Book Title: BLEEDING SCARS
Author: Elizabeth Ngozi
Genre: Prose, Fiction
Page Number: 148
Book Reviewer: IFEANYI ENOCH ONUOHA
The novel ‘Bleeding Scars‘ by Elizabeth Ngozi is a beautifully knitted story that is enthralling and inspiring. In this book, the author brought life to fiction. This creative masterpiece is a lovely read!
The plot is centered around marriage and family life. This book champions the cause for societal transformation via marriage stability and healthy parenting. Divorce is a cancer weathering the foundation of many marriages today and in this book, you will see how it destroyed the marriage between Ifenna and Ifeoma. This book, will educate you to be wise and careful of third parties who have no intention for your marriage success.
This novel is more than a book, it’s a tool for marriage and family transformation; I am sure some people have similar experience like Jasmine, the major character and her brothers had in this book because many challenges are militating against the peace of many homes in our society.
Elizabeth Ngozi (Lizzy) was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. She obtained a degree in History and International Studies from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria. Bleeding Scars is her debut novel.
Bleeding Scars is truly a great novel with good plot and the writer knows how to weave words and elicit emotions. I read the book from beginning to end without stopping till I finished; easy to read and lovely.
I endorse and recommend this novel to everyone in our society for if the family is saved, the nation is safe. I give high five to the author for penning this good work. Enjoy it and be your best.
© Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha,
At Hinovelty: a Life-betterment organization focused on helping individuals and organizations make better life, living and legacy, we celebrate creativity and give it a voice in order to impact humanity positively.
Unchurched by Emeka Nobis is a book causing a renaissance in Christendom. This beautiful treatise shatters the limiting box of
religion, kicks the butt of those who twist the word of God and use it to rob ignorant Christians. This book is trail blazing an uncommon and positive church shift, causing
Christians to see God in His true beauty.
This book will open your eyes to truth and better your walk with God. It challenges Christians to live out their Godness and influence their fields of endeavor with their Christness.
Final bye bye to those clergies who are now ‘God of men’ instead of men of God; this book is inimical to your business and the book is unstoppable. To you Christian that refuses to reason right and worship men instead of God, this book will switch on the Jesus in you.
The author really showed his thought leadership sagacity by beautifully using words to paint pictures of some stuff that happen in some churches. This book is great!
The church must be judged based on her relevance in this contemporary time, the church is ought to be concerned with the holistic dimension and development of mankind. Every
human issue should concern the church and must be handled in Christlike way.
Now is time for transformation and the church has a great role to play in equipping her members with the true word of God in order for them to venture into politics, entertainment, governance, evangelism, business and other
Goodnews: This book is free for download at http://bit.ly/1THLhTq
I commend Mr. Emeka Nobis for writing this book. Get unchurched for religion truly stings and stinks the nostrils of God.
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Exactly one year after the death of world renowned poet Dr. Maya Angelou, Hinovelty – a Nigerian based life-betterment organization has launched an anthology of over 50 poems dedicated to Dr. Maya Angelou titled ‘The Phenomenal Woman Poetry Anthology: A Collection of Poems in Honor of Dr. Maya Angelou.’
The book features works from poets from different countries including the USA, Nigeria, India, South Africa, Botswana, Jamaica, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Hungary, Philipine, Cameroun, Ghana, et cetera. This book was officially unveiled on 28th May 2015.
The idea for the book was inspired by Dr. Angelou in her role as an author, civil rights activist, teacher, life mentor and by and large her written contributions that changed the lives of many people.
“The anthology is a dedication honoring the poetic icon, Dr. Angelou who left a legacy for us to thrive and better ourselves and the communities in which we live”, said Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha, a leader at Hinovelty.
In June 2014, Hinovelty put out a call to action on their blog, Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as on other blogs and news sites, requesting writers to submit their poems for the anthology.
They received an overwhelming contribution of poems submitted by poets from all over the world.
“The book was written to cause a social change that upholds values and uproots vices through the celebration of good role models, such as Dr. Angelou and to inspire the reader to live a purpose-driven life. And secondly to remind Dr. Angelou’s family that her memory and good works will be evergreen in our own lives”, added Mr Onuoha.
The contributing poets include published authors and prolific poets who are seasoned as well as uprising ones.
“As a young published author I have always been inspired by Maya Angelou and it’s a humbling experience for me to be a part of this history making experience, where I get the opportunity to honor the great woman that she was”, said Lerato Matsaneng a contributing poet and co-editor of the anthology.
Ogwo David Emenike, a young sage and poet is a co-editor of this work.The foreword of this book was written by Eriata Oribhabor, a renown poet and poetry promoter.
All the proceeds from the book will be used for youth and women empowerment programs.
