Edgar L. Vann

I Did It to Myself: True Confessions of an Overachiever by Edgar L. Vann

Book offers strategies on cultivating a healthy life-work balance

Author Edgar L. Vann releases ‘I Did It to Myself: True Confessions of an Overachiever’

Because of Edgar L. Vann’s high-paced, overworked, hyperactive lifestyle, he experienced a sudden cardiac arrest. This experience was Vann’s wake-up call that helped produce a practical guide to breaking out of the prison of overwork and needless stress.

In his memoir titled “I Did It to Myself: True Confessions of an Overachiever” (published by WestBow Press), Vann takes the readers into a semi-autobiographical journey, sharing his close call with dying from overwork, offering biblical wisdom and practical strategies to help others cultivate a healthy life­ work balance.

In the book, Vann uses statistical data, entertaining anecdotes and Biblical scripture to convincingly demonstrate that being a do-it-all “work martyr” is a dead end. He shows how the path to a richer, more rewarding life starts with a better work-life integration and a focus on improved health.

“In such a fast paced world, the admonition is always to do more, open more time, make more sacrifices,” Vann expresses. “Hopefully, the readers will derive from this book a sense of balance and harmony that becomes the preferred path to fulfillment.”

Integrating life and work equitably is the message of the book. Through it, Vann aims to teach people who anxiously crave success a more excellent way to thrive and stay alive.

I Did It to Myself: True Confessions of an Overachiever by Edgar L.Vann
Hardcover, Softcover and eBook.  Non-fiction > Memoir
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble and at www.edgarlvann.com


About the Author
Edgar L. Vann grew up as a prodigy: a gifted child who was always expected to finish first – and usually did. He became the pastor of a divided Detroit congregation at age 21, beginning four decades of nonstop church growth, wide-ranging comprehensive ministry and civic involvement, with little room built in for rest, relaxation and reflection. That breakneck schedule contributed to a New Year’s Eve Service health emergency: “sudden cardiac death,” followed by a back-to-life recovery on the floor of his church.

Bishop Edgar L. Vann, II is an anointed preacher and teacher whose vision for God’s people enables him to build bridges, reach across denominations, generations, gender, race, culture and ethnicity, changing lives and building communities. On December 5, 1976, Edgar Vann was called to pastor Second Ebenezer Church. During his tenure, the membership of Second Ebenezer has grown from 66 to more than 5,000 committed believers.

Under his dynamic and able leadership, Second Ebenezer has grown in more than just numbers. There are more than 50 active and thriving ministries. This multi-talented man of God uses every spiritual gift given to him to spread the gospel. He preaches, teaches, leads, motivates, sings, directs and plays the keyboards and organ. He also consults to various federal, state and local officials and business leaders.

During his years as Pastor, Edgar Vann has extensively developed the international ministry of the church and has traveled the country and abroad teaching and preaching to all who desire to know God. A prolific writer, Edgar Vann has penned numerous published articles on a variety of subjects, including his first book, “Command Your Destiny: Take Control of Your Life” and the newly released “I Did It to Myself: True Confessions of an Overachiever.

He is a featured columnist on faith and policy for the Detroit News, and the Huffington Post, and has been given the distinction of being one of Metro Detroit’s most influential ministers by the Detroit Free Press and the Michigan Chronicle.

Bishop Edgar Vann is recognized for his leadership, his anointed ministry and his continued commitment. Over the years, he has received numerous accolades and awards for his dedicated service to the church as well as the community at large.

Among his recent accomplishments was receiving the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Pastor of the Year in January 2004. He also was inducted into the Board of Preachers at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA.

Bishop Vann does not limit his ministry to the church. He is the founder of the Vanguard Community Development Corporation organized in 1994. He is leading an entire community towards restoration, healing and empowerment. He is also committed to helping individuals destroy the yoke of poverty and affirm themselves with sound biblical principles.

He has preached extensively throughout the United States, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Haiti and Eastern Europe. He fulfills the mission of Second Ebenezer Church as he empowers people everywhere with the Word making a global impact. He is a mentor, coach and spiritual father to his many sons and daughters in the ministry and Pastors throughout the country.

Bishop Vann has been married to Elder Sheila R. Vann, a gifted woman of God, since 1978. Together, they have two children, Edgar III and Ericka.  Readers may visit www.edgarlvann.com to know more about Vann. www.EdgarLVann.com

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