New Survival Guide Offers Readers Help in Dealing with Pain

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Author wrote title from experience while dealing with and processing loss

When a Pill Won't Reach the Pain

I want (readers) to understand from where pain and loss really originated

Pain wears many different faces. It occurs regardless of status, income, culture, race, religion, or nationality. It may wear a different cloak or walk with a different gait, but it inevitably finds everyone. It is a symptom of mankind’s broken condition. Author Rev. Judy Correll Hames grew up thinking that if she was good enough, she would be protected from most of the pain and tragedy of life. That proved unfortunately false on November 15, 1998, when she came face to face with the reality that there are no guarantees in this life. Faced with the sudden death of her beloved 18-year-old son, John, she turned to God for peace and healing from the pain. Now, in her new title, When a Pill Won’t Reach the Pain ($10.99, paperback, 978-1-61579-996-1), she offers readers a survival guide for dealing with all sorts of pain.

“I want (readers) to understand from where pain and loss really originated,” she says of her hopes for the book. “Then, I would like for them to explore many ways of dealing with and processing that pain and, in so doing, find peace with self, others, and with God."

Hames, an ordained minister and former school teacher, says that most of what she wrote in this book is from personal experience dealing with and processing loss and pain. “I can attest to the fact that there is life and peace after great loss, no matter what form that loss takes,” she explains. It is her hope this book will resonate with anyone who is hurting.

Rev. Judy Correll Hames currently resides in Denmark, South Carolina.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 7,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order When a Pill Won’t Reach the Pain through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. When a Pill Won’t Reach the Pain is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.

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