The title of this book “Peace, be still” takes its source and setting from the Bible (Mark 4:39), the very words of Jesus at the point, where the storm raged. And with those words of Jesus, the storm ceased, and there was a great calm on the sea. The book is born out of passion for humanity, whose peace is fast eluding. Every day we experience various storms of life: Untold hardship; high unemployment rate; hunger and falling standard of living, poor quality education; sicknesses and diseases. We also witness natural disasters, wars, killings here and there. Man’s love for one another fast waxing very cold; no more importance attached to the human life; disappearing moral values, and everything seems to be let loose as if contending against obedience. At a time like this, people are worried and seeking for solution, and I know that what goes on in my country goes on in many other countries of the world. Except the medical laboratory scientist makes the right diagnosis, the doctor may be making treatment efforts in vain. The themes of crisis management and personal development are discussed. Economic and social issues: economic hardship, migration, widening inequality of incomes among people in the present world; marriages, wars and the effects; and the need for peace are also invoked. Spirituality and deliverance from the Christian point of view are also analysed. The author puts the society naked with a view to awakening our consciences towards having peace in our individual lives, with God and in the society as a whole. A self-help and highly inspirational book that gives the reader insights on living a crisis free life and more fulfilled. The book is life-changing, particularly recommended for parents as a guide for bringing up the child. It is also good for the youth as a model for making choices; it is highly recommended for the adult as an appraisal for good moral conduct and consolidation; for checks and direction for a life somehow worried and needs to be mended. Believers and preachers will find the book very edifying as it is founded upon the word of God and proven Christian testimonies. Unbelievers will equally find the book very useful in order to define their stand in terms of worship. Above all, the name of Jesus Christ is exalted in this book as the loving one, who can give us this needed peace, like he did in the story of the storm. The book is rich in language and symbols; a handbook for all and for all times, almost a mobile Bible. Whilst I enjoin all readers to relax and read every line patiently, as their solutions could come from any of the words, I also pray that God will meet everyone at the point of his or her needs.
(All personal testimonies in this book are true life, non-fiction. God bless you as you read along).