Lakeland, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/01/2014 -- Enduring through divorce, racial discrimination, financial struggles and tumors would fell the average person, but Tonia M. Oldham is far from that. In her new book, ‘Life Beyond Adversities… Memoirs of a Military Chief’, Oldham details how she endured the adversities of her life while still soaring to the top of her career in the Air Force and offers a moving rumination on her faith in God.
“It’s my personal testimony to the power of faithful living,” says Oldham, who rose to the rank of E-9, Chief Master Sergeant in the Air Force after only twenty years of service. “Of course we all have our challenges, and we all have moments where we want to give up… but God has allowed me to persevere and embrace the hardships. He would not allow me to stop living and pushing forward. Faith is a beautiful, beautiful gift.”
Oldham uses The Trinity Approach – The Father, The Son and The Holy Ghost to help her turn negatives into positives and emerge victorious. Readers will be enthralled not only by the electrifying details of life in the military, but also by Oldham’s bravery, strength of spirit and passionate love of life.
An encouraging, inspirational, spirit-filled, and at times, funny book that highlights Tonia's real life-changing experiences.
This memoir will take the reader on a military and spiritual journey where Tonia traveled the country as a member of the military, a singer and a dancer. She encountered many bumps in the road, as well as exhilarating experiences. She could not believe she was about to experience her "it" moment, dancing with Bones or getting selected for that prestigious entertainment group, Air Force Tops in Blue.
Her journey also entails many adversities and obstacles, but she did not allow them to impede or stifle her plans, hopes and dreams. Instead, she used them as a springboard to catapult her to bigger and greater things, such as getting promoted to Chief Master Sergeant in less than 20 years and living a more peaceful and spirit-filled life. Tonia knew that with God all things are possible and eventually relied on the religious foundations she received as a child. She recognized the joy that can be realized from serving God.
She also uses the Trinity Approach, The Father, Son and the Holy Ghost to help her overcome and achieve the victory. In spite of illnesses, divorce, racism, sexual harassment, and verbal abuse, she continues to live her life beyond adversities.
Since its release, the book has earned a five star rating on Amazon and glowing reviews.
Praising the “awesome lady, awesome story!” one reader wrote: “Tonia, thank you for sharing your story. You are truly blessed and spoke the truth knowing God is in charge even when we think he has forgotten us. Your message is encouraging, informative and inspiring me to share.”
‘Life Beyond Adversities… Memoirs of a Military Chief’ is available now: http://amzn.to/1h3D0VJ
About the Author: Tonia M. Oldham
Tonia M. Oldham is a speaker, lecturer, singer and encourager. She is a native of Lakeland, FL and graduated from Kathleen Senior High School. She received Associate Degrees from the Community College of the Air Force and the Insurance Institute of America. She received a Bachelor's Degree from Wayland Baptist University and an MBA from Saint Leo University.