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“Who I’ve Become is NOT Who I AM” by Sonya Visor


Take Off the Mask Blog Tour
Who I’ve Become is NOT who I AM, is Sonya Visor’s first non-fiction book. Her passion is to minister to the people who hide behind masks. Sonya’s calling is to break and destroy the yokes of bondage, releasing the power of God into the lives of others by the preached Word and prayers of deliverance. When you can find the strength, to step into who you truly are; you can find the strength to BE THE (Tru U). TruU Ministries is the women’s ministry that God has charged her with to help other’s become free.
Sonya shares her heart with her husband, Pastor Tony Visor, who she calls her better half, for nineteen years. She and her husband have ministered effectively in the city of Racine together at NCC since 1999. Sonya is blessed to love two sons, Jason and Tony, Jr. Visit her online at sonyavisor.com.

About the Book
Who are you when nobody’s looking? It’s time to take off what hides who you truly are…the mask! Are you tired of going around family, friends and church folk with a frozen smile and a broken heart? Unmask your true identity and learn your real name as pastor’s wife and playwright Sonya Visor cuts to the heart with dynamic testimony of sexual molestation at a young age.
BEING SILENT GAVE POWER to the hands that touched her life. Can hands meant to protect you also have the power to crush your identity? YES! But when we stop allowing a mask of shame to hold us captive with CLOSED mouths, WE CAN let Jesus be real in our lives.
Discover who you have become and embrace who you really are in a book that goes past the pews and what other’s think about you — to bring glory to God by being transparent and transformed. It’s time to take off your mask and let the true you show up!

Book Review by Linda Fegins
Initially I was not enthused about having to read this book. However, Sonya Visor’s passion for helping hurting women and men to be healed, delivered and freed from captivity by taking off the mask shines through and demonstrates the glorious healing power of Jesus. The book is more than a story about having suffered the trauma of sexual abuse, remaining silent and hiding one’s pain and true self by putting on a mask to hide secrets. It’s about overcoming the silence of shame and gaining freedom from the societal and self-imposed yokes of bondages that cause one to put on a mask to hide the wounds and shame, to pretend that all is well. Paul Laurence Dunbar said
“We were the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes:”

Sonya gives real life practical examples of the different masks many wear for many reasons. Her descriptions such as Ms. Gucci, Mr. Do Good , the Bethany’s and others will make you laugh and say “ I know about that one” or identify with the pain of cover up and silence. She encourages one to take off the mask and to be transparent so that Jesus can heal you internally. The book is lined with practical and spiritual pointers of how to take off the mask, how to remain free and daring to be true to yourself. The book will encourage readers to seek true freedom by discovering their true identity in Jesus and unmask the true you.

We Wear the Mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar
We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,–
This debt we pay to human guile;
With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,
And mouth with myriad subtleties.

Why should the world be overwise,
In counting all our tears and sighs?
Nay, let them only see us, while
We wear the mask.

We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries
To thee from tortured souls arise.
We sing, but oh the clay is vile
Beneath our feet, and long the mile;
But let the world dream otherwise,
We wear the mask!

Sonya challenges you to take of f the mask, to be transparent, transformed and let the true you shine through.

A Message from Sonya

View the blog tour schedule and read an excerpt at http://bit.ly/TakeOffTheMask

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“Transform Your Thinking”-Adventures Creating a Blog by Fegins (Faygo)

Completing my first blog on April 29, 2009,  to meet the  April 30th deadline  to post a book review on visionary pastor, Dr. Bill Winston’s book “Transform Your Thinking, Transform Your Life” was a challenge for me. You see I am not very computer savvy. I am the last one at work who wanted to use the computer and was happy to learn to answer emails and to learn how to attach a document to an email.  Wow. Beyond that well…    I was satisfied with that. Many fantastic attributes of the computer and what it could do was of no interest to me or I was frustrated at attempting to learn how to make the steps. My secretary is precious to me , so while others used their computers to pump out legal work etc, not me.  I turned all assignments in by hand.  Email,  articles on the Internet, type a  few notes I did.  However, at home I did  write some articles , notes for my book on the computer , my Sunday School Lesson plan and others. I just did the ordinary basics.

When American Christian Writer President , Pam Perry ,challenged us to do a book review on one of two books on a blog, I thought blog who wants to do that? ( pamperry@ministrymarketingsolutions.com,)    I  needed to renew my mind about blogging because I would not even read blogs except that of  the great Christian PR marketing coach Pam Perry’s.   To tell the truth I never thought it was a blog -it was so power packed with great articles, PR nuggets and etc. It was  informative ,attractive,and inspirational. However, I never understood all the side bars or used them. I signed up and decided to take the challenge and was assigned Bill Winston’s book about transforming your thinking. How ironic.  

I needed to  change the way I thought about blogging, twittering , face book etc. It was easier said than done for me. Pam conducted a teleseminar and  entrepreneur and “techie” guy  Ralph Claxton. joined us. I heard them on the line, took notes, but I was still lost and could not keep us with the easy steps Ralph told them about. So when Ralph rc@learnaniche.com   told us about his WordPress Blogging School and the discount he was offering I decided to take the course. (Ralph has about 3 businesses and ladies he has a CCW class. Go to his learn a niche web site) http://learnaniche.com

Ralph was very helpful and his seven video course interesting.  Ralph went beyond the call of duty to help me set up a new computer, purchase a domain and to select a host. Of course I selected Ralph’s business(nichebloghost.com) as a host.  He responded with patience to my emails and calls. Thanks Ralph. However, every step on the video was still a challenge to me. I still have not used my new blog  which he hosts under my new domain  name because I had a few challenges applying the necessary steps.  (That is due to my slowness and not the class) One night I tried for hours to get through the blog process to no avail.

Desperate ,I emailed Shekini Jennnings ,  hhtp://shekinijennings.wordpress.com/ . I have never met this kind woman ,but she helped me to apply a picture and to get through the process. Thank you. Just to show how challenging it was ,even after she helped me ,my picture did not post and the blog was terrible.  The next day she  called and walked me through it again ( I was too embarrassed to call her because I did not want to unduly bother her so it was a blessing when she called to check on me).  When it posted I was excited.

On Wednesday April 29th I was on the “New Voice” blogtalk radio show  www.blogtalkradio.com/the-new-voice ,
with the visionary and international missionary and entrepreneur Minetta Hare talking about prayer.  I will be on blog talk radio for the next 8 weeks. I am slowly  getting it Pam , Ralph, and Minetta of the ministry and business benefits of  the Internet and the various avenues one has to be a blessing in the kingdom and to grow his or her business. So therefore my new blog and domain name  ,the-lady-of-prayer.com , which Ralph helped me to set up,will be useful.  I will make an effort to continue to renew my mind  about blogging  and get out of my comfort zone as Bill  Winston’s book challenged. Now I guess I will see what twittering is all about, maybe. Last month I had no interest. Blogging is enough hard work for me.

Pray Fervently,

 Fegins

read my first blog  https://instanter.wordpress.com/2009/04/29/lindas-review-of-transform-your-thinking-transform-your-life-by-bill-winston/

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