New Xulon Title Focuses on Showing Compassion, Giving Help

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Elsey pens book to equip readers with the tools to make an impact on the world

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“People are not garbage. We need to see people through the eyes of Jesus rather than the eyes of their crime.”

Within the pages of Byron Elsey’s new book, Heart And Soul ($14.99, paperback, 978-1-61996-724-3; $22.99, hardcover, 978-1-61996-725-0; $7.49, e-book, 978-1-61996-726-7), the author makes it clear that to deter crime, one must target the source. Elsey has done what few have ventured to attempt, which is to truly connect to criminals and their families. This book exemplifies how to go about improving the community, which, in turn, prevents crime.

“There is hope for anyone. I see all people created by God, part of the family of man, with human emotions, some mother’s son or daughter and my responsibility,” states the author. “People are not garbage. We need to see people through the eyes of Jesus rather than the eyes of their crime.”

Dr. Elsey has experience working with hundreds of criminals and their families as a chaplain for over twenty-five years. The author has served in juvenile and adult correctional institutions, as well as working on the mean streets of his city. He knows what it is to roll out of bed at 3:00 a.m. to help someone deal with a drug, crime or violence problem.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Heart And Soul through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.

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