In His Newly Published Poetry Book, Author Thomas Hanrahan Embraces his New Mission and Reveals His Gradual Transformation Through Faith, Grace and Healing

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Sever Psychological Suffering Transforms Patient into a Published Poet

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From author-poet Thomas Hanrahan, a man who discovered his gift for writing through severe psychological suffering, The Good Wine Served Last is a remarkably empowering anthology of poems written to nourish souls and spirits, minds and hearts of every reader. Hanrahan’s newly published poetry book is born out of a need, but developed out of a desire to share the wonderful discovery of faith, grace and healing.

Hanrahan’s condition was professionally diagnosed as chronic. However, he never gave up. Through the loving grace of God and the support of a prayer group, he has miraculously transformed his trials into triumphs, his blunders into blessings. Now, he publishes his book to publicly witness, share, acknowledge and give thanks to God for the gift of life, for the talents and graces bestowed, received and promised—past, present and yet to come. At hindsight, he admits he never could view any disappointment, trial, experience or event in his life as failure, but only as building blocks and mouldings, forming him for his future mission.

Just as new wine is poured into new wineskin, in The Good Wine Served Last, readers will witness the gradual transformation of Hanrahan from an old wineskin into a new one, as God prepares him to be a vessel of his new mission. Reborn, likened unto a child, and released to explore, taste, sow new seeds, harvest new crops, embrace outwards and share life authentically, Hanrahan has become for others a wounded-healer through his writings.

“My poetry, herein, hangs together, depicts and records the changing seasons of my life, from my anxious cries in the poem titled ‘Troubled Beginnings’ to the continuing transformative light of my poem ‘Caterpillar to Butterfly,’” Hanrahan humbly shares.

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About the Author
Thomas Hanrahan is 63 years of age and born in Dublin, Ireland. He just recently retired and is a father and grandfather, blessed with four children and eight grandchildren, all by the grace of God, a source of absolute joy in his life. Thomas had the beginning of his writings dating back around 20 years ago. His inspiration and need to write literally was born out of severe psychological suffering, professionally diagnosed as chronic. Through contact with a prayer group, a member encouraged him to record his thoughts in writing, enkindling in him a spark of hope, affirming his absolute belief that freedom, peace, and healing would be his, despite an absolutely contrary professional opinion.

The Good Wine Served Last * by Thomas Hanrahan
Publication Date: November 15, 2012
Trade Paperback; £9.99; 70 pages; 978-1-4797-0581-8
Trade Hardback; £19.99; 70 pages; 978-1-4797-0582-5

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at +0800-644-6988. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at 44-203-006-8880 or call +0800-644-6988.

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