On 9/11/2001, the United States was faced with the great tragedy of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Many people were directly exposed to this massive traumatic event.
World Trade Center survivor Nicole B. Simpson has faced many mental, spiritual, emotional and financial struggles over the years from the ill- fated day. She documents in her book, 9/11/01, A Long Road Toward Recovery, how almost ten years since the ill-fated day, she as well as other survivors, still feel the after effects of the tragedy and its unknown enduring toll on their lives. What are the survivors’ struggles and the effects this tragedy had on their family life, finances, career life and their relationship with God?
Simpson in 9/11/01, A Long Road Toward Recovery shares how she sought out other survivors who were directly affected by the tragedy to allow them to voice the journey they traveled to find peace, balance, and healing , if any of these qualities at all. She shares her story, along with the stories of other survivors, with frankness, transparency and sincerity to inform the majority of citizens, that survivors have a unique struggle that has been widely overlooked. Survivors have had to overcome pain and guilt to find a “new normal” as Simpson terms it.
Recognizing the call of ministry on her life, even Simpson asked the question “Where was God?” Yet, she recognizes that He was there all the time. This book not only shares eye-opening information in an easy to read personal and authentic manner, but the book offers hope to survivors. She encourages survivors to embrace the destiny and purpose awaiting for them to fulfill. Simpson’s account speaks volumes as to how we are more than conquerors over adversity and obstacles with faith in God. Nicole is no longer a victim, but serves as a resource for people who have experienced trauma and catastrophic events in their lives.
Elder Nicole B. Simpson is a compelling motivational speaker, author and certified financial planner who is actively involved in spiritual, emotional and economic empowerment in the penal system, not for profit organizations, and the educational system. A radio and television personality, and author, Ms. Simpson travels throughout the United States empowering men and women who have suffered catastrophic and traumatic events to Dare 2 Dream and she teaches basic financial principles with biblical references. She is the visionary and CEO of the Power of Gospel Ministries and Harvest Wealth Financial LLC. Elder Nicole has written three books; “Planning for A Reason, a Season, and a Lifetime”, “The Ultimate Plan…A Financial Survival Guide for Life’s Unexpected Events” which was nationally distributed through Tate Publishing and her latest release, “Dare 2 Dream”. She is also a contributing writer for AIRPLAY 360 In 2010, she embarked on a national campaign Dare to Dream with me encouraging everyone to begin pursuing their heart’s desires. She was recently profiled on Keeping It Real with Rev. Al Sharpton, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Talk at 12 with Roxanne Evans and the Mancow Muller Show expressing her perspective on the death of Osama Bin Laden as a World Trade Center survivor. She is preparing to release a new book titled “09/11/01 A Long Road Toward Recovery”.