New personalized picture book presents affirming messages about self-worth and value and one’s special relationship with God

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Debbie Schlapper and Roxanne Copeland release ‘You are a Gift from GOD’

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We are fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God, and the positive messages in the book will help you find strength in yourself through God.

It was through God's divine alignment that Debbie Schlapper and Roxanne Copeland met. They shared their faith and previous projects they had done. They wanted to make a book and a song that is affirming for people where they can draw strength from having a relationship with God in knowing who they are. It is for this reason the authors have written “You are a Gift from GOD” (published by WestBow Press).

This personalized, character-driven picture book inspires belief in oneself, one’s gifts, and one’s God-given talents. It delivers the message that each person is special, unique and loved by God, who is everywhere. This book comes with a sing-along song, which is on the YouTube channel, "You are a Gift from God." It is a book for people of all ages and makes for a special gift.

“This book is like speaking a blessing into the listener. We, as a nation, under God, can use this book to reaffirm where we come from and who we are. Its release is perfect timing for all the spring occasions approaching, such as first communion, confirmation, Mother’s Day, and graduations. It makes for a special gift for birthdays, baptisms, Easter, and Christmas as well. It is meant for all denominations and all special religious/spiritual celebrations.

When asked what they want to take away from this book, the authors answer, “We hope this book provides realization that you are a gift from God and are who God says you are. Each person is a masterpiece. We are fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God, and the positive messages in the book will help you find strength in yourself through God.” For more details about this book, please visit

“You are a Gift from GOD”
By Debbie Schlapper, Roxanne Copeland
Hardcover | 11 x 8in | 32 pages | ISBN 9781664200999
E-Book | 32 pages | ISBN 9781664200920
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Deborah Schlapper earned her master’s degree in mental health counseling. She currently works at her private practice as a counselor. Throughout the seasons, she enjoys many different indoor and outdoor activities. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She especially loves going on adventures with her two sons.

Roxanne Copeland has had a desire to write and sing from childhood and now practices that in everyday life. She believes that “God puts desires in our hearts and as we grow we have the choice to obey God and follow the path He sets for us.”

WestBow Press is a strategic supported self-publishing alliance between HarperCollins Christian Publishing and Author Solutions, LLC — the world leader in supported self-publishing. Titles published through WestBow Press are evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication through Thomas Nelson and Zondervan. For more information, visit or call 844-714-3454.

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