Inspiration credited for new book launch
An e-book called "Born to Win" was launched last week at the Women with Purpose Conference 2020 at the Sheraton Hotel, Apia by author Sanita Ioapo Tuala.
The project was months in the making with the author saying that her book was borne of an epiphany in 2016.
"At the time I didn’t believe it, but [... that] year the Lord put it in my heart to put pen to paper and bring the book to life. I’m so passionate about identity and God's purpose for each person, that I knew I had to write about what God has done for me," she said
The book took five months to write. As a first-time writer, Sanita didn't have a structure or order to guide her; she kept to but relied on the Lord's guidance to write from His perspective.
She also confessed to moments where she doubted herself and whether she would be able to complete the project within her specified time-frame.
The book includes moments from Sanita’s life honouring the truth in all areas of our lives. With the assistance of her Editor, Shivani Sharma, she was elated to complete her book in time to launch at the Women With Purpose Conference last week.
According to Sanita, the book was to be published initially as a hard-copy, but COVID-19 interruptions prevented it from being printed from overseas. From next week it will be available as a P.D.F. eBook on Amazon.
The book is available for the price of $30 tala; those who registered and attended the Conference will receive the book for the special price of $20 Tala.
Sanita went to school in Savai'i during her Primary years and later on went to Samoa College. She says she remembers hiding at the back of the room as she couldn't speak English and was afraid to talk to the other students.
"Writing a book was never part of my dream and I never that it was part of the purpose that God has for me," she added
"I believed that God could do it but looking at my own ability and the life I came through, I didn’t believe I was able to write a book, let alone writing it in English."