Roland, describe yourself for our visitors.
From an early age I always believed that God cursed my life. Because of the mental and physical abuse inflicted by my parents onto my brother and I. Although we were not the best behaved hearing the negative remarks from extended family members and neighbors did not make the situation better. Society’s statistics would say that the ill will’s of my life should have led me down a dark path of no return, but God’s unwavering love turned me around. Even with the loss of my entire family before the age of twenty one God has given me a peace and joy that many readers cannot believe.
How do you find time to connect with God?
Each morning I wake up and I talk to God. I often make a mental note to praise and worship God in good and bad times. So, basically I talk, laugh, and thank God for bringing me through so much misery.
Tell us about your journey to publication.
Although, I have faced a number of obstacles God has continued to give me the strength to overcome.
Tell us about your current book.
My true life story is incredibly unique and unlike any other. I tell of the horrific tests and trials experienced from my youth to adulthood; most of which the average young boy could not have endured. Your curiosity will be aroused when you learn of how as a young boy, I overcame a dismal childhood stricken with abuse. I will take you for an emotional walk through my family history: it’s struggles, its tragedies and the obstacles as a family exactly as they played out. Most importantly you will learn from my story that strength is created from within through all life experiences and like a tiger, that strength comes from GOD. I insist that my story strengthens your momentum and will thereafter, enable you to prevail. Through life, hard times and hurdled obstacles that were put before me….. I survived by the GRACE OF GOD.
How did you come up with ideas for your current release?
One credit short of my graduation requirements, Mrs. Dianne Showell (my advisor at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore) suggested that I write a five page essay describing the two ordeals that I overcame at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Little did she know that I would come back with a seventy six page essay called “Strength Within.” After submission not only did I get my credit for graduation, but the President of the university read it and encouraged me to expand on the essay. He told me that it was more than a book, but a movie that will inspire others.
What’s next for you?
I want to continue with my testimony. It is my hope thru movies and future books that people learn that God will not forsake you.
Where can visitors find you online?
http://www.RolandVTyler.com, http://www.myspace.com/rolandvtyer and http://www.kingdomlivingbookstore.com