Wow! I am so grateful for your support. Keeping up with the weekly emails of people I have never met and texts from those I know, have been a blessing in so many ways. Many of you share how God is speaking to you and unearthing “stuff” in your lives as you are reading Crushed to Restored: Principles of Restoration from the Book of Nehemiah. The “unearthing” is part of getting to the root causes of whatever your circumstance of crushing maybe in your restoration journey. It is necessary to address these root causes with honesty and transparency with God, yourself and others. Freedom, healing and wholeness awaits you on the other side of what seems right now like “reliving” some of the past hurts and pain. I applaud each of you for your courage to begin your restoration journeys. I am honored to partner and serve you in this capacity. Be assured of my earnest prayer for your restoration. I already see you free, healed and whole because Jesus Christ guarantees your healing and God your Creator specializes in giving beauty for ashes (Isaiah 61:3). So, my friend, trust the workings of the Holy Spirit as you journey through the book.
I received permission from three dear readers who are currently on their restoration journeys to share with you their testimonies of what God is doing in them as they read the book.
1. Dear Dr. Feyi, my dad bought me your book Crushed to Restored because our family lost our mom suddenly last December. It has been a shocking experience that I did not know I was developing anger towards God until I started reading your book. It has been a very difficult time for our family. I am doing a lot of reflecting and praying. Thank you for writing this book. It is taking me deeper in my prayer life. Please keep me and my family in your prayers. Amanda G. (OK)
2.Good afternoon Feyi. I am working on 9. Beware the angel of light from Nehemiah 6 in your study. I have really been hit by your statement of, “the level of your purpose is typically tied to the level of attack you encounter; hence, your level of attack should be a tell-tale sign of your purpose”. Also, that while on our restoration journey, we do not get breaks from the enemy’s attacks because he doesn’t want to give up territory. Wow! So powerful. This is speaking to me so much about why I have been chronically ill for so long and why my son has suffered so much the past few years. Thank you for this study and the truths from it. (Misty H, TX)
3. My Dear Friend, I am so grateful to God for you! God has used you and your husband in so many ways for our family. But. This. New. Book of yours is slicing my soul! Things I have stuffed in me for years, God is unearthing them as I read your book! How did you know to include reflection as people read the book? That my friend is the icing on this cake that sometimes is not tasting so well because I am having to look inside of me and not all the people I thought had did me wrong. Thank you for your obedience, it must have not been easy. Proud to call you friend and blessed that God is using you at a higher level to bless me. (Elenna B, TX)
For all my auditory learner friends, you will be excited to know an audiobook version of the book is in the works.I am working with two amazing experts (one an acclaimed producer/engineer in the entertainment industry and the other an award winning author of several Christian books). The audiobook should be out by summer. Stay tuned for release date.
Be sure and watch Oasis Connection TV program on the UANetwork this month (April 13 & 27). My incredible husband interviewed me, Dr. Ruth Goodwin of Safe Harbor Counseling Center about trauma from the book and an expert counselor in trauma care Mrs. Simpson of Safe Harbor Counseling. These are broadcasts you do not want to miss as you journey through your restoration.
Again, if you are yet to get your copy of the book, go and get a copy from the Publisher-Advantage Books, Amazon or Barnes & Noble. And please, be sure and let me know you started your journey of restoration. I would love to keep you in prayer. I believe in you! Love & Blessings!!
“To all who mourn in Israel He will give: beauty for ashes; joy instead of mourning; praise instead of heaviness. For God has planted them like strong and graceful oaks for His own glory.” (Isaiah 61:3, TLB)
Howdy Friends! It feels like Christmas.....what does that mean? A time our world is accustomed to the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ's birth. This is what is happening and I am beyond thrilled that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ is being heralded as Healer! Deliverer! Restorer! Hope Giver! Where are all these taking place? Glad you asked :).
Crushed to Restored: Principles of Restoration from the Book of Nehemiah, just released book is in the hands of many across the globe! To God be the glory! I am thrilled that people are reading, reflecting, seeking God, praying, and finding answers in the Word of God. I am humbled by the faithfulness of God. Indeed God does all things well. He specializes in giving beauty for ashes (Isaiah 61:3). That is the delight of our Creator - the one who knows us too well. So, no matter what loss we might have had, He the Creator is a Masterful Restorer. We were meant to need Him to put us back as He created and designed each one. My earnest prayer is for your restoration.
This is exactly what you will find on the pages of Crushed to Restored: Principles of Restoration from the book of Nehemiah. You will find time tested truth of God's Word well suited for human brokenness that gently leads us to the Hope Giver- Jesus Christ- the Way, Truth, and Life! Using the principles of restoration in the book of Nehemiah, I share my personal journey of restoration from brokenness to wholeness! Only Jesus Christ can do that. And He wants to do that for you too.
