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MILWAUKEE, Jan. 11, 2019 /Christian Newswire
/ -- The New Year is here. Surveys suggest the majority of Americans make New Year's resolutions, though an even larger majority (more than 90 percent) fail to keep them.
Self-improvement and discipline in one form or another--think fitness and saving money--come up high on the list of common resolutions.
But other people dig even deeper into the meaning of their life and time on earth, resolving to make spiritual changes and walk closer with the Lord.
Some Christian women are asking: What are we meant to do with our time on Earth? How do we best serve God with our unique strengths and abilities?
Jennifer Imediegwu tackles this question in her book Letters to Her: Becoming a Woman of Purity, Purpose, and Proverbs 31 Virtue, which just released in January.
The author explores what the Bible says about a Godly, purpose-driven life through a series of eight letters to the reader, her "beloved sister."
She not only evokes a sense of unity and tenderness toward other women in her book, but she has dedicated her life to helping women in her local church and community understand God's divine plan in their lives.
She discusses the importance of a "vertical" relationship with God, as well as the "horizontal" relationships with one's spouse, friends, families, and others who need mentoring. As the title suggests, much of her Biblical support comes from Proverbs 31, although she also explores other stories in the Bible like Eve, Ruth, Naomi, and even David.
In fact, she doesn't just discuss these Biblical truths, she tries her best to live them as well.
What is interesting about the book is Imediegwu's weaving of statistics and personal anecdotes with Biblical truths. As a woman of color who grew up in the inner city, she has seen firsthand the impact urban statistics reflect. However, she was able to defy the statistics and personally triumph over such barriers. This gives her power to speak personally about overcoming challenges set forth before women of different backgrounds, cultures, and socioeconomic levels.
Imediegwu began her path toward this ministry to women as an undergraduate. She saw the need for a mentoring program for young girls and teens in her community, so she formed and founded a local nonprofit called Destiny Investment Initiatives and a mentoring program called Kingdom Jewels.
Kingdom Jewels was a group of local college students and young professionals who worked with at-risk girls in the Detroit area to help them find purpose and success. The leadership team worked to teach the girls interviewing, financial, and business skills, as well as guide them through social issues like bullying, social pressure, family dysfunction and academic challenges.
Many of these same concepts, exploring what it means to be a Godly, purposeful woman, are developed and discussed in Imediegwu's book.
After working with the nonprofit during her undergraduate college years, today she practices law in the greater Milwaukee area where she and her husband are raising their three sons. In addition to being a wife, mother, attorney, and author, she also continues to work with the women's and children's departments at her local church. She leads life groups and serves in other teaching and mentoring roles. In addition, she has started a speaking ministry.
For more information or to contact the author about speaking opportunities, visit her website www.exceptional-living.org/
. The book trailer is here: www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/X19-sOVfiyU?rel=0&showinfo=0
Letters to Her: Becoming a Woman of Purity, Purpose, and Proverbs 31 Virtue [ISBN: 978-1-946889-69-0, $13.99, Carpenter's Son Publishing, January 2019] is available in select book stores and from online retailers.