Memoir Reveals the Importance and Meaning of Family and Friends

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Author Derald R. Smith shares the ups and downs he experienced as he journeys through life affirms that during the first half of the 20th century, many psychologists believed that showing affection towards children was merely a sentimental gesture that served no real purpose. But based on comprehensive research, American psychologist Harry Harlow revealed the importance of a mother’s love for healthy childhood development. In "A Diamond In The Rough and My Near Death Experience," author Derald R. Smith shares his own proof of this through his own experiences.

This book tells the story of a boy and uncovers what happens when young children do not get the love and attention from their parents like they should to feel confident, loved and secure. It relates the story of the author that reveals his experiences as a adult and the things he has encountered during his journey through life. In A Diamond In The Rough and My Near Death Experience, Smith also writes about his near-death experience back in 1968 and the wonderful afterlife that awaits him. This experience transforms him into a better person and allows him to see and appreciate the world and God’s creations. It drives him to love and help others and make people laugh and forget their own troubles.

A beautiful and reflective instrument that will show readers some important insight about life, family and friends, A Diamond In The Rough and My Near Death Experience is an inspiring read that will surely make a difference in anyone’s life.

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A Diamond In The Rough and My Near Death Experience * by Derald R. Smith
Publication Date: November 9, 2011
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 70 pages; 978-1-4653-8111-8
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