2011 Award winner in NON FICTION GENERAL in ReadersFavorite.com 2011 Best Seller on Amazon.com
5 out of 5 stars reviews... "Powerful message that hits home. Striking delivery." - Renne R., Reader on Goodreads
"This book will speak to those searching for their own way of loving themselves." - Lynn Evarts, Foreword Reviews
"What an enlightening journey!" - Fionna C., Book Reviewer
Overview of WHILE I WAS LEARNING TO BECOME GOD Even with the imposed reality that surrounded her, Sybil Vaughan was able to empower herself. This is the true story of a woman whose resilience made possible her transformation. She was born to make a difference but she could only do so when she realized that, this difference was her.
More praises... "Sybil was a remarkable woman and this is a remarkable book." - ReadersFavorite.com
"Sybil's story is one that we all can hold close to our hearts and learn from." - Renne R. - Book reviewer
"I wasn't looking forward to a preachy book, especially with my situation of dying with cancer. This was really an uplifting book for me and I am so very glad I had the chance to read it. Yes, I cried, a tough read for personal reasons but well worth the read for anyone, not just those in need of a little faith." - Francine, Reader
"Fans of Doreen Virtue, Deborah King will love this retelling of a woman who fought against the odds in many ways, with the help of her angels, to make a difference and honor her destiny. I enjoyed this book because it took me out of my comfort zone, and led me to question some of my own spiritual threads." - Terre T, Book Reviewer
Are you ready for inner change and a life where the possible future is the only present there is? WHILE I WAS LEARNING TO BECOME GOD will help you on this path!
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.”
Roxana currently lives in New Orleans and Sedona and shares her life with her partner, two daughters, family and friends.read more
Reviews for While I Was Learning To Become God
A beautifully written and detailed book. A story that will make you feel as though you are actually living that specific moment with Sybil. You will find out about Sybil's unhappy, overly protected childhood and how she dealt with it all and how it affected her entire life. You will find out about the angel Sybil listened to and the angel she doubted as she got older. Her strong-willed mother, loveless childhood, and times of poverty definitely affected her life decisions.Despite any setbacks in her life, though, she managed to find her inner peace. This quote early in the book sums up the emotional state of the book. It is an enjoyable read as well as a heart wrenching and soul searching book.Page 16 - "It was the beginning of her emotional relationship with people other than the family she'd been born into. Aura was the first person who hurt her. From her, she would learn about bitterness and frustration, about the failure of some human beings to see that hate is only an inch from love, and that we have in us the power to join them or keep them apart."If you want a book that will make you think and listen to your inner yourself, you will want to read Sybil's story.read more
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One woman's incredible journey in search of peace, joy and forgiveness. ** 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.read more
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