Here is an excerpt from the foreword section of the book:
"I do so appreciate the work Dr. Obamehinti has done to bring this book to you. There are far too many resources available these days that want to tell you what to do, but don't include the details of what happened that generated the pain and brokenness, provide an adequate picture of the torment it brought and also reveals the struggle and the victory it produced.............This book is an apt description of that restoration process.....Jim & Pat Banks || Founders House of Healing Ministries||Thompson Station, TN."
This is the umbrella ministry of the Trauma Prayer. A prayer that has touched millions of people around the world. The prayer is included in the book as a guide for your restoration journey. Be sure and check out the Trauma Prayer on Vimeo or YouTube.
If you are yet to get your copy, go and get a copy from the Publisher-Advantage Books, Amazon or Barnes & Noble. And be sure and let me know you started your journey of restoration. I would love to keep you in prayer. You were meant to live in the freedom that Jesus Christ provides in your spirit, soul and body. This is because spiritual problems can only be solved by the Holy Spirit. A hearty thank you to everyone that purchased a book. It is an honor to get to serve you in this capacity of bringing Crushed to Restored to you and your families. I believe in you! Love & Blessings!!
"I am the God that makes all things new." Revelation 21:5
P.S.: To answer the question about who built the book website: Our oldest daughter is one of our favorite tech gurus. From being a TV journalist, to building and maintaining websites, she is a cherished Jewel that we are proud and grateful to God for. Feel free to contact her via the link to her website for any tech related work. You will be pleased you did.
Howdy Friends! 😊
Most of you have heard the news! Monday, March 11 is the launch of Crushed to Restored: Principles of Restoration from the Book of Nehemiah! This has been a busy week for our family as we prepare for the book launch. I am deeply grateful to everyone for their love and support. I know it is God doing what He does best - expressing His heart and love through His people. So thank you! There is now a dedicated place to get updates on Crushed to Restored - click here to purchase the book and learn more information.
When the publisher gave the news of the launch date as March 11, I was elated because it is exactly one day after my husband’s birthday. As our daughters received the news of the launch date, they were also excited that the celebration would continue in the Obamehinti Tribe! Those that know us well, know we love celebrating the goodness of God no matter the occasion. It’s our way of showing appreciation to God.
So, on that note, Happy Birthday to my incredible husband of 29 years! I am so very proud of the man of God that you are. Thank you for leading, not just our nuclear family in the way of the Lord, but your extended family, and your teams both professionally and at Oasis Focus Inc. Your pioneering example of living for Jesus Christ has borne great fruit in the lives of so many. From myself, to our daughters, to past classmates, to siblings, to extended members, co-workers, friends, mentees and strangers alike. It is such an honor and joy that we get to enjoy life together. I am blessed by your unwavering faith in God that calls everyone connected to you higher and deeper. I love the fire of God that burns in and through you; right from the first time we met till now. Thank you for making a legacy of faith a major priority and passing that on to our daughters for many generations to come. I love you Honey and grateful to God for you! We celebrate the anointed and amazing man of God that you are!
“A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children.” Proverbs 13:22a
Howdy Friends! It is already feeling like spring; however, Texans know all that can change in just an hour. For now, the freshness in the air is enough till spring actually kicks in. Those of you on my email subscription list have already heard the great news! So I am sharing for those yet to know 😊
Drum roll.........March 11 is the official launch date for "Crushed to Restored: Principles of Restoration from the Book of Nehemiah", my new book that took over a decade to complete! I'm ecstatically thrilled for the message of hope and healing in Christ Jesus that is getting ready to rescue souls that have been in torment for years in the clutches of darkness. I am a witness to the healing and wholeness that Jesus Christ freely gives and the healing power of the Word of God. Our lives many times is like thousand pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, and only God, the Creator, knows how to put every piece of it together to make the beautiful, completed puzzle He had in mind when He formed each one of us in our mother’s womb. God has a special design of putting each of the pieces of the puzzle of our lives together beautifully. I'm grateful for everyone that has worked tirelessly with me on this. It does indeed take a dedicated team to bring a vision to life - from the publisher, to the designer, to all contributors, praying friends and my incredible family. Thank you to all!
In a continuous mode of putting words to inspired thoughts, I've already begun writing again for the next book slated for summer 2019 release. Stay tuned friends for more information on "Crushed to Restored: Principles of Restoration from the Book of Nehemiah" press and events..….cheers to a terrific spring time! Much Love & Blessings!!
"By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you." 2 Timothy 1:14 ESV