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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 4, 2010
MARYLAND AUTHOR INSPIRES HEALING AND HOPE
BALTIMORE, MD- On July 30, 2008, Xulon Author, Shelly L. Rainey experienced a devastating loss, one thatchanged her life forever. After the unexpected early terminations of two pregnancies and a diagnosis of Crohns disease, the young Maryland wife and mother endured the passing of her new born daughter just two days shy of becoming a month old.
“After losing my daughter I was overwhelmed with grief and I didn’t know how I was going to make it through each day. My daughter was diagnosed withNecrotizing Enter colitis only two days short of losing her life”, said Rainey.
After months of horrifying sleepless nights, Rainey decided to share her experience and write a book that would capture the hearts of many. In the author’s first inspirational memoir, The Fragile Heart, she shares her heartbreak experiences of losing three children and a career due to illness in hopes of inspiring others facing difficult, life altering situations.
"My prayer is that this book will be able to touch at least one person's heart and in their brokenness they will be able to experience a true healing that will make them whole again", said Rainey. Since her book release in February 2009, Rainey has traveled to many parts of Maryland and Pennsylvania sharing her story and encouraging the hearts of those faced with difficult circumstances. Her powerful message of healing and hope has inspired various book signings and received accolades amongst her peers, as well as those in various leadership positions. Her book has traveled across the globe and continues to touch the hearts and lives of many:
Pastor Warner P. Bradby- After reading this book, I was inspired to serve the Lord even more vigorously. Having known Shelly for years, I have seen the growth in her life and was very impressed with the way that she put her experiences into words. The Fragile Heart is a must read not only for Christians but for everyone who needs encouragement and understanding during trying times.
Eileen Morales- “Just read your book, it was really inspirational. I just lost my husband in Sept. and he was only 47 and I just got to believe that God is in control of my life and I have to trust and continue to follow Him no matter what..”
Debra D. DeClout (Women of Destiny LLC)- Shelly has swung open the door and allowed us entry into her once fragile heart. She has granted us the blessing of experiencing her victory in her most trying times. I commend her for writing such a revealing book. Her honest assessment of her life, the descriptive views of her pain and the powerful revelation of a developed relationship with the Lord are hallmarks of this book that will set it, the author and her unique experience in the hearts of the reader.
Xulon Press, a part of Salem Communications Corporation, is the world's largest Christian publisher, with more than 3,900 titles published to date. Retailers may order The Fragile Heart through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. Salem Communications is the country's leading Christian communications company with interests in radio, Internet, and magazine publishing.
The Fragile Heart - ISBN- 978-1-60791-390-0can be purchased from Amazon.com, Borders.com, Barnesandnoble.com and various other sites where inspirational books are sold.