Xlibris Releases Spirit in the Tears

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Author Reed Martin shares the story of his daughter’s fight for life, his struggle to keep her alive, and God’s divine influence in their lives.

Xlibris, the self-publishing services provider, announced today the release of Spirit in the Tears: The Story of Jessica Martin. In this book, author Reed Martin shares her daughter’s struggle to live, and his unbreakable will to keep her alive.

Spirit in the Tears is the heartbreaking story of the author’s ten-year-old girl who is suddenly stricken with a deadly disease and plunges into a diabetic coma. From Germany, she is flown to Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and admitted to the Brooks Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, where her life remains critical and chances of survival become very shallow as she faces death every day for months. Her recovery is slow until she begins to show signs that there is still a life worth living. Somehow, a divine influence moved in the family’s life through prayer and faith.

In Spirit in the Tears, readers will experience how her father, who became a single parent, took charge of the difficulties they encountered from those who wanted to take her away from him. It is a story of struggle and hardship that a father must endure to keep his handicapped daughter alive and to assure her that he loves her no matter what adversity they faced. Moreover, this book chronicles how God moved in the struggle of an innocent young girl’s life against disease and human injustice.

For more information on Spirit in the Tears, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.

About the Author
Reed Martin was born in Kentucky in 1950. After high school, he joined the US Army and studied television engineering and satellite broadcasting. He got married at age twenty-one to a Korean woman he met on his first tour of Korea. He is the father of three children; two girls and a boy. After retiring from the Army in 1988, the author went to Bible College and became a minister with the Church of God and pastor of two different churches in Southeast Texas. Martin is now employed as a civil servant with the US Army and a television production engineer in San Antonio, Texas.

Spirit in the Tears * by Reed Martin
The Story of Jessica Martin
Publication Date: March 16, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 243 pages; 978-1-4568-5946-6
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 243 pages; 978-1-4568-5947-3
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4568-5948-0

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit http://www.Xlibris.com. To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.

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