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Toke Makinwa turns author, says ‘I never planned to write a book’.

Toke Makinwa, popular media personality, has released her debut literary effort titled ‘On Becoming’.

The On-Air-Personality who shared the cover art of the new book on social media says today is the “most exciting day” of her life.

Toke noted that she never had intended to write a book, saying God directed her to put down her “journey through pain to victory”.

“At the beginning of last year (2015) when the lord told me I was going to write a book I was confused. Is it God’s voice, is it mine? How will this work? I never planned to write a book, what I’m I supposed to write. I did what I had become used to, I ran.

“Just Like Jonah; I ran. I pushed it deep down and completely let it go. And then it began, God started sending people to me. Every time someone told me they thought I should write a book, I remembered my conversation with God in January but I was still unsure.

“(Fear maybe), I felt the idea was great but deep down I was not fully convinced. Then came June and my world fell apart. My world was crushed completely and in all of the pain I heard it again.

“This time, I knew what happened to me happened for a reason. I am a city set on a hill. My life will reflect God’s glory. I have been giving a platform to share and God was going to use my pain.

“In the pain there was a message and On Becoming was conceived. On Becoming is My journey through pain to victory. It is my prayer that God does what he planned from the start with this project. I can’t wait to put “author” in my bio. I wrote a book ya’ll. I did it.”

Meanwhile, Makinwa has also announced that she would on Friday host the first ever YouTube awards in Africa.

The awards ceremony will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa.

“Super glad to announce that I will be hosting the very first YouTube awards in J’burg, South Africa. See you all soon,” said the OAP.

‘Left Behind’ Co-Author, Tim LaHaye Dies at 90.

Timothy LaHaye, the evangelical minister and co-author of the “Left Behind” book series, died Monday in San Diego following a massive stroke. The 90-year-old minister, the son of a Detroit autoworker, had a stroke while walking down his driveway Thursday to retrieve a newspaper and did not regain consciousness, his son Larry LaHaye told CNN.

 

LaHaye, along with Jerry B. Jenkins, wrote the blockbuster “Left Behind,” a series of 16 novels dealing with Christian “end times” from an evangelical perspective. In the novels, which reportedly sold more than 65 million copies, true believers have been taken to heaven in the rapture, leaving others behind to battle the Antichrist.
“Thrilled as I am that he is where he has always wanted to be, his departure leaves a void in my soul I don’t expect to fill until I see him again,” Jenkins told Christianity Today.

 

San Diego Christian College, which was founded by Timothy LaHaye, expressed grief over what it called the passing of a remarkable life.

 

“Dr. LaHaye has been a friend to me like no other,” said college President Paul Ague. “The impact the LaHayes have had on the students since founding San Diego Christian College in 1970 has been remarkable. Dr. LaHaye was known on SDC’s campus as a constant encourager, a champion of the next generation, and a scholar of biblical wisdom. I have been blessed to call Tim a dear friend, and he will be missed greatly by the SDC Community.”
LaHaye was born in Detroit on April 27, 1926, to Frank and Margaret LaHaye. His father died when LaHaye was 9, and the son credited the pastor’s eulogy at the funeral for giving him confidence they would be reunited in the rapture.

 

“All of a sudden, there was hope in my heart I’d see my father again,” LaHaye told the Christian Science Monitor, according to his ministry.

 

He married Beverly Ratcliffe in 1947, who founded Concerned Women for America in 1979 as a conservative counterweight to the National Organization for Women. “Their union prompted Time magazine in 2005 to name them ‘The Christian Power Couple,’ ” according to LaHaye’s biography.”The proclamation came as the magazine named Dr. LaHaye as one of the 25 most influential evangelicals in America.”

 

As a couple, the LaHayes hosted a radio show and, later, a TV program called “The LaHayes on Family Life.” In keeping with their faith, the show promoted Christian values, according to his official Facebook page.
Services are still in the planning stages, according to Larry LaHaye.