'Reluctant Author' Springboards from Tragedy to Triumph

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Mother uses hard-won faith to pen guide for overcoming sorrow, doubt

Georgia Justice: A Journey to Faith ISBN 9781612157689

Georgia Justice: A Journey to Faith

I had no problems of any kind. Then everything changed. My son was arrested for murder.

Jackie Carpenter never intended to become an author, nor did she ever expect to be a resource for persons facing a crisis in life. But she took the crisis in her life, and subsequent miracle, and wove it into a dramatic and heart-wrenching story – The Bridge: Between Cell Block A and a Miracle Is Psalm 91. Now the reluctant author has followed up with yet another book, Georgia Justice: A Journey to Faith – a remarkable guide on how to build faith when overcome by doubt, depression, and tragic events ($11.99, paperback, 978-1-61579-684-7; $19.99, hardcover, 978-1-61579-685-4; also available in e-book format).

After designing and moving into her dream home, Jackie Carpenter thought life couldn’t be more idyllic. “I had no problems of any kind,” she recalls. “No health problems, no financial problems, no kids-out-of-control problems. And then on June 27, 2008, everything changed when the call came at 7 a.m.” Her son had been arrested, taken to jail, and charged with felony murder.

The tragedy led to a walk of faith, fueled by the discovery of the book of Psalms, that ended in a miracle. The story of the faith walk, discovery, and miracle is told in The Bridge, a compelling can’t-put-down book that offers a way out for individuals drowning in sorrow, grief, fear, anger, or shame. The story of how a tormented mother made a critical decision that allowed God to deliver a miracle is told in Georgia Justice. “God used The Bridge to touch so many hurting people,” says Carpenter. “He put me on four television shows, numerous radio interviews, in newspaper articles, and put my book in hospitals throughout America where it can be picked up by people in need. He has great plans for this reluctant author, and those plans included using me so He could also write Georgia Justice.”

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 Georgia Justice through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. Georgia Justice is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.

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