New Book Published to Help Cope With Death and Grief After Murder

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Author Mattie Cody’s “There Is Another Life!” bears witness to the tragic loss of her own son and how God transformed death into lessons on life and love, faith and healing.

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“The darker the night, the brighter the stars. The deeper the grief, the closer is God!” Such are the words of Fyodor Dostoyevsky in his powerful classic novel “Crime and Punishment.” These words are further exemplified by debuting author Mattie Cody in a new self-help book about death, grief, and bereavement that she has personally published after a harrowing murder stole her son away from her. Despite its painful origin, Cody’s book is inspiringly titled There Is Another Life!.

The story is about a mother who lost her only son because of murder. The main characters are God, the orchestrator of all things, and Cody as the primary witness. It then talks about her brokenness and the fight to live and heal. It is an amazing journey that testifies to the miraculous healing by God and the hope for eternal life. It is a suitable companion for anyone constantly seeking answers to loss, grief and bereavement.

Death and taxes are the only things certain in life according to Benjamin Franklin. This is why Cody’s book is highly relevant at any period in time. What particularly inspired her to write her own book, aside from her own experience is the simple desire to preserve the moment and memories. Initially, this was her intention, but it naturally progressed to embody a bolder mission: to help others and to glorify God.

Genuine, evocative and glorifying God, There Is Another Life! is a book dedicated to the loving memory of Cody’s own son, Watanabe “Wat” Cody. Not only is he the subject, but also the inspiration for its existence. Cody addresses her son in these moving words, “Wat, Mommy loves you! Thank You for saving my life!” These very words, her testimonial, and her new book have become a refuge for parents who feel the same.

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About the Author

Mattie Cody is the founder and president of the WFC Foundation Inc., a nonprofit organization established to provide grief recovery and support counseling to parents and siblings of murdered and deceased children. She is a devout Christian and servant of God. She is the mother of Watanabe Cody and she knows devastation first hand after losing him to murder. Her strength and faith she attributes only to God who is and always shall be her source of healing. Readers may call or email to book for the next inspirational event to see and hear what God has done in her life after such devastating loss. She may be reached at pastorcody1997(at)yahoo(dot)com and at wfcfoundation(at)ymail(dot)com.

There Is Another Life! * by Mattie Cody
Life after physical death - Life after spiritual death
Publication Date: July 24, 2013
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 63 pages; 978-1-4836-4164-5
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 63 pages; 978-1-4836-4165-2
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-4166-9

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