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Jason Womack’s book helped me relearn to say No to some things, unlearn overworking myself and learned to give myself the gift of my attention.
Dear friend, today, I introduce to you a tool that will help you overcome your relationship fears and worries.
We are living in a time when heart aches like depression, loneliness and divorce are wrecking many lives and unions. Lara Kudayisi-Emeralds is a relationship coach who is passionate about seeing people be in real relationships and enjoy connubial bliss, has sacrificed her time and resources to pen and publish this book in other to save us the cost of going through the ugly experiences many people go through which some are not alive to tell the stories due to death from cardiac arrest, migraine or suicide.
This book is an effective relationship panadol.
This book by Lara is a true life companion. It is sagaciously written to equip, empower and rightly position you for success in relationship. I call this book a cutting-edge marriage manual.
Good news: This book is very affordable and easy to read.
Guess the price? N1500 (One thousand five hundred Naira only). This book is one of the wise investments you will make now because it contains timeless and valuable truths that will help you be your best and attract the right partner your heart desires and also make your union forever fresh.
Note: This book is for both Singles and Married.
Lara Kudayisi-Emerald is a great shero and have birthed this book via her life’s experiences, insights gained from mentors and interactions with singles and married that she coaches, mentors and meet day to day.
I read this book with keenness and must confess is a great treasure and tool for having a fulfilling dating, courtship and marital life. This book is the midas touch you need to move from friend to fiancé/fiancée.
This book is a red card to divorce and heart aches in relationships. I commend Lara for writing this book and I advice you get your copy and also buy one for your love one.
To order and get your copy, visit http://Shatteredglassng.com and let me whisper this secret only to your ear: if you mention my name to Lara that you want to buy, you get a discount of N200 (Two hundred Naira). What are you waiting for? Rush now and get a copy of this eBook and learn successful relationship trade secrets.
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Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha is a life-betterment coach, passionate writer, internationally recognized book reviewer and voice of transformation who uses his sagacity in helping individuals and organization make better life, living and legacy.
IN THE BEGINNING! Wisdom for Overcoming Career Fear and Uncertainty to Transform Your Life Forever by Sam Semako
Book Title: IN THE BEGINNING! Wisdom for Overcoming Career Fear and Uncertainty to Transform Your Life Forever
Author: Sam Semako
Book Format: eBook
Genre: Career Development & Self-help
Book Reviewer: Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
IN THE BEGINNING! WISDOM FOR OVERCOMING CAREER FEAR AND UNCERTAINTY TO TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE FOREVER by Sam Semako is a clarion call for you to break the chains of your golden handcuffs – comfort zone, challenges, limitations or beliefs which limits you from being your best.
This book is enemical to mediocrity. It will stretch, challenge, motivate, encourage and direct you to arise and make your life come alive.
Note: This book is free and available for download here http://t.co/lE3bh77WAo
Samuel Sameko Jinadu is the is a man passionate about fulfilling purpose and helping people live up to their full potential. He is the lead consultant at Career-Wise Consults.
The book reaffirms what I always tell people: The truth may make you bitter, but it must make you better.’ This small but, mighty book is loaded with timeless truths that will get you fired up to make a better life, living and legacy.
I love this book, I commend the author and recommend it for you!
– Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha is a leader at Hinovelty, Human Capacity Developer, Writer, Award-Winning Author and internationally recognized book reviewer
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This is not a book about a man but, a testament for life.
My Valleys, is an exposé of the life of a man that will give you a winning edge in life because the author selflessly exposes you to the secrets that helped him sail safely through life turbulent waters.
If you want to live your passion and fulfill your purpose, this book is for you.
Note: This is one book that your bad boss won’t like you to read because after reading it, you will become a better person if you apply the wisdom in it but, true leaders will encourage their people to read this book because it will help improve their work ethics, customer service and employer-employee relationship.
My Valleys is very challenging, inspiring, enlightening, encouraging, motivating, educating and enthralling. Coach Sam is one guy I love tapping from his sagacity. As I read, I was strengthened to keep pursuing my dreams.
My Valleys authored by Sam Obafemi, a life coach, mentor, activational speaker and visionary leader who has set his best foot forward to make lives better is an ageless masterpiece. This book is loaded with lessons that will positively impact your life.
This book is a life multivitamin. It is one of the best pieces of literature ever laid to ink. I cherish it and use it to make my world better; you too can!
Many successful or rich people don’t want you to know what they know. Sam Obafemi, a great soul desires that you be successful in life therefore, he has exposed his life for us to learn and leverage on his experiences. I advice you to go get your copy of this book because it is one of the best investments you will make this season.
This book review is written by Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha, a transformational leader, human capacity developer, writer, ghostwriter, life coach, inspirational speaker and book reviewer. He helps individuals and organizations make better life, living and legacy. He is the author of ‘Overcoming the Challenges of Life’, ‘Leadership Torch’ and ‘Wisdom of Winners’ available at Amazon and other bookstores.
