Author Tim Jones, M.D.’s newly released “Mentors and Tormentors: On the Journey to Self-Respect” is a captivating story of a young teen driven by curiosity

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“Mentors and Tormentors: On the Journey to Self-Respect” from Christian Faith Publishing author Tim Jones, M.D. is not another predictable, coming-of-age story. It is an instruction manual detailing how to handle oneself and other people.

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“Mentors and Tormentors: On the Journey to Self-Respect” is a compelling novel featuring lessons and characters loosely based on his own experiences and those of thousands of emergency room patients. “Mentors and Tormentors: On the Journey to Self-Respect” is the creation of the published author, Tim Jones, M.D., a family physician practicing in rural Texas.

The characters and lessons in “Mentors and Tormentors: On the Journey to Self-Respect” are drawn from the author’s colorful childhood growing up on the Great Plains. After thirty years of telling these stories to help patients one-on-one, he has finally placed them in print for the benefit of a wider audience.

Tim Jones, M.D. writes, “Don’t be fooled. At first glance, he is just another middle-class fourteen-year-old. But on closer inspection, Wendall is so much more. He’s naive, sheltered, and insecure. Fortunately, he discovers a cure for his youthful shortcomings. He cannot control his curiosity. No matter how embarrassing, Wendall must know why people think, feel, say, and do sometimes-crazy things. During a span of four inquisitive years, his view of the world is transformed by a colorful cast of small-town characters. Some are mentors; others are tormentors. However, each is a specialist who thoroughly comprehends a specific facet of human nature: happiness, manipulation, and saying no, to list only a few. But Wendall isn’t just a passive student. He gets his hands dirty when his father transplants the family to a rundown farm. Our nosey hero then battles a sadistic psychopath, gets cheated by a con man, and talks a best friend back from a botched suicide attempt.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Tim Jones, M.D.’s new book shares Wendell’s fun and entertaining adventures, which balance and reinforce the seriousness of the lessons.

View a synopsis of “Mentors and Tormentors: On the Journey to Self-Respect” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Mentors and Tormentors: On the Journey to Self-Respect” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Mentors and Tormentors: On the Journey to Self-Respect”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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