Author's personal story of inspiration and hope to be featured at this year's American Library Association in Chicago, IL on June 29 – July 1
BROWNSVILLE, Texas, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Faith and love can get anyone through a crisis or even just a time of need. And author Annette L. Saenz testifies to this truth as she shares her life story in Prevail, unveiling experiences of young love, divorce, being a single mom, falling in love again, and the death of a parent. Her book addresses very common issues and problems that everyone faces every day, including a horrible, unexpected circumstance in which no one is truly prepared. She relives her near-death experience and how, through the grace of God and through the faith and love of family and friends, she survived. This is a true, inspirational story of a walking, talking, normal-breathing miracle – a miracle that led others to Christ, forgiveness, and a new way of living life.
Prevail acknowledges the power of God and His blessings. During times of personal turmoil, the author always turned to her faith for guidance. But it wasn't until she and her family were dealt with the devastating news that her health was so compromised she could possibly die, when the true meaning of faith was tested. God's grace and love of family and friends were the sustaining forces behind surviving a life-threatening lung condition called Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). Her ultimate healing not only provided her with a new lease on life, but it also touched the lives of many others.
"…writing this book became my own personal therapy. But… it was evident that faith was what held me together," shares the author.
About the Author
Annette L. Saenz lives in Brownsville, Texas, with her husband and two children. She is a registered nurse and practices as a certified nurse case manager. She has owned and operated her own business since 1998. In 2008, she became seriously ill and was subsequently diagnosed with ARDS. She was given a fifty/fifty chance of survival. She made a full recovery and is considered an ARDS survivor-miracle.
PREVAIL: A Testament of Christian Faith, Healing, and a Family's Love
By Annette L. Saenz
Publication Date: December 2012, 301 pages
Paperback: $19.95; ISBN 978-1-60494-751-9
Hardcover: $31.95; ISBN 978-1-60494-764-9
eBook: $9.99; ISBN 978-1-60494-765-6