Hello, my name is Patty, and I am the co-author of “My Courage Book: Instant Inspiration Immediately!” the new book designed to uplift, inspire and encourage all who read it. I say “co-author” because God is the true author of the book, and getting it into print was His wonderful idea. I just helped!
About two years ago, I was diagnosed as having two small aneurysms on the left cerebral artery of my brain. After consulting with doctors, I learned that there are two forms of surgery to seal off the aneurysms, one of which has only a 40% survival rate. Not very good odds, to be sure. Frightened, I turned to my Bible for comfort, and began writing down my favorite Bible passages in a notebook that I could carry around with me. I called it, “My Courage Book.”
Well, through the grace of God, the doctors finally decided that since my aneurysms were so small, it was less dangerous to take a “wait and see” approach. Thank you Jesus! In the meantime however, I still had my “courage” book.
As I was saying my prayers one day, God suddenly put it onto my heart that others could probably benefit from such a “courage” book too! Not just people facing illnesses, either, but anyone who needs an occasional hug from God! (At times we all need a reminder of just how very much God loves us!) And that is how the book was born!
Using my Bible, along with a concordance, dictionary and thesaurus, and Bible study software, I scoured the Bible for verses that would fit into the appropriate chapters in the book; verses especially selected to remind the reader that God and Jesus are always with us and will never, ever leave us, even in the hard times.
It took me over 18 months to complete the book, and I am quite pleased with the results. The book is filled with inspiring passages carefully studied and selected from the King James Version of the Bible, along with a few of my own poems and personal thoughts that I added. The chapters are alphabetized, from “A Light in the Darkness” to “Zion Rejoices,” and verses are in the proper chronological order, from Genesis to Revelation.
The book is small enough to be tucked into a backpack or purse so that you can turn to it whenever and wherever you need it. The book would also make a thoughtful gift for a friend or loved one who may need such a reminder as well; those who are grieving, frustrated, frightened, or even just having a bad day!
I hope and pray with all my heart that the beautiful words of God that fill its pages will help others as they have helped me! I have already received wonderful feedback from a number of readers that say it does just that, and I couldn’t be happier! While the book serves as a wonderful resource for those who are ill, grieving or fighting addictions, it is also designed for everyday use by all, since all of us have a bad day once in a while!
If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact me at the email address above. May God bless you