In his creative nature, Steven Manchester births another great masterpiece – Gooseberry Island. This book will take you on an emotional journey.
Steven Manchester has won my heart with his writing style and daily am loving it. He doesn’t just write but, writes to light.
Gooseberry Island is a great book that I can sacrifice my holiday and festive period to review it and also recommend it to many people, you inclusive.
This novel is enthralling. Steven Manchester has proven himself a master of art by using his works to champion positive change in the society.
Below are brief synopsis and excerpt from this book:
They met at the worst possible moment…or maybe it was just in time. David McClain was about to go to war and Lindsey Wood was there at his going-away party, capturing his heart when falling for a woman was the last thing on his mind. While David was serving his country, he stayed in close contact with Lindsey. But war changes a person, and when he came home very little had the same meaning that it had before – including the romance that had sustained him. Was love truly unconquerable, or would it prove to be just another battlefield casualty?
Gooseberry Island is the most nuanced, dramatic, and romantic novel yet from a writer whose ability to plumb the depths of human emotion knows few peers.
David had been home for six weeks when he pulled into the market, preparing to locate everything on his mother’s grocery list. As he approached the store, he spotted a young teenage boy walking out; he was holding a brown bag. An older man approached the boy and reached out his hand. David gasped and his dizzy mind immediately raced back to Afghanistan and the horrific beating of the young Afghani boy:
There was movement three hundred yards out on the street below. Unusual, David thought. It was a teenage boy, maybe fourteen, carrying a burlap bag and hurrying home before dark. Never seen him before, David thought.
In a flash, a man—a Taliban fighter—jumped out of the shadows and grabbed the boy’s arm, pulling him to the street and spilling the contents of his sack. As the teenager yelled for help, another Taliban soldier emerged from the darkness. The boy screamed louder, but not a single soul came to his aid…
It only took a few seconds, but the whole scene played out in sequence in his mind—both men yelling and slapping the boy as he screamed for help; the slaps turning to a vicious beating until finally the boy was dead. He could almost hear Command say “Negative” again after he asked if he could intervene. He felt the anguish in his soul threatening to overwhelm him, but it was quickly replaced by a burning rage.
His eyes filled with tears, David returned to the present and started for the man in a mad rush. He was three steps from the shocked stranger when reality clicked in. It’s the boy’s father, he realized. He’s…he’s okay.
David’s body convulsed. He’d forgotten he was home, and the reality of it slapped him hard in the face.
The man pulled the teenage boy close to him; both of them were frightened by David’s sudden charge toward them.
“Sorry,” David said, though it sounded more like “Sigh.” Trying unsuccessfully to smile at them, he turned on his heels and hurried back to the Mustang.
For the next hour, David sat alone in his car, trying to calm the physical effects of his anxiety. Once he’d reined that in, he spent another two hours beating back the depression that always followed in anxiety’s wake.
His wasn’t sure whether the abyss existed within his heart or mind, but he knew that he was now filled with a great void—nothingness. There was no light there, only darkness. There was no hope, only despair. In time, he’d learned to embrace the silence, as the screams and whimpers of faceless victims became echoes that returned again and again, pushing the line of madness. Yet, the solitude was relentless, enveloping, merciless. It would have been better had I never existed, he thought, fearing another moment more than cashing in and leaving it all behind. No love, he thought, no peace. His memories were slanted in such thick negativity that his entire past would have been better off erased. And no one knows I’m dying inside, he thought, inviting another wave of panic attacks to crash onto the shore of his weary mind.
He closed his eyes tightly and tried to calm the short labored gasps. Just ride the wave, he told himself. Just ride the wave.
But in another room in his mind, he knew that even if he rode that wave—and didn’t crack his skull on all the rocks beneath him—he’d have to take the ride again and again. It didn’t take long before the jagged rocks seemed like the more merciful option.
Enough time had passed for Lindsey to realize David was not coming after her. He’s obviously in a lot of pain, she thought, and doesn’t want to burden anyone with it. She shook her head. But I care way too much about him to let him go through this alone.
With Craig’s permission, she slammed David’s front door behind her and marched through the living room into the kitchen. “Don’t you dare play the coward with me, David McClain,” she shouted before even reaching the room.
As she expected, David had been staring out the kitchen window into nothingness. With tear-filled eyes, his head snapped up. “Don’t you ever call me that word…ever!”
She stared at him for a few long moments before her heart softened. “Then go ahead, tell me that you don’t want to see me anymore and I’ll leave you alone forever.”
He looked at her with tormented eyes but didn’t say a word.
“But you can’t, can you?” she said, her entire insides starting to tremble.
