Dana Hobbs’s Newly Released “Dear Tom” is a Compassionate Lifeline for Those Set Adrift in Life’s Stormy Seas

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“Dear Tom” from Christian Faith Publishing author Dana Hobbs is a wise and comforting book for the brokenhearted, part memoir and part meditation, as the author takes the reader through the painful journey of her husband’s loss to kidney disease, the wreckage in its wake, and how one can turn to God and find meaning and peace of mind when all seems hopeless and impossible.

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“Dear Tom”: a profound true story of tragedy and hope is the creation of published author, Dana Hobbs.

Hobbs writes, “Hurricanes, tornados, floods. Living through grief is very much like living through a constant storm. Sometimes you have time to prepare because you hear the thunder and lightning. You can see the dark clouds off in the distance. You know what to expect, and you can protect yourself. Oftentimes grief appears out of nowhere. It arrives in the middle of mundane daily tasks, leaving in its wake devastating mental and emotional destruction, and it takes days or often weeks to regain your footing.

"I remember Mr. Kilgo teaching us in seventh grade science that plants grow the most not during the beautiful and sunny days of spring and summer, or even in the slow gentle rains. They grow the most when the winds are fierce and the storms are raging. He said you could take a cross-section of the earth during a vicious storm and literally observe the roots reaching further down into the soil—digging in and holding on for dear life. So I guess the question that’s being asked of me is, how far down do your roots go?”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Dana Hobbs’s new book is a life-changing perspective of the ceaseless storms of life, an illustration of how an aching heart can learn to process the unimaginable loss.

Hobbs generously shares her story, pieced together through a sequence of touching letters to her husband, even as she speaks to the reader of God’s faithfulness in every circumstance, challenging them to depend utterly on Him who provides the strongest foundation.

View a synopsis of “Dear Tom” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Dear Tom” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Dear Tom”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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