Freedom is all about knowing the truth, accepting the reality of that knowledge and combining the two to fulfilling God’s purpose for your life.
The book The Beautiful Branch is a combination of inspiration and experiences. Omolola Omosebi knows how to share her lifetime of learning as a good student of the Word of God and as a beautiful wife and mother. She compressed her years of walking with God, developing young women and joyfully serving her purpose as a wife into an easy-to-read, easy-to-absorb and easy-to-use material.
This book is sent by God to quench the thirst of our generation for a complete document that can produce women who are beautiful within and without. Hidden in it are real, down-to-earth, practical principles that make a woman a model of godliness and an asset to her husband and children.
If you are hungry to know the will of God for your life as a single lady, then start here. If you want to understand your roles and responsibilities as a wife, start here. If motherhood looks confusing and child upbringing is becoming a burden, start here. If you are having challenges handling your career in relation to other areas of your life then start here. Here is a refreshing, straightforward, balanced teaching on how to please God as a woman and still have a life you can be proud of.
I strongly recommend that you get this book, read it rapidly to grasp its strategy, read it thoughtfully to understand its principles and read it intentionally to put its strategic principles to use. The end result of knowing the truths contained here will certainly be that you become a beautiful branch in the Vine and that of course is what you are destined to be.
̶ Revd. Taiwo Opajobi
University Baptist Church, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria.
The book The Beautiful Branch addresses practically all facets of the life of a female and with helpful practical examples. Spiced with numerous relevant and impactful scriptures, is a timely wakeup call and an eye opener needed to reposition a woman to her rightful position. The book expresses the need for self realization, dedication and actualization. This is a must read and recommended to not just the female-man but all.
̶ Prof. (Mrs) Adepoju Feyi Grace
Associate Professor/Clinical Ophthalmologist,
University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.
Omolola Omosebi is a dedicated Christian. She wrote this masterpiece using two sources, experience and the Word of God. The conviction of the writer about the supremacy of the Word of God makes her to use the Bible to interpret life experiences. The writer points to the fact that whatever one does in life must have biblical backing. This book covers issues of private and public lifestyle. She is of the opinion that one cannot claim to be a Christian and not live right in his or her relationship with people.
The writer adopted a writing style that makes it easy for readers to understand, assimilate and remember the content of each chapter. The word “Beautiful” is common to all the chapters. This word aligns with the title of the book. The word “Beautiful” also fits the major audience that this book addresses, which are females. However, its applicability fits the males too.
Like a structural engineer, the writer understands the importance of foundation. Thus, she laid a solid foundation by emphasizing the importance of being a Christian. Christianity is not a religion but a way of life. This way of life is beautiful because of the Holy Spirit that dwells in the life of a believer. A Christian is therefore expected to have a beautiful spirit. This beautiful spirit must be fed and nurtured. The writer gives the “spirivites” (spiritual vitamins) needed to nurture the beautiful spirit. These “spiritual vitamins“ are embedded within the fabric of each of the chapter of this book.
The points raised by Omolola in this book are very germane to the present Christian single females who are feeling frustrated because of delay in marriage or unfulfilled dreams. This book shows that singleness is a blessed phase of life and whatever is done in this phase of life will affect the next phase of life. Every single Christian should see this phase of life as a time to be more devoted to God and be more equipped for the next phase of life. The next phase is the phase of being a wife and later a mother. When the single phase is beautiful as a result of having a beautiful spirit, the phase of being a wife and mother will also be beautiful. The writer stresses the importance of having a career that is lucrative. Truly, nobody will like to have a liability as a wife, hence, the need for every female to be beautiful in career.
The author is applauded for expressing her sense of decency as a Christian when she exposed what it means to be beautiful in appearance in this book. This truth deserves to be sounded loudly in this present day of indecent dressing within and outside the “church.” She opines that a lady with a beautiful spirit (Born again) will certainly be directed by the Holy Spirit to dress well.
One thing I can assure the readers of this book is the certainty of being fruitful as beautiful branches attached to Jesus Christ, the Vine. Also, one of the beauties of this book is that the chapters are beautifully knitted together into one book, titled-The Beautiful Branch. I welcome you into a fruitful journey as you read this book.
̶ Revd. Dr. Victor Bamidele Akerele
Senior Pastor, Champions’ Cathedral
FBC Festac Town, Lagos, Nigeria.
