How to Write Your Personal Faith Journey

In this webinar, author Janina Marie Rivera will discuss her journey in writing A Night Bird Sings of Blindness and Fear, a book about sickness, anxiety, faith, and healing that was once an academic requirement at school before it won the Gintong Aklat Award (Golden Book Award) in 2021 as a published book. Learn practical ways on how to turn your testimony into a book, as well as strategies in creating a compelling narrative.


Janina Marie Rivera is a writer and a teacher. She has written A Night Bird Sings of Blindness and Fear, which won the Gintong Aklat Award (Golden Book Award) in the category of Inspiration in 2021, and Kaya ni Mina, a children’s book on disability. She co-authored the devotional Dawns: A Devotional for Self-care and Spiritual Growth with Isa Garcia and Ida Torres and is one of the poets in the collection, “Joyful Light.” Aside from being a published author with OMF Literature, Janina is Editor-in-Chief of One Voice Magazine in the Philippines and the Dream Kits of United Prayer Rising released in Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Europe. She is also the youth representative of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem – Philippine branch. As a licensed teacher, Janina dives into subjects like Creative Writing, World Literature, Humanities, and Speech. She is currently writing a textbook with DIWA Learning Systems on Creative Nonfiction for Senior High School students.

Yna S. Reyes has been engaged in the creative work of book publishing for more than 30 years. She is formerly the Publishing and Communications Director of OMF Literature in the Philippines. She is also a children’s book author, a devotional writer, and a book editor. Her latest picture book, Imbisibol, was published by OMF Literature in cooperation with Room to Read, an international NGO focusing on children’s literacy. Imbisibol has been translated to Lao, Vietnamese, and Arabic. Yna is a volunteer trainer for Media Associates International and serves as secretary of the MAI-Asia board. She collects picture books, bookmarks, and postcards.

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