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Product Details

  • Paperback: 310 pages
  • Publisher: Tapuat Publishing (June 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1937296199
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937296193
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,969,886 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"All that I write I have lived in my imagination or in my reality. I think we have all gone through so many similar experiences, that readers will always be able to find in my stories something to connect with, a piece of me in them, a piece of them in me."

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While she was searching for the meaning of self-love, Anthropologist, Master of Political Science, and Master of International Relations, Roxana Jones, embarked on a journey of inner discovery and miraculous healing.

Award-Winner and Amazon Best-Selling Author of "While I Was Learning To Become God", Roxana was born in Cartagena, Colombia, and lives between San Francisco and London.

She is currently dedicated to the promotion of her second book The Dead Still Want To Live at the same time that she continues to inspire readers and clients of her new HealThruWords© inspirational quotes and coaching services on their paths towards a purposeful and abundant life.



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Mientras buscaba el significado del amor por sí misma, Roxana Jones, antropóloga, maestra en ciencia política, y maestra en relaciones internacionales, inició su camino de descubrimiento interior y milagrosa sanación.

Autora del libro galardonado y mejor vendido en listas Amazon, "Mientras Aprendía a ser Dios", Roxana nació en Cartagena, Colombia, y vive entre San Francisco y Londres.

Actualmente está dedicada a promocionar su segundo libro Los muertos aún quieren vivir, al mismo tiempo que continúa inspirando a sus lectores y clientes, en sus caminos hacia una vida abundante y con propósito a través de sus nuevos servicios de coaching HealThruWords©.

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I recommend this book for anyone interested to explore their inner peace.
Kesh Teza
"While I was leaning to become God", is a magic book filled with positive energy that has helped me to feel great and grateful and take major decisions in my life.
Claudia R.
Sybil was a brave and couragous woman and it was a joy to read her life story.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Autumn Blues Reviews on August 15, 2011
Format: Paperback
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While I Was Learning to Become God, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, is a documentary account of the real life story of Sybil Vaughan, told partially in her own words and partially in the words of her friend and author, Roxanna Jones. Born and raised in Colombia, Sybil was a typically happy and blessed child, who at times experienced visits from her guardian angel, Archangel Michael. Sybil never considered herself poor, even though her parents were from a working class, as she had everything she ever needed. Through her own experience, as she grew older, Sybil learned how cruel the world could be and bitterness began to seep into her heart. Sybil soon forgot about her visits from her angel, later recalling them as an adult. As a teenager at the time, Sybil could not understand why no thing she did, brought her joy and happiness anymore. After high school, her father helped her financially and she attended college in the U.S. Where after 2 years Sybil ended up feeling disillusioned and homesick and decided to return to her country. She debated on whether she should go back to school, and instead decided she had it in her heart to become a wife and mother. In her early 20's, Sybil dated a man named Sebastain, ten years her senior, through an arranged date from her mother. Although, she had her doubts about Sebastain, Sybil fell in love, married and her nightmare began.

I felt a real connection to Sybil in this book, as I personally had a failed marriage with a man similar in character to Sybil's husband. Sybil struggles with feelings of emptiness and disconnection from her family throughout her life, and later from her friends after her divorce. Being naive leads her to trust the wrong people and she ends up being used again and again.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Alvaro Posada on March 31, 2011
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Sometimes we need to forgive ourselves, other times we need to forgive others. Easier said than done! However, each of us does posses the innate ability to forgive if we choose to make use of that special gift. Throughout many years of working as vice-president for a large Latin American company, I was witness of so many stories of brave and courageous women that worked as part of the organization and had to experience psychological and/or physical abuse in their `other' lives outside the office.

Using her own life as an example of forgiveness and self-love, the author has created such an amazing story in this book! At first, one would think that Sybil, the main character, would not have the drive she required to improve her reality. But then the story starts to show the new person that slowly emerges and we start to be completely surprised by how all the `negative' is perceived and explained in such positive and constructive way until the end! This is the type of book I would recommend to men and women that are looking for examples of true change. After the healing, comes a new life, that's for sure! And only by coming to terms with the demons of the past, can one truly heal and build a future in that other `dimension' of love. Transformational book! Read in three days!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JUAN J. RAMIREZ on February 22, 2013
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At first the title discouraged me a little because I'm Christian and becoming God does not fit with my beliefs, however this is an interesting story written by a beautiful soul and person who sees beauty in the simplest things in life.
Once I started reading I was hooked.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gigiu on January 17, 2012
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I came across this book by chance, but then again, maybe it was meant to be. I follow Roxanna on Twitter and after listening to her commentary for some time, I was excited to read a book written by her. The story is well written and is easy to read. I would recommend this book to anyone who is familiar with the type of work Roxanna is engaged in, but most importantly, to those who wish to remember that they too are God.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amy Edelman on January 9, 2012
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In her heart-wrenching novelized memoir, "While I Was Waiting To Become God", Roxana Jones writes about her dying friend, Sybil Vaughan.

Vaughan entrusts Roxana with the task of writing her life's story and Roxana, with the greatest delicacy, adds her own perspective on Sybil's life. The blending of the two voices makes for a powerful, moving and suspenseful novel.

Sybil Vaughan was born and raised on a small island in the Caribbean. She is a delicate, creative and almost spirit-like child who struggles with the conflict of nurturing her own independent spirit with her powerful mother, various mentors and a society that wants to control her every thought and action.

Vaughn's adult life is equally torn between two divisive forces. She balances her roles as a mother and the wife of a close-minded--and often abusive Columbian autocrat--with a career as a political activist. Vaughn's only comfort comes from a study of spirituality and the metaphysical guides that she believes will lead her through conflict to eventual peace.

In her quest for a balance that suits her spirit, Vaughn discovers that her life is not about the material things she has acquired, but about the peace she feels when in touch with her true self. "While I was Learning to Become God" is ultimately about one woman's courageous journey of self discovery, and another's equally courageous undertaking to record that journey.

Reviewed by Peggy La Vake
Holds degrees in English and Music. Has commercial pilots license. A practitioner of Tai Chi. Teaches violin and viola. Performs classical music. Finds great satisfaction in writing. Has been published numerous times. Works daily on what she hopes to be her first novel.
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