New Xulon Fiction: Trials, Troubles, and Triumphant Transformations

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Short’s story tells why all “need” God, family, and friends to get through life's journey

The Need Word

I hope readers understand that we should keep an eye on those around us

Within the pages of Ron Short’s new fiction book, The Need Word, ($16.99, paperback, 9781498448079; $26.99, hardcover, 9781498448086; $8.99, e-book, 9781498448093) readers will discover what the word “need” means to Karen Wright. It is a dirty word, showing one’s inability to stay in control of situations, and even his/her life, as the person must rely on the help of others to move forward. Yet Karen gets a very hard and personal lesson on the significance of “need,” especially as a Christian woman, when she is placed under criminal investigation for child endangerment. This exciting story begins as Karen is charged with a serious crime – placed under arrest and transported to the county jail in town. Through every step of her plea deal proceedings and incarceration while awaiting her bond, Karen tries to figure out how her life got turned around so quickly. Karen Wright's powerful transformations allow her to see that there is another world outside of her home and church life. Having her eyes opened allows her to see a new mission field, full of others who are in “need” of her Jesus.

“I hope readers understand that we should keep an eye on those around us – including ourselves – to ensure that even those who appear to be the strongest people in our lives can count on us to get involved in their trials,” states the author. “Why? We are our Brother's keeper.”

Ron Short is a musician, singer, songwriter, and now author, who has served in many various positions of Ministry for over thirty years. Currently, Ron is Music Minister at the Greenview Calvary Tabernacle in Dayton, Ohio; and is also an on-air personality at WGNZ Radio. Actively involved in Gospel Music Ministry since his conversion at the age of 13, Ron has worked as a road and studio musician, and has written, co-written, and produced a number of songs that have garnered National Chart success in Southern and Country Gospel Music.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 15,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order The Need Word through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

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