New Xulon Book Reveals True Story Of Love, Mercy And Grace

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Rood tells of encounter with Grace of God during his wife’s unexpected affliction

Our Story...His Story - One Couple's Encounter with the Grace of God in the Crucible of Affliction

The purpose of our book is to illustrate how God graciously works in the lives of His children ...

Within the pages of Rick Rood’s new book, Our Story...His Story, ($16.49, paperback, 9781498420846; $8.99, e-book, 9781498420853) readers will learn the story of Rick and Polly Rood. They began their married life like many other couples – hoping for a life blessed by God – and to be used by Him in His service. Twelve years later, their life took an unexpected turn. At age 34, Polly was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease, a neurodegenerative illness. For the next nineteen years they navigated this unexpected journey, which included Polly’s residing in nursing home for the last eleven years of her life. This book recounts their struggles and fears, as well as their persevering hope. It also tells the story of how God graciously carried them through these years of affliction and of how He has cared for Rick in the years since Polly’s home going.

“The purpose of our book is to illustrate how God graciously works in the lives of His children in the midst of affliction through the telling of our life story,” states the author. “I trust that the reader’s hope in God will be strengthened by gaining an increased awareness of the many ways God is at work in our afflictions, both in what He does for us and in us, as well as in what He accomplishes through us in the lives of others.”

Rick Rood is a native of Seattle, WA and was raised in the San Francisco Bay area. He is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University (BA in history) and Dallas Theological Seminary (ThM in Old Testament). He has served as a hospital chaplain with Healthcare Chaplains Ministry Association since 1996, at both an acute care and a psychiatric hospital in the Dallas, TX area. Rick cared for his wife Polly until her home going in 2003. They have a son and daughter. Rick married his new wife Li Lin in 2012 in Taipei, Taiwan. They reside in the Dallas area.

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 Story...His Story through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

Media Contact: Rick Rood
Email: rickrood6(at)gmail(dot)com

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