ReadersMagnet Review features Nelson J Fowlkes’ book on spiritual growth, Overcoming Adversity: Resetting Goals.

Challenges and adversity are part of human existence. As cliché as it may sound, this has been true since the dawn of time. We have always battled against nature’s forces, other species, and even with each other for survival and dominion. As eons passed and civilizations advanced, our adversities took on new forms and significance. We struggle against rejections, stress, anxieties, setbacks, goals, and power play. We also struggle for growth, recognition, affirmation, reputation, and status, whether at work, home, in our communities, and the society. Today, ReadersMagnet Review takes a closer look at Nelson J Fowlkes’ book on spiritual growth, overcoming life’s challenges, and reaching goals.

The book Overcoming Adversity: Resetting Goals is a memoir and a guidebook on facing life’s challenges and rising above them.

Retired Lieutenant Colonel Nelson J Fowlkes published Overcoming Adversity in 2018. He wrote the book to remind all of us that obstacles and goals are a part of our narrative arc. To survive in this life and leave a mark, we must face various challenges and attain various goals in life. Because life is shared with others and is full of internal and external forces, there will always be challenges in achieving your goals. We cannot reach our goals without putting on work, pressure, and even emotions. When we suffer setbacks or encounter obstacles, it is without a doubt that we may also feel pain, self-doubt, anxiety, anger, fear, and even depression. 

Fowlkes’ book Overcoming Adversity: Resetting Goals is a great tool that will teach readers how to handle life’s curveballs. Here, Fowlkes shares several tactics and insights that have helped him on his journey in life, from poverty to success.

Nelson J Fowlkes draws from his own experience, poverty, the broken childhood he endured, and how he fought against all odds to succeed.

Nelson J Fowlkes shares his incredible journey from a broken childhood of poverty in the inner-city to dreaming big. As a young boy, Nelson knew that he had limited resources, and somehow, he must work hard to realize his dreams. He constantly struggled to improve himself, continuously seeking knowledge and education. Now, he holds two-post graduate degrees, two professional certificates, an exemplary military career that spanned two decades. His career and achievements in the health care industry are something that people can only dream of. In his book, Nelson J Fowlkes speaks about faith, perseverance, grit, commitment, honor, and integrity as essential values for overcoming life’s trials and achieving goals. He speaks with dignity and authority because he is a living example that life can change and that you can determine your fate if you have faith and determination.

Overcoming Adversity: Resetting Goals is not only an inspirational read but a wealth of wisdom and enlightenment.

About Nelson J Fowlkes

Nelson J Fowlkes is a retired Lieutenant Colonel and a health care marketing strategist. He holds graduate degrees in biochemistry and public administration and Professional Certificates in Gerontology and Conflict Resolution. 

Fowlkes served as a biochemist for the United States Army Medical Service Corp for twenty years. After his service in the military, Fowlkes began a career in the health care industry.

Nelson J Fowlkes achieved success in strategic marketing, planning, and health care administration. His development of a Territorial Management System (TSS, an innovative approach applying traditional risk management to the health of an employee group, earned a Certificate of Recognition from the Library of Congress. 

Nelson J Fowlkes established and managed nine primary clinics in inter-cities of Los Angeles County. The splintered childhood, adverse social and economic circumstances of inter-city life fueled his passion for education and travel. 

Nelson J Fowlkes and his wife founded a travel agency called PJ’s Travel Connection, LLC. The couple has three grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Fowlkes currently lives in East Bay City, Dublin City, California. 

Overcoming Adversity is available in paperback, hardcover, and eBook versions. You can purchase a copy via Amazon, Barnes&Noble,, Kindle, iTunes, and Google Play, and Friesen Press. You can also visit his website for more updates and information.