Bijan was born in 1961 in Tehran, Iran. Although he was a brilliant student in his early and middle school years he lost his interest in academic studies to the degree that he quit college twice and returned to spiritualism and mystism instead. By the rise of the Islamic regime in 1979 in Iran his life began to drastically change where it took him to some of the darkest and most unimaginable places and situations he could have ever thought of. He eventually overcame his challenges but he paid heavy prices to find his true destiny.
Prior to his memoir Journey Back from Ixtlan, Bijan wrote two more books in Farsi one of which was published in Iran and became a best seller in 2001 by the title Dew of Faith.
He has translated and published more than 25 books from English to Farsi in various fields such as Politics, Religion, Self-Help, Poetry and History along with many university courses for Iranian Online Colleges. He has appeared on tens of Iranian Christian TV shows as a guest and motivational speaker. As a musician, singer and songwriter with audiences both in mainstream and Christian markets he continues to communicate his message of hope with millions around the world. His first full English album, Unconditional, was released worldwide in spring of 2012.
He currently lives in Vancouver-Canada.
Visit Bijan at www.bijanilyaie.com
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