Tuesday, 24 March 2015

CrossReads Book Blast with Femi Bolaji

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GOD TELLS THE SUN TO SHINE: An amazing story of love and forgiveness By Femi Bolaji

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God tells the Sun to Shine is a short story about ambition, love, intrigue and forgiveness. The main character is the second-born of twin boys Esau and Jacob. Jacob struggles to come to terms with the privileges that the natural birth order accords the first-born twin Esau. He becomes so obsessed with the desire to become the alpha male in the family enterprise that he plots with their mum to upstage Esau. Although his plan succeeds, he is forced to flee the homeland after Esau plots to kill him in retaliation. For two decades, his life in exile is marked by turmoil in love, marriage and work. When a business arrangement goes pear shaped and he is faced with bankruptcy and the loss of his family, he decides instead to return to his country and face his nemesis - Esau. How will Jacob manoeuvre his way through the ordeal?
 

Femi Bolaji - photoFemi Bolaji is a seasoned writer and commentator on topical Christian themes. He likes to tell Bible-based stories in contemporary language and style that would appeal to all, yet with profound insight and application to the pressures of modern day living. He is an alumnus of the Bartlett, University College London. He lives in London, United Kingdom.

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Tuesday, 10 March 2015

The Secret Feminist Agenda in The Gospel of Wolves



23894034by Chris Wesley



Not too long ago, I was chastised by an onlooker about not being agentleman because my wife had spilled something and I didn’t rush to clean it up for her.

While I was prepared to let that person think what they wanted of me, it was my wife who explained that I open doors for her and other gentlemanly deeds, but I also respect her ability handle things on her own. As she put it, “He knows I’ve got this.”

I suppose in a world where men and women are still expected to fit into ‘pre-defined roles’, the idea that I step in when I see she needs help and step back when I know she can handle something is still radical to some, but I have newfound hope.

Out of all the feedback I’ve received from The Gospel of Wolves, I have yet to hear a single criticism over a man attempting to subdue a woman and finding out the hard way that she has mixed martial arts training. There’s a reason, the first physical fight in

The Gospel of Wolves series of books involves a woman who is quite capable of defending herself and that’s because from what I’ve seen in the world, it’s true.

Where I currently train in Tae Kwon Do is based on the recommendation of a woman who earned her Black Belt there.

Of course in The Gospel of Wolves I’m also not shy about exposing that other thing that makes a woman so sexy—her mind.

As the characters struggle to find their place in the world, none of the women are waiting for a man to direct them to that place.

True, they carry the types of insecurities that comes with simply living life and facing disappointment, but like any self-actualized person, they are facing down their fears and going after what they feel they deserve regardless.

Since the men in the book are equally self-empowered, there is the possibility that perhaps readers aren’t noticing how the women characters are being portrayed. If so, that still gives me hope that perceptions are changing because think about what that means.

The characters aren’t being judged by their sex, but by what they do.

It’s something I’d like to see more of in the real world.

Where it’s the character and the deeds of the individual that determines strength or weakness, not the sex.

Chris Wesley is the award-winning author of the fiction book The Gospel of Wolves, the short fiction story Regret in Triptych and the poetry book Pack Animals. He uses his fine art photography as prompts for character sketches and settings in his fiction along with gallery shows. He has written for the music magazine Night Moves Magazine, acted in independent movies and plays; wrote, cast, directed, shot and edited an independent short movie, started bands and gone solo. He plays a few instruments and is generally considered a smart ass. He also has a thing for how we connect with each other and with ourselves.

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Chris Wesley is the award-winning author of the fiction book The Gospel of Wolves, the short fiction story Regret in Triptych and the poetry book Pack Animals. He uses his fine art photography as prompts for character sketches and settings in his fiction along with gallery shows. He has written for the music magazine Night Moves Magazine, acted in independent movies and plays; wrote, cast, directed, shot and edited an independent short movie, started bands and gone solo. He plays a few instruments and is generally considered a smart ass. He also has a thing for how we connect with each other and with ourselves. - See more at: http://www.vbtcafe.com/2015/02/the-gospel-of-wolves-episode-one-by.html#sthash.YcyHHbBh.dpuf