Eric Willise Wowoh challenges readers of his book to reexamine their worldview of God’s role and their role in ending urgent, dangerous issues happening in their one-world and on their watch.
Eric Willise Wowoh’s
new book, Return Of A Refugee
, ($16.99, paperback, 9781498485517; $32.99, dust jacket, 9781498485524; $8.99, e-book, 9781498485531) shows firsthand how trauma and rejection turns a young African boy into a man committed to sacrificing his everything to transform the lives of others in a hurting world. This is the author’s emotional true-life story. It shows how he turned his tears, pains and struggles into a pathway of positive change, hope and opportunity in part for those who hurt and almost kill him. In spite of the fact that he had lived his entire life going through unimaginable atrocities at the hands of fellow human beings, he genuinely still believes in humanity, goodwill and God.
Eric Wowoh lived with his parents in Liberia, Africa, as a young child. His life was peaceful and stable until a brutal war broke out in 1989. When Eric was twelve, he was captured by rebel fighters. They beat and tortured him, but he was miraculously saved. He left his country and became an international refugee in exile. As a teenager, he lived in eleven different refugee camps in twelve different nations in West Africa and was separated from his entire family for twenty years.
In 2002, when Eric was twenty-three, a friend gave him a computer. He learned how to use the computer and began training other refugees from all over the continent of Africa, eventually impacting the lives of many across the world. In 2006 he relocated to America through a refugee resettlement program. He arrived in the U.S. with no luggage, no passport, no ID, no phone, no money, no home, and no friends. By the grace of God and with the help of many, he established Change Agent Network, an international nonprofit organization that is contributing to the world in big ways and transforming Liberia through education.
“We are all called to live our lives for a cause greater than ourselves, serving others and making the world a more peaceful, stable and prosperous godly place for every human being,” states the author. “We must leave the world better than we met it for the generation following. We can either choose to let tragedy and hardships to turn us into bitter, self-serving individuals or into humble servants who want no one else to experience what we have.”
Eric Willise Wowoh has had the unique position of living in and understanding two cultures – the affluent American world and the West African world of poverty, disease, illiteracy and corruption. His powerful story is one that no reader will soon forget.
Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 15,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Return Of A Refugee through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.