Pressing Through to My Purpose (Covenant Books, Inc.). Photos by JNM Creative Agency.
“I believe that everyone’s misery is their ministry.”
Nia Nicole is a mother, 5th-grade math teacher, entrepreneur, and author. She believes everyone has at least one book in them. Her debut book Pressing Through to My Purpose details the painful yet unique journey that led her to discover her purpose. “I started writing Pressing Through to My Purpose as a release from everything I was going through,” Nia says. “While reading through my journal I thought that my story could help someone else who is going through similar situations, to let them know, hey, you are not alone, and you can get through this.”
In Pressing Through to My Purpose, Nia writes about her unique journey as an educator, being a victim of stalking, and dealing with depression and panic attacks—which was new for her. “I am very transparent in my book because I believe that everyone’s misery is their ministry,” she explains. “After reading my book, I want people to have the will to put their trust in the Lord.”
Nia will use a portion of her book sales to help launch her nonprofit We Build Up, Inc., a program that inspires K-12 youth to become future leaders. “While in the classroom I saw a need to expose our kids to culture and the arts, etiquette, and social-emotional learning,” she says. “I want to show our kids that they can make a difference now through various service learning projects. I am looking forward to creating exciting opportunities for our future leaders.”