Xulon Press Author Olawunmi Biriyok
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Following God and Not Looking Back: Xulon Author Olawunmi Biriyok

Xulon Author Olawunmi BiriyokShe was an attorney thriving in her career until one day God called her to do His work. Ever since that fateful beckoning, speaker and Xulon Press author Olawunmi Biriyok hasn’t regretted one step of her new journey.

“My faith in God, words cannot describe, as it has been more about action: He has done so much for me. For putting my absolute trust in Him, He has never let me down or disappointed me. I’ve looked up to Him and He has always been by my side, taking care of me,” Olawunmi proclaims with a smile.

Naming herself a “PA” (personal assistant) of God in 2012, Olawunmi has seen her personal relationship with God grow through the establishing of her One-2-Three Worthy Living ministry and in the publishing of her three books with Xulon Press: The Manual for Righteous Living, Walk the Walk…and stop talking the talk, and Run the Race (of a Worthy Lifestyle).

Each book has reflected on discovering the life God has appointed for each person and combating the challenges of this world in order to fully embrace that purpose. Just as with her ministry, the books are to empower people to seek a stronger, spiritual connection with God.

“All my books are about living right with God. They are inspirational and motivating, as they put a person on the right path with a personal, one-on-one, unique relationship with God,” Olawunmi states.

“I don’t just get up and write a book, but I hear it from God. The Holy Spirit writes through me, and I am directed by God how to write.”

Olawunmi first felt God’s prompting to write her books during one of her daily quiet times of devotional, prayer, and praise and worship with God. Becoming a writer utilized skills not needed as much with her previous profession, but that still used the same courage of taking a stand and helping others from her law years.

“As an attorney, I did more of talking than writing. God encouraged me to write about my Christian life, as I’m more of a talker than writer, and I said, ‘Okay, that is something that I can do.’ My ministry soon took over from there, wanting to help others spiritually,” she says.

Led by God to Help Others

Xulon Author Olawunmi BiriyokOlawunmi was not unfamiliar with the presence of God, having responded to many altar calls throughout her childhood. Yet this changed when she became an adult and understood the importance of accepting Jesus into her heart, being baptized on March 22, 1988.

“I personally gave my life to Christ and ever since then, I haven’t looked back. I’ve always walked with Jesus, which is what inspired my Walk the Walk book. God was transforming me through the writing of this book, and I literally got down on my knees and asked God’s forgiveness as I wrote this book, which I now see will transform lives as it did for me,” she recalls.

Her full acceptance of God into her life led Olawunmi to start her One-2-Three Worthy Living empowerment ministry and take part in speaking engagements in England, Scotland and Oklahoma. The hope is to reach out to not just non-believers, but to believers who may be well versed in the Bible, but are struggling to implement these truths into their lives.

“Religion is a relationship with God, not just religious acts. If you know the Word without embodying it, it won’t change you at all. If you know the Word, then put the Word in practice and let it begin to make changes in your life,” Olawunmi mentions.

As she moves forward with her ministry, Olawunmi wants to spread her message of Jesus to South Africa and Florida, as both areas have been placed on her heart recently. She also will continue her writing, having recently published an e-book on tithing through her ministry.

Wherever God leads her next, Olawunmi will not fear, as she knows God will provide for her every step of the way.

“God wants all of us to make our living to please Him and when we do, He takes care of everything else in our lives, to the point where He makes our enemies to be at peace with us,” she concludes.

“What more could we ask for? All I have to do is work on myself and forget about pointing the finger at others. Just concentrate on your relationship with God and He will take care of everything else.”

Proverbs 16:7 (NKJV): “When a man’s ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.”

Find Olawunmi Biriyok’s books The Manual for Righteous Living, Walk the Walk…and stop talking the talk, and Run the Race (of a Worthy Lifestyle) on the Xulon Press Bookstore.


Blair Townley joined the Xulon Press family as a Staff Editor in May 2013, helping first-time authors prepare their treasured manuscripts for publication. Prior to Xulon Press, she previously worked as a staff writer/editor for several Central Florida-based magazines over the past decade. What Blair enjoys most about writing and editing is getting to help others share their stories, helping others see themselves as the unique individuals God created them to be.

17 Comments on “Following God and Not Looking Back: Xulon Author Olawunmi Biriyok

  1. All glory to the Most High God! He who calls us makes divine provisions for His assignment. I thank God and everyone else, for the love and support shown. Thank you Xulon Press for your help and support. May God continue to prosper you immeasurably.
    It is my fervent prayer that the books transform all and sundry, the way they have done for me, to the glory of God. http://www.olawunmibiriyok.com
    God bless.

  2. I have known Mrs Biriyok since childhood. I am very impressed on how she has grown spiritually. She has been my mentor all these years. If it had not been for her making me accept God as my Lord and savior, I will not be where I am today. Her books have touched and changed lives. I love her as a sister.
    May God continue to Bless her, guide her, and to touch more lives to Glorify His Holy name.

  3. A masterfully crafted and tantalising insight into a multi faceted lady who unwhitinly touches the lives of all she meets with her subtle yet powerful down to earth approach on all matters of life.
    I feel honoured and humbled by her devotion and dedication in sharing meaningful insights to solving lifes many challenges whilst unassumingly spinning a multitude of plates that even the most skilful of Chinese masters would envy. You know from having read her works that she has just scratched the surface on her ability to wow us all and leave us riveted waiting for more. I hope that whoever has the task next is as skilful as Blair in teasing out the very best from within.
    Mr Harold . O. Davies

  4. I have read Walk the Walk and found it very easy to read and inspiring. I can’t wait to read the new one by Olawunmi Biriyok – Run the Race!

