There is a new book on the life of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor E. A. Adeboye.
Vanguard reports that the book, entitled “Stories of Pastor E. A. Adeboye,” is an autobiography, filled with Daddy G.O's words.
These words were compiled by Bisi Daniels, an author and journalist.
In the book, readers get to learn so much about the Man of God's life through the stories he shares.
Here are seven new things you can learn from this 350-page book.
1. Pastor Adeboye's childhood home: Readers will get to see a picture of the preacher's childhood home.
2. Pastor's primary school: Adeboye got his primary education from a school in Ifewara, Osun State.
3. He used to live in a one-bedroom apartment in Mushin, Lagos, as the General Overseer of RCCG.
4. Daddy G.O. was initially scared of leading the church: His fears went away when God promised him a city. “God’s response to me was, ‘Son, don’t ask for house because I have decided to build you a city’,” he said.
5. This response changed everything: In his words, "That response was beyond what I could comprehend. After this encounter, I began to dream of a city where everybody would be a Christian; a city where there would be no molestation; a city where there would be no power failure or water shortages. God began to stretch my mind to see a city where His praises would fill every mouth."
6. His honesty helped him to get his wife: Adeboye said, “There were many of us contesting for the hand of my wife. I wanted to marry a beautiful princess but I was the least qualified among the many suitors.
“Out of the number, three of us were in the forefront. But I was a student, while one of us was a lawyer who owned a car. All I had was a “foot wagon” (move around on foot). I decided to let her know my financial status. I said to her, ‘Please listen. I have nothing, no money, no house, no influence, nothing’.
“I told her that if I had anything at all, it was the little brain God gave to me. ‘I have nothing to offer you except myself. If you will marry me, you will have me to yourself completely,’ I said.
“Surprisingly, she replied, ‘Because you are so honest, I will marry you‘.”
7. Pastor Adeboye and his wife went through a lot of things including temptations, unforgiveness, and so on.
Speaking on the book, Daniels, who has written over 20 books, said: He felt honoured “to work on this great book of a very great man of God; a rare person of our times, who so many people around the world are grateful to be alive to see at work for God.”
“I have written many books but this is the most important and most impactful of them all, with the promise to touch lives of many people around the world. Sometimes I get the sense that I was specifically prepared by the circumstances of my life in the last nine years to write this particular book.”
He also said the experience had changed him and given a better understanding of spiritual matters.
The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, who wrote the foreword of the book, shared similar sentiments.
He said: “Most of Daddy’s ‘stories’ are indeed miracles, used to illustrate his sermons and show the power of God, rather than his own achievements.
“Having been a member of the church for many years and now a pastor, I have seen the efficacy of this style of preaching.
“Testimonies not only enhance the faith of others but also honour God. This book of some of the testimonies of one of the greatest servants of God in this generation is worth reading and learning from.”
The book is dedicated to Adeboye and his wife, Folu.