While I Was Learning To Become God

While I Was Learning To Become God

by Roxana Jones

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Overview

While I Was Learning To Become God by Roxana Jones

Even with the imposed reality that surrounded her, Sybil Vaughan was able to empower herself, change her thoughts and heal her heart. She was born to make a difference but she could only do so when she realized that, this difference was her. This is the true story of a woman whose resilience made possible her transformation. Are you willing to keep reproducing the past as your present, or, are you ready for inner change and a life where the possible future is the only present there is?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013183315
Publisher: Tapuat Publishing
Publication date: 08/08/2011
Series: While I Was Learning to Become God , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Roxana Jones has been writing all of her life but it wasn’t until 2009, when she surrendered to life’s will, and became a full-time writer. Since then, she is a traveler whose books are dedicated to communicate the transformational experiences she keeps creating as a result of the new heart and mind she carries within. “All that I write I have lived in my imagination or in my reality. I think we have all gone through so many similar experiences, that readers will always be able to find in my stories something to connect with, a piece of me in them, a piece of them in me.”

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While I Was Learning To Become God 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
autumnbluesreviews More than 1 year ago
** spoiler alert ** While I Was Learning to Become God, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, is a documentary account of the real life story of Sybil Vaughan, told partially in her own words and partially in the words of her friend and author, Roxanna Jones. Born and raised in Colombia, Sybil was a typically happy and blessed child, who at times experienced visits from her guardian angel, Archangel Michael. Sybil never considered herself poor, even though her parents were from a working class, as she had everything she ever needed. Through her own experience, as she grew older, Sybil learned how cruel the world could be and bitterness began to seep into her heart. Sybil soon forgot about her visits from her angel, later recalling them as an adult. As a teenager at the time, Sybil could not understand why no thing she did, brought her joy and happiness anymore. After high school, her father helped her financially and she attended college in the U.S. Where after 2 years Sybil ended up feeling disillusioned and homesick and decided to return to her country. She debated on whether she should go back to school, and instead decided she had it in her heart to become a wife and mother. In her early 20's, Sybil dated a man named Sebastain, ten years her senior, through an arranged date from her mother. Although, she had her doubts about Sebastain, Sybil fell in love, married and her nightmare began. I felt a real connection to Sybil in this book, as I personally had a failed marriage with a man similar in character to Sybil's husband. Sybil struggles with feelings of emptiness and disconnection from her family throughout her life, and later from her friends after her divorce. Being naive leads her to trust the wrong people and she ends up being used again and again. Sybil does not give up easily, as she fights throughout her lifetime, to find the inner peace and solace she feels she is missing. To find that peace, she learns, she needs to forgive those who hurt her and grow in spirit. In Volume 2, Sybil's life does a complete turn around, as she returns to the U.S and goes back to college on a scholarship. At first seeing it as a brand new start on life Sybil is happy and doing well. Then the floor falls out from under her, she hits rock bottom and loses everything she has worked for. But Sybil still has her body and mind and she uses them to find that inner peace. In the end, Sybil finds what she is longing for and it turns out, for her in finding it, her time on earth has ended. I found the ending of Volume 2: "The Fifth Element of Love," hard to take. My heart broke for Sybil as she tried to get back her daughters from her poisonous husband. I did not fully understand what happened to Sybil, once the author went back to see her for the last time, and I hope Jones can explain it in another book. Both books were enlightening and I found many similarities with Sybil and my own life, that I never expected from these books. I believe many woman and any nationality can relate to these books. As Sybil dealt with all of life's struggles, we as women may face throughout our own lives. Those of which include sexual harassment, sexual discrimination, marriage, spousal abuse, spousal neglect, infidelity, divorce plus so much more. Sybil was a brave and couragous woman and it was a joy to read her life story.
Debisimp More than 1 year ago
After reading "While I Was Waiting for God" and watching the book trailer, I was embraced in the calmness and peace surrounding the story. This is a book that readers will either love and take to heart or misunderstand and put aside. As with many paradoxical experiences, the heroine of the book, Sybil Vaughan, learns to embrace those things that are in the beginning most vile to her. Through this embrace, she heals and returns to herself, to the wholeness inside the soul. However, the title is somewhat misleading, for ti is not about someone who decides she is God, but rather someone (who like many of us) have a transformation and comes to understand that God lives within each of us.
peacedanceCR More than 1 year ago
when we all have to learn what we were meant to learn. Sometimes going through those things can be painful, but it allows you to go deeper and approach things from a new understanding and hopefully be reborn. This book is about one woman's journey that may very well mirror your own. Well-written, but not light reading. This is a story that I like to say, "You have to chew." If you're looking for inspiration, then this is the story for you.