Book review: Through the Fire by Chris Uyi

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Christopher Uyi is an Economist, Business Strategist and Life Coach. He is currently the Principal Partner of i54 Consulting Ltd. A strong believer in educational excellence and philanthropy, he is the founder of Uyi Christopher Ibhazehi-oria Foundation.

Chris is a prolific writer who, in his words, ”does not write for fun but writes to deliver a message”. He has published several well-acknowledged articles and two life/mind uplifting books.

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Published by Quickfox Publishing Team, South Africa, these discourses were originally written as an article and have been expanded into a small volume of work.  The author’s intention in publishing this work is “to present the reader with the balm of spiritual healing to assuage the pains and scars suffered from the heat of life”.

It comprises several sections, namely “In the Fire”, “Desire”, “Passion”, and “Sorrow”, to name but a few.  There are many Biblical as well as secular quotations that the author uses to support his discourses.

To be honest, I found it a little difficult to follow the author’s train of thought or philosphies.  Nevertheless, there were some examples  that show the benefit of using common sense and practicing self-control which I found to be true.  “Good thoughts breed a good conscience and a good conscience is the foundation of peace” was one of the statements I agreed with.  Someone who enjoys reading literature with a philosophical touch would enjoy this book.

I received a copy of this book from the author free of charge.

Available in both Kindle and paperback formats.

You can buy his book here:

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Book review: life, sentiments & realities by Chris Uyi

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Christopher Uyi is an Economist, Business Strategist and Life Coach.  He is currently the Principle Partner of i54 Consulting Ltd.   A strong believer in educational excellence and philanthropy, he is the founder of Uyi Christopher Ibhazehi-oria Foundation.

Chris is a prolific writer who, in his words, ”does not write for fun but writes to deliver a message”.  He has published several well-acknowledged articles and two life/mind uplifting books.

Connect with Chris:    Facebook

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Review:

This mini book endeavours to teach you how to get the best out of life with respect to work and business as well as on a personal level.  It covers topics such as religion, family, business, work, love, solitude and patience.  He uses quotes from the Bible, the Koran and well known personalities to add force to his thoughts.  It is point by point and is easy to follow.

From what I understand, Chris tries to emphasize that hard work and common sense are two factors that will help us avoid pitfalls and give us a sense of accomplishment and success in our life.  Some of the quotes were very apropos such as “books give information; work gives knowledge”, “patience is not just the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good disposition while waiting” and “one of the aims of solitary moments is for us to make war with ourselves, gaining virtues and defeating vices”.  I admit that I do not agree with everything Chris has to say, especially when it conflicts with Biblical principles or deals with interpersonal relationships.

An interesting read, I feel I did benefit from some of the advice in this book.

I received a copy of this book from the author free of charge.

Available in both Kindle and paperback formats.  You can find his book on Amazon.

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