New Xulon Autobiography Chronicles Back In Time To One Woman’s Life-Changing Adventure - 10 Years In The Middle East

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Gwen Kirkpatrick tells her story – an American woman living, working and raising a child in a third world country – written in a humorous, interesting and upbeat manner

DIARY OF A DECADE - Ten Adventurous Years in the Middle East

... in every situation we were constantly under the protection of God

Within the pages of Gwen Kirkpatrick’s new book, DIARY OF A DECADE - Ten Adventurous Years in the Middle East, ($20.99, paperback, 9781498453288; $31.99, hardcover, 9781498453271; $9.99, e-book, 9781498453295) the author provides the reader with a glimpse of her life as an American living in a culture most have not experienced, always depending on God for protection. She provides insight into daily living in a third world country in the 70s and 80s – living in six Middle Eastern countries, evacuating from Iran, travel, relationships, struggles and opportunities – to learn about other cultures and interacting with people from many different places. The book chronicles an exciting journey as her family lived in Abu Dhabi, Iran, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Dubai and traveled broadly in Syria, Turkey and Oman – adapting to each new location and situation. Her story contrasts the difference between then and now – considering the political situation in these countries today – and the vast modernization of the same countries. The author shares her fears, frustrations, anticipations and joys, as if she were talking to you or writing a letter. It’s a remarkable true story for all to read and enjoy.

“I want my grandsons, as well as anyone interested, to have an opportunity to share the experiences, travel and unusual life lived by their father and grandparents during a different time in countries they are hearing about in the news today,” states the author. “I also want them to realize that in every situation we were constantly under the protection of God.”

Gwen Kirkpatrick was born in Fort Worth, Texas and graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She taught school for thirty-three years while following her husband around the world. They lived in two cites in Texas, two in Georgia and three cities in California before going overseas – living in six different countries Gwen is now retired and lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband of forty-eight years. For further information, please visit her Facebook page named, Diary of a Decade by Gwen Kirkpatrick. You may also view her book’s video trailer at

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 DIARY OF A DECADE - Ten Adventurous Years in the Middle East through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

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