  5. Three great books by an awesome writer. Olawumi Biriyok has never failed to amaze her fans regarding advise and guidance pertaining to God’s work. A dedicated mother and God fearing woman of substance. You are truly blessed by God.
    Continue your wonderful works and your reward would not be deprived in Heaven. God bless the work of your hands.

  6. I’ve been personally blessed by reading Olawunmi’s books, I’ve seen my Christian walk with God grow. He is more real to me now than ever before. I’m a living testimony of the work God is doing through you, God bless you.

  7. Mrs Biriyok – What an inspiring woman – glory to God! It’s amazing what God can do if you just listen and obey.

    I thank God for her life and the ministry He has entrusted her with.

    All the books are a must read!

  8. I have read all three books written by this blessed authour olawunmi biriyok and in addition to her e reader book about thithing. I don’t even know where to begin. The first book really woke me up from a very bad dream. It opened my eyes to so many things I have taken for granted in my life but I am really grateful to God for inspiring this blessed woman to tell me my life is not pleasing to God. I urged all brother and sisters in christ to just read one of her books to see for themselves. I do recommend all books. As read one you will be hungry for more. God bless you all.

  9. I found your story to be very encouraging as I have completed my first book Single for the King. I relate to where you “dont just get up and start writing.” Its not our voice or opinions that people need but the voice of the Holy Spirit through us.

    May the doors open to your ministry where ever the Spirit leads you. I pray divine utterance and wisdom flow in abundance to give life to those that are dry. In the mighty name of Jesus!

    ~Grow in Grace,
    Tim Gambles

  10. Olawunmi is an extremely blessed mother, sister and friend. I must state without hesitation that I am honoured to have known her since childhood. Her books have been very inspirational and I believe that The Lord will continue to bless her abundantly to change the lives of many souls. Please endeavour to read at least one of her books and I can assure you that you will ask for more!! May blessings be poured on us all in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen

  11. With all her three published books Award Winners, an interview with Xulon Successful Author Spotlight is more than well-deserved. Congratulations Minister Mrs olwaunmi Biriyok for your obedience to Jehovah GOD and your willingness to become a tool in fulfilling the Commandment of The Great Commission.

    There is no doubt that a Multiple-Award Winning Authorial Mantle has been given by The Sovereign Supreme Jehovah GOD to Minister Mrs Olawunmi Biriyok. One privilege I have had is that of proof-reading the manuscripts and here’s my CONFESSION – I do not simply proofread! I also STUDY and IMBIBE every divine nugget of wisdom deposited in them for Judicious Application in my Personal Life. What a privilege; because I am witness to even prominent Ministers who have unwittingly scoffed at the Privilege and Blessings of proof-reading pre-publication manuscripts.

    As one whose heart seeks after The Supreme Jehovah GOD like the parched tongue of a water-thirsty sprinting deer, ever since I was severally, treacherously betrayed by former Friends/Close Associates/Confidants, the three Award-winning Books have added to the enrichment of my Divine Enlightenment process and Permanently located my Total Trust, Confidence, Belief and Faith in HIM.

    It is the same selfless Minister Mrs Olawunmi Biriyok who would lead me to a Unique World Class Ministry Leadership Institute, where my previously held Heights of Secular Knowledge were no match to the UnEnding Potency and Power of Divine Wisdom, effortlessly revealed through the Secrets and Mysteries behing the Gospel at the Instruction of The Holy spirit. That was my historic Mountain Top Experience, my Eureka Moment, which I had hitherto chased after for decades. Now, I live in the Privileged and Protected Rest of The Supreme Jehovah GOD.

    I also know Minister Mrs Olawunmi Biriyok for her Meekness even though her Calling through Revelation is to fulfil the Functions of the Scribe or the PA of The Lord Christ Jesus – a calling she still grapples with, given her abundant Humility to the Things of The Supreme Jehovah GOD.

    Not only do I highly recommend these Highly Enabling, Anointed Multiple-award Winning Books, but advocate for them to be packaged as a handy Trilogy for Empowering Jehovah GOD’s People across the 5 Continents of the Globe as part of reversing the heartbreaking trend where billions in the World long-suffer for the Lack of Divine Knowledge [All Contained in the Holy Scriptures].

    All Power, Honour, ThanksGiving, Praise & Glory to The Supreme Jehovah GOD Father of Creation Forever. Amen.

  12. I feel the same urge Olawunmi has towards her call to the body of Christ. All her books center around building and placing the bricks of the house of God in its perfect place. We can not be only talkers but we also need to show forth what Christ has called us to do and most of all as ambassadors to win souls with our polished vessels. Lets continue to pray for her and get the gospel out there as one unified body in Christ.

  13. The Holy Spirit is indeed speaking through Olawunmi to our hearts; just like He did in the Bible. Olawunmi’s life is living proof that God is indeed the God of All flesh – is there anything too hard for Him to do? Glory be to His name!

    1. Thank you all for your meaningful responses to Olawunmi’s amazing story. She has definitely answered the call to follow God’s plan for her life and allowed her experiences to be placed in books we get to publish. It is our pleasure to help her reach more people through the messages in her book, and we hope to continue that dedication to our authors’ messages for years to come.

  14. Mrs Biriyok is selfless and a woman who practices the truth she believes in.she carries strong grace in whatever she does. I highly recommend her. She is a real blessing.

  15. Everything we do..raising a family, being an attorney, policemen, janitoral work, school teacher, apostle, prophet, pastor, teacher, book writer, lumber jack, clerk…etc…is for the Lord.

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