“It’s not you,” he vowed. “It’s me. I’m just not…”
“Don’t you dare feed me that tired line! I spent a year praying for you…writing letters and wishing for us to…” She stopped, trying in vain to contain her emotions.
His face looked panicked, as his mind obviously spiraled out of control to gather the right words. “I don’t have the words,” he said in less than a whisper.
“After the first time I came here, I thought for sure you’d chase after me,” she said. “I’m not stupid, David. I realize something happened over there that has you all twisted up. But I also thought that once you saw my face, you’d…” She stopped again and began to cry.
David placed his hand on hers. She started to pull away, but he stopped her, intertwining their fingers. “Lindsey, please…please don’t say anything until I finish. Just hear me out. Okay?”
“Okay,” she said, her tears threatening to flood her face.
He took a few deep breaths. “I’ve given this a lot of thought, and I want you to know that I’ve never lied to you…and I don’t plan to now.” He shook his head. “I’m so messed up right now, Lindsey, I can’t even explain it.” He could barely hold eye contact with her. “I really hope we can be together someday…more than you can ever imagine. But I’m just not ready yet. I…I need to heal,” he stuttered.
She took a deep breath and held it.
“Torn isn’t even the word for what I’m feeling over this,” he babbled on. “The last thing I want to do is hurt either of us.”
“I don’t think we have to say goodbye, though,” she said, feeling the panic of desperation creep into her soul. “Don’t you remember the night we shared on that bench?”
His eyes grew even more distant. “I really wish things were different,” he said, “that life didn’t have to be so difficult.” He shrugged. “Time will tell, I guess.”
“You guess?” She returned his shrug to him, perturbed.
“Lindsey, I don’t know what the future holds, but I do know that I don’t want to destroy any chance we might have at it …just because I might not be ready for it yet.” He grimaced. “I need time to find myself, okay?”
Lindsey, the child of a PTSD victim, shook her head. “You don’t have to find yourself, David. You just have to remember who you are…who you’ve always been.”
He nodded, tears streaming down his face.
Lindsey took a deep breath and surrendered. “David, I’ve told you the way that I feel for you and what I want for us. That’s all I can do. The rest is in your hands.” She peered into his dull eyes. “I can only hope that you’ll think of me every day, as I will you. I hope a lot of things, David.” She paused to collect herself. “Most of all, I hope the day will come when Afghanistan is behind you and we can fall in love all over again and catch up on all the things we’ve missed.” Mimicking him, she shrugged. “Maybe you’re right. I guess time will tell.” She pulled her hand away from his and felt her heart rip clean out of her chest. “Until then, you’ll be in my thoughts,” she whispered.
“I’m so sorry, Lindsey,” he sobbed, his shoulders rocking.
“I love you, David,” she said and, with one final attempt, grabbed his chin and forced eye contact between them. “Now tell me you don’t want to see me and I’ll leave you alone,” she whispered.
As he looked at her, Lindsey could clearly see the anguish in his eyes.
“You can’t, can you?” she said, hopefully.
His tears continued to leak down his cheeks. “I don’t want to see you…for now,” he said, and turned his eyes away from hers.
It felt as though someone had just slugged her in the gut. “Okay,” she gasped and ran out of the house crying harder than she’d ever cried before.
Long after Lindsey had run out of the kitchen, David remained catatonic—until he grabbed a drinking glass off the counter and threw it onto the floor where it broke into a hundred pieces. Enraged, he began smashing everything he could get his hands on in the kitchen. At the end of the violent outburst, he collapsed to the floor and began to weep. With his head in both hands, he screamed, “I love you, too, Lindsey.”
Day turned into dusk and, like most nights, just beyond the sobs and sniffles the world turned quiet and black.
After four or five weeks of self-imposed solitary confinement—a punishment filled with death-defying panic attacks and long, treacherous tunnels of depression—David decided to reach out to the men he had served with. They’re the only ones who can relate, he thought. And I wonder how they’re doing…really doing?
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Steven is one of my best fictional writers, his stories are real and one can connect with them.
Steven Manchester is the author of the #1 bestsellers, Twelve Months and The Rockin’ Chair. He is also the author of the award-winning novel, Goodnight, Brian, as well as the critically-acclaimed novel, Pressed Pennies, A Christmas Wish (Kindle exclusive), Wilbur Avenue (novelette), Just in Time (novelette), The Thursday Night Club (novella) and Gooseberry Island. His work has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CBS’s The Early Show, CNN’s American Morning and BET’s Nightly News. Three of Steven’s short stories were selected “101 Best” for Chicken Soup for the Soul series. When not spending time with his beautiful wife, Paula, or their four children, this Massachusetts author is promoting his works or writing. Visit: http://www.StevenManchester.com