confront and find solutions to life's most difficult problems so that we may become better adults, I support that and that is my holiday wish for all. Today's interview with Bukky is quite revealing as is her book. Enjoy!
 
ABOUT THE BOOK 
 
 

The Fear Of The Lord: Finding Peace and a Pathway to Heaven by Obeying God

 
“She explains God, not as a concept, but as the ‘Eternal Being’ we can safely relate with and love.” – Apostle John-Paul Okwok, President of City of Life Ministries
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In The Fear of the Lord, author Bukky Ekine-Ogunlana draws on fourteen years of Christian faith-based experience working with children, teenagers and adults and personal devotion to God’s word to offer Christians inspirational guidance, so that anyone can find peace by fearing God and living through Jesus.
Perhaps most valuable to Christians who yearn to walk God’s path, the author offers valuable Bible interpretation and uses popular Holy Bible events to help illustrate how Christian youths and adults can overcome temptations in potential pitfalls in today’s world.
In this book, you will learn how fearing God and living according to God’s example can help teens and adults deal with even the most difficult of life’s problems:
 
 
  • Understanding God and following Jesus – powerful tips for hearing God
  • The importance of obeying God and being a God-fearing Christian
  • How to overcome fear and live your life to the fullest
  • Proven parenting skills reinforced by Scripture and living in God’s image
  • The strength provided by Christian prayer and fasting
  • Is the Bible true?  Understanding common misinterpretations of the Bible and having confidence in the truth of Scripture, almost 2,000 years after the first Bible was written
  • Defining sin and identifying evil – how to avoid them
  • How to avoid the temptations of adultery and seduction – the pleasures of sin are fleeting, and God is all-knowing
The Fear of the Lord is a manual for victorious Christian living in today’s world written by an author with a heart for the young. Youths and adults as well, will find particularly helpful tips here not only because the writer draws illustrations from their world, but more so because a saved child or youth is worth more for God’s Kingdom. If you are keen on being a true Christian, or on living the life of Christ, and you want to find heaven as your final resting place, then this inspirational Christian book is a highly recommended read.
 
Bukky Ekine-Ogunlana
 
Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you.
I attended the University of Lagos and attained first degree in Estate Management, following this with a master's degree in Management and Education from the University of Greenwich UK, solely for the sheer passion and love I have for children. I live in the UK with my family.
 
 What inspired you to author this book?

The fear of the Lord is the ABC of the Christian life, if the foundation is absent underneath, the whole building collapses. I have received help in knowing this and will like to share with others.
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Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?
My daughter was very creative in putting it all together.

Who has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer?
I have read many books.
What were your struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?
 Time was a challenge but I received help.
Who is your target audience, and why?
All Christians, adult, young persons and everyone will benefit immensely from the book.
 What do you consider your greatest success in life?
Knowing God
 What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre?
I have shared experiences that changed my life.
The Fear of the Lord looks like a great Christian self-help and growth book. What will readers get out of your book?
In this book, you will learn that the fear of the Lord isn’t something to be scared of but how it brings you into the promise of a new life. It is within this life that the solutions to  life’s most difficult problems become known for both teens and adults. The book talks about:
·         Understanding God and following Jesus – powerful tips for hearing God
·         The importance of obeying God and being a God-fearing Christian
·         How to overcome fear and live your life to the fullest
·         Proven parenting skills reinforced by Scripture and living in God’s image
·         The strength provided by Christian prayer and fasting
·         Is the Bible true?  Understanding common misinterpretations of the Bible and having confidence in the truth of Scripture, almost 2,000 years after the first Bible was written
·         Defining sin and identifying evil – how to avoid them
·         How to avoid the temptations of adultery and seduction – the pleasures of sin are fleeting, and God is all-knowing
 How did you come up with the ideas in The Fear of the Lord?
 
The book came about from various lessons and experiences in my life over the years, that not only did I want to pass onto my children to given them a head start on understanding but anyone and everyone, because we all ask ourselves a lot of the same questions. Repentance removes hindrance to walking in the power of God.
 
 
What inspired you when writing The Fear of the Lord?
The Fear of the Lord is the ABC of wisdom and it the most essential thing to have and build upon.
When did you decide to become a writer?
I have always wanted to put my thoughts into writing, but the real take-off was in 2004 when I started putting the ideas together. I am a teacher by career, and I love to understand things honestly, and I love it even more when I can pass that on my students having practiced it, and they can go from a lack of understanding to an increase in knowing the truth, and that is the power of expressive thoughts. I wanted to be able to share that with a broader audience, and I have been significantly impacted by many different authors from across the globe many in which I have never met and may never meet. We all have the same privilege to share with others what has impacted us so that the body of Christ can be built.

What do you like to do when not writing?
I devote much of my spare time to reading, loving family, and people. I love to find myself in the company of people, what better pool of knowledge is there than from many people with different experiences cultures lessons, etc., all combined into one mind.  

Where can readers find out more about your work?
 
 

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