From Pain to Purpose – A Book Review


” FROM PAIN TO PURPOSE “  is a nonfiction, with 55 standard pages. Narrated in  first person, it is an autobiography and a well written story of Bashirat Abdulwahab; a woman who experienced pain and loss firsthand and who found ways to heal and live.

It is a remarkable story of an individual who lost her mum, sister and aunt in the same motor accident and had to cope with the loss at a tender age. She grew up to be self sufficient and got married to the man of her dreams who  adored and nurtured her. They had two lovely children and closely knit family. Finally, life was good she was living her dreams or so she thought. Four years on and yet another tragedy, the sudden death of her beloved husband while he was far away in Milan. The blow looked like one she would not recover from, but she did, with the help of her family and friends. One would think that we have heard the last of these tragedies until, when barely 6 months after the husband’s death, she lost her father also.
How is it possible for one woman to survive all these alone? How did she get pass her own tragedies to become one who provides succor to those who have been dealt a similar fate? The answers are right inside the covers of the book.

Written  in a simple language, making it easy to read yet with deep lessons which are difficult to forget. It is both inspiring and enlightening . It teaches a great deal about choices and survival. It is a fascinating narrative of the extraordinary courage of one woman, a tale of survival, resilience and hope.

I would recommend the book ” from pain to purpose ” to people of all ages and genders; parents and children alike, and everyone who is fighting to get through the heavy fog of the pain of loss of a loved one. I would recommend it to anyone who needs  to find purpose in difficult times.

To obtain a copy of this loaded book, contact Bashirat Abdulwahab on

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/9789619995/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1505568141&sr=1-4&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=from+pain+to+purpose&dpPI=1&dpID=41Xmtp6g69L&ref=plSrch

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