Today, please join me in welcoming author Unia Kiima to I & R. Unia is a Ugandan born bible teacher, therapist and prayer leader who strengthens, and encourages individuals to identify and pursue their God given abilities and potential. She is the founder of Women Warriors, Women Warriors Gatherings. All platforms to empower individuals to utilize the word of God and prayer in day to day life.
She has over 25 years of church ministry from her home country, Uganda and around the world. She sings with her husband, Denis Kiima and three children and currently lives in Springfield, Missouri.
Today, Unia is going to talk to us about her latest book Say No to Fear and she has four ebooks to giveaway to anyone outside of the U.S. and two print copies to American residents!
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What is the hardest thing about writing for you?
On any day, I have like a thousand ideas going through my mind, and I am just learning to articulate them on paper. I talk better than I write right now and that is the hardest thing. The ideas sound perfect in my mind until I have to put them in English. English is my second language, and I am still growing in expressing myself. When I listen to English writers as a first language, I feel like there is a lot I have to learn. But this book is quite good, so I guess I am getting the hang of things.
What is the central theme of your book?
Fear. It’s been a rough couple of years for us as the world at large. With a year like we had last year, many people lost loved ones, and others went bankrupt, others lost jobs, businesses were closed. All these and more have invoked fear—deep fear in families and communities. So, the book is about fear – how do we say no to the fear of failure, fear of death, fear of rejection, and all these fears that very easily tie us down.
I walk people through fears one by one with examples from my own personal battles. I use biblical characters that struggled but were able to have significant powerful outcomes despite their fears.
What inspired you to write this book?
I grew up afraid of almost everything. I sensed that I had such potential in me, but due to my circumstances of birth in a poor family with a mother given to deep occult practice, and no father in a third world country, I never felt like I had a chance and what made it worse was the fear.
Sometimes it was so overwhelming I felt like I was choking. Then I got introduced to Jesus, and the more I studied my bible, the more I discovered how often fear was spoken of. All the times fear was talked about, the bible said “do not fear...” this was told to most people by God before they did great incredible things.
So, I decided to write it all down, and I know that as people read this book, they will relate. I walk them through what I did and what they could do, and then I encourage them to come up with a game plan on how to say “No” in their particular circumstances.
Is there a message in your book that you want your readers to grasp?
You can say “NO” to fear. You don’t have to be the victim of it. You can take back your life, and you can redirect yourself in the direction of productivity and effectiveness.
Do you have any other books in the works?
Actually, released along with this book is a 10-week devotional or workbook. The fear-LESS Devotional also on Amazon. It is based on scripture, and it will walk you through step by step, analysing your particular fear area in relation to what the word of God says about it. You will be blown away at how empowering it is.
When is your next book due out, and can you tell us about it?
I have one coming out in April “Who am I?” Answering your self-esteem issues through the book of Ephesians and another one in August called “Live Audaciously.”
How were you saved?
I was in an all-girls boarding high school. I was depressed, lost and an orphan. My father had died, and I lived with my mother, who was deeply involved in the occult. I experienced supernatural experiences that needed answers, and then I heard about the saving love and power of Jesus. And I truly needed one then because I was spiralling down the hole. So, I gave it a shot and have not looked back since.
What do you do when you aren’t writing?
I am an online therapist, bible teacher, I sing with my husband and kids, teach people how to pray effectively, and speak hope and encouragement to anyone I find. You are more than you realise, and the world needs that right now more than anything.
Thank you for sharing with us today, Unia! And now, Dear Readers, if you would like to win a copy of Say No to Fear, simply fill out the form below! Four eBooks are available to those residing outside the U.S. and two print copies to those within the U.S. Six winners will be chosen. This giveaway will end February 3, 2021. Winners will be announced here and on our Facebook Page and will be contacted by email. If winners do not respond within three days, new winners will be chosen.
Congratulations to the following winners: