Reviews

“If all authority were to be in my hand, I would recommend this book for everyone to read. It is a working tool and a handbook for responsible living for every teen and for Adults a mirror and a checklist as to where they have been, where they are, and where they need to be in their lives. For the beginners, this book provides a way of life that leads to success and avoid becoming a victim of circumstances; for the struggling, it is a guide for make a “U” turn in life; for the successful, a chance to look back and reflect more about the future” – Fr. Vincent Amusuo

 

“Beating the Odds walks you through how to conceive an idea, execute it, overcome challenges and revel in your accomplishment. This book is a must read for anyone who wishes to live a purposeful life.”  Caroline Ilogienboh, author of Saving Bekyah

 

“A scripture-inspired, self-improvement guide which is insightful, relevant and a stimulating read, this handbook inspires us not just to reflection but also, to action. It posits the idea that if we want something in life, we make a plan for it, we work at it and we faith it into reality. Accordingly, it explores practical principles to help us realize our full potential both, materially and spiritually while not losing sight of our ultimate purpose in life – that of service to humanity” —Ann Joseph

 

“In the beginning, I could not even read this book because I knew it was going to challenge me to think outside the box and take ownership of my life. Guess what, it did. In a world in which the ladder to success can many a time be crowded, this book helped me to see that I can create my own ladder of success and put myself on top of it. My word to all is: “Read this book and face the “you” in the mirror. It will surely ignite the fire in your soul to move your life to a new level”— Mary F. Brown

 

“I never really thought there was anything lacking in my approach to life and faith. I had settled into a relationship of peaceful indifference with God; I imagined I was doing a “good enough” job of being Christian, within the limits of human error. However, my “encounter” with the book Beating the Odds became the catalyst required to agitate my mind to new ways of thinking. The book in its totality is indeed an encounter because you come away from each chapter with the feeling of having just spoken to an old, familiar friend who knows you and who is not bashful about confronting you with truths about your reality.”

 

“Almost from the first page, certain uncomfortable realizations were provoked within me that have continued to challenge my core attitudes and behavior. “Life is not so much about how we start; it is about how we finish and how we finish is very much dependent upon how prepared we are” (page 1). This was by no means the first time I was reading the parables in Matthew 25; I was very familiar with them all and thought that I got the message, which was to me, essentially – be prepared. On a fundamental intellectual level, these parables do speak of preparedness and accountability. However the excellent deconstruction of these verses by the author not only demystifies the myriad interpretations/indications they hold for so many but more importantly, it creates a very relatable atmosphere with REAL solutions to REAL problems for REAL people, TODAY.”

 

“Beating the Odds challenges the reader out of complacency and ambivalence through the various real-life testimonies (significantly, the author’s own experiences and trials on his journey to the priesthood; p. 62) and anecdotes which show that the application of faith, through prayer and persistence, when incorporated into character really does produce results.  So, all of a sudden the Bible – The Word of God, ceases to be some ancient document filled with ambiguous language and counterintuitive scenarios but becomes a contemporary and relevant resource for building strength of character with which to meet everyday challenges head-on” – Uju Egonu