Xulon Book Illustrates Unconditional Love through Brokenness

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Tuff opens up on losing a loved one to addiction, assures readers they are not alone


In his new book, OUR KATHY, ($16.99, paperback, 9781498415163; $27.99, hardcover, 9781498416191; $8.99, e-book, 9781498415170) John L. Tuff bravely shares the journey of losing his daughter, first to anxiety and alcoholism, and then finally to death. This path through the past is both difficult and inspiring. Tuff, a pastor, reminisces about the best memories with his daughter, before she became alienated by her mental illness. He also shares points of wisdom for anyone who might be experiencing something similar. He mentions that, “just about everyone has a ‘Kathy’ in their lives, and struggles with how to survive each day.” His book shares how he and his family not only survived, but walked away with renewed hope in life.

“This book is a love story between a dad and his daughter, our Father and those that are broken, and a family trying to survive the influence addictions and mental health issues bring into our lives,” states the author. “It shares the joys, disappointments, and lessons learned while loving an alcoholic.”

John L. Tuff has lived the experience in his book. Additionally, his experience as the director of a live-in program for those with addictions, being a pastor and a counselor has lent a greater understanding and knowledge of the pain, guilt, loneliness, fear, and frustration that those who love people with addictions experience. They are challenged to continue loving these individuals even when they cannot change them. The author adds, “Finally looking back on our journey with Kathy, it was my understanding of the powerful love teaching of the Bible that was my lifeline.”

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order OUR KATHY through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.

Media Contact: John L. Tuff, johnandpattytuff(at)yahoo(dot)com

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