​Call for Submissions | Heal the World Issue 12 | Parousia Magazine

  PAROUSIA Magazine is calling for submissions for it 12th Issue to be published by September 2020 The theme of this forthcoming Issue is HEAL THE WORLD Psalm 147:3 KJV He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. Heal the world is a theme inspired by the present pandemic that has plaqued our world today. The Covid 19 pandemic has brought life changing experiences to many, lives have been lost, means of livelihood have been forgone with people clamouring to remain alive and healthy. PAROUSIA Magazine looks forward to reminding people that there is one who can … Continue reading ​Call for Submissions | Heal the World Issue 12 | Parousia Magazine

TOUCH by Joseph Jegede and Glory Diamond | Poetry Review | PAROUSIA Magazine

The Changing Narrative of TOUCH: A Poetry Review of ‘Touch’, A Spoken Word Piece by Donna Ogunnaike By Joseph Jegede and Glory Diamond Around the world, there is a drastic change in what we once called life; living has been interrupted by the basic need to survive in isolation. Our usual social interactions have been lost to this language called “Touch”. Safety guidelines have become like nursery rhymes to our children – Don’t touch your face! Don’t touch surfaces with bare hands! Sneeze into your elbow! No hugging! No handshakes! Maintain Social Distancing! The list is endless, sometimes it looks … Continue reading TOUCH by Joseph Jegede and Glory Diamond | Poetry Review | PAROUSIA Magazine

Review of Sincerely Speaking Spiritual by Joseph S. Spence, Sr | Book Review | PAROUSIA Magazine

Ratings: 4.5/5 Author Name: Joseph S. Spence, Sr. Book Title: Sincerely Speaking Spiritually Publisher: WestBow Press (February 21, 2020) Reviewed by: TLOP Reviewers Team Print Length: 138 pages Language: English ASIN: B08591VHK7 Book link:  Amazon Joseph S. Spence Sr. Book now available on Amazon The introduction is written by Dr. Joseph Spence Sr., while the foreward is written by Reverend B. E. Coleman, Master of Divinity, Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. Reverend B. E. Coleman is the enlightened Pastor of Siloah Lutheran Church and School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has held a variety of significant offices in his ministry with livened congregations, taught … Continue reading Review of Sincerely Speaking Spiritual by Joseph S. Spence, Sr | Book Review | PAROUSIA Magazine

PAROUSIA Magazine Christmas Life Issue 10

  Dear Readers, Compliments of the season to you from Parousia Magazine. I am wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. This Christmas, Parousia makes history by publishing it 10th Issue. It is the Christmas Life Issue. Below are all our previous issues so far   Issue 1 – Easter Issue Issue 2 – Purity Issue Issue 3 – The Poetry Issue Issue 4 – Christmas Issue Issue 5 – The Gospel Issue 6 – Redemption Issue Issue 7 – Incarnation Issue Issue 8 – The Glorification Issue Issue 9 – Christmas Cascade Issue 10 – Christmas Life … Continue reading PAROUSIA Magazine Christmas Life Issue 10

Call For Submission: CHRISTMAS LIFE ISSUE #10 | PAROUSIA Magazine

  PAROUSIA Magazine is calling for submissions for it 10th Issue to be published by December 2019 during the Christmas Celebration. The theme of this forthcoming Issue is The Christmas Life Issue. John 1: 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. The Birth of Jesus is God becoming a man. This is a Glorious Birth that brings Eternal Life to Humanity. 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world, … Continue reading Call For Submission: CHRISTMAS LIFE ISSUE #10 | PAROUSIA Magazine

The Hymn Of The Bethlehem Star by Luisa Kay Reyes| Christmas Cascade Issue 9 |PAROUSIA Magazine

    The Hymn Of The Bethlehem Star   May the hymn of the Bethlehem Star That guided the wise men from afar Inspire the melody of our song While we sing of Jesus all day long. Let Mary’s soft sweet lullaby Remind us to bid wrong goodbye As we croon the peaceful tune That Christmas Day is coming soon. Propelling us to hum of love And sparkle like the star above The little Christ-child’s aria of light Can humble the most daring knight. Knowing that The Truth was born for us The Christmas way is not superfluous Since The … Continue reading The Hymn Of The Bethlehem Star by Luisa Kay Reyes| Christmas Cascade Issue 9 |PAROUSIA Magazine

YORUBA DRUMS by Oghenero Ezaza | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

  YORUBA DRUMS Welcome to Africa Mr White Welcome to Ilaro my friend so glad you honoured my invitation this is the Redeemed Church I know we play your drum kit and blow your saxophone with coloured lightings on the roof I excuse your smiling at our apprenticeship yet you won’t deny the other melody you can’t comprehend See now your drum kit has stopped playing and your saxophone is on the floor now even the singing halts this is the moment Hear it is that melodious background sound that is the only sound now you now see where it … Continue reading YORUBA DRUMS by Oghenero Ezaza | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

