Freddie Avila’s newly released “Surviving the Mountain” is a gripping memoir of the author’s faith-driven life amid near-death experiences.

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“Surviving the Mountain” from Christian Faith Publishing author Freddie Avila is an emotionally driven autobiography of the author’s moments of faith in God despite having various brushes with death.

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“Surviving the Mountain”: a powerful testament of the author’s life of steadfast conviction in the Lord during instances of near-death. “Surviving the Mountain” is the creation of published author Freddie Avila, a devout follower of God and a passionate writer from El Monte, San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles.

Avila shares, “The book ‘Surviving the Mountain’ is based on my life and how I survived through many near-death experiences. From my beginning to being separated from my biological father as a baby to short memories of living in East Los Angeles and moving to El Monte at the age of six. El Monte, a Spanish word, when translated in English, means ‘The Mountain.’ El Monte is located in the San Gabriel Valley, which is fifteen minutes from downtown Los Angeles.

“The Mountain or El Monte is a flat city in between two rivers, the Rio Hondo and San Gabriel Rivers. It is the end of the famed Santa Fe Trail that served as America’s first commercial highway established in 1822. When you enter the city, there are signs that say, ‘Welcome to Friendly El Monte,’ but this was not my experience from the city. It has a south and a north part to it. The city was huge in an area of 9.65 square miles. Within the city’s borders was where I spent a great portion of my life. I survived many trials and tribulations, and I have seen the fall of many of my brothers and sisters who did not survive this city. Street gangs, drugs, and violence corrupted my world. The casualties have devastated my people and my culture. God brought me through this to share my story, believing that we as the people no longer have to survive this life, but to live. We can build a new future filled with peace and prosperity as God’s love and presence preserved me throughout my life. I know he can help us. All we have to do is ask him, and he will answer Matthew 7:7–8: ‘Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.’”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Freddie Avila’s new book imparts the truth of God’s redeeming love and mercy and keeps the faithful safe and fulfilled.

View the synopsis of “Surviving the Mountain” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Surviving the Mountain” at traditional brick-and-mortar bookstores or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Surviving the Mountain,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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