New Xulon Book Provides Guided Study On Grief And Despair From The Loss Of Loved Ones ¬– Proven Strategies Used For 10+ Years

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Dixie L. Merrill encourages readers to turn to God for hope, peace and light in the midst of darkness through loss

Pictures of Hope - Healing for Wounded Beloveds

I pray that the readers of this book will gain hope and new life in the midst of their suffering

Dixie L. Merrill’s new book, Pictures of Hope - Healing for Wounded Beloveds, ($21.99, paperback, 9781498471084; $9.99, e-book, 9781498471091) helps those who are grieving to move through loss into a new life. Dixie encourages readers who are suffering loss to seek the God of all comfort. Through God's Holy Word and stories of people who have moved through their loss with God's love and encouragement, this book will bring peace to wounded hearts. Practical and prayerful exercises aim to lift the reader out of despair into hope. This guided study was developed while Dixie served as a Grief Care facilitator at a religious retreat on Lake Erie, and later at Spring Hills Baptist Church in Granville, Ohio. Pictures of Hope was used successfully as a tool in Grief Recovery throughout her 10 years of leading groups and one-on-one encouragement in the Grief Share program.

“I pray that the readers of this book will gain hope and new life in the midst of their suffering,” states the author. “I pray that the reader will be empowered by God to join the great company of overcomers in God’s love.”

Life experiences walked out in God's love have brought Dixie L. Merrill a peace and joy of living that is beyond her comprehension. She has been a Grief Care Facilitator since 2004 as God called her to lead groups at Lakeside, a Chautauqua on Lake Erie and her church. From 1997- 2010, Dixie was the caregiver for her husband stricken with dementia. In the midst of this, she went to the Lord. Through God’s Holy Word, the help of a Christian Psychologist, her physician, and a faithful prayer partner, she came out of her very dark valley. She discovered that life is not about her but all about God and His unfailing love. During the 12 years of Jim’s debilitating disease, she received grace upon grace to move through it with love and joy.

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 Pictures of Hope - Healing for Wounded Beloveds through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

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