New Title Tells True Story of a Man Who Had to Learn Everything Again

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Readers will be uplifted by Tony Pack’s incredible tale of faith

For those in rehab, this story will bring hope for small victories and day by day miracles.

Twenty-four-year-old Tony Pack was an athletic man who enjoyed tennis and liked sportscars. He had many plans for his life, which changed dramatically on a sunny February day in 1986. The car he was driving wrapped around a large concrete pillar. Severe head injuries plunged Tony into a coma and most doctors doubted he would survive. During his battle between life and death, his loving parents never lost hope. They believed God was in control and their son would recover. Within the pages of Mended by God ($14.99, paperback, 978-1-60957-042-2), a new Xulon Press title, author Don Smarto tells the inspiring true story of a young man who had to learn everything again—yet who accepted his condition from God as a test. Anyone who has ever faced an obstacle or walked through a dark valley will be uplifted by the faith of the Pack family.

“I hope the reader, if healthy, will have a new appreciation for the delicate and fragile nature of the human body,” the author says. “For those in rehab, this story will bring hope for small victories and day by day miracles.”

Smarto, the author of 11 books, has written major articles for several national magazines and reference books. His degree in psychology, the fact that he worked in a hospital, and his own son having major surgeries for 10 years gave him special insight. He believes his book has the potential to touch many lives. “Many American soldiers coming back from Iraq have had similar head injuries from roadside bombs,” he explains. “This book will bring them hope.”

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Mended by God through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and


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