‘The Beautiful Branch’ is a great effort in placing women on the right track right from the foundation. The author did a very good work and gave very practicable advise for making women beautiful at every stage that a woman must pass through in life: singlehood, marriage, motherhood, career, etc. There are many Christian works on marriage and motherhood and how a Christian woman can make the best out of marriage and motherhood. Omolola has joined her voice to theirs. I am really thrilled about her section on making the single period as well as the career period beautiful. Sealing it all with godly women’s appearance is really commendable. Indeed, “appearance shows the person” but many young people do not take cognizance of these. This is a book for every “female-man” of every age and a timely book for women counsellors, children ministers as well as pastors of all status for this end – time assignment of building beautiful lives for God. May this work achieve what God intends it to achieve. God bless the author and give her more grace to keep affecting lives for Christ.
̶ Revd’ Elizabeth A. Bolaji, Ph D.
Ethicist, Counsellor and Lecturer
Baptist College of Theology, Oyo, Nigeria.
The author of The Beautiful Branch, Dr (Mrs) Mary Omolola Omosebi is one of my daughters in the Lord Jesus Christ. I have seen her evolve through the stages from childhood to being a single, to being a wife and a mother. She is a strong lover of God, an anointed teacher of the Word of God and a leader who loves righteousness. The Beautiful Branch is an inspired piece coming at a perfect time for this generation of believers who desire spiritual transformation, revival and growth. This book is a means of sustenance for daily Christian living and is a relevant guide for your life’s journey to Heaven. I therefore recommend that you get a copy of this life transforming book for yourself and more for your loved ones to read and apply to your lives.
̶ Evangelist Mopelola Adetola Oluokun
Coordinator, Grace Family Mission, Nigeria/
Parish Pastor, RCCG, Oyo Province 7, Nigeria
The Beautiful Branch is laden with profound and practical teachings. On these pages you will discover how to become the kind of woman that God wants you to be. This book is filled with wise, practical, well illustrated, simple and proven principles that makes the reader to ask. . . How can I be beautiful, God’s way? And you wouldn’t have to look faraway for the answers because they are right on the pages of this book.
This book will inspire you to fulfill your role as a woman at every phase of life. If you desire to be a balanced woman, this book is for you. I highly recommend this inspired, informative and instructive book to all. It is a must read for every woman.
̶ Prof. (Mrs) Oluwatooyin F. Osundahunsi
Sunday School Coordinator, Ondo Province 4
Regional Coordinator, RCCG Region 22 / Professor of Food Science & Technology
The author of The Beautiful Branch explicitly made it clear that the Spirit of God yoking with the spirit of a man gives him his definitions and terms of interests in life. This is the basic foundation for any life that will be beautiful in the Spirit, Soul and body. John 17:3 says, “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent”. Nobody can know God or do the things of God except by the Spirit of God. It is God who by His Spirit makes us both to will and do of His pleasure in searching the word, seeking Him in the place of prayers and other exercises that will make us gain root. All these are well explained in this book making it fit for believers at all level.
The author also encouraged us to identify who we are individually and be functional so that the total beauty of the whole body of Christ might manifest. You as a person can be fulfilled. She further emphasized the fact that we are all relevant in God’s agenda, she encourages you to locate your place and fix yourself into it. No one will solve the puzzle of your life for you. You have to do that through the help of the Spirit of God. The large house has vessels unto honour and dishonour, if you have found yourself in this great house, also see to it that you secure honour within the house.
Omosebi Mary Omolola has thrown some light on how well to live when in waiting as spinsters. It is important for the unmarried to live her life to the fullest. It is who you are that you will take into marriage. Many have taken half lived lives into marriage thus leading to problems in their marriages. In the counsel of God it is one plus one that makes one in the union. When you have not lived a full life as a single, you go in as half or less and wanting your spouse to pay for the extra you have left. This often causes internal regrets and external struggles.
It is good to be a woman but becoming a wife is an added responsibility. As such the woman must know in details what God’s intention for the marriage union is and this cannot be taken lightly. “The Beautiful Branch” dedicated a whole chapter to this. Most striking for me in this segment of the book is that we must put God in His place and the husband in his place as your husband can’t take the place of God. You also can’t take the place of God in the life of your husband.
Mothers are leaders. She is many things to her child. Often she is the first expression of the world and she is the first interpretation of what Christianity is to her children. This book is a must read for women seeking to do well in the assignment of motherhood. The one who does not work should not eat and this book opens up to the beautiful woman who would listen to her niche and pursue what she can do best as career. Whatever your hands find to do, do it with all diligence but balance is the key so you don’t allow other areas of your life to suffer.
Whenever you see a ripe pawpaw, you don’t need to open it up before you know it is ripe, the same way your appearance portrays who you are. This book also focuses on the importance of how you look. Eyes eat before mouth; men will see you before you are heard.
I will simply call The Beautiful Branch a total piece package to meet the total woman. Every woman should have it, read it and pass it on to others.
̶ Rev Stellamaris O. Ajetomobi
Leadership development and Missions
The Men of Issachar Vision, Ibadan, Nigeria