Title Offers Revolutionary Leap in Understanding of Mental Illness

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Xulon book chronicles author's 40-year struggle with schizophrenia

For years, the cause of mental illness and its remedy have remained shrouded in mystery--until now. Xulon Press author Joan Richardson's A Thorn in My Flesh ($16.99, paperback, 978-1-61579-267-2) smiths a new key that unlocks the mystery of schizophrenia, offering hope, faith, and understanding to Christian families that struggle beneath the burden of mental illness. This autobiography chronicles the author's 40-year journey through the wilderness of schizophrenia, detailing how she has met her struggles with persevering faith. Her progressive victories over the devastation of mental illness are inspirational.

"Readers will gain insight about the Christian life," the evangelist explains. "Seekers will find answers and believers will discover empowerment, renewal, and victory. The hopeless will find hope; the addict, freedom. Those determined in their Christian faith will find release from mental illness."

A radio station owner, artist, and motorcyclist--as well as the former co-host of the contemporary Christian radio show "Man Alive!"--Richardson and her new book represent a stunning, revolutionary leap in understanding mental health and wholeness. "This autobiography springs from a life that could have ended in despair, but instead emerges with joy," she explains, promising that the God who watches over her will watch over all who believe.

Joan Richardson currently resides in Delaware with her husband Bob.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world's largest Christian publisher, with more than 7,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order A Thorn in My Flesh through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. A Thorn in My Flesh is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.

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