As the COVID-19 pandemic runs its course, many governments are implementing measures that limit the number of people congregating in public places and employ social distancing. Such measures have disrupted the normal functioning of schools, universities, and even businesses. Because the duration of such measures has been extensive—and is likely to continue in some countries for a specific time until a vaccine becomes readily available—people are looking for alternative methods to pursue education and to keep even their adult brains active. Learning should continue even in one’s home, and one right way to facilitate that is through reading books.
One of the fast-rising authors at this time is Cornell Bunting, who is also known for being a motivational speaker. Bunting was born in Jamaica and raised in Bristol, England. He always embraced writing, and in high school, he was producing scripts for plays, performing a lot of leadership roles and earning praises for his work. His works are open to all ages—from kids to young adults to oldies. The power of his writing inspires and gives entertainment to different kinds of people.
What inspired him to jump into being an author of books is his experience in jail back in 2013. Bunting was a CEO of a security firm and a father to his three children before he was accused of a total of 16 charges, mainly of extortion, conspiracy, kidnapping, and possible murder. He served ten months behind bars and two more years fighting all the pressed charges against him. During this time, Bunting lost hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay for legal fees and other binding contracts. However, in October 2015, he won the lawsuit because the witness admitted that he was giving false testimony to frame Bunting for his involvement in the crime. He got released from jail, and his record was expunged the following year.
All of these experiences inspired him to motivate other people through books. When he was in jail for three years, he proceeded to author a total of four inspirational books. All his stories are based on his life story. Bunting’s most popular children’s book with the title Lion with No Roar: Finding His Calling tells an unwittingly great tale of love, betrayal, and redemption.
His life trial did not stop there because in 2016, when he was attending a service in the Next Level Church, Bunting suddenly went into cardiac arrest. Medical experts in the scene proclaimed him dead for sixteen minutes with over 5,000 people as witnesses. His second chance at life reignited his passion for writing, and the Fort Myers resident has continued to write, telling stories with intensity and compassion. At present, Bunting has written 27 children’s books and 16 novels, including an autobiography entitled Escaping a Life Sentence.
Bunting’s works are filled with a lot of life lessons that can help a person. He wants to tell his story and share his books with as many kids as possible to share his life lessons. His goal is to be in schools’ libraries and maybe eventually having his work on the global platform.
To learn more about Cornell Bunting, visit his website.