It takes just one wrong to destroy your life; it takes one right to fix the wrongs.
Diverge: Wake up to the purposeful life you are meant to live
Authored by Yakob Kidane Adhanom
List Price: $23.95
Life is full of good versus bad choices. In the United States, about eight thousand high school students drop out every day. In colleges as well, more students drop out than graduate. Hayet is one such teen. He helps others to achieve a purpose, but can’t help himself. His big heart and the clear call is eclipsed by prioritizing fun over fulfillment.
His adoptive parents, the Calebs, expect him to be their new hope. Their own sons, Tobias and Sanballat, have lost their way, no longer believing they have a greater spiritual purpose. Instead, they squabble over money and view Hayet with suspicion and jealousy.
When Hayet is accepted to an Ivy League university, he thinks he can remain strong. Unfortunately, he loses his own way in this new environment.
Readers will feel Hayet’s anguish as he grows farther and farther away from God’s plans. Can Hayet open his heart and follow the right path once again? Or is he destined to become as greedy and cruel as his brothers?
Author Yakob K. Adhanom has based Hayet’s story on real events. He uses Hayet’s journey as the beginning of a greater discussion about uncovering God’s plan for your own life and committing yourself to your true purpose.
About the author:
Yakob K. Adhanom was born and raised in Eritrea, East Africa. He emigrated from Eritrea to the United States due to Eritrea’s political instability. Over the next few decades, Adhanom realized the man he wanted to be and the virtues he wanted to espouse. The multi-task Adhanom is the President of Procurement Investment Group LLC, lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife and their two children. Adhanom is hard at work on his next book, which will answer the question of whether Christians and Muslims worship the same God/Allah. In his spare time, Adhanom enjoys discussions about politics and faith, and he collects different currencies.
A talented young man after wasting thirty productive years due to just one mistake returns to God and to purposeful living. An inspirational novel based on true stories.
Hayet Africa is born in Asmara, Eritrea in the early 1970s. His country is faced with a war with Ethiopia which would injure and kill about two to three million civilians and combatants from both sides. Surviving unjust imprisonment, as a teenager, he has taken a dangerous journey en route to safety, not knowing what would await him—life or death. Eventually, after a decade plus years in a country of refuge, he makes it to live in New York City. Mr. and Mrs. Caleb, the unconditionally loving parents whom he calls ‘Grandpa’ and ‘Grandma,’ adopt him. Because of the dedicated parental supervision at the public and home-school high school, Hayet is later accepted into an Ivy League university in New York with a full scholarship. In college, due to the absence of relentless supervision by the Calebs and his overconfidence too strong to fall he ends where he wouldn’t want to be. He treats his life like a tossed pair of dice, which has a probability of one in six of landing on the randomly determined integer that Hayet never guesses beforehand. He does not see the possibility of five-sixths of the integers backfiring on him. To distract him from chastity walk, Angel nicknamed, a beautiful student issues him a decisive ultimatum: sleep with her or else she will spread a rumor that he is gay. On the fateful day of Hayet’s proposed fall to give in to her demand, the two engage into an emotional purposeful conversation which God changed her pain into gain, whereby she reveals she once was a dedicated Christian.
Hayet continues to struggle at school and in social life prioritizing fun over fulfillment. Dr. Tracy, a dishonest professor suspends him when he remained a couple of months to graduate. He leaves college and works unfulfilling jobs. Haunted by his inability to overcome his failures, he wonders what he could have been if he were to prioritize his life.
Emily, his antagonist, whom he ultimately would marry consistently tells him what he did not want to hear at a time when he needed to hear it. It took him three decades to understand what intentional living is.
Author Yakob Adhanom has the ambition to tell readers Hayet’s story on faith-filled real events that made him to be who he is today and could awaken a greater purpose in readers life.