Author Invites Readers to Refresh, Deepen Their Faith in Debut Collection of Stories

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In ‘God Never Changes: In the Land of the Living’ Elaine M. Thorpe offers an uplifting respite from the chaos of the world and encourages readers to find comfort in their walk with God during times of uncertainty

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"When I was writing ‘God Never Changes,’ I felt that the Holy Spirit was upon me, encouraging me to persevere, refueling my energy, and inspiring the stories that I was to write."

Author Elaine M. Thorpe has published an inspiring collection of 10 faith-based stories that transcend cultures and illustrate miracles of the spirit. In “God Never Changes: In the Land of the Living,” Thorpe shares deeply relatable tales of wounded people struggling to live in truth and freedom within an imperfect world. These stories are drawn from Thorpe’s encounters experienced in service to the needy, disenfranchised, and lonely.

Through her eclectic cast of fictional characters, Thorpe deftly mimics reality, inspiring faith in today’s fractured society and revealing the presence of God within people who are desperate to find love and truth. Each narrative in “God Never Changes” imparts a Christian, Bible-based theme using modern-day people, places, and events and teaches readers that God calls everyday people to be unwitting evangelists in His salvation plan for the world.

“God put it on my heart to write this book in the midst of a stressful move my family undertook from Southern California to a farm in the Central Valley in late 2016,” Thorpe said. “As our new home was still under construction, we slept upstairs in our barn. It was rough. Although I would be so very tired at the end of a strenuous day driving, loading, and unloading, I was compelled to sit up at the old table with a lantern and write after everyone else had gone to sleep. But the stories came easy.

“When I was writing ‘God Never Changes,’ I felt that the Holy Spirit was upon me, encouraging me to persevere, refueling my energy, and inspiring the stories that I was to write,” she continued. “It was always clear to me that God wanted this book, and I was obedient to that call, even though the timing was inconvenient for me. But as Christians, we know that all things happen for good in God’s time, not ours. He seeks us, and He wants us to seek Him.”

Ultimately, Thorpe’s book serves as a comforting reminder to others that despite modern advances, technology, and education, all people are still God’s children, as flawed as their biblical ancestors. No matter how far humanity falls, He will still reach out and pull it up from the pit of despair into the land of the living.

“God Never Changes: In the Land of the Living”
By Elaine M. Thorpe
ISBN: 978-1-9736-6935-7 (hardcover); 978-1-9736-6933-3 (softcover); 978-1-9736-6934-0 (e-book)
Available through WestBow Press, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon

About the author
Elaine M. Thorpe is a Catholic laywoman and writer who draws inspiration for her work from encounters with those in need and the local color, customs, and people of the many places she has spent time. Thorpe was born and raised in Niagara Falls, N.Y., attended university in Buffalo, and lived in Long Beach, Calif., for 33 years while enjoying a career in the aerospace industry. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Buffalo State College and her master’s degree in industrial engineering from the University at Buffalo. Thorpe and her husband, David, have resettled to a quiet farm in the Central Valley of California, where they raise free-range chickens with the help of the Dutch shepherds, Freeia and Rollo, and their cat, Jean Grey.

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