SLCL Foundation Presents Award-Winning Author Richard Paul Evans

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Bestselling author Richard Paul Evans will sign and discuss his new book “The Four Doors: A Guide to Joy, Freedom, and a Meaningful Life” on Wednesday, November 6, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd. in Ladue. The event is free and open to the public.

Inspirational author Richard Paul Evans visits SLCL on 11/6

The St. Louis County Library Foundation is pleased to present New York Times bestselling author Richard Paul Evans for a discussion and signing of his new book “The Four Doors: A Guide to Joy, Freedom, and a Meaningful Life” on Wednesday, November 6, at 7:00 p.m. at Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.

The program is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event from Left Bank Books.

Bestselling author of “The Christmas Box” and “The Walk,” Richard Paul Evans has met hundreds of thousands of people and heard many of their stories in his travels over the past two decades. Most of the people he meets are hungry for inspiration; they love his novels because his characters are also searching for meaning and understanding.

“The Four Doors” is Evans’ message to those who seek inspiration in their lives. It began as a talk he gave on the spur of the moment, and over the course of 10 years, it has evolved into a message he has shared with successful business people, students and even addicts and prisoners. It includes stories his readers have told him, stories about great achievers who overcame hardships, and stories about his own struggle growing up in a large family with financial difficulties and a suicidal mother, and about his diagnosis of Tourette’s Syndrome later in life.

These inspiring stories are woven through his identification and careful explanation of the four doors to a more fulfilling life: (1) believe there’s a reason you were born; (2) free yourself from limitation; (3) magnify your life; and, (4) develop a love-centered map.

Evans believes that we all want to know the meaning of our lives. In “The Four Doors,” he shows how even the most quiet life can be full of purpose and joy, if we choose to take that first step over the threshold.

Richard Paul Evans fourteen novels have each appeared on the New York Times bestseller list; there are more than thirteen million copies of his books in print. His books have been translated into more than 22 languages and several have been international best sellers. He is the winner of the 1998 American Mothers Book Award, two first place Storytelling World Awards for his children's books, and the 2005 Romantic Times Best Women Novel of the Year Award. Evans received the Washington Times Humanitarian of the Century Award and the Volunteers of America National Empathy Award for his work helping abused children.

Program sites are accessible. Upon two weeks notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314-994-3300 or visit

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