First-Time Xulon Author Releases Autobiography Focusing on His Childhood Trauma

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The book is an open letter about sexual abuse, masculinity, and secrecy in the church.

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Honest, raw, and completely vulnerable

Within the pages of Vernon Ennels’ new book, There’s Something Your Son Needs to Tell You ($21.99, hardcover, 9781545665206; $6.99, ebook, 9781545665213), readers will find a compelling autobiography detailing childhood trauma against the backdrop of a hypermasculine and religious upbringing. At six years old, one young boy’s life changes forever.

Honest, raw, and completely vulnerable, There’s Something Your Son Needs to Tell You, being an autobiography, also contains open letters from other young men who have similar traumatic experiences.

In writing There’s Something Your Son Needs to Tell You, Ennels’ goal is “to encourage more boys and men to share their stories in hopes that we can shed light on this epidemic,” he says. He hopes using the hashtag #SAVEOURSONS will help spread awareness and spark change.

On Vernon Ennels’ healing journey, he’s developed an intimate relationship with God, sought counseling, and found his voice. He is on a mission to expose sexual abuse where racism has led to toxic masculinity and silence around sexual abuse.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. There’s Something Your Son Needs to Tell You is available online through,,, and

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