PAROUSIA Magazine Ranked Among Top 50 African Literature Blogs

    We are delighted to announce that PAROUSIA Magazine has been ranked among the Top 50 African Literature Blogs. This is a good news for us and we are excited about it. We are ranked 31st on the list alongside other outstanding Literary Blogs on the Continent. Many thanks to Anuj. You can read the full list by following this link. Continue reading PAROUSIA Magazine Ranked Among Top 50 African Literature Blogs

Call For Submission: CHRISTMAS CASCADE ISSUE #9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

PAROUSIA Magazine is calling for submissions for it 9th Issue to be published by December 2018 during the Christmas Celebration. The theme of this forthcoming Issue is The Christmas Cascade Issue. Isaiah 7:14 14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. God promised a Saviour who would come and  redeem mankind and give unto him eternal life. The birth of Jesus was that glorious coming. Isaiah 9:6-7 6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the … Continue reading Call For Submission: CHRISTMAS CASCADE ISSUE #9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

Book Review | A Peculiar Treasure by Emmanuel O Afolabi | PAROUSIA Magazine

Title: A peculiar Treasure Author: Emmanuel O. Afolabi Genre: Christian Literature Format: (ebook) Book Dimension: 5.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches Number of Pages: 52 Publication Year: March 23rd, 2018 Publisher: Independently published Edition Language: English ISBN-10: 1980517401 ISBN-13: 978–1980517405 Reviewer: Blessing Afolabi Available at: Amazon via this link A Peculiar Treasure is an embellishment of four chapters of 52 pages, all encompassing on the price and reward of Obedience to God almighty. The introductory chapter deals with God’s requirements from us. Emmanuel Afolabi speaks on things required of us by God. According to the Author, one must act justly, … Continue reading Book Review | A Peculiar Treasure by Emmanuel O Afolabi | PAROUSIA Magazine

Lalibela’s Wise Man: Review By Bhekimpilo Dungeni

  There is an excellent play of words in Lalibela’s Wise Man, yet the writer doesn’t shy away from building an evenly fast-paced and catchy narrative. It grips one’s attention from the first Chapter; with a clear, concise description of the main-character Christian and his unfolding journey towards self-discovery. The beauty of the story is that it’s a journey from the word-go, and the reader is left with no choice but fixated to this page-turner that takes him from America to Ethiopia; in a splendid display of disparities between the two countries.   As a reader, one gets to enjoy … Continue reading Lalibela’s Wise Man: Review By Bhekimpilo Dungeni

PAROUSIA Magazine | 2 Years and Still Counting

  Happy 2nd Year Anniversary to PAROUSIA Magazine.  All thanks to God who is Faithful, He is a Faithful God and His Faithfulness Remains.  My sincere appreciation goes to all our Contributors and Readers all around the world. Your poems, stories, visual arts  etc and your readership keeps us going.  I’m delighted to say PAROUSIA Magazine is not relenting in promoting Christian Literature. We’ve set the Pace. We are getting better and growing stronger. The year 2018 promises to be a greater year in publication and promotion as the cooking has begun. We will be doing much more.  Thanks to … Continue reading PAROUSIA Magazine | 2 Years and Still Counting

PAROUSIA Magazine Christmas Issue #4

Dear Readers, I welcome you to the Christmas Issue which is the fourth Issue of PAROUSIA Magazine. I bless God for the success of the previous issues which are Easter Issue, Purity Issue and September Issue. I am grateful to God as PAROUSIA Magazine is a year older already. All glory to his name. My sincere appreciation goes to the Board of Advisors Oyin S. Oludipe, Su’eddie Vershima Agema and Tola Oyediran for their encouragement and support. Thanks for being there. Also, my gratitude goes to you our readers for reading PAROUSIA Magazine and our esteemed contributors for sharing your … Continue reading PAROUSIA Magazine Christmas Issue #4

PURITY IN RECIPROCAL;WHEN ANOMALY BECOMES NORM (A Review of Emmanuel Inedu’s “A Requiem For Virtue”) by Akor Emmanuel

    Poet: Emmanuel Inedu Poem: A Requiem For Virtue Book: Cockcrow At Noon, 2015.Pp 45. Publisher: Words Rhymes and Rhythm Reviewer: Akor Emmanuel Oche   It was the french poet, writer and art critic, Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918) who admonished that “to insist on purity is to baptize instinct, to humanize art, and to deify personality” a statement which traverses nationalities to futher strengthen the link between sound morals and the struggle for purity at heart by individuals all over the world who strive to excel in life. A knob which was later approved by the francophone philosopher Simone Weil … Continue reading PURITY IN RECIPROCAL;WHEN ANOMALY BECOMES NORM (A Review of Emmanuel Inedu’s “A Requiem For Virtue”) by Akor Emmanuel