Accra, April 30, GNA – A 127-page Book on “The Future and You” eight facts everyone should know about covering your dream future, has been launched in Accra.
Mr Bright Appiah, the Executive Director, Child Rights International, launching the Book encouraged the young generation to invest in books to empower their lives.
He urged individuals to document their experiences, saying many people die without passing their knowledge to the younger generation.
Mr Appiah commended the author for these documentations and purchased 300 copies of the book to be distributed to young people.
The author, Mr Dominic Moses Awiah Junior, a Journalist with the Graphic Communications Group Limited, demonstrates in the book with scriptural references that God does not decide what happens to individuals and this shows that God does not decide “our future but rather, there are role we need to play if we want to see our dreams and ambition become reality.”
Mr Awiah highlighted the importance of partnership, the difference in people and their value to us, the relevance of time, embracing adversity and becoming problem solvers.
He told the gathering that the book would get readers to think deep, it would show readers their role to getting to their future, it would show them with scripture references that God does not decide the future and that individuals do, and once they get to know they do, it would then show them what you need to do.
“We may have not played any role in how, we arrived in this world but we certainly have a say in what happens next,” he added.
He said everything in life happens, because of a decision and although how individuals arrived in the world may contribute to their future, it takes more than family image to succeed and it does not really matter, whether a rich family or poor neighbourhood, what matters was what was done next.
“The future is not in God’s hands, the future is in your hands,” he said.
Mr Evans A. Adu-Gyamfi, the author of “A Toast of Fatherhood”, who reviewed the Book, said it was a handy publication that aptly presented nuggets on how to succeed in life by striking the right balance between self-development and dependence on divine providence.
He said the writer opens each chapter with either a story from personal experience or another interesting and relevant story that carries the central theme of what he intended to communicate in that particular chapter.
“My favourite is that of chapter four where the author succeeds to use words to paint a vivid picture of an encounter between Abdul, a butcher in Ho market, who got bitten by a snake,” he added.
Mr Adu-Gyamfi described the author as someone, who demonstrated a considerable knowledge of the Bible in how, he uses biblical narratives and references to support most of his ideas and arguments.
In, his critique of the Book, the Reviewer said it was not surprising to find that some of the author’s ideas and arguments were somewhat over-stretched, however, it needed to be pointed out that at the outset the author urges his readers “to think and question every word and statement he have made in the book. Don’t accept it because I say so and don’t reject is because I say so.”
He said the Book was a significant contribution to existing literature that teaches how to become a better person by doing what needed to be done, while trusting God to do His part, it was, therefore, highly needed to be recommended for all, both young and old.
Mr Seth Bokpe, the Chief Executive Officer, Scribbled Dreams, the Publisher of the book said everyone was blessed with an idea and those ideas needed to be documented into a book for generations to read.
He called on the young generation to make a conscious effort to continually invest in book for their future, saying by writing “we are preserving our heritage, knowledge and also transforming live in the process.”