Teenager''s faith impacts others even after her death

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An innocent and honest look into truth, love and compassion

AFTER GOD'S OWN HEART

"At a time when many turn to worldly pleasures to satisfy self, a 16-year-old girl made up her mind to change her world and those around her for Christ."

Dana Michelle Pettaway achieved incredible purpose in her 16 short years on earth. Her journal, found after her death, gives readers an incredible insight into the close relationship she had with God, and the faith she put in him even through the most adverse circumstances. This journal, published under the title After God’s Own Heart - The Spiritual Journal of Dana Michelle Pettaway, A True God Chaser ($14.99, paperback, 9781613791875), challenges readers to ask: Am I living out God’s priorities so that my life leaves a legacy for Christ that will flourish after I’m gone? What if I died today? Curtis and Janice Pettaway describe Dana as a truly a unique teenager who was on fire for the Lord. They explain that it was only after her untimely death that they discovered this journal that truly delves into the depths of her love for Christ.

The author of a journal that was to become After God’s Own Heart won many to Christ and left a lasting legacy. The Pettaways express that Dana’s journal bears witness to what true devotion and love for Christ is: an example of the relationship He wants to have with each of us to accomplish His perfect will for our lives as we serve Him and reach out to others. At a time when many turn to worldly pleasures to satisfy self, a 16-year-old girl made up her mind to change her world and those around her for Christ. Dana’s journal provides proof that the Lord can use anyone with a humble spirit and willing heart to help build God’s kingdom.

Both Curtis and Janice Pettaway serve the Lord faithfully through their church and serve in leadership positions with respect to adult Christian education. Janice has been an invited speaker to several Christian Women’s Conferences and Curtis is an internationally recognized cancer surgeon at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. The Pettaways relay that it is out of obedience to God that they were compelled to make this journal, After God’s Own Heart, available to readers.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. After God’s Own Heart is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.

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