Xulon Press Announces New Book Providing Insight into the Mystery of Suffering

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Provides encouragement and hope for both caregivers and patients

Chaplain David Rapp, MAPS, BCC

Because of their solidarity of spirit, both patient and caregiver yearn for healing

David Rapp’s new book Prayers and Thoughts ($15.99, paperback, 9781545604892; $7.99, eBook, 9781545604908) is a devotional of re¬flections and prayers written for the healing, support and encouragement of the chronic and acutely ill and for their caregivers. Illness, suffering, pain, fatigue, exhaustion, fear, loss of hope, humiliation, offended pride, loneliness, and a host of other shared physical and spiritual afflictions draw patients and their caregivers together in the mysterious ways of grace and God. In their solidarity of spirit, both patient and caregiver yearn for healing. Prayers and Thoughts helps to satisfy their yearning.

Rapp says, “Because of their solidarity of spirit, both patient and caregiver yearn for healing. This book helps to fill that need. It brings comfort to the mind, comfort to the spirit and to the body for both the burdened patient and the weary caregiver.”

David Rapp is a retired hospital chaplain and an active Deacon in the Archdiocese of Seattle. He completed his Clinical Pastoral Education at Saint Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. He received his Master’s in Pastoral Studies from Seattle University and post-graduate certificates in Pastoral Leadership and Spiritual Direction. He is board-certified by the National Association of Catholic Chaplains. He is an avid writer and a painter.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Prayers and Thoughts 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: David Rapp
Email: deacon.davidr(at)gmail.com

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